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GenealogyIndexer.org: Searching Historical European Directories and Other Sources

GenealogyIndexer.org is a free website where you can search for names in more than 2,000 historical European directories, Yizkor books, Polish and Russian military documents, and more. Logan Kleinwaks, the website’s creator, will discuss newly added sources and search functionality.

Free and open to the public. Reservations required: http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=gen68E&ss=1

When: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
Center for Jewish History

How to Design and Construct a Family History Book Entirely by Yourself

Are you contemplating how you will share all of the genealogical records and family stories you have amassed with your relatives? Elayne and Steve Denker will discuss the practicalities of how to design and construct your own family history book.

Free and open to the public. Reservations required. Click here to reserve your seat.

When: 
Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
Center for Jewish History

NARA: Ask the Experts

Come ask Connie Potter (retired NARA archivist and genealogist), Roger Joslyn, and Leslie Corn (both Certified and Forensic Genealogists) questions about navigating your genealogical research journey.  The panel will also provide examples and tips to aid your research.  Click here for the website.

Registration: The public should register via newyork.archives@nara.gov or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

When: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
U.S. Customs House, One Bowling Green, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
National Archives at New York City

Getting Started in Genealogy

This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at New York Public Library.

Registration: First come, first served. Held in the South Court Classroom of the NYPL 42nd Street Schwartzman Building.

When: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Finding Their Routes: Navigating Records of the NY State Canal System

Photo Credit: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Archives

Presenter: by Pamela Vittorio

This webinar will give a short background on the New York canal system and discussion of the different occupations that our ancestors might have had.

It will also cover Canal Town folks' associations, where the repositories are located, and where some names are in online sources.

When: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYC Municipal Archives Basics: Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Make your research time productive by attending this new session at the NYG&B office.

Basics: Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

When: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Essential Resources to Use When Starting Your Genealogy Project

Presenter: Susan Miller, Director of Programs.

A genealogy project built with a sound foundation will stand up better than one built on random clicks.

Learn about resources that will help build that solid foundation for your genealogy projects, especially skills that endure.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

When: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYPL South Court Classroom
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Write It Up! A Workshop for Family Historians

Presenter: Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

We all love to do research. But how do you get started writing up your family stories and the research?

Join fellow genealogists for this intensive two-day writing workshop at the NYG&B. Early registration is now open for NYG&B members.

When: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in New York City

The NYG&B New York City research trip is back in 2017!  Join us for four-plus days of intensive research as well as camaraderie.

When: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Joint Program with Western New York Genealogical Society

The NYG&B is coming to Buffalo for a joint program with the Western New York Genealogical Society on October 7. Featured speakers will be D. Joshua Taylor and Jane E. Wilcox. More details will be coming soon.

When: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Venue: 
Buffalo, NY (exact location TBA)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society & The Western New York Genealogical Society

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