New York Family History School Programs

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

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

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

Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home

Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This NYPL class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country.

When: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
New York Public Library

Italian Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Italian Ancestor

Using resources in NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools, this class introduces some key resources to help you find information on an Italian ancestor. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.

When: 
Tuesday, August 11, 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 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

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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