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Several NY genealogy societies to meet in November

Several New York State genealogy societies will be hosting programs the first half of November.

The Ontario County Genealogical Society will present “What My Grandmother Taught Me About Genealogy” on Wednesday, Nov.1 at 7 p.m. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. at the Ontario County Historical Society Museum in Canandaigua. For more information, go to: https://www.ocgsny.net/home

Volunteers of the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society will be at the Heritage Discovery Center on Saturday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with genealogical research. For more information, email librarian@bigswny.org

The Orange County Genealogical Society will present “The Palatine Migration to the Town of Montgomery” on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 am at the Historic Courthouse in Goshen. The research room will be open after the program from 12:30-4 p.m. Questions or for additional information about programs email mvtgrterry@aol.com

The Polish Genealogical Society of New York will present “Reclaiming Your Polish Citizenship Through Ancestry” on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.
To register, go to: https://pgsnys.online/events/november-9th-2023-obtaining-polish-citizenship-by-eva-hussain-polaron/

The Westchester County Genealogical Society will present “Searching for Your Elusive Prussian Ancestors: A Case Study” on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 am. This program will be presented via Zoom. An email will be sent to members with the Zoom link.If you are not a member, send a direct message via the WCGS Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/WCGSinNewYork, with your email address to receive the link.

The Rochester Genealogical Society will sponsor a Pop-Up Photo and Document  Scanning Event on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Road. Stop in with your photos or historical documents and have them scanned and touched up by volunteers from the Rochester Genealogical Society. Please limit photos and documents to 30-50 items.  While there, learn about the best ways to store your precious items.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of New York will present “Researching Your WWI and WWII Ancestors Online” on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. This will be a Zoom presentation. There is an ever-growing number of WWI and WWII records and resources available online. Learn what they are, where they are, and how to use them. More importantly, learn effective strategies for finding content related to the wartime and post-war experiences of your American WWI & WWII ancestors. There is a $5 fee for non-members. For more information, go to: https://jgsny.org/

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