Huntington Historical Society to host research trip to Salt Lake City

The Huntington Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City from Sunday, April 7 to Sunday, April 14, 2019.

The reservation deposit of $50 is due on Sunday, December 15, 2018.

The trip fee includes:
*Seven nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
*Shuttle transportation between the hotel and airport
*Monday and Friday night dinners and Wednesday night “schmooze”
*Presentation by staff of Heritage Consulting and Services
*Individual research guidance by trip staff

The cost of the trip is $800-$840 per person double occupancy for a standard or deluxe room and $1,160 to $1,240 for single occupancy. There is a minimum of 14 people and a maximum of 20.

This price DOES NOT include airfare. The final payment will be due on January 26, 2019.

For more information, contact Bill Chamberlain at wachamb@verizon.net

Three local genealogy groups to meet this week

Topics at local genealogy group meetings this week include: locating places of origins in Germany speaking countries, non-autosomal DNA results and Eastern European travel.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This month’s topic will be “Searching for Germanic Roots: How to Use American Sources to Locate the Place of Origin of Your Immigrant Ancestor.” The presenter will be James E. Pelzer. Connecting immigrant ancestors to records in German-speaking areas of Europe requires you to explore American sources to build a persuasive case that they came from a particular place in the old country. Jim will discuss using the “jurisdictional approach” to research in American sources that can identify the European place of origin of your ancestor. His talk will discuss jurisdictions and the useful records that may be found there. Using examples from his research, he’ll show how clues in records here are used to construct a convincing proof that an ancestor is the same person as one named in sources found in a European place of origin.

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

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet on Saturday Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Patchgue-Medford Public Library. This is a change in meeting location. This month’s topic will be “What Non-Autosomal DNA Can Do (and not do) for Your Genetic Genealogical Research.” The presenter will be Dr. Richard Haberstroh.

This presentation will cover an overview of non-autosomal DNA, moving from the basis of what these DNA forms are, to a description of what their special characteristics can bring to the family history researcher. The presentation will include discussions on how these can, and sometimes more importantly cannot, be used to augment typical autosomal DNA testing, and will attempt to dispel certain misconceptions and sources of confusion.

For more information, go to the clube website at: http://dggli.wordpress.com

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the South Huntington Public Library at 11 a.m. This month’s topic will be “Eastern European Travel and Return to Home Town.” The presenter will be Rhoda Miller.

Travel to Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary can be exciting and challenging. Certified genealogist Rhoda will explore these Eastern European countries with a research and genealogical perspective. She is past president and current board member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island.

For more information, call 631-427-7045.

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.

Two local genealogy groups to meet this Saturday

Two local genealogy groups will meet this Saturday, June 2.

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet at the Bethpage Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon.

This month’s program is celebrating the 1st anniversary of the group. Members are invited to speak about their greatest discovery since joining the DDGLI. In addition, there will be a DNA Fashion Show and a DNA food contest. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each catagory.

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

The Huntington Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library.

This month’s presenter will be Terry Koch-Bostic. She will discuss “Catholic History and Records in New York State.”

For more information, call 631-427-7045.

Two local genealogy groups to meet Saturday

Two local genealogy groups will be meeting this Saturday, April 7.

the Huntington Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library. This month’s topic will be “Evidence Analysis: Which is the Right Record?” The presenter will be Rhoda Miller.

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

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet at 10 a.m. at the Bethpage Public Library. This month’s topic will be “Working Smarter with Your AncestryDNA Results.” Are you overwhelmed by a sea of matches or struggling to find just one identifiable cousin among a small group of matches? This program will discuss tips and tools to get the most out of your AncestryDNA results.

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

Several local genealogy groups to meet this week

Three local genealogy groups will be meeting this week.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, March 1, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. Help Session begins at 7 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This month’s topic will be “Show and Tell.” Bring along your favorite finds, artifacts, family heirlooms, clothing, and stories to share with your fellow member.

For more information, go to: www.germangenealogygroup.com

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library.

This month’s topic will be “City Directories: The Solution to Finding Family Members in-Between Federal Census Ten-Year Gaps.”

For more information, go to the society website at: http://huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library on Saturday, March 3, at 10 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Sorting Out Your Cousins Using GEDmatch.” Bring along a laptop or a mobile device if you have one.

For more information, go to: https://dggli.wordpress.com/

Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Three local genealogy groups will be meeting this weekend.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 1, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. Orientation will be from 7-7:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This month’s topic will be “Historic new York State Newspapers Online” presented by club board member Jean King.

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

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library.

The program this month will be “Show and Tell.” For more information, go to the society website at: http://huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will also meet on Saturday. The group will be meeting at the Bethpage Public Library at 10 a.m.

This month’s program will be a Skpe interview with Anna Swayne of AncestryDNA. She will be talking about “Enhancing Collaboration and Roles on DNA Results.” She will discuss how to manage multiple DNA kits from your account and respond to messages related to the kits.

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

Huntington Historical Society to sponsor Salt Lake City trip

The Huntington Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City from Sunday, April 22 to Sunday, April 29, 2018.

The reservation deposit of $50 is due on Sunday, December 30, 2017.

The trip fee includes:
*Seven nights at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel
*Shuttle transportation between the hotel and airport
*Monday and Friday night dinners and Wednesday night “schmooze”
*Presentation by staff of Heritage Consulting and Services
*Individual research guidance by trip staff

The cost of the trip is $695-$730 per person double occupancy for a standard or deluxe room and $1,010 to $1,080 for single occupancy. There is a minimum of 14 people and a maximum of 20.

This price DOES NOT include airfare. The final payment will be due on February 10, 2018.

For more information, contact Bill Chamberlain at wachamb@verizon.net

Three local genealogy groups to meet this week

Three local genealogy groups will meet this week.

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, Nov. 2, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville.

The Help Session begins at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. The program this month will be “More Stories From Ellis Island; Those Who Were Held” presented by Fred Voss.

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

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet this Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.

This month’s topic will be “Navigating the Interface of 5 DNA Websites for Best Results.” The presenter will be Janeen Bjork.

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

The Huntington Historical Society will also meet this Saturday, Nov. 4, at the South Huntington Public Library at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Civilian and Military Records for the WWI, WW2, Korean and Vietnam Era Available at the National Archives.” Speaker will be Dorothy Dougherty.

For more information, call 631-427-7045.

Three local genealogy groups to meet this week

Three local genealogy groups will be meeting this week to discuss enemy aliens, DNA research and locating church records.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. This month’s speaker will be the Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell who will discuss “Martha Benschura – Enemy Alien.”

The presentation focuses on the fact that not all our ancestors were naturalized. The ones who didn’t suddenly became suspect when war divided their native countries from their new residences, creating the kinds of records genealogists’ love.

There will be an orientation at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to the club website at www.germangenealoygroup.com.

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month’s discussion will be Genome Mate Pro Part I. Speakers will be Patricia Ann Kellner, Susan Jaycox-Murphy and Michael Carragher. For more information, go to: www.dggli.org

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library.

This month’s topic will be “How to Find Church and Religious Records for Your Ancestor.” The speaker will be Terry Koch-Bostic. Learn techniques for searching and locating collections, churches and archives to improve your success in locating these records for your family.

For more information, go to the club’s website at: www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org