Upcoming Meetings

Please check the schedule for meeting dates and speakers

The German Genealogy Group meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from September through June. Orientation begins at 7:00PM. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Building doors open at 6:30. The meetings are open, and YOU are invited to attend! Please feel free to drop by and check us out.

Hicksville VFW Hall - Post 3211
320 S. Broadway (Route 107)
Hicksville, NY 11801

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**There are no meetings during July and August**

    "Show & Tell"
    Presenter — YOU!

   January is Show & Tell month and it is a favorite of many. Take this opportunity to share your family treasure with others who appreciate what is meaningful to you.

    February 5, 2015
    “Using FamilySearch for Genealogical Research”
     Presenter – Ruth Becker Cipko      

Whether you are unfamiliar with the FamilySearch.org website or a frequent user, you’ll benefit from this presentation which was created by Ms. Dorothy Dougherty, Public       Programs Specialist for the National Archives at New York City. You’ll be introduced to the website which will be covered from A to Z, beginning with opening the site to             signing in and exploring all the categories that are available to a researcher. And there are many, including help and free online classes! With new records and images of original records being added for all countries around the world on a daily basis, this is a presentation that will help you make the most of this wonderful resource and help lead you to finding those long-ago ancestors.

   March 5, 2015
   “NO VITALS/ NO PROBLEM!  -  Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
   Presenter – Judy G. Russell,  JD, CGsm, CGLsm

A Certified Genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand genealogical issues ranging from how to use DNA in family research to the way the law affected our ancestors’ lives and the records they left behind. A graduate of George Washington University and Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Judy is a Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely German on her father’s side. She’s written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society magazine and speaks to genealogical groups around the country.