New York Family History School Programs

Dead Relatives Club, Sachem Public Library

 This month’s topics will be: Using State Censuses to Fill in the Blanks; Creating a Biographical Timeline; resources available via the HathiTrust website (a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world).
 
When: 
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY
Sponsor: 
Dead Relatives Club Sachem 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. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests. This is a program presented by the NYPL. No reservations are possible. First come, first served.

When: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 2:30pm
Venue: 
South Court Classroom A, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

The Future of Genealogy at Forest Lawn Cemetery: The Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center

John Edens, Forest Lawn’s Special Initiatives Director, will present an insider’s look at the Margaret L. Wendt Archive & Resource Center. Tentatively scheduled to open in the summer of 2014 on Main Street, this 3,140-square-foot archival “center of excellence” will protect, conserve and make publicly accessible more than 1.2 million historical and genealogical documents. Join us for this free members-only program as we learn about the center’s plans, the progress to date, and the exciting future ahead.

When: 
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Chapel at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
Sponsor: 
Western New York Genealogical Society

Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records

Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, the second installment, explores passenger lists and naturalization records. This is a program presented by the NYPL. No reservations are possible. First come, first served.

When: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:15pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Dead Relatives Club, Sachem Public Library

As of this posting, topics had not yet been determined. For more information, contact Lynne Kennedy, 631-588-5024. All meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY
Sponsor: 
Dead Relatives Club Sachem Public Library

Bring ‘Em Back to Life: Developing an Ancestor Profile

George G. Morgan will speak on developing an ancestor profile at this meeting of the Brentwood Genealogists. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the library or Mary Ann, 631-273-7883.

When: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY
Sponsor: 
Brentwood Genealogists

2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #1: Basic Orientation

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, will host this basic orientation, focusing on the vital records and fundamental 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, September 12, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Resources for Genealogists at Onondaga County Public Library

As Head Librarian in the Local History/Genealogy Department at the Onondaga County Public Library, Holly Sammons will describe the facilities and extensive resources that are available in this superb local collection.

When: 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Rd, DeWitt, NY
Sponsor: 
Central New York Genealogical Society

Dead Relatives Club, Sachem Public Library

Tips for Searching Surnames; Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestor: Helpful State Websites. For more information, contact Lynne Kennedy, 631-588-5024. All meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY
Sponsor: 
Dead Relatives Club Sachem Public Library

Hispanic Genealogy Research

Guest speaker Assemblyman Phil Ramos will present information on Hispanic genealogy resources. For more information contact the Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group at 631-654-4700 ext. 231.

When: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

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