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Reconstructing a Civil War Life Program

Join us on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 pm for Reconstructing a Civil War Life.  George Muckenbeck, 14th Brooklyn Regiment (Company H) Historian,  will show you how official records, archival documents, and other materials can be used to bring the … Continue reading

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Links to Genealogical Websites

At our last Family History Roundtable meeting, I distributed a list of genealogical websites for beginners. If you missed the meeting and would like a copy of the handout,  just click on the following link: Websites of Genealogical Interest 2015

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Beginning Genealogy Program

Join us on Wednesday, January 6, 7:00-8:30 pm for our Beginning Genealogy program. We will show you some of the basic records for tracing your family tree. This program is free and open to all.

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Manhattan Bodies in Transit, 1859-1894

Recently I was asked what the records referred to as Manhattan Bodies in Transit, 1859-1894 were all about. As the somewhat unusual title suggests, it was a New York Department of Health ledger of corpses that were transported through New … Continue reading

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Good news concerning Fold3.com

I am happy to inform you that the Fold3 database has been renewed.  You will find the link back on our eResearch Databases list. As before, you can login in to it through your personal computer by using your Connetquot Public Library card barcode.

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Sad News

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of John Martino of the Italian Genealogy Group.  He was one of the principal project managers and coordinators of the valuable on-line database indexes for New York City vital records … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Trivia

With Thanksgiving Day being celebrated tomorrow, it seems the appropriate time to mention an interesting fact about the holiday.  Although it has been a widely celebrated holiday in the history of the United States, it was not always a national … Continue reading

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Genealogy Questions and Answers

Join us on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. for our next genealogy program. This month you will have the opportunity to ask a panel of two experienced family researchers your questions. This program is free and open to all.

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Italian-American Heritage and Culture

Join us for our next Family History Roundtable program on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.  Elena Florenzano will speak on the regions of Sicily, Calabria, and Campania from the 19th and early 20th centuries  up to present day. This … Continue reading

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New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) has recently published a genealogical research guide to New York State records titled New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.   The book is chock full of information for family researchers. To give … Continue reading

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