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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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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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