John Grenham is an expert Irish researcher.Saturday, March 6Irish Genealogy Webinar with John Grenham11:00 amZoom WebinarOn Saturday 6 March 2021 the Hamilton County Genealogical Society will present two lectures by John Grenham of Ireland. These lectures will be presented via one live online webinar in English.Lecture 1 – 11 a.m. (EST): A Long, Hard Road: A Step-by-Step Look at the Famine Migration Process and its RecordsThere will be a 15-minute break at noon.Lecture 2 – 12:15 p.m. (EST): Researching Irish Ancestors and Using the Irish Ancestors WebsiteThis webinar of two lectures will be presented free of charge on the Zoom platform. Registration will be required. You must register in advance for the webinar. There is a 400-person limit for the webinar.Learn More about this event.Registration for this event opened on Thursday 4 February 2021 and will remain open until 9:00pm EST on Saturday 27 February 2021.HCGS will record the sessions and registered attendees will then have the opportunity to watch the presentations again for 30 days after the webinar.
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It is with a great sense of sadness that we learned of the passing of our beloved Treasurer and dear friend Evelyn Ludwig on November 3, at the age of 81.
Besides being our Treasurer for the past 6 years, Evelyn is best remembered for her willingness to help out wherever she could, whether it was making the arrangements for our annual Christmas party, greeting people who stopped at our booth at the annual Hofstra Irish Festival, or volunteering for other events in which the Forum participated. At our monthly meetings, Evelyn was always one of the first to arrive at the library to help set up the Forum displays, assist the Hospitality group in setting up the refreshment table, greeting participants and, when needed, helping sign in members, and of course selling the 50/50 chances.
Recognizing all of the contributions she made over the years to the success of the Forum, last year the Board of Directors honored her with the Forum’s 2019 Certificate of Appreciation and named her “Volunteer Extraordinaire,” a designation she so justly deserved.
We extend our deepest sympathy to Evelyn’s loving husband, Joseph; her children and grandchildren; and her sister, Forum member Margaret Gonzalez, during this time of great sadness.
Suaimhneas siorai Da hAnam Uasal…Eternal rest to her gentle soul.
During these very trying times we at Donohue Cecere Funeral Home want to assure you that we have taken every precaution to provide a safe environment for you and your loved ones. Our location is cleaned and sanitized daily and we continue to follow best practices for social distancing and safety.
In accordance with Executive Order 202.17 (which requires any individual over age two, and able to medically tolerate a face-covering, be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place) we are required to follow this mandate or risk being shut down; therefore, all individuals entering our funeral home will be asked to wear a face mask or cloth face covering.
As of the latest update we are able to offer limited visitation periods in the funeral home for family and friends up to 25 people per session. Please be mindful when visiting during these sessions to limit the amount of time spent at the funeral home. This will give the opportunity for other family and friends to visit.
In lieu of flowers donations in Evelyn’s memory would be appreciated to: Wounded Warrior Project
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Evelyn Ludwig, please visit our floral store.
November 6, 2020
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Donohue Cecere Funeral Home
290 Post Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590
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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Virtual Celtic Connections Conference, available online July 31-August 31, 2020
Join us on a virtual “Journey Home” and learn more about researching your family history!
ALL THIS FOR ONLY $99 (USD):
- On-demand presentations – No difficult decisions about which lecture to attend! All 25 pre-recorded presentations will be available for you to view whenever you choose.
- Conference extended from July 31-August 31 – Plenty of time to listen to any and all talks of interest to you (as long as you do so before August 31).
- Nine live chat sessions with the presenters – Opportunities for you to ask questions and interact with our speakers and other attendees. Schedule will be posted soon.
- Safe, convenient and less expensive – No risky and costly travel, no reservations, no trip delays. View the presentations from home at your convenience!
- Renowned genealogists cover a variety of topics – Fiona Fitzsimons, Maurice Gleeson, John Grenham, Chris Paton plus seven outstanding U.S. genealogy experts will address multiple topics and interests.
- Online syllabus — Electronic version of the conference syllabus will include all presentations as well as discounts on digital products.
Register now at http://celtic-connections.org/ccc_register.html.
Family Tree Magazine is offering their latest copy of the magazine for free. See pages 77-84 for Irish Research Cheat Sheets
MyHeritage is offering free access to Irish records from March 5 – March 22.https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-Ireland/ireland-genealogy-vital-records
Ancestry is offering free access to Irish records through March 18.Also, scroll down and download their guide to Finding Your Irish Immigrant Ancestors. https://www.ancestry.com/cs/stpatricksday
Members: we are in dire need of help.
We are a total volunteer organization. Thanks to our volunteers we have been managing to provide our Members with The Newsletter, Speakers, Website, Library, Social Events etc. Unfortunately, several of our longstanding volunteers are no longer able to continue. We have an immediate need to fill the position of ZOOM Meeting Manager. We also have continuing needs for insurance expertise, legal assistance, a librarian, ideas for enhancing the website, advertising and promoting the organization ……….
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