New York Family History School Programs

Genealogy Lock-In

This Genealogy Lock-In at the Patchogue-Medford Library will feature guest speaker Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D. Registration is required for this event. Contact the Patchogue-Medford Library for more details.

When: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Vital Records & the Census

Begin exploring your genealogy with the NYPL. This class explains the basic steps to getting started in family history research by examining vital records - birth, marriage, and death certificates, and search tips for census population schedules
When: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 3:15pm
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 3:15pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Records of the U.S. Custom Service

NARA-NYC Staff will discuss the variety of records found within the oldest federal agency (and one of the largest) including those with genealogical value. The public should register via newyork.archives@nara.gov or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

When: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Learning Center, on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.
Sponsor: 
National Archives at NYC

Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records

Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
When: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home

Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This NYPL class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country.

When: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Irish Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Irish Ancestor

Using resources in NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools, this class introduces some key resources to help you find information on an Irish ancestor, especially those who passed through New York. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.

When: 
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Genealogical Records of the Civil War

Guest speaker Laura H. Congleton will discuss genealogical records related to the Civil War.

When: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Workshop in Family History and Memoir Writing with Charley and June Kempthorne

Charley and June Kempthorne present an entertaining and instructive workshop in reminiscence and memoir writing that is light on lecture and heavy on demonstration and audience participation at this NYPL sponsored program. Charley started the first Reminiscence Writing Workshop in America in his hometown of Manhattan, Kansas in 1976. Fifteen years later, he and June began printing and publishing LifeStory (now a pdf newsletter) and began travelling and doing workshops. They have presented at hundreds of libraries, history museums, senior centers and other venues across North America.

When: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Americans in The Great War

Guest Lecturer, Jordan Auslander discusses US participation in World War 1 and how to research the paper trail of participants at this NARA-NYC event. The public should register via newyork.archives@nara.gov or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

When: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Learning Center, on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.
Sponsor: 
National Archives at NYC

Uncovering your Family History: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans

Genealogy handbooks are an oft overlooked resource. This short NYPL course will present different types of handbooks and explain how to use them to improve the quality and depth of genealogy research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division.

When: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

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