Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Topics of Meetings Held in 2002-2003

September 17, 2002 "What You Need to Know about Using the 1930 Census" - Jean Nudd
This presentation gives basic information about what's contained in the 1930 Federal Census records and will suggest what to do to prepare to use it. Jean will also discuss several on-line resources for locating information along with some background information such as enumerators' instructions.

Jean is the lead archivist at the Pittsfield Regional Center of the National Archives. Her personal genealogical roots run deep in New England and New York.

November 19, 2002 "What's in the Huguenot Historical Society Library?" - Eric Roth
The records at the Huguenot Historical Society Library in New Paltz include information on much more than just the Huguenots; they include material relating to early founders of New Paltz and surrrounding areas and their descendants.

Eric Roth, Archivist/Librarian at the Society Library, will give an overview of the collection, mentioning some of its highlights. He'll discuss what's in the library, how you can use it, and what information you might be able to find about your ancestors there, with examples of how both genealogists and professional historians use the records.

January 21, 2003 "Members Sharing with Members"
An open forum where attendees can discuss their research problems and see if others have suggestions to help them. Attendees are also invited to share research breakthroughs and tell how they did it. We especially encourage questions and discussions of problems related to computers at this meeting.
March 18, 2003 "Genealogical Magazines" - Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Genealogical magazines hold much information that can help with research. Christine will discuss what types of genealogical magazines are available; what are the major popular magazines and scholarly journals and how they differ both between and within categories; what major magazines and columns are available on the Internet and by e-mail; what sources genealogists can use to identify genealogical magazines; how to decide which magazines to subscribe to; and what magazine indexes are especially useful for genealogical research.
May 20, 2003 "Tips on How to Use a Family History Center with the On-line Resources at familysearch.org" - Linda Koehler
Linda Koehler will talk about what is available on-line at the Latter Day Saints Internet site , especially considering "before & after" differences in databases like the International Genealogical Index and the Family History Library Catalog, as well as other resources that used to be available only on microfiche or CD-ROM at the Family History Center. She will also review databases available on CD-ROM at the local Family History Center in Poughkeepsie, as well as new CD-ROMs in the collection of the Dutchess County Genealogical Society Library.

Linda Koehler is the Librarian for the Dutchess County Genealogical Society and also volunteers as a librarian for the Poughkeepsie Family History Center.