Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Three local genealogy groups will be meeting this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will present “Using Historic Burying Grounds in Genealogical Research” on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library.

For more information, go to the library website at:  www.brentwoodnylibrary.org

The Connetquot Public Library will present “Italian Genealogy Q & A” on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Alec Ferretti.

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

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will present “Lost and Found: Where Were the 4000 Members of the Richard Family of Hungary?” on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m.  The speaker will be  George Richard.  JGSLI member George Richard has been researching his Reichard family for eight years, creating a family tree that dates back to the 17th century. He’ll describe his experiences, including creative strategies that helped him break through “brick walls,” family myths that have been undone, and successes he has had through collaboration with others who are studying this family.

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

 

New rules for requesting New York City birth and death certificates

Beginning January 1, 2019, there will be new embargo dates in effect for requesting birth and death certificates from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene located in Manhattan. The embargo dates are 125 years after birth and 75 years after death.

A new rule will also go into effect on January 1, 2019 that expands those who can access a death record to: great-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, grandnephews, and grandnieces. The existing regulation already permits: the spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild.

The rule also expands those family members who can access birth records of a deceased individual to: spouses, domestic partners, parents of children over the age of 18, children, siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, grandchildren, great grandchildren, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

This new rule does not effect New York City marriage records because they are under the jurisdiction of the City Clerk’s Office.

To read the notice see: https://rules.cityofnewyork.us/content/amendment-general-vital-statistics-provisions-article-207-nyc-health-code

Records available for Reformed Church of New Paltz

As part of the Historic Hudson Valley Heritage website, digitized records are now available for two church books the Reformed Church of New Paltz, New York. These records cover the 1680s and early 1700s.

The two books contain over 100 pages and have information about marriages, baptisms and names of church members and town residents.

Records can be access by searching for “first church register” and “second church register” in the search box. After clicking on an image, click on the tab that says “text” to see an English translation of the page.

To begin searching, go to: http://hrvb.org/hhs

More records added to Fresh Pond Crematory index

The German Genealogy Group recently updated information for its Fresh Pond Crematory and U. S. Columbarium Interment Index. It added 5,424 records for the years 2015-2017.

The Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium is the oldest operating crematory in the United States. The crematory is located in Middle Village, New York.

This database contains an index to over 215,000 cremations that took place at the Fresh Pond Crematory, many of which are interred in niches at the U. S. Columbarium on the same property. It also includes over 4,000 people cremated elsewhere and whose cremains are in niches at the columbarium.

The crematory has additional information for each individual including: age, marital status, last residence, birthplace, date of birth, date of death, information on the next of kin, and funeral home. Some of the files may also contain family correspondence and obituaries that appeared in newspapers.

To obtain this information fill out the form found on the website with the name of the person of interest, the case ID, and your mailing address. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The fee for this information is $36.

Please note: They will not give any information for persons that died less than 50 years ago except to people who can supply proof that they are direct relatives.

To search the index, go to: www.germangenealogygroup.com and on the left side of the page select “Database Searches” and then select Crematory.

New indexes for New York State records added to GGG website

Two new databases, with New York State records, have been recently added to the Germany Genealogy Group website.

The Suffolk County Historical Society Biographical Index File was created from the Society’s index card file of biographical information. It includes references to births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, cemetery information, and a few other types of records.

Any researcher who wants a record from this collection needs to contact the Society librarian for an estimate of the cost at 631-727-2881 x103.

Also added is an index to St. Paul’s German Presbyterian Church records. There are baptisms, marriages and funerals. St. Paul’s was a German Evangelical Lutheran Church located in Fosters Meadow, New York. Fosters Meadow covered an area that is now eastern Queens and western Nassau counties.

In 2017, George Bauer, a descendant of founding members of the church, discovered that the original records for this church were in the Presbyterian Archives in Philadelphia and had recently been digitized by Ancestry.com. To access these records, you must have an Ancestry.com account or use your local public library or Family History Library account. For more details about the Ancestry.com records, go to: https://fostersmeadow.jimdo.com/history/houses-of-worship/st-paul-s-german-presbyterian-church/

To use either of the indexes, go to: www.germangenealogygroup.org. The search for the Suffolk County Historical Society records, under Databases select Other NYC and Long Island.

To search for the St. Paul’s records, under Databases select Church Records and then go to baptisms, marriages or funerals. St. Paul’s will be one of the choices to select.

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

Jewish Genealogy Society to meet this Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Mid Island Y-JCC.

This month’s topic will be “New York’s Genealogy “Textbook”: The New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer” presented by Susan R. Miller.

Since its introduction in 2014, the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer has been an important resource for genealogists with New York families. This presentation will explain the best ways to access the information in the 856-page book.

Sue Miller is the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Director of Programs and editor of the NYG&B’s magazine, the New York Researcher. She was a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.

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, Feb. 17, at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month will be “Show and Tell.” Bring in something to share with other club members – family heirlooms, books, photos, etc.

Show and Tell – Part 1 will begin at 10 a.m. There will be a refreshment break at 10:45 a.m. and then “Ask the Experts” will follow. Show and Tell Part 2 will run from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

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

Irish genealogy group to meet this Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month’s topic will be “Untapped Resources: Your Ancestors’ Political Affiliations” presented by D. Joshua Taylor, president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

A Tips and Tricks session will begin at 10 a.m. followed by and Ask the Experts session. The main speaker will begin at 11:15 a.m.

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