Several local genealogy groups to meet this week

Several local genealogy groups will be meeting this week.

The Connetquot Public Library will be having a presentation on “Italian Genealogy for Beginners” on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

The library is located at 760 Ocean Avenue in Bohemia. For more information, call 631-567-5079.

The German Genealogy Group will be meeting on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. Orientation begins at 7 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. This month’s program will be “St. Malachy’s Home and Orphanage” presented by Joseph Coen, archivist of the Diocese of Brooklyn. St. Malachy’s opened in Brooklyn in the 1870s and later moved to the Rockaways, where it was known as St. Malachy’s Ocean Home. It closed in 1943. His presentation will include information about what records are available and how to request them.

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

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Sachem Public Library. This month’s program will be “DNA for Adoptees or How, Instead of a Bike, I Got a Sister for My Birthday” presented by Chuck Weinstein. Chuck was adopted at birth and using DNA, he has been able to unlock the history of his biological family and contact both cousins and a sister who were unaware of his existence. Chuck has been researching his family history for over 25 years and is Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island.

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

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library. This month’s program will be “National Archives and FamilySearch Strategies” presented by Dorothy Dougherty with the National Archives.

The library is located at 145 Pigeon Hill Road in Huntington Station. For more information, call 531-427-7045.

DNA genealogy group to meet September 1

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will have its first meeting at its new location on Saturday, September 1.

The group now will meet at the Sachem Public Library the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. This month’s program will be Ask the Experts. Do you have questions about genetic genealogy, a particular DNA testing company or a third party tool? Come ask our panel of seven experienced genealogists.

It’s always good to bring your laptop or mobile device and a multi-outlet surge protector.

For more informaion, go to the club website at: https://dggli.wordpress.com/

Free genealogy webinar to discuss YDNA testing

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “The YDNA Test Should Be Your Favorite” on Wednesday, August 29 at 2 p.m.

The Y chromosome DNA, with its direct paternal line inheritance pattern, is a powerful tool for any genealogist, male or female, seeking to extend or verify a genealogical line. This webinar will cover basic and intermediate principles of using YDNA verify and extend your pedigree chart.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3718521223841750787

Cold Spring Harbor library to host DNA program

The Cold Spring Harbor Public Library will present “DNA Testing: What’s It All Aoubt” on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Patricia Ann Kellner, founder of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island, will discuss what you can learn from your DNA test results. DNA tests can be a great tool to use to find your family and your origins and can also give insight into your health.

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island meets from September through June on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Sachem Public Library.

For more information about the program, contact the library at 631-692-6820.

Three free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

Three free genealogy webinars will be offered this week on topics such as DNA research and Revolutionary War ancestors.

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “What’s Been Done: Using Someone Else’s Genealogy Research” on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Many of us as genealogists have inherited research from a relative and we are not always sure whether the content is reliable. Here’s a road map on the best way to handle “outside research” and benefit from it as you combine the content with your own research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1085824195430784002

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Using AncestryDNA with Your Family History” on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Where do your deep roots came from? Perhaps you are just curious to know what the results might be? AncestryDNA can provide customers with a break-down of their genetic ethnicity, as well as find genetic living cousins, confirm existing research and relationships and overcome brick walls or dead-ends in their family history research.

To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8012915674420077058

The Southern California Genealogy Society will present “Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestors” on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The War of Independence changed forever how England retained control over her upstart colonies. This webinar focuses on a variety of genealogical and historical records covering the war and for several years later. Some records examined include compiled military service records, pensions, and bounty land applications.

To register, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/784219359242962946

DNA Genealogy Group to have first meeting on Saturday

DNA Genealogy Group to have first meeting on Saturday

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will have its first meeting this Saturday, June 3, at the Bethpage Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon.

Founding board members will present the group’s mission of helping each other use DNA information to aid in our genealogy. At the meeting there will be different groups by experience level and help everyone do more with our DNA.

The group will alternate its meeting location – meeting every other month at the Bethpage Public Library and the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.

Free webinars this week focus on DNA, organizing your files

Three free webinars this week will focus on caring for heirlooms. DNA testing and organizing your files.

The Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Caring for Keepsakes” on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. This presentation highlights heirloom preservation tactics for anyone caring for family keepsakes, from digitizing to basic archival care for common family treasures. Dozens of photos illustrate best practices for digitizing artifacts, proper storage practices, and avoiding damage from poor storage and common hazards.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8256923685132587011

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Finding Missing Persons with DNA Testing” on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. Do you have an adoption in your line, or are you adopted yourself? Do you have an ancestor who just refuses to be found? DNA testing can be a very powerful tool to help fill in the blanks in your family tree. With the right techniques and a careful search, your DNA might be able to tell you more than you think.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/310714667806494467

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “Organizing Your Genealogy Files and Correspondence” on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Overwhelmed with too many paper documents, digital files, and email messages? Learn to organize these so that you’ll quickly find just the one you need.

You must register for this tree webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/30567902285642498

Two free webinars cover DNA tests and mental institution records

Two free genealogy webinars this week will focus on DNA results and researching family members who were confined to a mental institution.

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “Partly Sunny: Making Sense of DNA Matches” on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Some genealogists scour DNA results for possible cousins; others use DNA to test hypotheses about relationships of living people. In either case, they depend on testing companies’ criteria for identifying matches and on their predictions of relationships. Learn why these estimates, or predictions, are sometimes overly optimistic and sometimes overly pessimistic.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/214747095388898051

Southern California Genealogical Society will present “Finding Dirk: Insanity in the 19th Century” on Sat. Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. Is your family secret a relative confined to a mental institution? Using a case study, this webinar will review the array of publicly available records and compare that with the records successfully retrieved through the courts. The roles of each of the players in the process are explained.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2897246503462265348

Free genealogy webinar to discuss DNA data

Free genealogy webinar to discuss DNA data

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Circles or Triangles? What Shape if Your DNA?” on Wednesday, June 29 at 2 p.m.

The speaker, Diahan Southard, will cover two ways in which we can analyze our autosomal DNA data: the DNA Circle, or the Triangulation method. The DNA Circle was pioneered by AncestryDNA and relies on small shared segments and complete family trees. The Triangulation method requires a chromosome browser and detailed calculations of shared amounts of DNA. We will cover questions like, Which is the best route to take? Do I need a chromosome browser? How can I use these methods in my own genealogy?

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7194641512094947329

Learn more about DNA and family research this weekend

There are two chances this weekend to learn more about DNA and its use in genealogy. Bennett Greenspan, President of Family TreeDNA, will be the guest speaker for two local genealogy group meetings.

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, April 16, at the Bethpage Public Library.
There will be a Help Session at 10 a.m. with Kathleen McGee. Kathleen will share research tips for both new and experienced genealogists. At 10:45 a.m., Ask the Experts, is an opportunity to ask a simple genealogy question.

Bennett Greenspan will discuss “Using DNA in Genealogy Research” beginning at 11:15 a.m. For more information, go to the club website at: www.ifhf.org

Mr. Greenspan will also be the guest speaker for the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island on Sunday. April 17.

Mr. Greenspan will discuss the latest developments in genetic genealogy and how they can help with family research beginning at 2 p.m.

The club meets at the Mid Island Y-JCC in Plainview. For more information, go to the club website at: http://jgsli.org