Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Meetings & Events

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When: The third Tuesday of September, November, January, March and May
Time:   7:30 PM
Place:  Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints (LDS)
            204 Spackenkill Road
            Poughkeepsie, New York 12603

The LDS Church is located on Spackenkill Road, at the corner of Twin Hills Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie. It is about two miles east of Route 9 or about one mile west of Route 376.

Please Note: The Family History Center will be closed from August 19th - September 3rd, reopening September 4th.

If Spackenkill Schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be cancelled.

Genealogy Classes

When:  Selected Mondays
Time:   10:30AM to Noon
Place:  East Fishkill Community Library, Alley Room
            348 Route 376
            Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

You can check the East Fishkill Community Library web site  to see if we have classes scheduled by going to EFLibrary.org. Scroll down and look for the link on the right hand side that says "See Full Calendar".  Once there, enter "Genealogy" in the keyword box and click "Search".

Please register in advance for any class you will attend.

2017/2018 Calendar

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
7:30 PM

Click here to view/print meeting flyer

"Researching American Military Service in the Revolution"

Learn how to research the military service of your ancestors from home via the Internet and databases, ordering records by mail, and other methods. Attendees will learn about: the difference between state militias and Federal troops; how to request service and pension records by mail from the National Archives; databases that invluce military record information (Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3, DAR, etc.) (with examples); Internet sites that can help with research; other sources for informationl and societies for descendants of soldiers.

Our speaker; Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer; MLS, has been doing genealogical research since 1979, and has been Vice President for Programs and Vice President for Publicity for the Dutchess County [New York] Genealogical Society since 1988.  Ms. Crawford-Oppenheimer's book, Long Distance Genealogy; Researching Your Family History from Home, was published by Betterway Books in 2000. Articles she has written have appeared in, among other magazines, the National Genealogical Society Quarterly; the Pennsylvania Genalogical Magazine, the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, and Family Tree Magazine. She writes a column for the Armstrong County Pennsylvania Geneology and Museum News.

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