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Irish Genealogy

at Bethpage Public Library | Sat Nov 17


Bethpage Public Library

47 Powell Ave
Bethpage, NY, NY 11714
Tel: 6313352462
Contact Name: Mary Kane
Visit Website: Website.

Date & Time

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sat, Nov 17, 2018
Cost: Free Event

The Irish Family History Forum (IFHF) is a Long Island based Genealogy Organization

with members throughout New York, and in over twenty other states and countries




On Saturday, November 17, 2018, the Irish Family History Forum will present:



Tom Reilly

The Orphan Train

Reilly was researching a book about the orphanage he grew up in when he happened upon 26 boxes of Americana hidden in a hayloft.  Material within the boxes was dated from 1832 to 1929 and told the story of the 273,000 children who were transported out of New York City by rail across America for 75 years.  It was the largest mass relocation of children in American history.  About one in four were Irish. Two of the Orphan Train riders became governors.  Tom Riley has done his lecture/video in over 200 venues.




10:00 AM        Genealogy Tips and Tricks with Kathleen McGee


10:45 AM:      Ask the Experts

This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one to with an experienced genealogist to ask a basic genealogy question.

Refreshment Break

Meet and socialize with other members.


11:15 AM:      Featured Speaker, Tom Reilly