New York Family History School Programs

“A Man for Our Time: The Rev. Dr. John Brown, D.D.” presented by Madeline Piel, historian, genealogist and a Rev. Brown descendant.

Not only was the Rev. Brown the rector of a reinvigorated St. George’s Episcopal Church of Newburgh, but he also founded the Newburgh Horticultural Society, and from his own garden developed the “Quality Row” houses on First Street between Grand and Liberty. In 1838 Brown organized St. George’s Cemetery, believed to have worked with the noted landscape architect, A.J. Downing. Uniquely, the cemetery was open to members of any race, religion or belief. He was also a founder of St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh with the Ladies of St. George’s Church. Rev. Dr.

When: 
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
St. George’s Episcopal Church , 105 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
Sponsor: 
Newburgh Historical Society and St. George’s Episcopal Church

Italian Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Italian 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 Italian ancestor. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.

When: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

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, 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

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

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: 
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

Genealogy Workshop Roundtable

Join the Genealogical Society of Bergen County for this annual event where they break out the thinking caps, share experiences, and help break through bricks walls. The evening will consist of breaking into small discussions groups to discuss genealogical research, tips, problems, and solutions. A lively, informative, and fun summer's evening! Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit their website at www.njgsbc.org.

When: 
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

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

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