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

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

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

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

German Genealogy Group to meet Thursday

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, April 5, at the V.F.W. Hall in Hicksville.

This month’s program will be “The Pfalz and Palatine Research” presented by Richard Haberstroh.

This talk will delve into the many varied resources, including those on the internet, available for researching one’s ancestors in the Palatinate, the origin of so many German immigrants to the U.S. A little bit of the history of the area will also be discussed, in order to put the genealogical records and their locations into perspective for the researcher.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a help session at 7 p.m. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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

Jewish Genealogy Society to meet this Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on Sunday, March 25, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid-island Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s topic will be “Galician Globetrotters, Barber Surgeons and Persistent Women” presented by Dr. Andrew Zelewski.

From the 16th century, Galician Jews ventured to Italy to receive university medical educations. After university admissions were opened to Jews in the Habsburg realm, they attended schools in Lemberg (Lwow), Kraków, Vienna and Pest, developing literary talents, professional skills, and new world views. This talk will challenge stereotypes, probe internal debates in the Jewish community, and reveal cultural trailblazers and rebels. It will also demonstrate the value to genealogists of academic records.

Andrew Zalewski is a member of the board of Gesher Galicia and edits its journal, The Galitzianer. He is the author of two books — “Galician Trails: The Story of One Family” and “Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots”.

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

Irish Family History Forum to meet this Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet on St. Patricks’ Day, March 17, at the Bethpage Public Library.

Genealogy Tips and Tricks will be presented at 10 a.m. and Ask the Experts will follow at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s speaker will be member Jim Hawkins, an Irish storyteller. He will present songs and stories from the Irish and American traditions and play the bodhran, the Irish drum. In the spirit of the holiday, he will also lead the audience in singing some old favorites.

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

Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Three local genealogy societies will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet on Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library. This month’s topic will be “What’s It All About: DNA Test” presented by Patricia Kellner. For more information, call 631-273-7883.

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday at the Patchogue-Medford Library at 10 a.m. The topic this month will be “Tracking Your Family in Google Earth.” For more information, call 631-654-4700.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, June 25, at the Y-JCC in Plainview.
This month’s topic will be “The Rest of the Story: Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers” presented by
Janeen Bjork.

Janeen applies to genealogy the skills she developed in a 30-year career as a television researcher. Her own family tree is illustrated with newspaper stories that range from the mundane to the sensational. In this presentation, she will discuss some of the characters she has discovered and to the research methods that made it possible for her to find and preserve their legacies.

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