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New York genealogical societies to offer programs in September

Several New York State genealogy societies will be hosting programs in September.

The Ontario County Genealogical Society will present “Beginning Genealogy” on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Ontario County Historical Society Museum in Canandaigua.
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The Southern Tier Genealogical Society will present “Members Research Discussion” on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the United Way is Vestal. There will be a discussion of members’ research based on both a questionnaire handed out to members and audience participation. Topics include: Why and where did your ancestors come from? Where did they settle? Are there skeletons in your closet?
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The Jefferson County NY Genealogical Society will host a tour of the Half-Shire Historical Society in Richland on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Meet at the historical society. There will also be a presentation on the materials available at the historical society which is a rich resource for ancestors of Oswego County. For information, check the Jefferson County genealogical society Facebook page at:

The Polish Genealogical Society of New York will present “The Wieczkowski Genealogical Tour of Poland” on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. The presenter and her father took a 7-day genealogical tour in June with PolishOrigins. In this presentation, the presenter will give an overview of their genealogical trip, detail the highlights, and give suggestions for your own trip.
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Western New York Genealogical Society will present “Death Records by a Different Name” on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m. There are many types of records where deaths might be documented. Do not underestimate where such information might be recorded.  Learn about some of the less-researched hidden gems  as well as some of the slightly more common record types that some researchers occasionally pursue such as poor records, funeral homes, and much more.
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The Rochester Genealogical Society will present “Brother Against Brother” on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:45 p.m. Learn about the story and genealogical work conducted on the Wheeler family who lived in the area of West Virginia during the Civil War. The presenter will share her experience and methods on researching the story of the seven Wheeler brothers, some of the brothers joined the North and the others joined the South.
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The Capital District Genealogical Society will have a presentation on the website on Saturday, Sept. 23. Members can register on the first of the month for that month’s meeting. Non-members can register on the 16th of the month for that month’s meeting if there is space remaining. Non-members must create a free account before they can register.  Registration closes at midnight on the Thursday before the meeting.
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The Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society will have a free genealogy conference on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 40 Emmons Street in Dannemora.
There will be a book sale and tables from other organizations. At 10 a.m. there will be a lecture on “Dealing with Error Records” and at 1 p.m. there will be a presentation on “The Naval Battle of Lake Champlain September 11, 1814.”
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