Interested in researching your Italian ancestry?
Join us for the IGG monthly meetings, live or virtually!
Saturday, June 11 , 2022 – 11:00 AM (US/Eastern) (“doors open” at 10:45) – this meeting is open to ALL!
“Records of the NARA Online vs. On Site”- presented by Jonathan W. Deiss
From census to military to naturalization records, this talk covers some of the most informative genealogical records both online and on site at NARA: what you need to know about accessing and analyzing the information, and where to find these important record sets
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
In addition to being on the Board of Directors of Reclaim the Records, Jonathan Webb Deiss has been a professional independent researcher for twenty-three years. He specializes in the records of the American military from 1775 to the Cold War era, and is known for locating hard-to-find personnel files, service records, and key documents from all branches of service. In 2010, Jonathan was honored with the title “Citizen Archivist” by the Archivist of the United States.
To register, please just fill out this brief form – and Zoom will send you a confirmation link (as well as a reminder e-mail).
Due to COVID-19, in-person meetings are not taking place at this time. We have held and intend to continue to hold Zoom meetings and webinars, and IGG members will be notified of these via e-mail.
Every second Saturday of the month from September through June, the Italian Genealogical Group presents a speaker discussing a topic relevant to Italian genealogical research. In person meetings are held at the Bethpage Public Library (Long Island, NY) and, in most cases, are also broadcast to our members worldwide via Zoom. Handouts and the exchange of genealogical events, websites and publications as well as research tips are readily available. Information and summaries of the monthly meetings are available online to members.
Meeting attendees will find an array of resources and guides to assist you in your research, including:
- Help Desk: For those members who are fortunate enough to attend our meetings, we offer a Help Desk. Before each meeting, experts are available to offer advice or to discuss your genealogy research problems. (Please note: at this time, the help desk is only available at in-person meetings.)
- Lending Library: The IGG maintains an extensive collection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Members may borrow from the collection in person at meetings only.
- Mentoring: There are key members who volunteer as mentors. Members who may be new to genealogy or are stuck and in need of guidance may ask for their assistance. The mentor does not do the research for you but will work with you and suggest methods that worked in their own research.
Bethpage Public Library
47 Powell Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month from 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Assistance is available for beginning and advanced researchers in the auditorium lobby before the meeting. Please inquire at the sign-in desk.
Guests are always welcome.
Part of the fun of being a member of the IGG is participation in outside events with other members. Our past events have included a cemetery crawl, historical tours, genealogy events, an annual holiday luncheon, Italian-American festivals and more! Information on upcoming events will be posted as they are scheduled.