You’ll never see Uptown Kingston the same way again! Join us for lively multimedia talk with tons of historic photographs, “then & now” comparisons, and lesser-known anecdotes. Designed for locals and newcomers alike, local historians, filmmakers, and authors Stephen Blauweiss and Karen Berelowitz will present their current work, a new book called Uptown Kingston: Looking Back, Moving Forward.
Thursday, October 17
6:30pm – 8:00pm
West Hurley Library
Register Online or call 848-679-6405
- Military records may contain much genealogical information. Learn how to research the military service of your ancestors from home via the Internet and databases, ordering records by mail, and other methods
- Sometimes you’ll find conflicts between different pieces of information about the same event. How do you resolve these conflicts?
- Inevitably, a genealogist will encounter brick walls on some lines. Learn some of the methods you can use to break through these walls.
Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer has a master’s degree in library science and graduate certificate in archives. She started doing genealogical research in 1979, and has been a Vice-Chairman for Lineage Research in New York State for the NSDAR since 2013. She belongs to several genealogical societies. Her training as a librarian helps in developing talks about research for genealogists.
1pm to 4pm
Intrigued by a mention of bootlegging in the Hudson Valley in one of her father’s scrapbooks about his 58 year law career in Poughkeepsie, Eleanor (Ellie) Charwat started to research the subject and created a talk and a book on “Bootlegging in the Hudson Valley” that she has given to over 20 historical societies, libraries and other community organizations. At each talk, members of the audience add their anecdotes or family lore about bootleggers, speakeasies and underground tunnels. Cosponsored with Hurley Historical Society.
Thursday, September 26th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
West Hurley Firehouse, 24 Wall St
Preregistration Requested. Free Event