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.
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.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Room 227, 2nd floor
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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