Community Calendar

Research in New York City

The NYG&B New York City research trip is back in 2017!  Join us for four-plus days of intensive research as well as camaraderie.

When: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

GSBC General Meeting: New York Research

Presenter: Barbara Ellman

So many of our immigrant ancestors began their American journey by living in New York City. Many families started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn. Their children may have moved further afield to Queens, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey.

In this talk Ellman will identify resources such as vital records, naturalization, probate, property, and newspapers. Many will be available online but we'll note which can only be found on-site at various archives and repositories.

When: 
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library 125 N Maple Ave Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

New York Genealogy & Technology Group:DNA Basics for Genealogists

Presented by Rick Fogarty

With many options for DNA testing on the market today, choosing a test can be difficult. Rick Fogarty will help guide you to the right test for your needs in this overview of DNA testing companies, the products they offer, and what they can add to your research.

To join the group email avrumg @ gmail.com.

 

When: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
New York Genealogy & Technology Group

GGG meeting "The Geissenhainers, Influential Luthern Pastors of New York City—Their Lives and Legacy to the Genealogical Community”

The German Genealogy Group's April presentation is “The Geissenhainers, Influential Luthern Pastors of New York City—Their Lives and Legacy to the Genealogical Community”by Bob Greiner, GGG  member. This  presentation  will  describe  the lives of the pastors, the records they produced,  and  their  contributions to society. It will also examine the early history of St. Matthew's and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Churches. Bob Greiner has been researching his family history for over 25 years.

When: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFW Hall—Post 3211, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hicksville, New York 11801
Sponsor: 
German Genealogy Group

A Prosopography of a Cemetery

Presented by Jolene Mullen at the meeting of the Westchester County Genealogical Society.

When: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Sponsor: 
Westchester County Genealogical Society

Family Treasures Day

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is hosting its third annual Family Treasures Day. Visitors of all ages are invited to learn about saving, storing, and sharing their family heirlooms, photographs, and digital memories. Guests will connect with conservators and museum specialists; document family and neighborhood histories; digitize items of historical and cultural significance; and maintain objects against deterioration.

When: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
Sponsor: 
Museum of Chinese in America

NARA-NYC: Online Veterans and Military Documents - Part 1

National Archives staff will highlight a number of military records, from photos to documents that are searchable in the National Archives Catalog and Access to Archival Databases (AAD) systems. This session will focus on records from the Revolutionary War through the World War I.

When: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
U.S. Customs House, One Bowling Green, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
National Archives at New York City

Scottish Genealogy—Finding People and Where to Get the Records

Webinar presented by Dr. Bruce Durie, BSc(Hons), PhD, OMLJ, FSAScot, FCollT, FIGRS, FHEA, QG

Discover tips for finding people, including variations of Scottish names from one of Scotland’s leading genealogists. And learn where Scottish genealogical records are found. And be sure to have your questions ready.  

To register, click here. This webinar will be recorded for NYG&B members.

 

When: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Find Relatives with MyHeritage DNA Matching

Presenter: Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist, MyHeritage

Daniel Horowitz has developed a new DNA Matching service that enables those who have been tested through different services to enjoy MyHeritage’s exceptional matching capabilities for their family history research.

For every DNA Match, MyHeritage displays the possible relationship between you and the other person, based on the quantity and characteristics of the DNA that you share with that person.

When: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B office, 36 West 44th Street, Suite 711, New York, NY 10036
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NARA-NYC: Online Veterans and Military Documents - Part 2

National Archives staff will highlight a number of military records, from photos to documents that are searchable in the National Archives Catalog and Access to Archival Databases (AAD) systems. This session will focus on records from World War II through the Vietnam Conflict eras.

When: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
U.S. Customs House, One Bowling Green, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
National Archives at New York City

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