Since there seems to be more and more people getting started with their family research, I thought it would be helpful to list the websites of some of the more active local genealogy groups. These organizations usually have monthly meetings and lectures, and some even have help sessions for groups or individuals. It is suggested you visit the website of each individual group to learn more about what each one offers their members.
German Genealogy Group http://germangenealogygroup.com/
Irish Family History Forum http://ifhf.org/
Italian Genealogical Group http://italiangen.org/
Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsli/wordpress/research-resources/
Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygwhhs/
African Atlantic Genealogical Society http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gfli/africanatllantic.html