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Several NY public libraries to offer programs in January

Many New York public libraries will be offering a variety of genealogy programs in the first half of January.

Week of  Jan. 1-6

Palmyra Community Library (Wayne County) will host “Genealogy and Help” every Tuesday in January at 6 p.m. Get one-on-one help with your genealogy and Ancestry problems. Beginner to advanced level questions welcome. Please book a 1 hour time slot. You must bring your own laptop/tablet to the appointment. One will not be provided for you. To register, go to:

The Walworth Seeley Public Library (Wayne County) provides genealogy assistance every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. For more information, go to:

Chatham Public Library (Columbia County) “Chatham Roots” club meets the first Thursday of the month from 2-3 p.m. For beginners, experts and everyone in between. Work on those elusive ancestors, break down your brick walls, share tips and tricks and just have fun. For more information, email

The South Huntington Library (Suffolk County) offers a Genealogy Drop-In the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Thinking about tracing your roots but don’t know where to start? Retired librarian PJ will be on hand to show you how you can access free genealogical resources, including Ancestry, through the library and to offer search tips and advice. No registration necessary.

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library (Saratoga County) offers genealogy assistance the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. A genealogy researcher will help you with your questions, roadblocks, and other stumpers.

The Prendergast Library (Chautauqua County) holds a Genealogy Lab Workshop every Friday from 2-4 p.m.

The Rogers Memorial Library (Suffolk County) will host a Genealogy One-on-One on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 12:30 p.m. Are you looking to begin your family genealogy research journey? Book a 1-on-1 appointment with the Local History Reference Librarian for a 45 minute session. Call the reference desk at 631-283-0774 ext. 505 with any questions.

Red Jacket Public Library will offer “Genealogy for Adults” (Ontario County) on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. Come join the fun of learning about your ancestors. Please bring a laptop if you have one! To register, go to:

Week of Jan. 7 – 13

The Interlaken Public Library (Seneca County) will offer a virtual Genealogy Meetup on the second Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. You must register to receive the link for the Zoom program. To register, go to:

The Yonkers Public Library will present “Create Your Family Tree” on Monday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. Get together to talk about your genealogical research. This will be presented in Spanish and English at the Riverfront branch. To register, go to:

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will present “Death Record Substitutes for Genealogy Research” on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. Learn where to look for evidence of Erie County deaths before New York State vital record registration laws were fully complied with in 1914. To register, go to:

The Steele Memorial Library will present a virtual Genealogy Club on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. Join the Steele Memorial Library for an informal get together to talk about search tips and resources available to search your family history. Beginners and experienced searchers are welcome. To register, go to: and select January 13.



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