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Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island monthly meeting

The Rest of the Story: Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers

Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Mavens 1:30 p.m.) at Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY 11803

Janeen Bjork applies the detective, analytic and presentation skills she garnered in a 30-year career as a television researcher to her work as a Genealogist and Genealogy teacher. Her own family tree, and the trees she has done for friends, clients, and students, are richly illustrated with newspaper stories that range from the mundane to the sensational. She'll share her search methodology via several case studies that illustrate how anyone can find and preserve family items from online newspapers.

The event is free and all are welcome.

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Western New York Genealogical Society's May Outing:

“Members Only” Talk and Tour: Irish Research Techniques

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Program Schedule:
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Gather & Welcome
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. HDC Research Library Tour
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lectures
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Research Demonstrations
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Q&A

Location: Heritage Discovery Center, 100 Lee Street, Buffalo, New York 14210

Cost: While the program is free to WNYGS and BIGS members, we are asking attendees to consider making a charitable donation in support of the HDC/BIGS Railroad Employee Records Preservation Project on the day of the event. Every dollar counts, and you can help preserve this important part of our shared heritage.

Join us as we take our May meeting on the road for a special "members only" talk and tour at the Heritage Discovery Center in Buffalo, New York. In this special program hosted by the Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society, attendees will participate in a guided tour of the HDC Research Library and an afternoon of lectures and research demonstrations.

The first lecture will highlight strategies, assets, and resources for research in Ireland. The second presentation will cover the growing use of DNA analysis in Irish genealogical research. The day will close with a digital demonstration of research techniques by BIGS team members.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their research for assistance and evaluation by BIGS librarians and volunteers.

Registration: Seating is limited. Advance registration is required. Members can register online by visiting All registrations must be received no later than May 15, 2017.

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About Us: The Western New York Genealogical Society was founded in 1974 to help preserve and encourage interest in the area's rich genealogical heritage. Our work focuses on the eight counties of Western New York - Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany - that were originally part of the Holland Land Company Purchase.

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

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