European immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in 1905.

Writing our family stories

Genealogy can be a fascinating and rewarding hobby for people of all ages. However, getting family and friends interested in our research can often be a challenge. Writing our family's story can be a way to get our family members excited to learn about our ancestors. On this Saturday, Jan. 21, the Irish Family History Forum will present “Writing Family History: Shaping Genealogy into Shareable Stories” with writing coach Lynn Palermo.

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 The Irish Family History Forum is a not-for-profit genealogy

society that meets in person on the third Saturday of each month at the

Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, N.Y. Members have the option of attending remotely by Zoom.

 Saturday’s event will begin at 10 a.m. with Meet and Greet (with light refreshments), from 10 - 10:45 a m., Ask the Experts (one-on-one with a genealogical expert) and then at 11 a.m. the featured speaker will be introduced For more information, go to