New York Family History School Programs

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collections, including how to search military records and how to share your own information and insights to related historical documents.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

Finding Living People on the Internet

We are delighted to welcome back San Franciscan Ron Arons, who’ll remind us that genealogy is not just about finding dead relatives. By understanding how to use the Internet properly, you can find lost living relatives, some of whom may help expand your family tree and provide family stories. Ron will discuss numerous websites for finding living people wherever in the world they may live. Ron has spoken to standing-room-only audiences at ten of the last 12 IAJGS conferences. The author of two books -- The Jews of Sing Sing and WANTED! U.S.

When: 
Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid Island JCC-Y, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

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

Special Genealogy Program: Introduction to INS Immigration and Naturalization Records

The National Archives at New York City is pleased to offer a special genealogy program on Monday, May 19th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Learning Center.

 

When: 
Monday, May 19, 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

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