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

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

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

Help Session begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. This month’s topic will be “Finding and Using Historic Italian Maps in Genealogical Research” presented by D. Joshua Taylor, President of New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

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, Feb. 10, at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month’s topic will be “Family Archaeology: Genealogy Research At The New York City Municipal Archives.” Michael Chaplan, anthropologist and author will unveil the mysteries of the New York City Municipal Archives and demonstrate how to use their resources in your genealogical research.

Beginner assistance begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10:30 a.m.

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

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will be meeting this Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Bethpage Public Library.

IGG member Maria Arianas, of ItalyRooting Consulting, will talk about finding your Italian roots. Assistance is available for beginning and advanced researchers at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.

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

Three local libraries to host genealogy programs this week

Three local libraries will be hosting genealogy programs this week.

The Connetquot Public Library will present “Fact, Fiction or Fish Tale?” on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 631-567-5079.

The Patchogue-Medford Public Library will present a program on “Genetic Genealogy” also on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Topics to be discussed include: choosing a testing company and how to interpret DNA results.

For more information, contact the library at 631-654-4700.

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Bethpage Public Library. Help Session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Barese Icemen of New York” presented by Carlo Mageletti. The program will explore why these Apulia migrants came to dominate the ice market in the United States and why niche occupations developed similarly by region.

For more information, go to: www.italiangen.org

All meetings are free and open to the public.

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Bethpage Public Library.

There will be a Help Session at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. This month’s topic will be “My Italian Origins: Arpino and Isola del Liri, Italy” presented by Janeen Bjork. Travel to and immerse yourself in two of the most beautiful and storied Italian towns you’ve never heard of, while also picking up some tips on researching and recording your family history!

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

Three local genealogy groups to meet this week

After a summer break, three local genealogy groups will meet this week.

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

This month’s topic will be “Donauschwaben” and will be presented by Lorraine Avitable. Are they Hungarian Germans or German Hungarians? If you are researching ancestors in New York, Ohio, Florida, California, Missouri and Illinois, you may have a Donauschwaben connection.

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

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library. This month’s topic will be “War of 1812 Records: Preserve the Pension Project.”

Fore more information, call 631-273-7883.

The Italian Genealogy Group will also meet on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Bethpage Public Library. There will be at Help Session at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Creating Heirloom Quality Christmas Gifts” presented by Andrea Franz. For more information, go to: www.italiangen.org.

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

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

There will be a Help Session beginning at 9:30 a.m. The monthly program will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s program will be “From Italy to South America: Why, When and How to Find Information about our Relatives” presented by Joel Cole.

Born and raised in Padova, Italy, Joel picked up the passion for family history from his father Trafford, who was a professional genealogist in Italy for many years. Joel started as a researcher for the Italian Genealogical Institute in 2000, and then became the director of the institute. He worked for Ancestry.com as the content acquisition manager in Italy from 2005 to 2009 and moved to Salt Lake City to work for Familysearch in 2015.

Members who cannot attend the meeting in person will be able to access it remotely. You must contact the club in advance. Details will be emailed prior to the meeting.

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