Past Events

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

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

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

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 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Finding Their Routes: Navigating Records of the NY State Canal System

Photo Credit: Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum Archives

Presenter: by Pamela Vittorio

This webinar will give a short background on the New York canal system and discussion of the different occupations that our ancestors might have had.

It will also cover Canal Town folks' associations, where the repositories are located, and where some names are in online sources.

When: 
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Hangout with NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor

Presenter: D. Joshua Taylor

Kick off NYG&B Week with D. Joshua Taylor on a Google Hangout. You can send questions in advance to Josh at President@nygbs.org

To participate in the chat, enter your name below and we'll send you a link when the Hangout is live.

 

When: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:00pm
Venue: 
Google Hangouts
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.  Click here to register.
 
When: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classroom A (NYPL)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Benefit Luncheon and Book Talk with Thelma Adams

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)

When: 
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Sarabeth's Park Avenue South, NYC
Sponsor: 
Knickerbocker NSDAR Chapter and the NYG&B

What’s New at the NYG&B

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society President D. Joshua Taylor will update members and the community on initiatives underway at the NYG&B and provide a preview of upcoming projects and programs.

Join Josh on Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET in this live webinar. To register for the webinar, click here.

When: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Webinar
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

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