NYG&B Programs

Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree

Since the early days of the nation political parties have shaped the history of the United States. Exploring the political leanings of our ancestors can be an exciting and worthwhile adventure. Discover how to locate records of past political parties and identify the affiliations of your ancestors.

Presented by D. Joshua Taylor.

When: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
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

Puzzle of a Life: Using Genealogical Resources in Writing Biography

Writing a full-length biography is akin to putting together a puzzle, with pieces coming from genealogical sources, archives, and more. Susan Rubenstein DeMasi, author of the newly published Henry Alsberg: Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project, will talk about her research process and read excerpts from the book.

When: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2016

Sold out for 2016 - To join the wait list, please email albany@nygbs.org.

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Wednesday-Friday, October 26-28, 2016. Join the New York experts, the people who know New York research best, for three days of research concentrated in the vast resources of New York State Archives (NYSA) and the New York State Library (NYSL). You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Intuition and Success in Genealogy: Is It a Sixth Sense, Chance or Serendipity?

As part of our Research in Albany 2016 event, Terri Koch-Bostic will be the featured speaker at our dinner in Albany on October 26th. 

Her talk is titled "Do serendipitous findings in genealogy come from hard work on a topic, honing our skills and intuition, developing a sixth sense, or just plain luck?"

This dinner is included in the program of the research event, but guests not registered for it can still attend this dinner and talk for $49. 

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Albany Hilton
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYC Municipal Archives Pre-research Session

Make your research time productive by attending this new session at the NYG&B office.

When: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 Repository Tour: Genealogy & Map Division of NYPL

The New York Public Library is one of the world’s great research libraries. NYPL staff will provide an overview of the rich resources of their respective divisions. A guided tour of the Milstein Division, including the microfilm room, and Map Division will follow. The NYG&B tour will take approximately 60 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

• Thursday, November 10, 10:30–11:45 a.m.

When: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 Repository Tour: Center for Jewish History

Extensive resources for both Jewish and non-Jewish research can be explored at the Center for Jewish History (CJH). Learn about the many collections of the five organizations housed at the CJH, which hold about 100 million archival documents, plus books, artifacts, photographs, and more. The tour will take approximately 60 minutes, after which a genealogical orientation will take 30 minutes. Participants may conduct their own research after the program. 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011

• Thursday, November 17, 1:00 p.m.

When: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

New York Records Online Workshop

Get started in online research. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate where to find New York State and New York City indexes and records. Learn how to search free and subscription websites. Expected duration is 40 minutes. 
 
The workshop is free, however registration is required and opens November 1 on the NYPL website. 
 
Presenter: Susan Miller
When: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classroom A (NYPL)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYC Municipal Archives Basics: Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Make your research time productive by attending this new session at the NYG&B office.

Basics: Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

When: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Write It Up! A Workshop for Family Historians

We all love to do research.  But how do you get started writing up your family stories and the research? Join fellow genealogists for this intensive writing workshop at the NYG&B.

This two-day hands-on workshop gives family historians practice in writing, experience in self-editing, and feedback on their writing samples. Topics focus on gearing up to write, writing processes, and structures and formats specific to genealogical writing. Participants will bring a 500-word genealogical writing sample in an editable format.

When: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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