New York Family History School Programs

Immigrant Nation Event at Ellis Island

This upcoming event at Ellis Island celebrates our family histories. Immigrant Nation is a two- day event aimed at sharing the unique experiences, histories and stories of our immigrant ancestors. Immigrant Nation, a first-of-its-kind multimedia project designed to capture, share, and spread these family stories in powerful new ways.

When: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:00am to Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Ellis Island
Sponsor: 
Immigrant Nation

Andiamo in Italia: Italian Family History Research in Italy and from Home

With knowledge of your ancestral town in Italy, it is possible to start research using Italian records. Italy offers many records beyond birth, marriage and death. Mary M. Tedesco, founder of ORIGINS ITALY, frequently conducts genealogical research in Italy. She will help you discover what records are available and how they are accessed.
 
When: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

"You Stand Alone...Fight Like Hell": The 97th New York at Gettysburg

Cheryl Pula will be talking about the 97th New York Volunteers, who were instrumental in the Battle at Gettysburg. Also known as the "Conkling Rifles," this regiment was organized at Boonville and recruited principally from the counties of Oneida and Herkimer. Company D and F was recruited at Salisbury; G in Herkimer County; I at Little Falls. By the end of the war, the troop was mustered out of service under Col. John P. Spofford, a Manheim native. And what exciting stories he had to tell!

When: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
400 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
Sponsor: 
Herkimer County Historical Society

Genealogical Records of the War of 1812

Guest speaker Laura Congleton will present information on the genealogical records of the War of 1812. For more information contact the Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group at 631-654-4700 ext. 231.

When: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Blogging for Beginners

As of this posting, more details about this meeting were still to be announced. For more information, contact Mary Ann, 631-273-7883. All meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Brentwood Public Library, 34 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY
Sponsor: 
Brentwood Genealogists

Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home

This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home or building.

When: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

A visit to the Bialystocker Synagogue

For more information about this event, please contact info@jgsny.org.

When: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Bialystocker Synagogue 7-11 Willett Street New York, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society

They Fought Back: Jewish Heroines of Auschwitz

Through genealogical research, Allan Mallenbaum discovered that his second cousin, Rosa Robota of Ciechanow, was a leader of the October 1944 revolt of Auschwitz’s Sonderkommando unit – the workdetail of prisoners who tended the crematoria. Allan will describe his research and share the moving story of this courageous 23-year-old resistance fighter.

A longtime member and past board member of the JGSLI, Allan is past president of the Computer Genealogy Society of Long Island and a founding member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies of L.I.

When: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid Island JCC-Y, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

Finding the Only Child's Niece

The featured speaker of April's Genealogical Society of Bergen County meeting is Debra Braverman, who will discuss researching and reconciling conflicting genealogical information, and resolving "facts" that are found to be untrue

When: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

What is “Fact” at the Ridgewood Public Library

Debra Braverman will discuss what happens when we find out that information that was provided to us is not true. What resources and techniques can we use to assess facts? How do we best reconcile conflicting information? In short, what is “fact”?

When: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium 125 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

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