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As of this posting, more details about this meeting were still to be announced. For more information, contact Mary Ann, 631-273-7883. All meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY
Sponsor: 
Brentwood Genealogists

Genealogical Records of the War of 1812

Guest speaker Laura Congleton will present information on the genealogical records of the War of 1812. For more information contact the Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group at 631-654-4700 ext. 231.

When: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home

This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home or building.

When: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

They Fought Back: Jewish Heroines of Auschwitz

Through genealogical research, Allan Mallenbaum discovered that his second cousin, Rosa Robota of Ciechanow, was a leader of the October 1944 revolt of Auschwitz’s Sonderkommando unit – the workdetail of prisoners who tended the crematoria. Allan will describe his research and share the moving story of this courageous 23-year-old resistance fighter.

A longtime member and past board member of the JGSLI, Allan is past president of the Computer Genealogy Society of Long Island and a founding member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies of L.I.

When: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid Island JCC-Y, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

A visit to the Bialystocker Synagogue

For more information about this event, please contact info@jgsny.org.

When: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Bialystocker Synagogue 7-11 Willett Street New York, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society

Preservation Week 2014: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Center for Jewish History

This tour of the Center for Jewish History’s Conservation Laboratory, Digitization Laboratory, and Archival Processing Center takes attendees behind the scenes and shows first hand how curators preserve the Center's many cultural artifacts and books for future generations. While this tour is free, reservations are requested at RSVP@cjh.org

This tour will feature:

When: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
Center for Jewish History

Ellis Island Records, Googling Your Family Tree, and Citing Your Sources

Join other genealogy enthusiasts at the monthly meeting of the Dead Relatives Club of the Sachem Public Library. This month’s topics will be: Ellis Island Records, Googling Your Family Tree, and Citing Your Sources. For more information, contact the Sachem Public Library.

When: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY
Sponsor: 
Dead Relatives Club of the Sachem Public Library

Finding the Only Child's Niece

The featured speaker of April's Genealogical Society of Bergen County meeting is Debra Braverman, who will discuss researching and reconciling conflicting genealogical information, and resolving "facts" that are found to be untrue

When: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

What is “Fact” at the Ridgewood Public Library

Debra Braverman will discuss what happens when we find out that information that was provided to us is not true. What resources and techniques can we use to assess facts? How do we best reconcile conflicting information? In short, what is “fact”?

When: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium 125 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Preservation Week 2014: Audio Preservation at NYPL

Join us for an overview of the Library's approach to preserving its audio collections. The discussion will explore some of the issues and strategies used in the preservation of sound recordings at the New York Public Library.

This presentation is one in a series of public events sponsored by The New York Public Library Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division as part of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week.

When: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

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