New York Family History School Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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