Genealogy Research Collection
Our collection at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library is now housed in a new bookcase near the Reference Librarian’s desk. The library is located at 999 Old Country Road, Plainview [(516) 938-0077], and holds many of the JGSLI’s holdings of reference books, periodicals, etc., including the new Arthur Kurzweil collection.
The travelling library is available for use at all monthly meetings.
Tips & Tricks
At every monthly meeting, a new tip or trick is announced. Members are free to add theirs either at the meeting or on our Tips & Tricks discussion board on Facebook.
One of the biggest resources we have is our membership. Sometimes to break through a brick wall just requires a fresh set of eyes and a new thought. The Mishpocha Mavens are on hand before every meeting to help, and many members are active in our Facebook group. Make your request as specific & clear as possible and let us help you!
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Other Research Links
JewishGen.org — the premier Jewish genealogy site
Ancestry.com & Footnote.com — (free trials available) subscription sites that have enormous access to historical records. Especially helpful for large-scale record collections such as census records, passenger records, etc.
Family History Library — much of the collection is only available on microfiche, but some has been digitized, and the index is searchable. There are three FHLs across Long Island.
Stephen Morse’s One-Step Webpages — free searching of Ellis Island passenger database, other passengers manifest databases, census records and other records in one step.
Roots Television — nice collection of videos that highlight specific skills, knowledge or record types. Also includes episodes from PBS’ Ancestor series.
B’nei Mitzvah Certificate (download)
Learn More at a JGSLI Workshop … barring hurricanes and other natural disasters, our annual workshop is held each November.