New Online Sources You Need to Know – Virtual
December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
There will be four breakout sessions:
1. Historical Vital Records – Alec Ferretti will provide tips on using the NYC Municipal Archives’s new website, with online access to images of over 10 million NYC birth, marriage and death certificates.
2. The 1950 U.S. census – Bonnie Birns will discuss the 1950 U.S. census, which became available online in April 2022, and the insights it offers to life in the post-WWII era.
3. WebSurrogate – Alex Calzareth will describe this new website, which offers indexes to probate cases in 51 of NY State’s 62 counties (including most NYC-metro area counties), plus many images of files created from Feb. 2014 on.
4. Latest Developments in DNA — Our speaker will update us on new tools and resources for genetic genealogy.
Alec Ferretti, a NYC-based professional genealogist, works for the Wells Fargo Family & Business History Center, researching family histories for high net-worth clients. He specializes in the genealogy of 20th century immigrants to the United States.
Bonnie Birns is an actuary by day and a genealogist by night (and all other times). She is a past president and current board member of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island and has run its Family History Workshop for 10 years.
Alex Calzareth began researching his family roots over 20 years ago, focusing on southwest Germany, the Czech Republic and southern Italy. He is a board member of Reclaim The Records, webmaster of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, and JewishGen’s Research Director for Germany.
Check the JGSLI website and Facebook page for details on registering for the program.