New York Family History School Programs

Ridgewood Public Library Genealogy Lock-In

The Ridgewood Public Library and the Genealogical Society of Bergen County are sponsoring an after-hours opportunity for all Genealogists (from the beginner to the advanced researcher) to spend the evening researching, learning, sharing, and enjoying each other’s company. Special program this year: first session is “Ask the Experts.” Bring your brick wall questions and we can all listen to the experts’ suggestions. A light supper will be served. Register early to guarantee your place! There is a fee of $8.

When: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 4:30pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Ridgewood Public Library

Jewish Genealogy 101: Four Hours+ to Your Family Roots

JGSLI's 24th Annual Family History Workshop.

When: 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 12:30pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Five Centuries of African American History

Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the complex history of African Americans, highlighting the vast social, political, and cultural legacies that have emerged from this complicated chapter in American history. Professor Gates' appearance serves as an introduction to the upcoming series of screenings and talkbacks from his Peabody Award-winning PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

When: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights
Sponsor: 
Brooklyn Historical Society

Handwriting Analysis for Family Researchers

In this program, Paula Feldman, a member of the New York Society of Graphologists, will examine some of our ancestors' handwriting to help us understand what it might tell us about them. If you would like an ancestor's handwriting analyzed during this program, please email a writing sample to familyhistory@connetquotlibrary.org or drop off a copy (no originals) at the adult reference desk, along with your name and contact information.

When: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY
Sponsor: 
Connetquot Public Library

GGG: “Finding the Only Child’s Niece” - Truth and Fiction in Genealogical Sources

The program this month is "Finding the Only Child's Niece" - Truth and Fiction in Genealogical Sources" with presenter Debra Braverman. Debra Braverman is a forensic genealogist, specializing in research for probate and intestacy, and in 19th and 20th century NYC research. She regularly testifies as an expert witness in Surrogate's Court hearings. A former Executive Council member and Vice President of JGS, Inc., she is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society.

When: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFW Hall - Post 3211 320 S. Broadway (Route 107) Hicksville, NY 11801
Sponsor: 
German Genealogy Group

Immigrant Experience

Toni McKeen will discuss the Italian immigrant experience.

When: 
Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 10:30am
Venue: 
Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
Sponsor: 
Italian Genealogy Group

Researching your Ancestors’ World War I Military and Civilian Experiences at the Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History is offering a special program which delves into their unique holdings focused on Jewish experiences in World War I and its aftermath. The Center’s partner collections include extensive holdings of memoirs, personal and family papers, Jewish community and organization records, newspapers, photographs, and more that bring to life the active role Jews played in all sides and aspects of the conflict.

When: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan
Sponsor: 
Center for Jewish History

What Court Records Reveal about your Ancestors

Did your ancestor ever own a business, file for bankruptcy, or file a civil case? The National Archives maintains court cases (admiralty, civil, and criminal) that may reveal family stories. Come learn how to begin researching this impressive collection of records. The public should register via newyork.archives@nara.gov or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

When: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Learning Center, on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.
Sponsor: 
National Archives at NYC

Researching Military History on the Internet

Join the Western New York Genealogical Society as Heidi Bamford, Regional Archivist for the Western New York Library Resources Council, presents “Researching Military History on the Internet.” This presentation will focus on finding those local connections and “voices” from the past that help increase our understanding about periods of significant military conflict. From great military leaders to everyday foot soldiers and from the French & Indian Wars to present day global conflicts, we will explore the sites and resources available on the Internet today.

When: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Library, Central Meeting Room, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
Sponsor: 
Western New York Genealogical Society

Irish Dual Citizenship by Descent

Presenter Melissa Johnson will discuss how to apply for Irish Dual Citizenship by Descent.

When: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
Sponsor: 
Irish Family History Forum

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