Past Events

Getting Started on Your Family History

Joe Buggy, Richmontown Library, Tuesday, November 1, 2:00 PM
Getting Started on Your Family History

The only way to begin tracing your genealogy is to begin with yourself and work outward, one generation at a time. This lecture will provide the basic building blocks for those who may have recently begun or are anxious to begin tracing their family's history.

Branch Library Series.

 

 

 

When: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Richmondtown Library
Sponsor: 
Jointly by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and New York Public Library

Research in Albany 2011

An exceptionally popular three-day trip to the New York State Archives and Library, with the organization that knows New York best: The NYG&B. Participants are introduced to the vast wealth of material in these repositories and will have ample time for assisted research.

Admission charged and registration is required.

When: 
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
New York State Archives and Library
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

The Road Less Traveled: Polish & Ukrainian Research

This session on Eastern European research incorporates basic and other record sources, which are infrequently used but invaluable to the family history researcher. Included are vital records, church censuses, marriage dispensations, population registers, cemetery records, passport applications, and more.

FREE and no registration is necessary.

 

When: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
Jointly by the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the New York Public Library

Advancing Your Genealogical Journey

Lauren Maehrlein, Director of Education at the NYG&B, presents a lecture on beyond-the-basics genealogy as part of the NYG&B and NYPL's Branch Library Series.

You've learned the basics and are uncovering information on your family lines. What's next? This lecture will explore useful websites, software, and "not so obvious" places to seek family data.

FREE and no registration is required.

When: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Richmondtown Library
Sponsor: 
Jointly by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and New York Public Library

An Introduction to Irish Research

Focusing on U.S. resources can give you a real passport to finding your way to the right place and time in Ireland. This lecture is jointly sponsored by the New York Public Library and the NYG&B. Another Irish research event takes place on the following day.

FREE and no registration is necessary.

 

When: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Beyond the Basics of Irish Genealogy

Once you’ve covered the basics in documenting your Irish family you’ll want to find what else there is to discover. Donna Moughty, a professional genealogist, teaches classes on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research, and computer topics.

Admission charged and registration is required.

 

 

When: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: National Archives Northeast Region

Dorothy Dougherty, Director of Public Programs, will provide a lecture on the Alien Registration Files (A Files). Attendees will also be informed on the archives’ upcoming move to their new quarters in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. Following the program attendees will be assisted in their research by Education Committee members and NARA staff.

 

 

Registration: Each program $20 members/$30 non-members. 

Any three programs $50 members/$80 non-members

All six programs $90 members/$150 non-members

When: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
National Archives Northeast Region
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: New York City Municipal Archives

**This program is fully booked. Please contact Lauren Maehrlein at 212-755-8532, ext. 211, to be added to the waiting list.**

This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives on an afternoon when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for workstations or staff attention. Leonora A. Gidlund, Director, will introduce participants to vital records, city directories, photographs, voters' records, and other resources. NYG&B volunteers will assist you with your research.

 

When: 
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
New York City Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: The Milstein & Map Divisions of NYPL

 

Maira Liriano, Manager of the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, will give an overview the Milstein Division, and Katherine Cordes, Manager of the Map Division, will provide an overview of the Map Division, from 10:00-11:30. These introductions will be followed by a “hands-on” tutorial of some of the library’s online offerings in the South Court Classroom and the visit will conclude with tours of both divisions.  

 

Registration: Each program $20 members/$30 non-members. 

Any three programs $50 members/$80 non-members

When: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library - South Court Classrooms
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Tracking Nineteenth Century German-American Families: More Strategies and Sources for New York Researchers

Searching for your German roots? After looking at the Federal census and the obvious online sources, what's the next step? A look at some other resources and strategies that might help revitalize the search for your nineteenth-century German and German-American ancestors.

When: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the New York Public Library

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