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:

Brentwood Library to host genealogy program on Saturday

The Brentwood Public Library will present a program this Saturday, April 22, from 10-11:30 a.m.

This month’s program will be “ABCs and 123’s of Researching Your Ancestor’s School Records.” Genealogist Melissa Barker will give a webinar on school records. This presentation will help you to know what school records could be available and where you can find them. Even if your ancestor didn’t go to school, this presentation will reveal school records where your ancestor just might be mentioned.

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