The 3rd Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference - Research Essentials: Combining the Basics with 21st century Technology - will be held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center located at 135 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, NJ. The event features nationally known experts in Eastern European genealogy, and will span two days, including a Cyrillic handwriting workshop, opportunity for document translations, and nine lectures.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
Ukrainian Cultural Center, 135 Davidson Avenue. Somerset, NJ 08873
The Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center of NJ
The New York Public Library is one of the world’s great research libraries. NYPL staff will provide an overview of the rich resources of their respective divisions. A guided tour of the Milstein Division, including the microfilm room, and Map Division will follow. The NYG&B tour will take approximately 60 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.
• Thursday, November 10, 10:30–11:45 a.m.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:45am
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Extensive resources for both Jewish and non-Jewish research can be explored at the Center for Jewish History (CJH). Learn about the many collections of the five organizations housed at the CJH, which hold about 100 million archival documents, plus books, artifacts, photographs, and more. The tour will take approximately 60 minutes, after which a genealogical orientation will take 30 minutes. Participants may conduct their own research after the program. 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011
• Thursday, November 17, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
The Knickerbocker NSDAR Chapter and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will co-sponsor a luncheon and book talk with Thelma Adams to benefit the NYG&B. Ms. Adams will talk about the life and legend of Josephine Marcus, the Brooklyn-born daughter of Jewish immigrants who shared a colorful life with Wyatt Earp in the Wild West.. Tickets: $100 individual ($40 tax-deductible); $250 benefactor ($190 tax-deductible)
Professor Katharina von Kellenbach and Pastor Heidi Neumark are Lutheran theologians, whose families disguised their connections to Jews and Judaism. Both families tried to rebuild lives by disassociating and denying the trauma and guilt of the Holocaust. Uncovering their family secrets challenged them personally and theologically as they confronted the past.
Get started in online research. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate where to find New York State and New York City indexes and records. Learn how to search free and subscription websites. Expected duration is 40 minutes.
The workshop is free, however registration is required and opens November 1 on the NYPL website.
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 writing workshop at the NYG&B. Early registration is now open for NYG&B members. Non-members may purchase tickets beginning February 1st.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 4:00pm