Next PGSNYS Meeting – August 2015

Title: PGSNYS Monthly Meeting
Location: Villa Maria College Student Center (formerly Cafeteria)
Description:

Jim Lawson, Kindred Quest – ‘Breaking Down Brick Walls’.

Mr. Lawson is a professional genealogist (www.kindredquest.com) and has been researching family history for over 20 years and has lectured on the subject for six years. He is the current president of the Niagara County Genealogical Society and a part-time volunteer at the LDS Family History Center.

Start Time:  7:00 p.m.
Date: 2015-08-13

Historical Searchers Issues

The PGSNYS Officers and Trustees voted to begin publishing past issues of the Society’s newsletter – Searchers.  An additional issue will be made available each calendar quarter.

To view the Searchers issues, select the menu item under ‘About Us’.

PGSNYS By-laws Amended

During the January 2015 meeting, amendments to the PGSNYS By-laws were approved by those present in accordance with Article XIII, Amendments, of the By-laws. The following sections of the By-laws were amended:

Article II, Purpose, replaced in its entirety.

Article IV, Officers, section 1 amended adding term limits.

Polonia & Community Events

In 2015, Forest Lawn’s Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center will be offering a genealogy master class facilitated by Dr. Chana Revell Kotzin, the Director of Archives Research and Scholarship.

Rather than focusing on the “how-to” of genealogical research, the course will explore at the development of genealogical sensibility over the last 300 years to reflect on how genealogy in America was a foci of broader questions of identity, class, race, ethnicity, gender and science as much as it was also a debate around exclusiveness, belonging and family restoration.

The class meets once month for five months starting in January. For more information, click the link for more information.

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