New York Family History School Programs

Jewish Genetic Genealogy, A Study in Endogamy

Join JewishGen and the Jewish Genealogical Society of NY on Tuesday, September 1st, at 5:30 p.m., for a special lecture by Israel Pickholtz on "Jewish Genetic Genealogy, A Study in Endogamy," which is based on his recently published book "Endogamy: One Family, One People" and will discuss the intersection and connection between Jewish Genealogy and DNA. In addition to his lecture, Mr. Pickholz will be available to sell and sign copies of his book. (http://www.endogamy-one-family.com)

When: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York City
Sponsor: 
JewishGen and the Jewish Genealogical Society of NY

The German Community at the Woodlawn Cemetery

The presenter at this meeting of the German Genealogy Group will be Susan Olsen, Director of Historical Services for Woodlawn Cemetery.

This “walk through Woodlawn” will share the stories and memorials of such well known figures as conductor, Leopold Damrosch, brewer George Ehret, retailer Isidor Straus and many others.

An Orientation session for beginners and newcomers will be held at 7 PM and the regular meeting will start at 7:30. GGG members and guests will have access to the building beginning at 6:30 PM. All meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFW Hall - Post 3211 320 S. Broadway (Route 107) Hicksville, NY 11801
Sponsor: 
German Genealogy Group

New York State Family History Conference

New York State Family History Conference

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society are pleased to announce that our 2015 New York State Family History Conference has been chosen by the Federation of Genealogical Societies as one of their regional conferences.

Program

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When: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Syracuse/Liverpool Holiday Inn,441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, N.Y.
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society

2015 Respository Tour - New York City Municipal Archives Tour

Marcia Kirk, Director of Public Programming, will host two exclusive basic orientation tours for the NYG&B. Participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room, where they may conduct their own research. This is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public.

Research assistance will be provided by NYG&B experts.

When: 
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Using "Old Fulton Postcards"

Laura Congleton returns to the Genealogical Society of Bergen County to take you on a journey through Old Fulton NY Post Cards (www.fultonhistory.com), an often overlooked gem for free newspaper research. The website contains more than 28,300,000 historical newspaper pages from the U.S. and Canada, and covering more than 20 U.S. States. A large portion of the collection focuses on New York and includes many hard to find small town newspapers. Laura's presentation will teach you how best to use the site, use the (sometimes challenging) navigation, and reveal some gems hiding in plain sight.

When: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

NO VITALS/ NO PROBLEM!

"NO VITALS/ NO PROBLEM! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence” with presenter Judy G. Russell, JD, CGsm, CGLsm will be the topic for this meeting of the German Genealogy Group. A Certified Genealogist with a law degree, Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, is a lecturer, educator and writer who enjoys helping others understand genealogical issues ranging from how to use DNA in family research to the way the law affected our ancestors’ lives and the records they left behind.

When: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFW Hall - Post 3211 320 S. Broadway (Route 107) Hicksville, NY 11801
Sponsor: 
German Genealogy Group

2015 Polish Genealogical Conference

The Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast is holding their 2015 Genealogy Conference on October 2 and 3 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT.

When: 
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Sponsor: 
Polish Genealogical Society of CT and the Northeast, and the Polish and Polish-American Studies at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain

A Memorial Speaks - A Vermont Stonecutter's Story

Through the eyes of a stonecutter, Wise Owl Workshops will talk about the life of a stonecutter in “The Granite Center of the World,” Barre, VT, and take you on a genealogical adventure that spans two countries and two centuries at this meeting of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County. They will also examine the memorial industry in Barre today, and the challenges it faces. The talk will conclude with a photographic tour through Barre’s Hope Cemetery, one of the top ten cemeteries to see! Meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Research in Albany 2015

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31, 2015. Join the New York experts, the people who know New York research best, for three days of research concentrated in the vast resources of New York State Archives and the New York State Library. You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

This program is currently sold-out.

To join the wait list, please email education@nygbs.org or call (212) 755-8532 x211.

When: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:30am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Repository Tour: Green-Wood Cemetery Archives

Not your ordinary cemetery tour—instead attendees will visit the archives of Green-Wood Cemetery and see some millions of original records.

A guided tour, led by Green-Wood Green-ealogy staff, will feature samples of the original ledgers and documents covering more than175 years. Green-Wood has one of the most comprehensive and best organized cemetery archives in New York. These records are now being shared with researchers through the Green-ealogy program.

When: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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