20 December 2016

January 2017 History Programs at the East Greenbush Community Library

January is right around the corner and the East Greenbush Community Library is continuing its monthly historical programs. Some interesting presentations at the library next month and further out include the following.

Greenbush Historical Society Presents Steamboats on the Hudson
Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2 PM
Details: For a century beginning with the Clermont in 1807, steamboats were the best way to get between Albany and New York City. Tom Allison will share a collection of images from around Albany showing what life aboard steamboats was like. Some of Mr. Allison's collection will be on display during January. His book, Hudson River Steamboat Catastrophes: Contests and Collisions  will be available for purchase.

10 Websites for Genealogy
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 6 PM
Details: Interested in your family history but don't want to spend a fortune subscribing to online databases? There are plenty of free websites where you can find records, record your family information, share stories and pictures, browse old newspapers, or read the musings of hundreds of genealogy hobbyists! Join professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty for a presentation on where to find these money-saving resources.

Both of these programs require attendees to register.

For further information please contact:
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
Phone: 518.477-7476
Web: www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org