For more information contact 631-654-4700 ext. 231

 Mission Statement













"Researching New York State Institutional Hospitals"

Guest Speaker - Rhoda Miller

Saturday, October 25, 2014

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - Getting Started


"Finding Spicy Stories of New York Ancestors In Newspapers Online"

Guest Speaker - Terry Koch-Bostic

Saturday, November 22, 2014

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.- Getting Started


 "German Genealogy Research"

Guest Speaker - Richard Haberstroh

Saturday, January 24, 2015

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - Getting Started


"Research Techniques for Locating Heirs"

Guest Speaker - Melissa Johnson

Saturday, February 28, 2015

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - Getting Started


"Dual Citizenship: What You Need to Know"

Guest Speaker - Melissa Johnson

Saturday, March 28, 2015

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - Getting Started


"Genealogy Lock-In"

Guest Speaker - Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D

Saturday, April 25, 2015

1:00 - 9:00 p.m.

12:30 - Sign In

Registration Required beginning April 1, 2015



"Genealogical Records of the Civil War"

Guest Speaker - Laura H. Congleton

Saturday, May 30, 2015

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m. - Getting Started











Ancestry Family Tree: Genealogy And History Of Your Ancestor's Past

By keith D. Lambert

Genealogy 929.1028 LAM


Irish Emigrants In North America

Part 8

By David Dobson

Reference Genealogy 929.3088 DOB


Tracing Derry-Londonderry Roots

By Brian Mitchell

Genealogy 929.1089 MIT


Counting Canada: A Genealogical Guide to the Canadian Census

by Dave Obee
Genealogy 929. 371 OBE



Destination Canada: A Genealogical Guide to Immigration Records

by Dave Obee

Genealogy 929.371 OBE


Mastering Genealogical Proof
by Thomas W. Jones
Genealogy 929.1 JON

Jamaican Ancestry: How To Find Out More

By Madeleine E. Mitchell

Genealogy 929.1072 MIT


How I Found My 15 Grandmothers: A Step By Step Guide

By Genie Milgrom
Genealogy 929.1089 MIL


Diggin' Up Bones: A Genealogy Research Guide

By Wendy Swanson

Genealogy 929.1 SWA


Directory of Photographers in the United States 1888 & 188and Canada 1889

Compiled by Diane VanSkiver Gagel
Reference Genealogy 770.92273 DIR
Write Your Family History: Easy Steps to Organize, Save and Share
By Stephen Szabados
Genealogy 929 SZA


Secrets Of Tracing Your Ancestors

By W. Daniel Quillen

Genealogy 929.1072 QUI

7th Edition

The Troubleshooter's Guide To Do-It-Yourself Genealogy

By W. Daniel Quillen

Genealogy 929.1072 QUI

3rd Edition


The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: 

How To Trace Your Germanic Ancestry In Europe

By James M. Beidler

Genealogy 929.1072 BEI


The Family Tree Historical Maps Book:

A State-By-State Atlas of U.S. History, 1790-1900

By Allison Dolan

Reference Genealogy 912.73 DOL


American Vital Records From The Gentleman's Magazine

1731 - 1868

Compiled by David Dobson

Reference Genealogy 929.3 DOB



Genealogy Online For Dummies (2014)

By Matthew L. Helm & April Leigh Helm

Genealogy 929.1072 HEL



Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques

By George G. Morgan & Drew Smith

Genealogy 929.1 MOR



Compendium of Early Mohawk Valley Families (2 Volumes)

By Maryly B. Penrose

Reference Genealogy 929.3747 PEN



British Aliens In The United States During The War Of 1812

Compiled by Kenneth Scott

Reference Genealogy 929.373 SCO


First Metis Families of Quebec

Volume 2: Jean nicolet and a Nipissing Woman

Compiled by Gail Morin

Reference Genealogy 929.3089 MOR


A Guide To Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy

by Jason Kruski

Genealogy 929.1089 KRU



Alphabetical Family Group Records for Montbronn, Moselle, France, 1700-1791

(2 Volumes)

by June Caryl Schmitz

Reference Genealogy 929.344 SCH


Finding Your Irish Ancestors In New York City

by Joseph Buggy

Reference Genealogy 929.1089 BUG

Genealogy 929.1089 BUG


Tracing Your Ancestors Through Death Records:

A Guide For Family Historians

by Celia Heritage

Genealogy 929.3 HER


The Unfinished Typescript for History Town of Alburgh, Vermont

by Allen L. Stratton

Reference Genealogy 974.3 STR


Sustainable Genealogy:

Separating Fact From Fiction In Family Legends

by Richard Hite

Genealogy 929.1072 HIT


The Tillotson Family, Long Island Cordwood,

and the Decline of East Coast Sail

by Willis H. White

929.1 WHI

L.I. Ref 929.1 WHI


The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 & 1835

by Edward David Luft

Ref Genealogy 929.3438 NAT


Buena Vista: Life & Work on a Puerto Rican Hacienda, 1833-1904

by Guillermo A. Baralt

Genealogy 972.957 BAR


Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families: Articles From

The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine

Ref Genealogy 929.20973 GEN (3 Volumes)


