New York Family History School Programs

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

Who Lived In A House Like This?: Researching the History of Your New York City Home

Guest speaker Philip Sutton, a librarian from the New York Public Library's Milstein Division of Genealogy and Local History,  will discuss the various resources and methods to discover the history of a home and the families that have lived there. This is one of the most popular talks given regularly at the New York Public Library.

When: 
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

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

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, 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

Research in Albany 2014

The NYG&B’s popular fall research trip to Albany, New York, is scheduled for October 29- November 1, 2014. This is your chance to have three days of assisted research and genealogical camaraderie with the people who know New York best.

When: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society