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

Two opportunities, two consecutive days, Wednesday, January 24 and Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Plaza, Manlius, New York 13104

We'll be discussing the Interfaces of Five DNA testing websites (AncestryDNA; 23andMe; Family Tree DNA; MyHeritage and Whether you've tested at multiple companies or are just wondering what DNA testing and Genetic Genealogy are all about, you and your questions are welcome. The programs will differ depending on the questions asked. Both programs are free and open to the public. Note: If the Fayetteville-Manlius schools are closed, the library is closed. There are no snow dates.

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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