International Vital Records Handbook

2013 Edition

by Thomas Kemp

Ref Genealogy & Genealogy 929.1072 INT



Forensic Genealogy

Revised Edition

by Colleen Fitzpatrick

Genealogy 929.1072 FIT


Harvesting Your Family Tree: A Guide To Genealogy Research

by Wendy W. Swanson

Genealogy 929.1 SWA


Roster of Valor: The Titanic-Halifax Legacy

by Arnold Watson

Reference Genealogy 929.5097 WAT


The Fastest Growing Religion On Earth: How Genealogy Captured The Brains and Imaginations of Americans

by Doug Bremner

Genealogy 929.1 BRE


National Genealogical Society Research Series:

Research In Pennsylvania

by Kay Haviland Freilich

Genealogy 929.3748 FRE




When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show

Twelfth Century Semitic Roots

by Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman

Genealogy 941.1 HIR



National Genealogical Society Research Series:

New York City, Long Island & Westchester County

by Laura Murphy DeGrazia

Ref Genealogy 929.3747 DEG & Genealogy 929.3747 DEG



New York In The American Revolution:

A Source Guide For Genealogists and Historians

by Eric G. Grundset

Ref Genealogy 974.71 GRU and Genealogy 974.71 GRU



The Patchogue-Medford Library has an extensive monograph, microfilm and electronics collection and will continue to develop these areas.  Librarians are happy to assist all patrons with their research.


IMPORTANT: Home Access to the available databases on this page now requires a Patchogue-Medford Library card. You will be prompted to enter the barcode from your card.

Genealogy Resource Groups on Long Island (including Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk)Back to Top

***We suggest that you confirm date, time, and place
with individual society before attending a meeting.***


  • Meets first Friday of the month, 7:00 PM, Freeport Memorial Library, Ocean Ave., Freeport, NY.

  • September through June.

  • Contact: Joysetta Pearse, (516) 379-5466.

  • Internet Address: http://www.aagsinc.net

  • All Meetings are open to the public at no charge.


  • Meets Last Thursday (4th or 5th) of Month (except Jul & Aug), 7:30 PM, Family History Center, Plainview NY

  • Note: The Family History Center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 160 Washington Avenue, Plainview (L.I.) N.Y.

  • Contact: Walter Kehoe (516) 921-8941.  

  • All meetings are open to the public at no charge.


  • Meets 2nd Saturday of Month at 3:00PM (except July) at the Longwood Public Library, 800 Middle Country Rd.,Middle Island, NY 11953.

  • (631)924-6400. Visitors Welcome, no charge to attend meetings.

  • Contact: Kathy Then (631) 846-6308 


  • Meets fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM, Conklin Barn, Huntington, NY.

  • Contact: Richard Holliday (631)757-5817.

  • All meetings are open to the public. Admission fee for non-members and guests: $3.00.


  • Meets first Thursday of each month, 7:30 PM, Hicksville VFW Hall, 320 S. Broadway (Route 107) Hicksville, NY. (Except July, August)

  • September through June.

  • Contact: Don Eckerle, (631)265-0621.

  • Web Site: www.germangenealogygroup.com

  • Visitors welcome, no fee.


  • Meets third Saturday of the month, 11:00 a.m. [Help Sessions at 10:00 a.m.] Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave. Bethpage.

  • Contact: Mary Kane, (631) 335-2462.  press@ifhf.org 

  • PO Box 67, Plainview, NY 11803-0067.

  • Web Site: www.ifhf.org     Visitors Welcome.



  • Meets second Saturday of each month, 10:30 AM, Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage.

  • Contact: Michael Genovese (516) 354-3534

  • Internet address: http://www.italiangen.org

  • All meetings are open to the public at no charge.


  • Usually meets at 2:00 PM on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    Check www.jgsli.org for dates and locations.


    September through June.

    Library collection housed at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, 999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY.

    Contact: Renee Steinig (631) 549-9532.

    Internet address: http://www.jgsli.org

    Regular meetings are open to the public at no charge.


LONG ISLAND TMG USERS' GROUP (for users of The Master Genealogist computer program)

  • Meets 3rd Thursday of the Month, 7:30 PM (Except July, August)

  • L.D.S. Church, Plainview, New York

  • Contact: Mark Waldron, (631) 724-4162. 

  • All meetings are free and open to the public.


  • Meets 4th Saturday of the Month, 10-11:30AM. 9:30AM help session. 54-60 East Main St., Patchogue, NY.

  • For details, contact Toni Raptis (631)654-4700 ext.231.

  • All meetings are open to the public at no charge.

PLAINVIEW FAMILY HISTORY CENTER (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

  • Note: The Family History Center is located in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 160 Washington Avenue, Plainview (L.I.) N.Y.

  • Houses extensive genealogical research library. World's largest collection of genealogical microfilm available for loan and use in the library. No charge except for copy machine, postage for film loans. Call for hours, directions.

  • Library: (516) 433-0122

    QUEENS GENEALOGY WORKSHOP of the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, Inc.

  • Meets third Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM at Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385. (718) 456-1776.

  • March through November.

  • All meetings are open to the public. No Admission Fee.


  • Research Library open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. 300 West Main St., Riverhead, NY.

  • Contact: (631)727-2881

                                                                       Library fee is $2.00.