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February Webinars offered by New York Genealogy Groups

Several New York genealogy groups are offering webinars – both free and members only – for the month of February.

Free webinars

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will present “Transcribing and Abstracting” on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. The interpretation of handwritten records is an essential skill for genealogists. Using pre-twentieth century American documents, this lecture provides useful tips on the creation of a transcription and an abstract.

To register, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/strengthen-your-analysis-transcribing-and-abstracting-0

New York Public Library will present “An Introduction to African American Genealogy” on Thursday, Feb. 4 at noon. Learn the basics of American black-diasporic genealogy. The webinar will discuss the hurdles in researching African American genealogy as well as sources of information, both online and offline.

To register, go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2020/02/04/online-introduction-african-american-genealogy

New York Public Library will present “Researching Vital Records” on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at noon. Learn how to search for and find these key documents through resources at NYPL and elsewhere. This webinar will also explore the history of state record-keeping practices, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.

To register, go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2021/02/09/researching-vital-records

 Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will present “Choosing Genealogy Software” on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. Check the website, http://jgsli.org for more information.

 The Italian Genealogical Group, a member of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island, will present “A-Files Boot Camp” on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1-:45 a.m. Check the IGG website, www.italiangen.org, for log-in information.

New York Public Library will present “Researching Ship Records” on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Get started using the genealogy research methods and resources related to  ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries.

To register, go to: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2021/02/17/researching-ship-passenger-lists

The  Connetquot Public Library (Suffolk County) will present  “Getting the Most from Your DNA Results” on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. For Zoom login information, email dhaberst@connetquotlibrary.org

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will present “Searching for Paterson Roots Remembered and Forgotten in Heritage Tourism Abroad” on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.  Check the website, http://jgsli.org for more information.

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will present “The African American Experience in Three of New York’s Southern Tier Counties, 1803-1960” on Monday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Using his own family as a case study, Dr. Biddle will document and describe that experience from the region’s first European settlement in the early 1800s through the 1950s.

To register, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/african-american-experience-three-new-york’s-southern-tier-counties-1803-1960

Genealogical Society of Rockland County will present “African American Genealogy Resources at FamilySearch.org” on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. To register, go to: https://newcity.librarycalendar.com/events/genealogical-society-rockland-county-meeting-6

The Patchogue-Medford Public Library (Suffolk County) will offer free Genealogy Research Discussion Group meetings on Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10 a.m. To register, go to the library Calendar of Events – https://pmlib.org

The Brentwood Public Library (Suffolk County) will offer free webinars on Feb. 5, 12 and 19 at 3:30 p.m. on a variety of topics. To register, go to the library Calendar of Events – https://brentwoodnylibrary.org

Members Only webinars

The German Genealogy Group, a member of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island, will present “Show & Tell” on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.  Members will be sent a link to the program. To become a member, go to: www.germangenealogygroup.com

The Westchester County Genealogical Society will present “A genealogist’s Long Journey Home to Ireland Without Leaving the United States” on Saturday, Feb. 13. Members will be sent a link to the program.  To become a member, go to: https://sites.rootsweb.com/~nywcgs/

The Irish Family History Forum, a member of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island, will present  “Ask the Experts”  on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. Members will be sent a link to the program. To become a member, go to:  www.ifhf.org

The Capital District Genealogical Society will present “New York State Archives Collections Through Ancestry.com” on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 1  p.m. Members will be sent a link to the program.  To become a member, go to: https://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/membership.html

 

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