Two local genealogy groups to have meetings this week

Two local genealogy groups will meet this week.

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, Feb. 6, at the VFW in Hicksville.

Orientation starts at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. This month the program will be “Genealogy Jeopardy.” You can play or be an audience member! Join in the fun as a contestant on Genealogy Jeopardy. Two teams will compete for points in categories like “Where There’s a Will…” and “Any Port in a Storm.”

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

The Italian Genealogical Group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bethpage Public Library. This month the program will be “Crash Course in Italian History.” The presenter will be Alec Ferretti. He will focus on Southern Italy and the social factors which influenced our ancestors. Alec has been researching his family for over 10 years and is a professional genealogist.

Help session will start at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin 10:30 a.m.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org

 

 

 

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, January 12, at the Bethpage Public Library.

The tentative program topic will be “Using the New IGG Website.  There is a Help Session from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, go to the club website at:  www.italiangen.org

 

 

Two local groups highlighted in Family Tree Magazine article

In its December 2018 issue, Family Tree Magazine recognized two local genealogy groups in its “75 Best Free Websites” article.

Under the category for New York State, the Germany Genealogy Group and the Italian Genealogy Group were recognized for their indexes to church records, naturalization records and birth, marriage and death records. The indexes are for any nationality, not just Germans or Italians.

Other websites recognized for New York State were:
*New York Heritage – this site, run by the Empire State Library Network, includes digitized books, newspapers, photos, post cards, maps, etc. Our library has uploaded digitized photos and postcards to this website.
*Old Fulton NY Post Cards – this site, run by one individual, is noted for its outstanding collection of digitized newspapers from New York, a few other states and Canada.

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Bethpage Public Library.

The Help Session begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begins at 10:30 a.m. This month’s topic will be “Getting the Most from Ancestry.com” and the presenter will be Alec Ferretti. Ancestry.com is a subscription website that offers more than 40,000 databases consisting of indexes, transcriptions and digitized images of original source documents. Alec will discuss the contents of Ancestry.com as present strategies to help you locate information more efficiently.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Bethpage Public Library.

There is a Help Session at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. This month’s topic is “The FamilySearch.org Website.” The FamilySearch website is one of the most robust tools for genealogists, but many of those resources are not so obvious. IGG member Marie Scalisi will give an in-depth guide to getting the most out of the FamilySearch website. This talk will aid all genealogists, from beginners to experts.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org

Two local genealogy groups meeting this week

Two local genealogy groups will meet this week after being off for the summer months.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, September 6, at the V.F.W. in Hicksville. Orientation will be at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Judy G. Russel, who is known was The Legal Genealogist. She will discuss “Just Three Generations.”

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

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, September 8, at the Bethpage Public Library at 10 a.m. There will be a help session at 9:30 a.m.

The speaker will be Marilyn A. Verna and she will discuss “A Potpourri of Genealogy Resources.”

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org

Italian baptism and marriage indexes available online

The Italian Genealogy Group has baptism and marriage indexes on its website for Brooklyn and the Bronx.

Baptism indexes are available for The English Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension located in Brooklyn. The index is for baptism records for those with Italian surnames only. It covers the time period of November 1908 to September 1949. The church was sold in 1958 and a new church was built in Lake Success in Nassau County.

A baptism index is also available for St. Mary of the Angels (1916-1958), formerly located in the Bronx. It was also known as Church of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin from 1916-1927.

A marriage index is available for The English Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. The index contains grooms and brides names with Italian surnames only. The records cover Sept. 16, 1908 to August 24, 1958. The majority of the records in the index cover the 1940s and 1950s.

To access the indexes, click on “Church Records” at the club website www.italiangen.org

Three local genealogy groups to meet this week

Three local genealogy groups will meet this week in Connetquot, Bethpage and Hickswille.

The Connetqout Public Library will present a program on “The Orphan Train” on Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. The Orphan Train was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded eastern cities of the United States to foster homes in rural areas of the Midwest. Join author and photographer, Tom Riley as he tells this greatest American story never told.

For more information, contact the library at 631-567-5079.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, June 7, V.F.W. in Hicksville. This month’s program will be round table discussions. If you have questions or need guidance, come join the table of your choice. There will be tables for short translations, surrogates court, land records, DNA, GGG databases, FamilySearch.org and photo restoration. There will be no meetings in July or August.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, June 9, at the Bethpage Public Library. Help Session begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. After the annual awards presentation, Alec Ferratti will give a presentation on how to use the Italian website Antenati. There will be no meetings in July or August.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month’s meeting will be “Ask the Experts.” If you’ve hit a roadblock in your research, our panel of expert genealogists will be answering questions. We will take questions from the audience, but all are invited to submit questions in advance for our experts to answer. Email your questions to: programming@italiangen.org

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, April 14, at the Bethpage Public Library at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s meeting will be “Italian American Contribution in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services).”
The presenter will be Salvatore J. LaGumina, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Italian American Studies at Nassau Community College. He will share information about the the untold story of many Italian heroes who helped to bring about the fall of fascism. LaGumina is the author of “Long Island Italians” and “Long Island Italian Americans.”

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org