Past Events

New York Family History Day at the NYPL - SOLD-OUT

Join the NYG&B and the NYPL for a fun-filled family day of crafts, learning, and activities. Programs, lectures and workshops on doing family research, the latest news on digital resources and databases, genealogical consultations, and crafty activities for the budding genealogist in your family. Sign up for a genealogy consultation.

See the program here; This event is sold-out and lectures and workshops are on a first come, first served basis.

When: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Irish Passenger Lists: Shipping Records and Their Usefulness when Searching for Your Ancestors

SOLD-OUT: A lecture by well-known Irish genealogist and author Brian Mitchell

Brian will use a case study for port of Derry to demonstrate the types of records that can be examined to identify an ancestor’s departure from Ireland. These include newspapers, government papers, business records, transcripts on the internet and passenger departure lists.

This lecture will be recorded for later member access.

When: 
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Evergreens Cemetery and Archive Tour

Join us for a unique opportunity to visit the Evergreens Cemetery archives to see samples of records, and then participate in a guided walking tour. Located on the Brooklyn/Queens border, the Evergreens was established in 1848 and encompasses 225 acres of beautifully landscaped hills and meadows. Research services are not included in this tour, but are available from the cemetery separately. See their website for research services theevergreenscemetery.com.

When: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:00am
Venue: 
The Evergreens Cemetery
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.

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

Five Things Every Genealogist Should Know How to Do in Word

Webinar: Five Things Every Genealogist Should Know How to Do in Word

For good or for bad, Microsoft Word is an indispensable tool. But most of us learned how to use it—only by having to use it.

When: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Webinar
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

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