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FamilySearch Upgrade Message

Because so many visit our library to do family research, I thought I should pass along the following email I received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has been working hard to upgrade our website to accommodate the ongoing growth of new features, … Continue reading

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Using DNA in Genealogical Research

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Ordering microfilms through Familysearch.org

Because I have recently been asked a number of questions on how to order Familysearch.org microfilms, I thought it would be a good topic to review here. For those unfamiliar with the Familysearch.org microfilm program, here is some background information … Continue reading

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British Genealogy Program

Join us on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm for our British Genealogy Research program. Professional genealogist Melissa Johnson will speak about researching your British ancestors.  This program is free and open to all.

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Genealogy Show and Tell

Join us this evening (Wednesday, April 13) at 7:00 p.m. for our genealogy show and tell program. Please bring your most interesting genealogical record. Tell us a story about the record or how you were able to obtain it.  You … Continue reading

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Research Tip Concerning the German Genealogy Group and Italian Genealogical Group Indexes

At our last Family Roundtable program, Don Eckerle spoke about the vital record indexes available on the German Genealogy Group and Italian Genealogical Group websites. Along with all the other information he shared was an interesting tip on their use.  … Continue reading

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Free Genealogy Event

The Genealogy Federation of Long Island is having an all-day genealogy event at the Bethpage Public Library on April 30.  There will be two tracks of lectures through out the day and an Ask the Experts panel from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The lectures … Continue reading

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Database Program

Join us this Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 pm for a program about the genealogy databases available on the German Genealogy Group and Italian Genealogical Group websites.

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A Swedish Family Research Story

After having uncovered some interesting records in my father’s genealogy several years ago, I came up against roadblocks and stopped progressing. I then abandoned my research for about two years and hadn’t looked at Ancestry for myself in that amount … Continue reading

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Civil War Research

During the Reconstructing a Civil War Life program, our speaker George Munkenbeck recommended the following websites to those researching a New York Civil War soldier: New York State Adjutant General’s Reports: http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/research/AG_Reports/AGreportsIndex.htm Regimental Histories—New York State: http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/civil_index.htm National Archives and … Continue reading

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