Topics of Meetings Held in 2002-2003
|September 17, 2002
||"What You Need to Know about Using the 1930
Census" - Jean Nudd
This presentation gives basic information about what's contained in
the 1930 Federal Census records and will suggest what to do to
prepare to use it. Jean will also discuss several on-line resources
for locating information along with some background information such
as enumerators' instructions.
Jean is the lead archivist at the Pittsfield
Regional Center of the National Archives. Her personal genealogical
roots run deep in New England and New York.
|November 19, 2002
||"What's in the Huguenot Historical Society
Library?" - Eric Roth
The records at the Huguenot Historical Society Library in New Paltz
include information on much more than just the Huguenots; they
include material relating to early founders of New Paltz and
surrrounding areas and their descendants.
Eric Roth, Archivist/Librarian at the Society
Library, will give an overview of the collection, mentioning some of
its highlights. He'll discuss what's in the library, how you can use
it, and what information you might be able to find about your
ancestors there, with examples of how both genealogists and
professional historians use the records.
|January 21, 2003
||"Members Sharing with Members"
An open forum where attendees can discuss their research problems
and see if others have suggestions to help them. Attendees are also
invited to share research breakthroughs and tell how they did it. We
especially encourage questions and discussions of problems related
to computers at this meeting.
|March 18, 2003
||"Genealogical Magazines" - Christine
Genealogical magazines hold much information that can help with
research. Christine will discuss what types of genealogical
magazines are available; what are the major popular magazines and
scholarly journals and how they differ both between and within
categories; what major magazines and columns are available on the
Internet and by e-mail; what sources genealogists can use to
identify genealogical magazines; how to decide which magazines to
subscribe to; and what magazine indexes are especially useful for
|May 20, 2003
||"Tips on How to Use a Family History Center
with the On-line Resources at familysearch.org" - Linda
Linda Koehler will talk about what is available on-line at the
Latter Day Saints Internet site
, especially considering "before & after"
differences in databases like the International Genealogical Index
and the Family History Library Catalog, as well as other resources
that used to be available only on microfiche or CD-ROM at the Family
History Center. She will also review databases available on CD-ROM
at the local Family History Center in Poughkeepsie, as well as new
CD-ROMs in the collection of the Dutchess County Genealogical
Linda Koehler is the Librarian for the Dutchess
County Genealogical Society and also volunteers as a librarian for
the Poughkeepsie Family History Center.