Past Events

2016 Repository Tours: Municipal Archives of New York City "Beyond the Basics" Research Session

This research session is for you if you are looking for records beyond the fundamental resources of birth, marriage, and death certificates. Records covered will include Coroner's reports, records of the City Cemetery, Bodies-in-Transit registers, the Almshouse records and other collections. Which records are on microfilm and where to find them and finding aids will be discussed.

When: 
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 1:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 Repository Tour: New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archive Division

Thomas Lannon, Assistant Curator, will provide an orientation to the genealogically pertinent holdings of the Manuscripts and Archives Division, as well as expert advice on how to optimize your search for archival material at the NYPL. Searching the collection starts with the special catalog for the Manuscript Division and the online finding aids. Learn the best ways to utilize these resources to plan your visit.

When: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Repository Tour: Green-Wood Cemetery Archives

Not your ordinary cemetery tour—instead attendees will visit the archives of Green-Wood Cemetery and see some millions of original records.

A guided tour, led by Green-Wood Green-ealogy staff, will feature samples of the original ledgers and documents covering more than175 years. Green-Wood has one of the most comprehensive and best organized cemetery archives in New York. These records are now being shared with researchers through the Green-ealogy program.

When: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2015

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Thursday-Saturday, October 29-31, 2015. 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 and the New York State Library. You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

This program is currently sold-out.

To join the wait list, please email education@nygbs.org or call (212) 755-8532 x211.

When: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 8:30am to Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Respository Tour - New York City Municipal Archives Tour

Marcia Kirk, Director of Public Programming, will host two exclusive basic orientation tours for the NYG&B. Participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room, where they may conduct their own research. This is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public.

Research assistance will be provided by NYG&B experts.

When: 
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

New NYG&B eLibrary Goes Live

The new NYG&B eLibrary, powered by findmpast.com, goes live on September 18. An exclusive orientation webinar for members is available here. To read more about this, click here.

When: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 9:00am
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Respository Tour - New York City Municipal Archives Tour

Marcia Kirk, Director of Public Programming, will host two exclusive basic orientation tours for the NYG&B. Participants will spend the majority of time in the Archives Reference Room, where they may conduct their own research. This is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives when it is closed to the public.

Research assistance will be provided by NYG&B experts.

When: 
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 1:30pm
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
Municipal Archives of New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2015 Repository Tour: National Archives at New York City

On April 23, at NARA-NYC, the tour will include an orientation to the facilities and collections, and a professional genealogist will be available to answer questions from tour members until noon. Individual research may follow the tour until NARA-NYC’s regular closing time (5:00 pm).

The NYG&B tours will take approximately 60 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

When: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:00am
Venue: 
National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, New York, NY
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

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