Two local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Two local genealogy group will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at the Brentwood Public Library on Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Paper-less Genealogist and Voices from the Past: Exploring Genealogy with Oral History.”

For more information, contact the library at 631-273-7883.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on Sunday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid-Island JCC in Plainview.

This month’s presenter will be Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan who will discuss “My Hashava Experience.”
In the early 1900s many Jews helped build Palestine by opening bank accounts or buying stock in the Jewish Colonial Trust — including Jews in Europe who later died in the Holocaust.

Since 2006, Hashava has worked to find the rightful heirs to these assets. Judi will describe her experience documenting for Hashava the family of her “double relative” — great-aunt and first cousin Feiga Gitelson Surinamer nee Hirschorn, Asset A1951.

For more information, go to the club website at:http://jgsli.org

Two local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Two local genealogy societies will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at the Brentwood Public Library on Sat. April 28 at 10 a.m.

This month’s program will be a webinar with genealogist Melinda Baker entitled “Researching Outside the Family Tree.” Our ancestors did not live in isolation, although we sometimes research them as if they did. Learn how to find information about your ancestors by learning about their neighbors.

For more information, call the library at 631-273-7883.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s program will be “Finding Relatives with MyHeritage DNA Matching” presented by Daniel Horowitz, chief genealogist of MyHeritage. MyHeritage has developed a new service that enables those who have been tested by different DNA companies to use MyHeritage’s matching capabilities. Daniel will demonstrate how MyHeritage will display possible relationships based on the quantity and characteristics of shared DNA. He will also show how to view a match’s family tree.

For more information, go to the club website at: http://jgsli.org

Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Three local genealogy groups will be meeting this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet this Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library.

This month’s topic will be “GEDMatch Step by Step” presented by Patricia Kellner. She will take a more in-depth lecture on how to download your DNA results from Ancestry to Gedmatch. Gedmatch can be a great place to collaborate with others who have been tested at other companies and gain access to more genetic tools to try to figure out how you are related to others.

For more information, contact Mary Ann at 631-273-7883.

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Research Group will meet this Saturday also at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.

The speaker will be Jackie Fischer, author of the book The Lost Branch. Jackie’s ancestors were separated when they arrived at Ellis Island in the early 1900s. She tracked down her lost relatives who had been sent back to Italy and reunited her family.

For more information, contact the library at 631-654-4700.

The Jewish Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet Sunday, Jan. 28, from 2-4 p.m. at the Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s topic will be “Synagogues of Long Island” presented by Ira Poliakoff. Ira Poliakoff grew up in Rockville Centre, the son of parents who joined the wave of returning servicemen who settled in Nassau and Suffolk Counties after World War II. A retired businessman, he has embarked on a second career: researching the history of synagogues. His book, Synagogues of Long Island, to be published in December, looks at the history of over 250 congregations that exist or have existed on Long Island. He will discuss many of these synagogues and also the demographic changes that have led to synagogue mergers and closings in the last 20 years.

For more information, go to the club website at: http://jgsli.org

Three local genealogy groups to meet this week

After a summer break, three local genealogy groups will meet this week.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. Orientation will begin at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This month’s topic will be “Donauschwaben” and will be presented by Lorraine Avitable. Are they Hungarian Germans or German Hungarians? If you are researching ancestors in New York, Ohio, Florida, California, Missouri and Illinois, you may have a Donauschwaben connection.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library. This month’s topic will be “War of 1812 Records: Preserve the Pension Project.”

Fore more information, call 631-273-7883.

The Italian Genealogy Group will also meet on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Bethpage Public Library. There will be at Help Session at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Creating Heirloom Quality Christmas Gifts” presented by Andrea Franz. For more information, go to: www.italiangen.org.

Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Three local genealogy societies will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library. This month’s topic will be “What’s It All About: DNA Test” presented by Patricia Kellner. For more information, call 631-273-7883.

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday at the Patchogue-Medford Library at 10 a.m. The topic this month will be “Tracking Your Family in Google Earth.” For more information, call 631-654-4700.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, June 25, at the Y-JCC in Plainview.
This month’s topic will be “The Rest of the Story: Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers” presented by
Janeen Bjork.

Janeen applies to genealogy the skills she developed in a 30-year career as a television researcher. Her own family tree is illustrated with newspaper stories that range from the mundane to the sensational. In this presentation, she will discuss some of the characters she has discovered and to the research methods that made it possible for her to find and preserve their legacies.

For more information, go to the club website at: http://jgsli.org

Local genealogy groups to meet this week

The Conneqyot Public Library will have a genealogy program on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.

This month’s program will be “Translating Italian Records” presented by Elena Florenzano. For more information, call 631-567-5079.

Two local libraries will have programs on Saturday, March 25. The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Research Group will meet at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library will meet at 10 a.m.

This month’s program will be “Researching the Jewish Community on Long Island” presented by Rhoda Miller.
For more information, call 631-654-4700.

The Brentwood Public Library will also meet on Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. This month’s program will be”Hart Island” presented by Melinda Hunt. For more information, call 631-273-7883.

Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Learn about preserving documents, using FamilySearch.org and doing research in Lithuania, Galicia and Ukraine at local genealogy meetings this weekend.

On Sat. Feb. 25, The Patchogue-Medford Public Library Genealogy Research Group will present “How to Preserve Your Family Documents and Photos” by Melanie Cardone.

There will be a getting stated session at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call 631-654-4700.

Also on Saturday, The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at the Brentwood Public Library at 10 a.m. This month’s program will be “Maximizing Your Research on FamilySearch.org” presented by Mary Ann Koferl. For more information, call 631-273-7883.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will present “Research in Lithuania, Galicia and Ukraine” by Rhoda Miller, Renee Stern Steinig and Chuck Weinstein.

In addition to researching their own families in Lithuania, Galicia, and Ukraine, the speakers are active in Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and other projects for the regions. Rhoda is LitvakSIG’s Svencionys District Research Coordinator and manager of a Svencionys DNA group; Renee is a board member of Gesher Galicia, moderator of its JewishGen email discussion group, and its Family Finder editor; Chuck is a Ukraine SIG board member, its Towns and Districts Director, and a moderator of its discussion group.

There will be a help session at 1:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. Meetings take place at the Y-JCC in Plainview. For more information, visit the club website at: http://jgsli.org