NYG&B Programs

Essential Resources to Use When Starting Your Genealogy Project

Presenter: Susan R. Miller, Director of Programs.

A genealogy project built with a sound foundation will stand up better than one built on random clicks.

Learn about resources that will help build that solid foundation for your genealogy projects, especially skills that endure.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

When: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYPL South Court Classroom
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Write It Up! A Workshop for Family Historians

Presenter: Dr. Thomas W. Jones, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

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 two-day writing workshop at the NYG&B. This program is sold-out. To join the wait list, please email education@nygbs.org.

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

Research in New York City

The NYG&B New York City research trip is back in 2017!  Join us for four-plus days of intensive research as well as camaraderie.

When: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Find Relatives with MyHeritage DNA Matching

Presenter: Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist, MyHeritage

Daniel Horowitz has developed a new DNA Matching service that enables those who have been tested through different services to enjoy MyHeritage’s exceptional matching capabilities for their family history research.

For every DNA Match, MyHeritage displays the possible relationship between you and the other person, based on the quantity and characteristics of the DNA that you share with that person.

When: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B office, 36 West 44th Street, Suite 711, New York, NY 10036
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2017 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 75 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

• Thursday, May 25, 10:30–11:45 a.m.

When: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 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

2017 Repository Tour: National Archives at New York City

On June 13 at NARA-NYC, the NYG&B will host a tour including an orientation to the facilities and collections, and a genealogist will be available to answer questions from tour members until noon. Individual research may follow the tour until NARA-NYC’s regular closing time (5:00 pm).

The NYG&B tours will take approximately 60 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

When: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:30am
Venue: 
National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2017

Join the NYG&B for the annual Research in Albany, which features three days of assisted research and genealogical camaraderie with the people who know New York best.

One of the best features of the research trip is the research questionnaire participants complete before the trip.

Consultants provide feedback to the attendees on not only their question, but how to focus the research question itself.

When: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
New York State Library and Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Joint Program with Western New York Genealogical Society

The NYG&B is coming to Buffalo for a joint program with the Western New York Genealogical Society on October 7. Featured speakers will be D. Joshua Taylor and Jane E. Wilcox. More details will be coming soon.

When: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Venue: 
Buffalo, NY (exact location TBA)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society & The Western New York Genealogical Society

New York State Family History Conference

The New York State Family History Conference (NYSFHC) returns in 2018 with nationally-known speakers and a vibrant exhibit hall. Mark your calendar with the dates as you won’t want to miss this conference.

The 2018 conference will take place in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York. 

When: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Tarrytown, New York (exact venue TBA)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society