New York Family History School Programs

Ellis Island Records, Googling Your Family Tree, and Citing Your Sources

Join other genealogy enthusiasts at the monthly meeting of the Dead Relatives Club of the Sachem Public Library. This month’s topics will be: Ellis Island Records, Googling Your Family Tree, and Citing Your Sources. For more information, contact the Sachem Public Library.

When: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY
Sponsor: 
Dead Relatives Club of the Sachem Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Audio Preservation at NYPL

Join us for an overview of the Library's approach to preserving its audio collections. The discussion will explore some of the issues and strategies used in the preservation of sound recordings at the New York Public Library.

This presentation is one in a series of public events sponsored by The New York Public Library Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Division as part of the American Library Association’s Preservation Week.

When: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Preserving Your Personal Treasures

The Howland Public Library sponsors Christine McCarthy, Chief Conservator of the Preservation Department of Yale University, who will speak on the best ways to protect and preserve precious family documents, manuscripts, books, and photographs. 

When: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Sponsor: 
Howland Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Preserving Family Photographs

On Wednesday, April 30, the Monmouth County Archives and the Monmouth County Library will sponsor a free program and lecture on preservation techniques for family photos. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit the Archives and have a few personal documents or photos professionally digitized.

The program is part of the American Library Association's annual Preservation Week. The program will be held at the Monmouth County Library and the Monmouth County Archives (located in the lower level of the building), 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan. No preregistration is required.

When: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 9:30am
Venue: 
e Monmouth County Library and the Monmouth County Archives (located in the lower level of the building), 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Sponsor: 
Monmouth County Archives & Monmouth County Library

Preservation Week 2014: Caring for Your Personal Media

Unsure of how to care for your home movies, audio recordings, or other film, video or audio materials? Worried about the long-term preservation of your personal digital materials, including documents, photos, and websites? In this presentation, NYPL preservation staff will share strategies for protecting and archiving your personal audiovisual media and digital files. The focus will be on approaches that you can use at home to help ensure the survival of your materials. Please note that digitization of analog media will not be covered.

When: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Caring for Your Home Book and Paper Collections

NYPL’s Head of Conservation Treatment will give tips on how individuals and families can care for their personal treasures. This presentation will focus on proper housing and storage of collections in a home environment, providing simple advice that anyone can follow to prolong the life of books and paper documents, including what to do in the case of an emergency, such as a natural disaster. Please note that no conservation treatments will be demonstrated in this session.

When: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Caring for Your Home Book and Paper Collections

NYPL’s Head of Conservation Treatment will give tips on how individuals and families can care for their personal treasures. This presentation will focus on proper housing and storage of collections in a home environment, providing simple advice that anyone can follow to prolong the life of books and paper documents, including what to do in the case of an emergency, such as a natural disaster. Please note that no conservation treatments will be demonstrated in this session.

When: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Jefferson Market Library, First Floor, 425 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10011
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Behind the Scenes - A Brief Look at the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Moving Image Labs

The moving image labs are located in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, in an area closed to both general public and non-Preservation staff. Take this rare look at the behind the scenes workings of the moving images labs and the steps required to convert analog media to digital master files.

When: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Caring for Your Home Photograph Collections

Photograph Conservator Erin Murphy will talk about the specific ways to care for personal and family photograph collections. This presentation will focus on proper housing and storage of collections in a home environment, providing simple advice that anyone can follow to prolong the life of photographs of all formats, and how to keep them out of harm's way. Please note that no conservation treatments will be demonstrated in this session.

When: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

SOLD OUT- 2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #2: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives.  Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research.  This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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