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November 2014


Provided as a courtesy by the Genealogy Federation of Long Island

For information call  631-724-4162

                       Be sure to check with the sponsoring organization to receive any changes in program schedules.


Nov. 2, 2014          Topic  Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours+ to Your Family Roots

Sunday,                   Speaker:  Bonnie Birns, Chair

12:30-5:00 p.m.      Location: Mid Island JCC-Y, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY

                                   Sponsored by: The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island. Info: Debbie, 516-829-9543


Nov. 6, 2014            Topic:   Finding the Only Child's Niece" Truth and Fiction in Genealogical Sources

Thursday,                Speaker: Debra Braverman

7:30 p.m.                  Location:  Hicksville VFW, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hicksville, NY.

7:00 Orientation    Sponsored by: German Genealogy Group.  Info: Ruth, 718-460-4240.   No fee.


Nov. 6, 2014          Topic:    Handwriting Analysis for Family Researchers

Thurssday,            Speaker:   Diane Haberstroh

7:00-8:30 p.m.        Location:  Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY.

                                   Sponsored by: Connetquot Public Library.  Info: Diane, 631-567-5079.   Free and open to all


Nov. 8, 2014          Topic:  Immigrant Experience

Saturday,               Speaker:  Toni McKeen

10:00 a.m.              Location: Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY.   No Fee.

9:30 a.m. Help      Sponsored by: Italian Genealogical Group.  Info: 516-557-2917 or 631-587-5377.


Nov. 15, 2014        Topic:    Irish Dual Citizenship
Saturday,               Speaker  Melissa Johnson

10:00 a.m.              Location:  Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY.  No Fee.

                                 Sponsored by: The Irish Family History Forum.  Info:


Nov. 19, 2014      TopicFact, Fiction or Fishtale? Proving Family Stories

Wednesday,        Speaker:  Kathleen McGee

7:00 p.m.              Location:  Conklin Barn, SW corner of New York Ave (Rte. 110) & High St, Huntington, NY

                               Sponsored by: Huntington Historical Society.  Info:  631-427-7045.


Nov. 22, 2014          Topic:  Visit to Family Search Center
Saturday,                 Speaker:  Mary Ann Koferl

11:30am-1:00pm    Location: Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY.  No Fee.

                                   Sponsored by: Brentwood Genealogists. Info: Mary Ann, 631-273-7883.


Nov. 22, 2014          Topic:  Finding Spicy Stories of NY Ancestors in Newspapers Online

Saturday,                Speaker:  Terry Koch-Bostic

10:00-11:30 a.m.     Location:  Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 E. Main St., Patchogue.  No Fee.

9:30 help session   Sponsored by: Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Research Group.  Info: Toni, 631-654-4700, Ext. 231


Nov. 23, 2014          Topic  The Name Remains the Same: Adventures in Finding Sid Caesar’s Grandmother

Sunday,                   Speaker:  Robin Meltzer

2:00-4:00 p.m.         Location: Mid Island JCC-Y, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY

1:30 help session  Sponsored by: The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island. Info: Debbie, 516-829-9543


Nov. 24, 2014     Topic  "Clues from WWI and WWII Records" and "Tracking Down the Bad Apples in Your Family Tree"

Monday,              Speaker:   Lynne Kennedy

7:00-8:30 p.m.    Location:  Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY

                               Sponsored byDead Relatives Club. Info: Lynne Kennedy, 631-588-5024. No fee.




African Atlantic Genealogical Society - Meets 1st Friday of month (September to Sep.). Freeport Memorial Library, Merrick Rd & Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY.  No fee.  For Info: Joysetta, 516-379-5466.

Computer Genealogy Society of L. I. 
- Meets 4th Thursday of Month (except Jul., Aug. & Dec.), 7:30 PM, Family History Center, Plainview, NY.  For info: Walter,  516- 921-0841 




Updated :  10/20/2014