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
Map & Driving Directions
**There are no meetings during July and August**
September 4, 2014
"Adventures in Genealogy, Close Encounters"
Presenter — Ken Bausert
How I found some of my living relatives that I never knew before, during my research - both in the US and abroad - and the results of our meetings since contacting them. The primary focus is on my German relatives and meeting them during a September, 2012, journey to Europe.
October 2, 2014
Photographs and Family History: Tips for Dating and Identifying Family Photos
Presenter — Maureen Taylor
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.
November 6, 2014
“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
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.