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.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
As part of our Research in Albany 2016 event, Terry Koch-Bostic will be the featured speaker at our dinner in Albany on October 26.
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? Her talk will address this question in a fun and informative evening.
Presented by Kenyatta Berry
With nearly 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing, Kenyatta Berry focuses on African-American and slave ancestral research. Reservations are required for this lecture.
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.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:30am to 11:45am
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
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.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
The Knickerbocker NSDAR Chapter and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will co-sponsor a luncheon and book talk with Thelma Adams to benefit the NYG&B. Ms. Adams will talk about the life and legend of Josephine Marcus, the Brooklyn-born daughter of Jewish immigrants who shared a colorful life with Wyatt Earp in the Wild West.. Tickets: $100 individual ($40 tax-deductible); $250 benefactor ($190 tax-deductible)
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.
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. Early registration is now open for NYG&B members. Non-members may purchase tickets beginning February 1st.
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 4:00pm