Past Events

Puzzle of a Life: Using Genealogical Resources in Writing Biography

Writing a full-length biography is akin to putting together a puzzle, with pieces coming from genealogical sources, archives, and more. Susan Rubenstein DeMasi, author of the newly published Henry Alsberg: Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project, will talk about her research process and read excerpts from the book.

When: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
NYG&B, 36 West 44th Street, 7th Floor
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree

Since the early days of the nation political parties have shaped the history of the United States. Exploring the political leanings of our ancestors can be an exciting and worthwhile adventure. Discover how to locate records of past political parties and identify the affiliations of your ancestors.

Presented by D. Joshua Taylor.

When: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Room 227, 2nd floor
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Webinar: Hidden Treasure from FamilySearch.org

Robert Raymond is a genealogical technologist, a FamilySearch deputy CGO, a director of NGS, and the author of an award winning genealogy blog.

The search button misses a billion+ records on FamilySearch that haven’t been digitally indexed. This webinar will demonstrate how to access those records. Probate and naturalization case studies illustrate their use.

• Thursday, September 15 ,8:00 p.m. (50 minutes)

When: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 New York State Family History Conference

  • Now in its third year, the event will bring together hundreds of genealogists from across the United States to learn about their New York ancestry.
  • The 2016 conference offers new opportunities for those interested in New York family history as it will be held concurrently with the Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS).
  • Registration is now open at www.nysfhc.org.
When: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Syracuse/Liverpool Holiday Inn,441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, N.Y.
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society

Webinar: NYC Municipal Archives Vital Records Indexes: Birth, Marriage, and Death

Confused by multiple indexes for New York City vital records? This webinar will explain the origins of the indexes to vital records at the New York City Municipal Archives, cover which indexes contain what years and record groups. This webinar will include where to find them, and tips on how to use them. Much of the material in this webinar was covered in the NYG&B Pre-research Basics session, which was given on May 24 and June 8 at the NYG&B office.

When: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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

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