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

Two local genealogy groups to meet this week

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, March 2 at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. There will be Orientation at 7 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This month’s program will be “Exploring Long Island’s Jewish Heritage” led by Rhoda Miller. Rhoda will explore Long Island’s rich and fascinating Jewish heritage from a historical and genealogical perspective. There will be a local history focus regarding the connection between the German and Jewish communities.

Ms. Miller has been a Certified Genealogist since 1998, specializing in Jewish research and Holocaust studies. Rhoda is a Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI) and continues her leadership as a board member. For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Conklin Barn in Huntington.

This month’s topic will be “Genealogical and Other Resources of the National Archives at New York City.” The presenter will be Dorothy Dougherty, Public Program Director of NARA.

For more information, call 631-427-7045.

Two local genealogy groups to meet this week

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

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there is an Orientation program at 7 p.m. The monthly program will begin at 7:30 p.m. This month’s program will be “Fact, Fiction or Fishtales: Proving Family Stories” presented by Kathy McGee. Family stories are often the foundation of our genealogical research but are these tales fact, fiction or just exaggerations of the truth? This lecture will show you how the presenter found the grains of truth in her family stories and uncovered more fascinating tales then she could have imagined.

Kathy McGee has been tracing her family history for the past 25 years. She presents the Tips and Tricks class before the Irish Family History Forum meetings at the Bethpage Library every month. Kathy has also been a volunteer family history librarian at the Plainview Family History Center for over 20 years and is a Board member and program coordinator for the Genealogy Federation of Long Island.

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

The Huntington Historical Society will meet on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Conklin Barn in Huntington. This month’s topic will be “Family Heirlooms and Treasures” presented by various club members.

For more information, call 631-427-7045.