Upcoming Meetings & Events

March 2024

presented by

Margaret Fortier, CG

Board-certified genealogist Margaret Fortier shares her expertise on conducting research in Italian genealogy with a demonstration of best practices as seen through specific case studies.  Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to analyze and evaluate evidence, glean information from records, and be better equipped to reconstruct their families’ lives.
Join us for this FREE webinar (open to all).

This webinar will be streaming via Zoom, or you can attend the Zoom presentation in-person at Bethpage Library. 

To register, please just fill out this brief form and Zoom will send you a confirmation link (as well as a reminder e-mail).

No pre-registration required for in-person attendees.

Hope to see you on March 9, 2024

Margaret Fortier, CG

This meeting is free and open to ALL!  Attend virtually, or, in person at the library.

Time

11 AM (US/Eastern)

“Doors open” at 10:45 A.M. on Zoom and at 10:00 A.M. to enter the library.

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Zoom and in Person

This meeting will be held both virtually, via webinar, and IN PERSON, at the Bethpage NY Public Library. Feel free to come to either, no pre-registration required for in-person attendees.

April 2024

presented by

justin cascio

From 1920 to 1933,  prohibition of the manufacture and sale of alcohol had a profound effect on the lives of ancestors for whom wine, beer, or spirits were part of their culture. What were our Italian ancestors up against?  Find out from talented genealogist, speaker and author, Justin Cascio this spring.   Join us for this FREE webinar (open to all).

This webinar will be streaming via Zoom, or you can attend the Zoom presentation in-person at Bethpage Library.

To register, please just fill out this brief form and Zoom will send you a confirmation link (as well as a reminder e-mail).

No pre-registration required for in-person attendees.

Hope to see you on Saturday, April 13, 2024

Justin Cascio

This meeting is free and open to ALL!  Attend virtually, or, in person at the library.

Time

11 AM (US/Eastern)

“Doors open” at 10:45 A.M. on Zoom and at 10:00 A.M. to enter the library.

WHere

Zoom and in Person

This meeting will be held both virtually, via webinar, and IN PERSON, at the Bethpage NY Public Library. Feel free to come to either, no pre-registration required for in-person attendees.

May 2024

presented by

Pamela J. Vittorio, PLCGS

Anyone whose nineteenth-century ancestor was abandoned  in infancy or orphaned as a child, knows the challenge of finding information on their lives. We may find a birth registration, but nothing else. Beyond what we find in the records, we also learn of the social challenges that abandoned children faced. The presenter will explore the socio-cultural background and the implications of being a foundling  in nineteenth-century Italy and Sicily.  Reflecting on research used to construct case studies aids in a discussion of identity, surnames, foster families, the condition of orphanages, and other facets of a foundling’s life that may help enhance your ancestor’s story.

This webinar will be streaming via Zoom, or you can attend the Zoom presentation in-person at Bethpage Library.

To register, please just fill out this brief form and Zoom will send you a confirmation link (as well as a reminder e-mail).

No pre-registration required for in-person attendees.

Hope to see you on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Pamela J. Vittorio, PLCGS

This meeting is free and open to ALL!  Attend virtually, or, in person at the library.

Time

11 AM (US/Eastern)

“Doors open” at 10:45 A.M. on Zoom and at 10:00 A.M. to enter the library.

WHere

Zoom and in Person

This meeting will be held both virtually, via webinar, and IN PERSON, at the Bethpage NY Public Library. Feel free to come to either, no pre-registration required for in-person attendees.

June 2024

presented by

Michael Cassara

Michael Cassara has a wealth of knowledge to share about photographs– how to identify eras, quality, and more. Stay tuned for this fantastic webinar in June. More information to come.

This webinar will be streaming via Zoom, or you can attend the Zoom presentation in-person at Bethpage Library.

To register, please just fill out this brief form and Zoom will send you a confirmation link (as well as a reminder e-mail).

No pre-registration required for in-person attendees.

Hope to see you on Saturday, June 8, 2024

michael Cassara

This meeting is free and open to ALL!  Attend virtually, or, in person at the library.

Time

11 AM (US/Eastern)

“Doors open” at 10:45 A.M. on Zoom and at 10:00 A.M. to enter the library.

WHere

Zoom and in Person

This meeting will be held both virtually, via webinar, and IN PERSON, at the Bethpage NY Public Library. Feel free to come to either, no pre-registration required for in-person attendees.