Community Calendar

NY Genealogy & Tech Group - Five Things . . . PowerPoint

Meeting of the NY Genealogy and Technology Group

Including a presentation by Michelle D. Novak

Five Things Every Presenter Should Know about PowerPoint

PowerPoint, like all MS Office programs, is an incredibly powerful piece of software—if you know how to use it. For many of us (Michelle D. Novak included) we learned how to use PowerPoint by trial and error and usually on a deadline.

When: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
New York Genealogy and Technology Group

Newspaper Research Using Old Fulton NY Post Cards

Genealogist Laura H. Congleton explains this quirky website which is one of the best, free online resources for the US newspapers. More than 34 million scanned pages represent 25 states, Australia, the Bahamas and Canada. The bulk of the material is from New York State. This talk offers search and navigation tips to improve your use of the website.

Ms. Congleton is a Brooklyn-based professional genealogist who specializes in New York City and military records.

When: 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFH Hall Post 3211, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hickville, New York
Sponsor: 
German Genealogy Group

Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree

Since the early days of the nation political parties have shaped the history of the United States. Exploring the political leanings of our ancestors can be an exciting and worthwhile adventure. Discover how to locate records of past political parties and identify the affiliations of your ancestors.

Presented by D. Joshua Taylor.

When: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
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

Research in Albany 2016

Sold out for 2016 - To join the wait list, please email albany@nygbs.org.

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Wednesday-Friday, October 26-28, 2016. 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 (NYSA) and the New York State Library (NYSL). You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYC Municipal Archives Pre-research Session

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

Beyond the Basics

Learn about the extensive collections at the New York City Municipal Archives. Prepare for your research request before your arrival. Included in this session is a copy of the forthcoming New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians.

When: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

3rd Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference

The 3rd Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference - Research Essentials: Combining the Basics with 21st century Technology - will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, NJ. The event features nationally known experts in Eastern European genealogy, and will span two days, including a Cyrillic handwriting workshop, opportunity for document translations, and nine lectures. 

When: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Ukrainian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Avenue. Somerset, NJ 08873
Sponsor: 
The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ

2016 Repository Tour: Genealogy & Map Division of NYPL

The New York Public Library is one of the world’s great research libraries. NYPL staff will provide an overview of the rich resources of their respective divisions. A guided tour of the Milstein Division, including the microfilm room, and Map Division will follow. The NYG&B tour will take approximately 60 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

• Thursday, November 10, 10:30–11:45 a.m.

When: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 Repository Tour: Center for Jewish History

Extensive resources for both Jewish and non-Jewish research can be explored at the Center for Jewish History (CJH). Learn about the many collections of the five organizations housed at the CJH, which hold about 100 million archival documents, plus books, artifacts, photographs, and more. The tour will take approximately 60 minutes, after which a genealogical orientation will take 30 minutes. Participants may conduct their own research after the program. 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011

• Thursday, November 17, 1:00 p.m.

When: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society