New York Family History School Programs

Looking for Your New York Tenant Farmer: Little-Used Resources

Documents for New York manors and their tenants in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries have survived. Professional genealogist Jane E. Wilcox will show you how and where to look for your tenant ancestors in these and other records, including online resources.
 
When: 
Tuesday, May 20, 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

The Battle of Oriskany and General Nicholas Herkimer

Mohawk Valley native Paul Boehlert will present a program on his new book that talks about Gen. Nicholas Herkimer's citizen-soldiers turning back the British and protecting Washington's northern flank from attack at the Battle of Oriskany. For more information, contact herkimerhistory@yahoo.com.

When: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
400 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
Sponsor: 
Herkimer County Historical Society

Dead Relatives Club, Sachem Public Library

As of this posting, more details about this meeting were still to be announced. For more information, contact Lynne Kennedy, 631-588-5024. All meetings are free and open to the public.

When: 
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Holbrook, NY
Sponsor: 
Dead Relatives Club Sachem Public Library

The Essential Role of Gazetteers in Genealogical Research

Gazetteers connect place-names and locations, past and present, providing the locations of records as boundary lines change. Naomi Joshi, editor of the forthcoming New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, helps you access the rich genealogical and historical resources in New York State gazetteers from the 19th century to the present.
 
When: 
Wednesday, May 28, 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

SOLD OUT- 2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #2: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives.  Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research.  This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #3: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives.  Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research.

When: 
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives, 31 Chambers Street, New York NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Finding Family: Using FamilySearch

Learn how to search FamilySearch, a free database that includes over 3 billion names and offers a way for families to connect across generations.

When: 
Tuesday, June 10, 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

Uncovering your Family History; Part I: Researching Vital Records and the Census

Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy. This program is presented by the NYPL. No reservations are available. First come, first served.  For more information, see nypl.org.

When: 
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 3:15pm
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:15pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

35th Conference on New York State History

The conference takes place on June 12-14, 2014 at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York. This is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and others interested in New York State history. It is not a genealogical conference but offers sessions of relevance to people researching New York families.

When: 
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Sponsor: 
New York State Historical Association, the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, the New York State Museum, and the Hudson River Valley Institute

Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers

Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available online through NYPL.

When: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classroom A, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

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