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.

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

Local libraries to offer genealogy programs on Oct. 5

The Harborfields Public Library and the Middle Country Public Library will both be offering programs on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The Harborfields Library will present “Tracking the Footsteps of Your Italian Immigrant Ancestors” at 7 p.m. The program will offer tips and strategies to help locate your Italian ancestors in U.S. and Italian records. The speaker will be Suzanne Danet.

The library is located at 31 Broadway in Greenlawn. For more information, call 631-757-4200.

The Middle Country Library will present “Searching for Your Ancestors in Historical Newspapers” at 6 p.m. Presenter Janeen Bjork will show how newspapers can provide information that can fill in the gaps in your family tree.

The library is located at 101 Eastwood Blvd. in Centereach. For more information, call 631-585-9393.

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethpage Public Library.

Dr. Joseph Scelsa will discuss the Italian-American Museum in Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily.

The Bethpage Public Library is located at 47 Powell Avenue. For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org.

Italian Genealogy Group to meet on Saturday

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

This month’s program will be “Dual Citizenship” presented by genealogist Melissa Johnson. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and a Help Session takes place at 9:30 a.m.

The library is located at 47 Powell Avenue. For more information, go to the club website at:
www.italiangen.org