New York Family History School Programs

Genealogical Records of the Civil War

Guest speaker Laura H. Congleton will discuss genealogical records related to the Civil War.

When: 
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Workshop in Family History and Memoir Writing with Charley and June Kempthorne

Charley and June Kempthorne present an entertaining and instructive workshop in reminiscence and memoir writing that is light on lecture and heavy on demonstration and audience participation at this NYPL sponsored program. Charley started the first Reminiscence Writing Workshop in America in his hometown of Manhattan, Kansas in 1976. Fifteen years later, he and June began printing and publishing LifeStory (now a pdf newsletter) and began travelling and doing workshops. They have presented at hundreds of libraries, history museums, senior centers and other venues across North America.

When: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:30am
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Uncovering your Family History: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans

Genealogy handbooks are an oft overlooked resource. This short NYPL course will present different types of handbooks and explain how to use them to improve the quality and depth of genealogy research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division.

When: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Americans in The Great War

Guest Lecturer, Jordan Auslander discusses US participation in World War 1 and how to research the paper trail of participants at this NARA-NYC event. The public should register via newyork.archives@nara.gov or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

When: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 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

2015 Repository Tour: Green-Wood Cemetery Archives

Not your ordinary cemetery tour—instead attendees will visit the archives of Green-Wood Cemetery and see some millions of original records.

A guided tour, led by Green-Wood Green-ealogy staff, will feature samples of the original ledgers and documents covering more than175 years. Green-Wood has one of the most comprehensive and best organized cemetery archives in New York. These records are now being shared with researchers through the Green-ealogy program.

When: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Vital Records & the Census

Begin exploring your genealogy with the NYPL. This class explains the basic steps to getting started in family history research by examining vital records - birth, marriage, and death certificates, and search tips for census population schedules
When: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 3:15pm
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 3:15pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Jews, Liquor, and Life in Eastern Europe

Speaker: Glenn Dynner, Ph.D., Professor of Judaic Studies and Chair of Humanities at Sarah Lawrence College, Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University. His latest book is "Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor & Life in the Kingdom of Poland" (Oxford Univ. Press, 2013).

A review of the place of the Jewish tavern keeper and the Polish liquor trade over several hundred years.

More info at jgsny.org Guests are welcome, $5 at the door.

When: 
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York, NY 10011
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society (NY)

Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records

Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
When: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Writing Your Family History

You have been collecting the information, now it is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn how to outline your story, explore the history of the places where your family lived, tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research in this NYPL program.

When: 
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Vital Records & the Census

Begin exploring your genealogy with the NYPL. This class explains the basic steps to getting started in family history research by examining vital records - birth, marriage, and death certificates, and search tips for census population schedules
When: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 3:15pm
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 3:15pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

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