New York Family History School Programs

45 Years as a Jewish Genealogist: A Cranky Critique

Based on his four and a half decades in the field, Arthur Kurzweil, author of From Generation to Generation, will explore the underbelly of the world of Jewish genealogy — our mistakes, our misbehavior, our sins of omission and our sins of commission — and he will offer some strong suggestions for the future.

When: 
Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

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 research methods and resources related to passenger list information at this exciting program at the New York Public Library.

This program will be held in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in South Court Classroom A. Reservations are not available for this program. First come, first served.

When: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Researching Vital Records and the Census

Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.

This program will be held in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in South Court Classroom A.

When: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:00pm
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Women in New Netherland and in Colonial New England

Women in New Netherland and in Colonial New England:
Their Rights, Responsibilities, and Aspirations

Thursday, March 31, 2016  6:30–8:00 PM

Moderator & Presenter: Cornelia Hughes Dayton, University of Connecticut

And presentations by Kim Todt, Cornell University, Deborah Hamer, College of William and Mary, and Andrea Mosterman, University of New Orleans

When: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street, New York
Sponsor: 
The Consulate General of The Kingdom of The Netherlands

Family Tree DNA

An entrepreneur and life-long genealogy enthusiast, Bennett Greenspan founded Family Tree DNA (https://www.familytreedna.com) in 1999, turning a hobby into a full-time vocation. He’ll tell us about the latest developments in genetic genealogy and how they can help our family research.

When: 
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

The Legal Genealogist

An attorney AND certified genealogist, Judy Russell – “The Legal Genealogist” -- is a popular lecturer and blogger who sheds light on the often arcane and even impenetrable legal concepts and terminology that are so very important to those studying family history. Read more about her at www.legalgenealogist.com.

When: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

A Bialystok Travelogue

To be announced

When: 
Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

New York State Family History Conference

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society are pleased to announce that our 2016 New York State Family History Conference will be held September 15-17, 2016, in Syracuse, New York

Program

When: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Syracuse/Liverpool Holiday Inn,441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, N.Y.
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society

Research in Albany 2016

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Wednesday-Saturday, October 26-28, 2016. Join the New York experts, the people who know New York research best, for three days of research concentrated in the vast resources of New York State Archives (NYSA) and the New York State Library (NYSL). You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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