March 2014 Meeting

Researching Your Immigrant Ancestors
Saturday, March 22, 2013
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free to Attend. Open to the Public.

Mason O. Damon Auditorium, Lower Level, Central Branch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, New York 14203

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10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Brief WNYGS Business Meeting

In its first meeting of the year, WNYGS will be hosting a free, two-part lecture by professional genealogist Dennis A. Hogan.

Immigrants Ellis Island 1910

Part I: Searching U.S. Resources for Your Immigrant Ancestors
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

During the first half of the program, Mr. Hogan will discuss strategies and best practices for tracing your immigrant ancestors in American records.

Part II: Irish Name Variations and Ancestor Records in Ireland
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In the second half of the program, Mr. Hogan will help attendees better understand Irish naming variations and identify possible research resources in Ireland.


A frequent lecturer, Mr. Hogan is a full-time professional genealogist specializing in New York State and Ireland. He serves as both the Vice-President and the Coordinator of the Computer Interest Group for the Rochester Genealogical Society. Additionally, he is the President and Webmaster of the Town of Gorham Historical Society.


Click here to download a PDF version of the program flyer.

Last updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014