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
On Thursday, May 5 in Fort Lauderdale at the National Genealogical Society's Family History Conference, you have the opportunity to hear five new lectures by New York experts. The NYG&B is sponsoring the New York Research track and will have a booth in the exhibit hall. Come to the booth for your member ribbon. We will have books for purchase and copies of the most recent New York Researcher. The lectures are . . .
NYG&B staff will demonstrate the most successful ways to search the 146-year run of Record in the eLibrary. The Record, which maintains the highest scholarly standards, is the largest body of work on New York family history in existence.
Please reserve a place in these sessions by letting us know which date you will attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-755-8532 ext. 206.
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 5:30pm
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
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.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York
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.
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.