Topics of Meetings Held in 2007-2008
|September 18, 2007
Valley in the American Revolution"
Dutchess County was right in the middle of
revolutionary activity in the Hudson Valley, sending supplies and
equipment both north and south. Victor A. Salamone will discuss the
strategic importance of Dutchess County and surrounding areas in the
Salamone is a retired New York State Social Studies teacher. He is a
co-author of eight books on World War II. He holds a Masterís Degree
in Modern European History from Fordham University and another
Masterís from Manhattan College in Religious Studies. He has studied
the military history for twenty years and annually attends a Civil
War Symposium in Petersburg, Virginia.
||"Share Your Heritage with a Family
Cookbook" - Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Learn what's involved in creating a family cookbook, including
collecting and writing down recipes; adding family memories and
memorabilia; copyright concerns; and possible formats for
publication. Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS, is the reference
librarian and archivist at The Culinary Institute of America, as
well as a genealogical author and speaker. Her publications include
a book, Long-Distance Genealogy, and articles in several
national and regional genealogical periodicals, including the
National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
|January 15, 2008
||"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 at the LDS Church library.
|March 18, 2008
||"Westward in New York and
Beyond" - Joe Lieby
In this presentation, the factors
that caused many to move into western New York and sometimes beyond
are discussed. The availability of land through large land
purchases such as the Holland Land Purchase, and military grants
made the west attractive. The development of the Erie Canal made it
easier to move west and do business in the western lands. Land
records, military records of land grants, Canal Board records and
other records of those early settlers are discussed to enable the
researcher find clues to their pioneer ancestors.
Joe Lieby is a retired educator who has been providing professional
research, specializing in New York. He is involved in several
genealogical organizations including the Orange County Genealogical
Society, where he is an officer, and the New York Chapter of
Palatines to America, where he serves as newsletter editor.
|May 20, 2008
||"Organizing Your Genealogical
Materials" - Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Having your genealogy papers, photos, and data well organized
may make the difference in making progress with your family history
research. Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer will discuss different
methods of organization that others have found helpful, from file
cabinets to computer files.
Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS, is the reference librarian and archivist
at the Culinary Institute of America, as well as a genealogical
author and speaker. Her publications include a book,
Long-Distance Genealogy, and articles in several national and
regional genealogical periodicals, including The National
Genealogical Society Quarterly.