DNA genealogy group to meet September 1

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will have its first meeting at its new location on Saturday, September 1.

The group now will meet at the Sachem Public Library the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. This month’s program will be Ask the Experts. Do you have questions about genetic genealogy, a particular DNA testing company or a third party tool? Come ask our panel of seven experienced genealogists.

It’s always good to bring your laptop or mobile device and a multi-outlet surge protector.

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

Two local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Two local genealogy group will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at the Brentwood Public Library on Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Paper-less Genealogist and Voices from the Past: Exploring Genealogy with Oral History.”

For more information, contact the library at 631-273-7883.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on Sunday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid-Island JCC in Plainview.

This month’s presenter will be Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan who will discuss “My Hashava Experience.”
In the early 1900s many Jews helped build Palestine by opening bank accounts or buying stock in the Jewish Colonial Trust — including Jews in Europe who later died in the Holocaust.

Since 2006, Hashava has worked to find the rightful heirs to these assets. Judi will describe her experience documenting for Hashava the family of her “double relative” — great-aunt and first cousin Feiga Gitelson Surinamer nee Hirschorn, Asset A1951.

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

Irish Family History Forum to meet this Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, June 16, at the Bethpage Public Library.

Genealogy Tips and Tricks will Kathleen McGee will being at 10 a.m., followed by Ask the Experts at 10:45 a.m. and the featured speaker at 11:15 a.m.

This month’s speaker will be Melissa Johnson who will discuss “Internet Resources for Genealogists.” Learn how to use top genealogical websites most effectively, including Ancestry. Fold3, GenealogyBank, FamilySearch and Google as well as websites of federal, state and local archives.

There will be no meetings in July or August.

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

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.

Jewish Genealogy Society to meet this Thursday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on special day this month, Thursday, May 24, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Mid-Island Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s program will be “Sex, Lies and Genealogical Tape” presented by Ron Arons. For 20 years, Ron has explored the life of the great-grandfather he calls “a criminal, a chameleon, and a comedian.” He will share his latest finds about this serial bigamist who served time in Sing Sing, double dipped on Social Security, and repeatedly lied on documents. Ron will also describe the wide range of records he used in his research and how he dealt with large discrepancies between them.

He is the author of “The Jews of Sing Sing,” “Mind Maps for Genealogy,” and “WANTED!: U.S. Criminal Records Sources & Research Methodology.”

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

Local genealogy group wins award for newsletter

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) honored excellence in newsletter editorship for genealogical and historical societies and family associations at the Opening Session of the NGS 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on May 2, 2018.

The winner for Newsletter for a County/Local Genealogical and/or Historical Society for societies with less than 500 members was The Newsletter of the Irish Family History Forum, published by the Irish Family History Forum in Long Island, New York, edited by Jim Regan.

The Irish Family History Forum meets the third Saturday of the month at the Bethpage Public Library.

Congratulations to our local genealogy group on this impressive award!

To learn more about the group, go to the club website at: www.ifhf.org

Two local genealogy groups to meet this week

Two local genealogy groups will meet this week.

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, May 3, at the VFW in Hicksville. This month’s meeting will feature a live webinar with genealogist Thomas MacEntee entitled “Secrets of the U.S. Federal Census.”

Every US Federal Census had its procedures as well as its quirks. Do you know how to tell who was the “informant” in the 1930 or 1940 US Census? Do you know how to access the instructions given to enumerators for each census? Do you know what all the different “codes” mean? Learn the fascinating journey of US census data from the census planning phase to the final tabulation. Participants will gain a better understanding from the perspective of both the enumerator AND the enumerated how the US Federal Census worked for particular years.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Help Desk is available at 7 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet this Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue Medford Library.

This month’s topic will be “DNA Painter.” DNA Painter is a simple, Free web-based tool that allows you to ‘paint’ segments of your DNA according to the ancestors you inherited them from and track your DNA matches visually.

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

Two local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Two local genealogy societies will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at the Brentwood Public Library on Sat. April 28 at 10 a.m.

This month’s program will be a webinar with genealogist Melinda Baker entitled “Researching Outside the Family Tree.” Our ancestors did not live in isolation, although we sometimes research them as if they did. Learn how to find information about your ancestors by learning about their neighbors.

For more information, call the library at 631-273-7883.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s program will be “Finding Relatives with MyHeritage DNA Matching” presented by Daniel Horowitz, chief genealogist of MyHeritage. MyHeritage has developed a new service that enables those who have been tested by different DNA companies to use MyHeritage’s matching capabilities. Daniel will demonstrate how MyHeritage will display possible relationships based on the quantity and characteristics of shared DNA. He will also show how to view a match’s family tree.

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