Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2011 Sheep to Shawl Festival

2011 Sheep to Shawl Festival

Sunday May 1, 2011
Noon - 4:00pm
Daniel Kissam House Museum
434 Park Ave., Huntington

Free admission and fun for the entire family. 
Celebrate Spring as they present sheep shearing, llamas, angoras, traditional textile demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, rug hooking, tatting, and lace making.  Children can partake in crafts and games.  Enjoy tours of the historic Kissam House. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New at the National Archives

NARA has launched a new Online Public Access Catalog.
It's been designed to provide a single, centralized catalog to search across multiple research catalogs at once.  It includes access to the Archival Research Catalog (ARC), Access to Archival Databases (AAD),, and the Electronic Records Archives (ERA).  It is intended to make records of the federal government easier to find. 

Alien Files Find New Home at the Kansas City National Archives
For the first time, more than 300,000 case files on alien residents of the United States who were born 1909 and prior are now open to the public at the National Archives at Kansas City.  "Alien Files" (commonly referred to as "A-Files") were utilized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service starting on April 1, 1944, as a means of recording the details of any active case of an alien not yet naturalized as they passed through the United States immigration and inspection process.  They contain a wealth of information such as photographs, correspondence, birth certificates, health records and more.  The files may be viewed in person at the National Archives in Kansas City or copies of files may be ordered for a fee. For more information visit .

Friday, April 1, 2011

What's New in

Huntington Public Library and the Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society present.....

What's New in Family Research?
April 27th, 7pm, Auditorium, Main Library is just one of the gold mines explored today! Loretto Dennis Szucs, Vice President of Community Relations for, showcases new databases, new technologies, methods, and sources to improve your experience in family research. Learn how to get the most out of what has recently become available.

 Registration required. Open to all!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 71 million documents available online in 2010

2010 has been a busy year for the people at Over the past year they've added millions of documents to Footnote. Here are some of the titles they've been working on lately:

Civil War Service Records, Union and Confederate

Compose a soldier's wartime history from cards describing his physical characteristics, how much he was paid, who he fought with, if he was imprisoned or hospitalized, if he died in battle or of a disease, or even if he switched sides during the war.

World War II War Diaries

War diaries recorded the day-to-day operations of Navy units during World War II. Though often routine, they reveal surprising and interesting insider accounts of wartime activities.

Holocaust Era Assets

View artwork and artifacts looted by the Nazis during World War II. They were collected, photographed, and classified in an attempt to reunite the objects with their original owners.

War of 1812 Service Records (Lake Erie)

Browse records which include dates and terms of service, monthly pay, names of ships, and notes of interest for men aboard vessels attached to Lake Erie Station during the War of 1812.

And much more.

Suffolk County residents with a library card can access this wonderful database from home using their library card.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Award 2011

The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust announce the availability of awards to qualified applicants to pursue research using historical records at the New York state Archives. For official applications and requirements, go to or contact the Trust at: 518-473-7091.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Genealogy Open House at the National Archives in New York City

A wonderful opportunity for genealogists.

In celebration of Archives Month, the staff and volunteers at NARA in NYC are hosting an open house from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M on October 12, 2010. They will provide hands on assistance to help direct your family history research. Topics include: Getting Started Online, Federal Census Records, Federal Passenger Arrival Records, Naturalization Records and other genealogy resources outside of NARA. The day will conclude with a behind-the-scenes Archival Stack Tour, highlighting some of their treasures.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register by October 8th to or call 866-840-1752.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Huntington Celebrates American Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month and what better way to highlight Huntington's history than to meet with the record keepers themselves; the archivists, librarians and historians! Join us in playing the history mystery game and learn a history lesson along the way or take a free tour of the Kissam House.
Date: October 3, 1pm-5pm
Place: Kissam House, ca. 1734
434 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY

for further information contact: Teresa Schwind at 631-427-5165 x250