New York Family History School Programs

Sachem Public Library Genealogy Program

Topic to be announced. For information, contact Lynne Kennedy, 631-273-7883. Free and open to the public.

When: 
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY
Sponsor: 
Sachem Public Library

Could Your Ancestors' Records Be Hidden Under a Surname Variation?

Presenter Terry Koch-Bostic will discuss how to work around surname variations.

When: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington NY
Sponsor: 
Huntington Historical Society

Malta Memories Historical Group Meeting

No further details of this meeting have been posted as of this time.

When: 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Malta Ridge United Methodist Church, 729 Malta Ave Ext, in Malta Ridge
Sponsor: 
Malta Memories Historical Group Meeting

2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #2: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the Director of Public Programming, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives. Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research. This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Researching New York State Institutional Hospitals

Guest speaker Rhoda Miller will discuss various methods for researching New York State Institutional Hospital records.

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Identifying and Dating Family Photographs

Speaker Maureen Taylor will dicuss methods to identify and date family photographs. This meeting is free and open to the public.

When: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY
Sponsor: 
Brentwood Genealogists

Manifests and the Immigrant Voyage

Phyllis Kramer, the Vice President for Education at Jewishgen will present a talk on Passenger Manifests and the Immigrant Voyage– a comprehensive review of the immigration process beginning with a family’s trip to the port of embarkation in Europe. The recipient of the 2011 IAJGS award for Outstanding Contribution to Jewish Genealogy for her creation of the Jewishgen Education program, Phyllis is a genealogist with primary interest in Eastern European Jewish research. She has served as Jewishgen’s VP of Education since 2005 and a member of its advisory board of governors since 2009.

When: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society

Who Do You Think You Are?: Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox, website developer for the JGS of Long Island, knew she had Jewish roots but knew very little about her ancestry. Upon exploration, she learned her great-grandfather was the renowned Yiddish author Chaim Leib Fox. Following family stories and DNA results, Lauren’s ancestry revealed so very much more about how her family intertwined with the Holocaust and other earlier historical events and people. Join the JGSLI for the telling of this unpredictable story and strategies that can help you in your own family research.

When: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Plainview Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

Book Talk: Sam Roberts, A History of New York in 101 Objects

Host of the NY1 program "The New York Times Close Up," Sam Roberts, comes to BHS to explore the variety of iconic and surprising items featured in his new book, A History of New York in 101 Objects. Discover all 101 objects, from an artichoke to Madonna, and even make a case for an essential item you think should be in volume 2! Tickets are $5 General Admission / Free for BHS and G-W Members. Reserve tickets here: http://brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html

When: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights
Sponsor: 
Brooklyn Historical Society

Halfmoon Historical Society Meeting

No further details of this meeting have been posted as of this time.

When: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Halfmoon Town Hall 2 Lower Newtown Rd Halfmoon, NY 12065
Sponsor: 
Halfmoon Historical Society

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