New York Family History School Programs

Screening and Discussion: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Talkback with Professor Christopher Brown

The Brooklyn Histoical Society will kick off its three-part series featuring PBS's The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with a screening of Episode One: The Black Atlantic (1500-1800), which explores the experiences of the earliest Africans, both slaves and free, who made the journey across the Atlantic. Join Columbia University professor Christopher Brown, who specializes in the comparative history of slavery and abolition, for a discussion following the viewing.

When: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights
Sponsor: 
Brooklyn Historical Society

What's Nu: The State of Brooklyn's Jewish Delis

While there are no longer Jewish delis on every Brooklyn street corner, some local icons continue to thrive. Deli historian Ted Merwin discusses the glories, challenges, and traditions of serving up corned beef with the owners of three delis: a populist (Junior's), a traditionalist (Jay and Lloyd's Kosher Deli), and a newcomer (Mile End).

When: 
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 at the corner of Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights
Sponsor: 
Brooklyn Historical Society

JOWBR and the Importance of Burial Records

Jewish genealogical researchers face many special impediments -- individuals’ name changes, town and country name changes, Holocaust displacement and others. However, there is one major advantage that we can use to help link our generations together – patronymics. We’ll start with the origin and importance of naming patterns and then show step by step how JewishGen’s JOWBR database can be used as the central source for Jewish burial records. Next, we’ll review how to read a Jewish headstone and give examples of symbols as well as inscriptions.

When: 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

Annual Meeting and Brunch with Ask the Experts Panel

JGS Annual Meeting and Brunch followed by an Ask the Experts Panel. 11:00 a.m. Details to follow.

When: 
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:00am
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogical Society

Halfmoon Historical Society Meeting

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

When: 
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Halfmoon Historical Society Meeting
Sponsor: 
Halfmoon Town Hall 2 Lower Newtown Rd Halfmoon, NY 12065

German Genealogy Research

Guest speaker Richard Haberstroh will speak on various research methods for German ancestors.

When: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Research Techniques for Locating Heirs

Guest speaker Melissa Johnson will discuss research techniques for locating missing heirs.

When: 
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

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