New York Family History School Programs

Genealogy of a House

When Steve Phillips and Paul Stewart purchased a dilapidated fraternity house they turned to the Oswego County Historical Society for information on its history. They discovered that it was part of the holdings of an important and colorful Oswego family. This fascinating story presentation may inspire you to research the history of your home. The work of the Oswego Renaissance Association will also be covered. Guests may attend for a $5 donation.

When: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Rd, DeWitt, NY
Sponsor: 
Central New York Genealogical Society

Huntington Historical Society

Meeting located at the Conklin House Barn. No further infromation is available at this time.

When: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Conklin House – Barn, southwest corner of New York Ave. (Rte 110) & High St., Huntington, NY
Sponsor: 
Huntington Historical Society

2014 GSBC Annual Seminar — Genealogy and the Law with Judy Russell

Join the Genealogical Society of Bergen County for an exciting and informative all-day seminar in Mahwah, NJ. The always-insightful Judy Russell, “The Legal Genealogist,” is slated to present:

When: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Finding Spicy Stories of New York Ancestors In Newspapers Online

Guest speaker Terry Koch-Bostic will discuss various methods to discover stories about your ancestors in digitized online newspapers.

When: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Brooklyn's On Fire: After The Fire

This is a Green-Wood Cemetery Partner Program. In 1876, a conflagration ripped through a packed Brooklyn theater, leaving hundreds dead in its wake. Known as the Brooklyn Theater Fire, the loss of life was so great that a mass grave was donated in Green-Wood, and a monument erected at the site to commemorate the tragedy. At this talk and tour of Green-Wood's historic chapel, learn how fires like this shaped a growing metropolis. A trolley tour to Green-Wood's related sites follows. Reserve your spot through the Green-Wood website.

When: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights
Sponsor: 
Brooklyn Historical Society

No One Remembers Alone: Memory, Migration, and the Making of an American Family

Patricia Klindienst will speak about the exhibit she created – first mounted at the Yiddish Book Center and now scheduled to open at Yale’s Slifka Center in October – called No One Remembers Alone: Memory, Migration, and the Making of an American Family" The exhibit grew out of six years of research reconstructing the migration stories of a family of Jews who fled Czarist Russia at the turn of the 20th century.

When: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society

“The Name Remains the Same: Adventures in Finding Sid Caesar’s Grandmother

When Sid Caesar, the architect of television’s Golden Age, died in February 2014, hundreds of press reports repeated the myth that the family’s name had been “changed at Ellis Island” on their arrival from Austria. Of course, no one’s name was changed at Ellis Island (or Castle Garden). Careful research proved that the family’s surname remained unchanged from the time they lived in Galicia through their immigration to the United States.

When: 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

What to Find at the New National Archives (NARA) NYC

Christopher Zarr, NARA education specialist, will talk about the resources at the new NARA NYC facility (located in the historic, landmark Old Customs House at Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan) as well as NARA’s growing online resources and digitization partnerships.

When: 
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Wayne County New York Genealogical Society Meeting

This program is on digital genealogy. No further information is available at this time.

When: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
NAHS, 120 High St, Newark, NY
Sponsor: 
Wayne County NY Genealogical Society

Halfmoon Historical Society Meeting

No further details of this meeting have been posted as of this time.

When: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Halfmoon Town Hall 2 Lower Newtown Rd Halfmoon, NY 12065
Sponsor: 
Halfmoon Historical Society Meeting

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