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Brooklyn Public Library has announced that they have finished digitizing the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1903-1955. The full run of the newspaper (1841 to 1955) can now be found at http://newsstand.bklynpubliclibrary.org/. The old Brooklyn Daily Eagle website will be … Continue reading

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Question about Books

A couple of people, who attended our last Irish genealogy program, asked where they can find two Brooklyn genealogy books by Joseph Silinonte. Below is a list of Suffolk County public libraries that own these books. If you plan on … Continue reading

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Irish Genealogy for Beginners

Do you want to know where in Ireland your ancestors came from? Maybe you have already looked into it, but you find yourself at a dead end. If so, join us this Thursday (March 27th) at 7:00 p.m. when we present some … Continue reading

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A Different Approach Story

I always enjoy it when someone shares with me a different research approach that has helped them to break through a genealogical brick wall. It definitely helps me become a better researcher.  For that reason, I thought I would share an interesting success … Continue reading

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Irish Historic Graves Project

If you are researching Irish families, you might be interested in learning about the Historic Graves project. It is a community-based project consisting of volunteers who are currently taking photographs of tombstones in Irish cemeteries and uploading them onto the … Continue reading

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Local Genealogy Groups

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 … Continue reading

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Rootstech Syllabus Materials

If you would like to learn about some of the topics that were featured at Rootstech, a family history technology conference hosted by FamilySearch, the handouts are available at: https://rootstech.org/about/syllabus-materials/ They are being made available for free download for limited time. 

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New York Vital Records Indexes on Ancestry

Last week Newsday (January 16th issue) reported that the New York City vital record indexes are now available on Ancestry.com.  Although these indexes are new to Ancestry, they have, in fact, been available for years on the www.Italiangen.org and the … Continue reading

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Fold3

I am happy to report that full access to the database Fold3 has been restored. If you have any problems using it, please call us at 631-567-5079 and ask for the reference desk.  

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Genealogy Program

Join us tomorrow evening (January 15th) at 7:00 p.m. when Don Eckerle will talk about the online indexes on the German Genealogy Group and the Italian Genealogy Group websites.  Come to this program and learn how you can search the indexes … Continue reading

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