Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Calling All Genealogy Enthusiasts

Visit the Patchogue-Medford Library for a special genealogy research night on Saturday, November 14th from 5-9 p.m.

The guest speaker will be professional genealogist Daniel M. Lynch, author of Google Your Family Tree. The Library's entire Genealogy Collection will be available for research including access to all databases, NYS Vital Records Index, City Directories, 1890 NYC Police Census and more.

Registration is Required. In person, by phone at 631-654-4700, or online at http://www.pmlib.org/. All participants must arrive before the Library closes at 5:30 p.m. Check in at the Reference Desk.

Patchogue-Medford Library
54-60 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Friday, October 23, 2009

Getting the Most out of Ancestry.com

Getting the Most Out Of Ancestry.com workshop, is presented by Huntington Public Library and the Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society on Wednesday, November 11th at 7:00 pm in the main auditorium of the library.

Loretti Dennis Szucs, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Editor for Ancestry magazine discusses the "Ancestry World Archives Project." Ms. Szucs brings a wealth of experience as a former member of the advisory board of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and as a current board member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Open to all. Registration is recommended. Call 631-427-5165 or register online at http://alpha2.suffolk.lib.ny.us/programs~S30.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Genealogy Workshop

On Saturday, October 24th from 10-11:30 a.m., the Genealogy Research Group from the Patchogue-Medford Library is holding a workshop entitled: Family Research Using footnote.com. Footnote.com is a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past. Our library has recently added this subscription based website to the Suffolk e-Resources.

Getting started Help Session from 9:30-10 a.m.
Registration is required. Sign up at the Patchogue-Medford Library's Main Desk in-person, by phone or online @ http://www.pmlib.org/.

Patchogue-Medford Library
54-60 East Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oral Histories of Life In Huntington

The library's oral history project was launched in September and thus far we've conducted and recorded four oral histories depicting life in Huntington through the years.

Do you or members of your family have stories to share about life in Huntington that encapsulate a period of time or a way of life here? If so, the library would like to preserve them as part of the collective memory of our town. We are interested in the following topics:

  • Memories of Main Street

  • Memories of the library

  • Summers in Huntington

  • Recreation or Entertainment

  • School Days

  • Town Events, Festivals, Parades, etc...

  • Farming

  • Memories of Huntington During War

  • Family Business in the Town

  • Transportation

  • Occupations

If you are interested in submitting your story to our oral history project, please contact Teresa Scwhind or Lori King at 631-427-5165 x251 or history@thehuntingtonlibrary.org. We look forward to adding to our growing collection.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fashion Accessories from Huntington's Past

Throughout the month of October the Huntington Historical Society has a wonderful display of women and men's fashion accessories from the 19th and early 20th centuries on the main floor of the library. It consists of various handcrafted artifacts such as shoes, hairpins, gloves, jewelry, parasols, purses and more from their unique collection.

Monday, October 5, 2009


We are excited to offer our patrons free access to footnote.com, an excellent resource for genealogists, historians, students, teachers and many others. Footnote Inc. has partnered with the National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions to make over 56,000,000 historical images available for the first time. Highlights of the collection include, Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWII, Vietnam and the new Holocaust Collection.

The site can be accesses here at the library or remotely with a valid library card and password from the Suffolk e-Resources page. To access the Suffolk e-Resources from the link to Our Databases from the library's homepage. Contact the Adult Services Desk at 631-427-5165 with any questions.