New York Family History School Programs

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

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: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Bronx Library Center, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Preservation Week 2014: Preservation Open House in Albany

Join preservation professionals from the University at Albany, University Libraries, the New York State Archives and the New York State Museum on Saturday May 3 for a Preservation Open House. Learn how to keep your family treasures safe and ensure they will be around for future generations. Bring examples of your family collections and our book and paper conservators will offer personalized advice on storing, handling, and caring for them.

When: 
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Seminar Room, 11th Floor, Cultural Education Center (State Museum building) 222 Madison Avenue, Albany NY 12230
Sponsor: 
University at Albany, University Libraries Preservation Department New York State Archives & New York State Library

Pages