Past Events

2015 Repository Tour: Genealogy & Map Division of NYPL

The New York Public Library is one of the world’s great research libraries. Kate Cordes, Co-Manager of the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy and the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, 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.

When: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2014

The NYG&B’s popular fall research trip to Albany, New York, is scheduled for October 29- November 1, 2014. This is your chance to have three days of assisted research and genealogical camaraderie with the people who know New York best.

When: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #2: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the Director of Public Programming, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives. Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research. This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #1: Basic Orientation

Marcia Kirk, the Director of Public Programming, will host this basic orientation, focusing on the vital records and fundamental resources held at the Municipal Archives. Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research. This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

SOLD OUT: 2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #2: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives.  Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research.  This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

SOLD OUT: 2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #2: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives.  Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research.  This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

The Essential Role of Gazetteers in Genealogical Research

Gazetteers connect place-names and locations, past and present, providing the locations of records as boundary lines change. Naomi Joshi, editor of the forthcoming New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, helps you access the rich genealogical and historical resources in New York State gazetteers from the 19th century to the present.
 
When: 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Looking for Your New York Tenant Farmer: Little-Used Resources

Documents for New York manors and their tenants in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries have survived. Professional genealogist Jane E. Wilcox will show you how and where to look for your tenant ancestors in these and other records, including online resources.
 
When: 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Family Timelines with Treelines.com

With just a few clicks, visualize a set of life events for a group of your ancestors. Learn how to choose the theme for your timeline, select the events, illustrate them, and share the results with family. Tammy Hepps, who created Treelines.com, is an award-winning software developer and an experienced genealogist.
 
When: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

SOLD OUT: 2014 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives Tour #2: Beyond the Basics

Marcia Kirk, the new Director of the Municipal Archives, will host this "beyond the basics" orientation focusing on lesser-known genealogical resources held at the Municipal Archives.  Following visits to the Visitor Center, the City Hall Library, and the Conservation Lab, participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room where they may conduct their own research.  This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for work stations or staff attention.

When: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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