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NYC Municipal Archives Basics: Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Make your research time productive by attending this new session at the NYG&B office.

Basics: Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

When: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Two Presentations at the IFHF

"Genealogy Tips and Tricks" presented by Kathleen McGee

Then featured speaker Philip Sutton presenting
"Conducting Genealogical Research at the New York Public Library"

Information: contact Mary Ann at press@ ifhf.org

When: 
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Bethpage Public Library, Long Island
Sponsor: 
Irish Family History Forum

Researching Ship Passenger Lists

Learn the history of ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how to get started using the genealogy research methods and historical resources related to passenger list information.    

When: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
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

German Genealogy Group Meeting

The program this month is entitled, “Fact, Fiction or Fishtale? Proving Family Stories”, with presenter Kathleen McGee. Family stories are often the  foundation of genealogical research,  which  are sometimes  fact,  sometimes fiction. Kathleen will help us all unravel the truth while  finding even more interesting elements of our  family history.

An  Orientation session for beginners and newcomers will be held at 7 PM and the regular meeting will start at 7:30. GGG members and guests will have access to the building beginning at  6:30 PM.

When: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFW Hall—Post 3211 320 South Broadway (Route 107) Hicksville, New York 11801
Sponsor: 
The German Genealogy Group

Researching Naturalization Records

Explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them. 

When: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Getting Started in Genealogy

This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at New York Public Library.

Registration: First come, first served. Held in the South Court Classroom of the NYPL 42nd Street Schwartzman Building.

When: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

African-American Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods

From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States.  A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage.  Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources.  This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history. 

When: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Essential Resources to Use When Starting Your Genealogy Project

Presenter: Susan R. Miller, Director of Programs.

A genealogy project built with a sound foundation will stand up better than one built on random clicks.

Learn about resources that will help build that solid foundation for your genealogy projects, especially skills that endure.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

When: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYPL South Court Classroom
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Write It Up! A Workshop for Family Historians

Presenter: Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

We all love to do research. But how do you get started writing up your family stories and the research?

Join fellow genealogists for this intensive two-day writing workshop at the NYG&B. Early registration is now open for NYG&B members.

When: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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

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