New York Family History School Programs

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

Tracing Italian Immigrant History to the Italian American Present

What pushed so many Italians to leave their country between 1880 and 1924? What pulled them to New York City, as well as other American destinations? How did Old World attachments shape their responses to New World challenges? Dr. Salvatore Primeggia, professor of sociology at Adelphi University, will answer these questions.

When: 
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Connetquot Public Library, 760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY
Sponsor: 
Family History Roundtable Series of the Connetquot Public Library

Ancestry

Speaker: Toni McKeen.

As of this posting, more details about this meeting were still to be announced. For more information, contact the Italian Genealogical Group, Michael Genovese (516) 354-3534. All meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:30am
Venue: 
Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, NY
Sponsor: 
Italian Genealogical Group

History of the Catholic Church in America and Research Opportunities

Religion has always played an important role in American history. The Catholic Church was the first church to make its presence known in the Americas. Thirty years ago Joe Titti began to research his family and has turned his hobby into a profession that includes teaching at Broome Community College Continuing Education and Broome-Tioga BOCES. His emphasis started with families in the Southern Tier which led him to work with the Catholic Church. He is a member of the Society of Parish Historians of the Syracuse, NY Catholic Diocese.

When: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Rd, DeWitt, NY
Sponsor: 
Central New York Genealogical Society

Heritage Conversations at the Ridgewood Public Library: Using Zotero

All welcome, no registration required. Using Zotero session will focus on record sources & notes, creating citations, collaboration.

When: 
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library,125 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sponsor: 
Ridgewood Public Library

Finding Family: Using Fold3

Staff will provide an overview of using Fold3 while emphasizing the featured collections, including how to search military records and how to share your own information and insights to related historical documents.

When: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Learning Center, on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, NY
Sponsor: 
National Archives at New York City

Family Timelines with Treelines.com

With just a few clicks, visualize a set of life events for a group of your ancestors. Learn how to choose the theme for your timeline, select the events, illustrate them, and share the results with family. Tammy Hepps, who created Treelines.com, is an award-winning software developer and an experienced genealogist.
 
When: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

A Family For Isabella: Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence

Guest speaker Judy G. Russell.

For more information contact the Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group at 631-654-4700 ext. 231.

When: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Citizenship Records: Beyond the Basics

Most researchers are familiar with court naturalization papers and perhaps the federal naturalization “C-files” available from USCIS. During the early 20th century, however, INS created a number of lesser-known records related to citizenship. This presentation will use sample files and case studies to introduce researchers to federal citizenship records documenting complex nationality cases, including repatriation and derivative citizenship.

When: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society

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