Past Events

NYC Municipal Archives Pre-research Session

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

Basics: Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Learn how to use the vital records collections at the New York City Municipal Archives. This session will cover the various indexes and how to search them, where to find the microfilms, and how to request copies. Also covered will be some procedures and rules of the research room

When: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B Sponsored Lectures at NGS 2016

On Thursday, May 5 in Fort Lauderdale at the National Genealogical Society's Family History Conference, you have the opportunity to hear five new lectures by New York experts.  The NYG&B is sponsoring the New York Research track and will have a booth in the exhibit hall.  Come to the booth for your member ribbon.  We will have books for purchase and copies of the most recent New York Researcher. The lectures are . . .

When: 
Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 8:00am
Venue: 
Fort Lauderdale Convention Center
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Brown-bag Lunch: Searching the NYG&B Record

NYG&B staff will demonstrate the most successful ways to search the 146-year run of Record in the eLibrary. The Record, which maintains the highest scholarly standards, is the largest body of work on New York family history in existence.

Please reserve a place in these sessions by letting us know which date you will attend. Email rsvp@nygbs.org or call 212-755-8532 ext. 206.

When: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives of New York City "Beyond the Basics" Research Session

This research session is for you if you are looking for records beyond the fundamental resources of birth, marriage, and death certificates. Records covered will include Coroner's reports, records of the City Cemetery, Bodies-in-Transit registers, the Almshouse records and other collections. Which records are on microfilm and where to find them and finding aids will be discussed.

When: 
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 Repository Tour: New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archive Division

Thomas Lannon, Assistant Curator, will provide an orientation to the genealogically pertinent holdings of the Manuscripts and Archives Division, as well as expert advice on how to optimize your search for archival material at the NYPL. Searching the collection starts with the special catalog for the Manuscript Division and the online finding aids. Learn the best ways to utilize these resources to plan your visit.

When: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Repository Tour: Green-Wood Cemetery Archives

Not your ordinary cemetery tour—instead attendees will visit the archives of Green-Wood Cemetery and see some millions of original records.

A guided tour, led by Green-Wood Green-ealogy staff, will feature samples of the original ledgers and documents covering more than175 years. Green-Wood has one of the most comprehensive and best organized cemetery archives in New York. These records are now being shared with researchers through the Green-ealogy program.

When: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2015

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31, 2015. 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 and the New York State Library. You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

This program is currently sold-out.

To join the wait list, please email education@nygbs.org or call (212) 755-8532 x211.

When: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:30am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Respository Tour - New York City Municipal Archives Tour

Marcia Kirk, Director of Public Programming, will host two exclusive basic orientation tours for the NYG&B. Participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room, where they may conduct their own research. This is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public.

Research assistance will be provided by NYG&B experts.

When: 
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

New NYG&B eLibrary Goes Live

The new NYG&B eLibrary, powered by findmpast.com, goes live on September 18. An exclusive orientation webinar for members is available here. To read more about this, click here.

When: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Respository Tour - New York City Municipal Archives Tour

Marcia Kirk, Director of Public Programming, will host two exclusive basic orientation tours for the NYG&B. Participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room, where they may conduct their own research. This is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public.

Research assistance will be provided by NYG&B experts.

When: 
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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