Topics of Meetings Held in 2006-2007
|September 19, 2006
||"Fire! Flood! Hurricane! Hard Drive
Crash! Would you Lose your Genealogical Materials in a Disaster?" -
Hear suggestions on how to protect your valuable work from all
kinds of dangers. Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, DCGS
Vice-President of Programs, has been engaged in genealogical research
since 1979. She is the author of Long-Distance Genealogy:
Researching Your Family History from Home and speaks frequently on
genealogical topics. She is currently librarian at the Culinary
Institute of America.
|November 21, 2006
||"Approaches to Creating a Family
Album" - Kim Scoralick
Kim will discuss different approaches to preserving family
photographs and memories in an album (scrapbook) that may include only
the current generation, or many generations. Ms. Scoralick has
been a scrapbooking consultant with Creative Memories for seven years,
and is also a third-grade teacher in the Spackenkill school district.
|January 16, 2007
||Members Helping Members
Our traditional January meeting is an informal, 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 made them. There will
also be demonstrations of the computer programs available in the LDS
|March 20, 2007
||"The Women of the House: How a
Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty"
Come join us for a presentation by Jean Zimmerman, author of the
book of the same name, which was written after extensive research in
primary sources. The presentation will bring us into the
parlors, bedrooms, counting houses and parties of early colonial
America, vividly restoring a forgotten group of women to life.
Learn how Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse built an empire of trading
ships, furs and real estate while raising five children, and follow
her descendants for over one hundred years. Even if you aren't
related to the Philipse family, the story is fascinating , and the
sources in which Ms. Zimmerman did her research may help you with your
family as well.
Ms. Zimmerman is the author of four books that explore the changing
role of American women: Made from Scratch: Reclaiming the Pleasures
of the American Hearth; Tailspin: Women at War in the Wake of
Tailhook; Raising our Athletic Daughters: How Sports can Build
Self-Esteem and Save Girls Lives; and Breaking with Tradition:
Women and Work, the New Facts of Life. She received an MFA
in poetry from Columbia University and lives with her husband and
daughter in Hastings-on-Hudson.
|May 15, 2007
||"Rescuing the Past"
Edith Glass will discuss "Rescuing the Past". The talk
explains the whys and hows of memoir writing. Unless one records
the meaningful events of one's life, together with family history, the
past will be lost. The goal of this talk is to encourage the
listener to keep the past alive. Mrs. Glass will read sample
memoirs and answer questions from attendees.
Mrs. Glass was born and raised in New York City, the daughter of
immigrant parents. She received her bachelor's degree from SUNY-New
Paltz and her master's degree from Long Island University. She
spent most of her teaching career in the Byram Hills School District
in Armonk, New York. She began teaching memoir writing in 1979
and has been a guest lecturer at senior citizen organizations,
libraries and genealogical societies.