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Western New York Genealogical Society (WNYGS) - Buffalo, NY:

Breaking Old World: Finding Foreign Places of Birth in American Records"

Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Branch, Ring of Knowledge, 1 Lafayette Circle, Buffalo, NY 14203

The key to breaking your genealogy research into the "Old World" is knowing your immigrant ancestor's origin. Join us as we learn about American resources that can help you identify your ancestor's birth town or region. This is a great course for genealogists of all experience levels.

About the Presenter: Rhonda Konig is the genealogy specialist at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. She has a Master of Library Science from the University at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in History from SUNY Geneseo. Rhonda has been a proponent of genealogy since 1999, and has sixteen years of experience as a genealogy librarian. Rhonda serves on the board of the Western New York Genealogical Society and as editor of the Society’s quarterly JOURNAL.

Cost: Free to WNYGS members and the general public.

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For complete information on this and other upcoming events, visit the Society's website

DNA Interest Group of the Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS) meeting

Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
Location TBA

Genetic Genealogists of all levels are welcome. Free and open to the public.

From County Cork to Clarkson: Cracking the Case of the O’Brien Clan

May 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rochester Genealogical Society, The Clover Center, 1101 Clover Street, Rochester, NY 14610

TV researcher and Genealogist Janeen Bjork will discuss the challenges she faced in tracking the 18th Century O’Brien family of County Cork to New York State and beyond. She will give a quick lesson on OCR (optical character recognition), the technology that allows scanned newspapers to be indexed and searched online. You’ll learn how to get around the limitations of OCR to unearth hard-to-find items. She will share the methods she used to break through the brick walls for her toughest genealogy commission - multiple generations of O'Briens, starting in County Cork, Ireland and continuing to Monroe, St. Lawrence, Orleans and Onondaga counties. See for an example of her work, a presentation on her maternal Italian family's ancestral home towns, and the story of how her great-grandfather and her grandfather worked in Rochester on the New York Central Railroad (October 14th program for the Italian Genealogical Group of Long Island.

June 13 - 16, 2018 - Buffalo, NY

Palatines to America German Genealogy Society National Conference - June 13 - 16, 2018 - Adams Mark Hotel, Buffalo - featuring John Philip Colletta, Ph.D. and Baerbel K. Johnson, AG. Registration information available on website soon,

August 11, 2018 - Henderson, NY - Heritage Day

Each August, on the 2nd Saturday of the month, the grounds of the Henderson Historical Society comes alive with exciting Crafter booths, food vendors, community groups, free demonstration and entertainment. It's like a great family reunion, the Henderson area-community gathers o celebrate its heritage and enjoy the best of New York State high quality craft offerings. The event begins about 9am with crafter tents set up between the winding walking path and the 1820's authentic log cabin. Games and activities are available for families and children. The Heritage Day event is free and open to the public with parking adjacent to the grounds. The main Church building has a handicap accessible ramp and the Park Pavilion has handicap facilities. There is something for young and old alike! Come join the fun and be a part if history!

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

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