New York Family History School Programs

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

Naturalization: Where are the documents?

Naturalization is a voluntary process that enables an alien to become an American citizen. Naturalization documents after 1906 reveal dates and places of birth, immigration details, and relatives’ names; and photographs were required after 1924! This talk will cover the history of naturalization in the U.S., the four documents produced, derivative citizenship for women and children, the many federal, state and county courts involved, and using clues from censuses and passenger manifests to locate naturalizations online and in archives.

When: 
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid Island JCC-Y, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY
Sponsor: 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island

Finding the Others at the Ridgewood Public Library

Elisabeth Inserra will show and talk about this documentary about the immigrants from San Vito sullo lonio in Calabria, Italy. It explores the immigrant experience of the Sanvitesi from a 21st century perspective. What does it mean to be the other in any country at any time? Can the story of immigration from an Italian village help us understand the problems of immigrants today? And what does it mean, when the home you fled becomes the dream of other immigrants?

When: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library Auditorium 125 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Finding the Others...and the Others

The featured speaker of June's Genealogical Society of Bergen County meeting is Elisabeth Inserra, who will show and talk about this documentary about the immigrants from San Vito sullo lonio in Calabria, Italy. It explores the immigrant experience of the Sanvitesi from a 21st century perspective. What does it mean to be the other in any country at any time? Can the story of immigration from an Italian village help us understand the problems of immigrants today? And what does it mean, when the home you fled becomes the dream of other immigrants?

When: 
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood, NJ
Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of Bergen County

Connecticut Genealogy Resources

Guest speaker Nora Galvin will present information on Connecticut genealogy resources. For more information contact the Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group at 631-654-4700 ext. 231.

When: 
Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:00pm
Venue: 
Patchogue-Medford Library, 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue New York 11772
Sponsor: 
Patchogue-Medford Library Genealogy Research Group

Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home

This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home or building.

When: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley

Bob Cudmore is best known as the morning radio show host on Lite 104.7 and 1570 AM WVTL in Amsterdam, N.Y. and a weekly contributor for his feature "Focus on History" in the Daily Gazette. Cudmore is also an author and his latest book "Hidden History of the Mohawk Valley" will be the subject for his program. Much of the history of New York's scenic Mohawk Valley has been recounted time and again. But so many other stories have remained buried, like the man called the Baseball Oracle from Rome, NY who correctly predicted the outcome of the St.

When: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
400 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350
Sponsor: 
Herkimer County Historical Society

Irish Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Irish Ancestor

Using resources in NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools, this class introduces some key resources to help you find information on an Irish ancestor. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests. This is a program presented by the NYPL. No reservations are possible. First come, first served.

When: 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 2:30pm
Venue: 
South Court Classroom A, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records

Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, the second installment, explores passenger lists and naturalization records. This is a program presented by the NYPL. No reservations are possible. First come, first served.

When: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 3:15pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Public Library

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