A photograph is an important genealogical document if you know how to read the clues—photographic method, photographer’s work dates, fashion and family history. Adding up the evidence can reveal new pieces of your family history or lead you to new sources.
“Finding the Only Child’s Niece” - Truth and Fiction in Genealogical Sources
Presenter – Debra Braverman
Sometimes when researching family history, it becomes evident what we think we know to be true is, in fact, not true. What resources and research techniques can be used to prove or disprove “facts?” How do we reconcile what we find with what we have been told?
Professional genealogist, Debra Braverman, will present a variety of case studies to illustrate the process of evaluating and reconciling family stories and research findings. Ms. Braverman is a forensic genealogist, specializing in research for probate and intestacy, and in 19th and 20th century NYC research. She regularly testifies as an expert witness in Surrogate's Court hearings.
December 4, 2014 - MEETING BEGINS AT 7:00 PM THIS MONTH ONLY
An enjoyable evening filled with music and good food.
Members and their guests generously share their favorite German foods and baked goods to be enjoyed by all.
January 8, 2015 - SECOND THURSDAY THIS MONTH ONLY - LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED THIS MONTH ONLY
"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 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.