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When: The third Tuesday of September, November, January, March
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints (LDS)
204 Spackenkill Road
Poughkeepsie, New York
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.
When: Selected Mondays
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
Please register in advance for any class you will attend.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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"Researching American Military Service in the
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.
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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