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    Genealogy Resource Groups on Long Island (including Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk)

    ***We suggest that you confirm date, time, and place
    with individual society before attending a meeting.***

    AFRICAN ATLANTIC GENEALOGY SOCIETY

    • Meets first Friday of the month, 7:00 PM, Freeport Memorial Library, Ocean Ave., Freeport, NY.
    • September through June.
    • Contact: Joysetta Pearse, (516) 379-5466. Email: JPearse1@optonline.net
    • Internet Address: http://www.aagsinc.net/
    • All Meetings are open to the public at no charge.

    COMPUTER GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF LONG ISLAND

    • Meets Last Thursday (4th or 5th) of Month (except Jul & Aug), 7:30 PM, Family History Center, Plainview NY
    • Note: The Family History Center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 160 Washington Avenue, Plainview (L.I.) N.Y.
    • Contact: James Brower, (631)549-3731. E-Mail:jbrower@optonline.net
    • All meetings are open to the public at no charge

    GENEALOGY SUPPORT GROUP OF LONGWOOD SOCIETY OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION

    • Meets 2nd Saturday of Month at 3:00PM (except July) at the Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Rd.,Middle Island, NY 11953.
    • (631)924-6400. Visitors Welcome, no charge to attend meetings
    • Contact: Kathy Then (631)698-3214 E-Mail: Katthen@optonline.net

    GENEALOGY WORKSHOP of the HUNTINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    • Meets fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM, Conklin Barn, Huntington, NY.
    • Contact: Richard Holliday (631)757-5817. E-mail: rhollida@suffolk.lib.ny.us
    • All meetings are open to the public. Admission fee for non-members and guests: $3.00.

    GERMAN GENEALOGY GROUP, INC

    • Meets first Thursday of each month, 7:30 PM, Family History Center, Plainview, NY. (Except July, August)
    • Note: The Family History Center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 160 Washington Ave., Plainview (LI) NY.
    • September through June.
    • Contact: Mark Waldron, (631)724-4162. E-Mail:waldron@optonline.net
    • Web Site: www.germangenealogygroup.com
    • All meetings are open to the public at no charge.

    IRISH FAMILY HISTORY FORUM

    • Meets third Saturday of the month, 1:00 PM [Help Sessions at 11:30 AM] Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave. Bethpage.
    • Contact: Joe McKeon, (718)945-2811. PO Box 67, Plainview, NY 11803-0067.
    • Email: ifhf@ifhf.org Web Site: www.ifhf.org Visitors Welcome. Non-members and guests: $3.00.

    ITALIAN GENEALOGY GROUP

    JEWISH GENEALOGY SOCIETY of LONG ISLAND

    • Usually meets at 2:00 PM on the fourth Sunday of the month, at the Mid-Island Y-JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd., Plainview, NY.
    • September through June.
    • Library collection housed at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY.
    • Contact: Eli Hecht, (516)921-1837. Email: ehecht4085@aol.com
    • Internet address: http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsli
    • Regular meetings are open to the public at no charge.

    PATCHOGUE-MEDFORD LIBRARY GENEALOGY RESEARCH GROUP

    • Meets 4th Saturday of the Month, 10-11:30AM. 9:30AM help session. 54-60 East Main St., Patchogue, NY.
    • For details, contact Toni Raptis (631)654-4700 ext.228. E-mail: traptis@suffolk.lib.ny.us.
    • All meetings are open to the public at no charge.

    PLAINVIEW FAMILY HISTORY CENTER (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

    • Note: The Family History Center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 160 Washington Avenue, Plainview (L.I.) N.Y.
    • Houses extensive genealogical research library. World's largest collection of genealogical microfilm available for loan and use in the library. No charge except for copy machine, postage for film loans. Call for hours, directions.
    • Library: (516)433-0122. Roberta Olson, Director.

    PUERTO RICAN/HISPANIC GENEALOGY SOCIETY

    QUEENS GENEALOGY WORKSHOP of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, Inc.

    • Meets third Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM at Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385. (718)821-3992.
    • March through November.
    • For information call Carol Gohari, (718)821-3992. E-mail: CGohari@worldnet.att.net.
    • All meetings are open to the public. Admission fee for non-members and guests: $2.00.

    SCOTTISH HERITAGE & ANCESTRAL RESEARCH SOCIETY

    • Meets third Tuesday of the month,7:30 PM, L.D.S.Church, Plainview, NY (Except July, August).
    • For details, contact: Maureen, (631)757-0263. E-mail: mornan@optonline.net.
    • All meetings are open to the public at no charge. Guests Welcome. Please call for location, directions.

    SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    • Research Library open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. 300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY.
    • Contact: Wallace Broege, (631)727-2881. Email: histsoc@suffolk.lib.ny.us
    • Library fee is $2.00.

    WADING RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    • North Country Road, Wading River, NY 11792
    • (631)929-4082.

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