Thursday, March 6, 2014

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors

The Western New York Genealogical Society is happy to announce the start of the 2014 programming year.  In its first meeting of the season, WNYGS will host a two-part lecture by professional genealogist Dennis A. Hogan.  This event is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there.

Jennifer Liber Raines
WNYGS Programming and Community Outreach Chair


Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors
Saturday, March 22, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Mason O. Damon Auditorium, Lower Level, Central Branch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, New York 14203

Cost: Free

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   Brief WNYGS Business Meeting

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Searching U.S. Resources for Your Immigrant Ancestors

During the first half of the program, Dennis A. Hogan will discuss strategies and best practices for tracing your immigrant ancestors in American records.

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Short Break

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Irish Name Variations and Ancestor Records in Ireland

In the second half of the program, Mr. Hogan will help attendees better understand Irish naming variations and identify possible research resources in Ireland.

About the Speaker:  A frequent lecturer, Mr. Hogan is a full-time professional genealogist specializing in research involving New York State and Ireland. He serves as both the Vice-President of the Rochester Genealogical Society and the Coordinator of its Computer Interest Group.  Additionally, he is the President and Webmaster of the Town of Gorham Historical Society.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Understanding and Exploring Your Polish Genealogy 
[Free and Open to the Public]

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