New York Family History School Programs

A Memorial Speaks - A Vermont Stonecutter's Story

Through the eyes of a stonecutter, Wise Owl Workshops will talk about the life of a stonecutter in “The Granite Center of the World,” Barre, VT, and take you on a genealogical adventure that spans two countries and two centuries at this meeting of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County. They will also examine the memorial industry in Barre today, and the challenges it faces. The talk will conclude with a photographic tour through Barre’s Hope Cemetery, one of the top ten cemeteries to see! Meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Monday, October 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Research in Albany 2015

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31, 2015. 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 and the New York State Library. You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

This program is currently sold-out.

To join the wait list, please email education@nygbs.org or call (212) 755-8532 x211.

When: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:30am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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, November 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Introduction to British Genealogical Research

Learn how to research your British ancestors using both the wealth of information available on the Internet, including vital records, immigration and emigration, military records, wills, criminal records and federal government records, as well as on-site resources in the UK at this meeting of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County. The speaker is Melissa A. Johnson, CG, a professional genealogist specializing in New Jersey, New York City and British families, and genealogical writing, editing, and publishing.

When: 
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

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