Past Events

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

2016 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 60 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

• Thursday, November 10, 10:30–11:45 a.m.

When: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 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

NYC Municipal Archives Pre-research Session

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

When: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

From Virginia to New York: An African-American Family’s Journey to Upstate New York

Note: We have reached our full attendance capacity for this event. To join the waiting list, email RSVP@nygbs.org

When: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Shakespeare's Heraldry

Only a few scraps of new material relating to William Shakespeare in his lifetime have surfaced over the past century. Our speaker, Dr. Heather Wolfe, however, has uncovered nearly a dozen previously unknown records at the College of Arms and other libraries illuminating another aspect of the playwright as social climber.

When: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 36 West 44th, Suite 711
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society & The College of Arms Foundation

Intuition and Success in Genealogy: Is It a Sixth Sense, Chance, or Serendipity?

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.

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Albany Hilton
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2016

Sold out for 2016 - To join the wait list, please email albany@nygbs.org.

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.

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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