New York Family History School Programs

Hidden Inhertiance

Heidi Neumark presents “Hidden Inheritance,” which centers around a discovery made about her hidden Jewish heritage. Heidi will take us on her journey as she finds out about her roots in Germany, the Czech Republic, Brazil and some newly found cousins in Los Angeles.

The German Genealogy Group welcomes all who are interested in researching their Germanic origins. There is no fee for guests and all are welcome.

When: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFH Hall Post 3211, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hickville, New York
Sponsor: 
German Genealogy Group

2016 New York State Family History Conference

  • Now in its third year, the event will bring together hundreds of genealogists from across the United States to learn about their New York ancestry.
  • The 2016 conference offers new opportunities for those interested in New York family history as it will be held concurrently with the Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS).
  • Registration is now open at www.nysfhc.org.
When: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 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

Webinar: Hidden Treasure from FamilySearch.org

Robert Raymond is a genealogical technologist, a FamilySearch deputy CGO, a director of NGS, and the author of an award winning genealogy blog.

 

The search button misses a billion+ records on FamilySearch that haven’t been digitally indexed. This webinar will demonstrate how to access those records. Probate and naturalization case studies illustrate their use.

• Thursday, September 15 ,8:00 p.m. (50 minutes)

When: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Irish Family History Forum, September Meeting

On Saturday, September 17th, the Irish Family History Forum will hold the first meeting of their 25th anniversary year. 

Meetings are free and open to the public, with light refreshments served afterward. 

Guest speaker: Stephen Morse will present One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools. Steven will describe the range of tools available on his website, http://stevemorse.org/, and highlight how to use each one. 

New Netherland Institute's 39th Annual Conference

The New Netherland Institute's 39th Annual Conference will be held September 22–24 at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

The conference will include presentations by:

When: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 8:30am to Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Reformed Church Seminary in New Brunswick, NJ
Sponsor: 
New Netherland Institute

Northern New York American Canadian Genealogical Society Conference

Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne, noted genealogist, researcher, and heir specialist, will be presenting at the Northern New York-American Canadian Genealogical Society conference

Program:

10am - Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec a Treasure Trove of Genealogical Resources
1pm - Coroners’ Files at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

The conference is free (donations to allay the costs gratefully accepted of course) and open to the public.

When: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
NNYACGS Library - Civic Center – 40 Emmons Street – Dannemora, New York
Sponsor: 
NNYACGS

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

Only one spot left!

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

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