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New York public libraries to offer April programs

Several New York State public libraries will be offering free genealogy programs in the second half of April.

Week of April 14-20

The Fairport Public Library “Genealogy Club” (Monroe County) will meet on Monday, April 15 at 2 p.m.  Interested to hear about the library’s unique genealogy and local history collections? Join us for this presentation outlining what librarians are working on to continually bring the special collections to life for patrons. No registration required.

Tully Free Library (Onondaga County) will host a “Genealogy Club” on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m.  All are welcome regardless of their level of experience. While learning about how to improve your research skills, you can make use of many genealogy resources at the library, including  If you are interested in learning more about family and local history, this group is for you.

The Wood Library (Ontario County) will host a “Genealogy Club” on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. Are you just starting your family tree or have you run into a brick wall tracing a distant ancestor? In this genealogy group you will learn how to conduct a basic search and use other helpful tools to find relatives.  The focus this month will be searching for obituaries.  Must be 60 years or older and an Ontario co-resident to attend this program.  To register, go to:

Red Jacket Public Library will offer “Genealogy for Adults” (Ontario County) on Wednesday, April 17 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:

The Monroe Free Library (Orange County) will a Walk-In Genealogy program on Friday, April 19 from 10 – 11 a.m. Come to the Information desk and ask for Mike. He will spend some time with you to try and help answer your genealogy questions. Sign up not needed but it is recommended that you call first so he can be best prepared to help you.

Crandall Public Library will host a One-0n-One Genealogy drop-in on Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Are you interested in your family history but have no idea where to start? Has your genealogy research recently hit a brick wall? Stop by and ask questions.  No appointment is necessary.

Rochester Public Library (Monroe County) will present “Family Finders Genealogy Club” on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. This is an in-person meeting. Whether you are an experience researcher or just starting out, come join this informal, friendly gathering. Explore your questions, share your discoveries and research your family’s past alongside fellow ancestry seekers. Registration is encouraged but not required.

The Geneva Public Library (Ontario County) will host an in person Genealogy Research Roundtable on Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m.  The sessions are filled with opportunities to conduct research and tips and tricks to make your research time more effective.  All levels of expertise are welcome.

Week of April 21-27

The Ogden Farmers’ Library (Monroe County) will present “The ROC: Journey Through the 20th Century” on Monday, April 22 at 6 p.m. Rick Iekel presents his book The ROC: a journey thru the 20th century: the story of Rochester’s 100 year old airport and gives us some insight into the research he conducted to write the book.  This is an in-person meeting.

Yonkers Public Library (Westchester County) will present “Create Your Family Tree” on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Get together to talk about your genealogical research. Learn how to access thousands of genealogical records using the Library’s online resources and databases such as Family Search and Ancestry! This is an English and Spanish bilingual program.  To register, go to:

Schuylerville Public Library will host an in person “Genealogy Group” on Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m.  This is a drop-in program that is open to all.

The Longwood Public Library (Suffolk County) will have Ask a Genealogist on Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m.  Need help researching your family tree? Reserve time with Genealogy Librarian Jessica Brown for free one-on-one genealogy research help. Appointments are 50 minutes long.  Call (631) 924-6400 Ext. 250 for an appointment. No walk-ins.

Chili Public Library (Monroe County) will present Training on Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m. To register, go to:

The Interlaken Public Library (Seneca County) will offer a virtual Genealogy Meetup on Thursday, April 25 at 11 a.m. You must register to receive the link for the Zoom program. To register, go to:

The Onondaga County Public Libraries will present “A Guide to Preserving and Protecting Your Family Photos” on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m.  Gain essential insights into preserving your precious photos. Discover practical tips for identifying, preserving, and cherishing your old family photos. To register, go to:

Week of April 28-May 4

The Glen Cove Public Library (Nassau County) will host a Genealogy Roundtable on Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Share strategies and encourage one another on your research journey. All levels of researchers  are welcome. To register, go to: and click on the Calendar of Events and go to April 29.

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