Past Events

Now Playing on Your Home Computer: The 1940 Census

Taking place three weeks after the online release of the 1940 census on April 2, this program will help researchers learn how to get the most out of the census by explaining the search capabilities of the census and providing tools to get the most from it. Though available online, the 1940 census is being released without an index.  The NYPL's classroom facility has 30 desktop stations with computers, so the first 30 people to arrive will have a hands-on experience in learning how to access information from the actual page views.  

When: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The NYG&B, New York Public Library

Resources for Locating Caribbean Ancestors in New York City

 

A large percentage of African-Americans now living in New York City can trace their ancestry back to the Caribbean. Discover the resources available to trace your family back from the Big Apple to many of the 7000+ islands that make up this ethnically and culturally diverse archipelago. 

When: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The NYG&B, New York Public Library

Walking Tour: Trinity Church Cemetery in Upper Manhattan

Join local historian Eric K. Washington, author of Trinity Church Cemetery, a new iPhone travel app, on a tour of Manhattan’s only still-admitting cemetery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1980).

When: 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Trinity Church Cemetery Burial Ground - near Audubon Terrace (on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets), New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Walking Tour: Woodlawn Cemetery

The NYG&B is hosting a walking tour of beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery. First opened in 1863, it is located in the Bronx at Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street. It is the final home of many of New York City's historic figures such as Admiral David G. Farragut; author Herman Melville; abolitionist and women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and journalist Joseph Pulitzer. 

When: 
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Venue: 
Woodlawn Cemetery - Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Learn About the Heraldry of American Presidents

When: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society 36 West 44th St, 7th FL New York, NY 10036
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Finding Genealogical Treasure in the NYS Archives

From its earliest years, government in New York has involved itself in the lives of its residents.  Whether its vital statistics, education, incarceration, military service, court actions, or political activity, an amazing collection of voices of New Yorkers can be heard through the records in the State Archives.  This session will provide information on some of the onsite and online resources available for family historians.
 
When: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library- Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Social Networking for Family Historians

Explore using Facebook, Google+, Blogger, Skype, YouTube, and other social media sites as a genealogist and family historian. These tools are made for family researchers.  We are actually spending time looking for other people we connect with, so why not use the abilities of online communications and searching to "reach out and touch someone new"?
 
When: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2012 *SOLD OUT!

The NYG&B's annual trip to Albany is SOLD OUT.  Don't miss out next year; contact Lauren Maehrlein at education@nygbs.org to reserve your place for 2013.

The NYG&B is returning to Albany! Join the people who know New York research best for three days of research and genealogical camaraderie.  Program includes:

When: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Hotel Albany, NY State Archives, NY State Library and the City of Albany!
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Book Talk: Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother

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Join us Monday, November 19, at 5:30, in NYG&B headquarters, for a return visit by Eve LaPlante, author of Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother. LaPlante is a great-niece and a cousin of Abigail and Louisa May Alcott. The winner of the 2008 Massachusetts Book Award for Nonfiction, she visited the NYG&B in 2004 and 2008 to discuss her two other acclaimed biographies, American Jezebel and Salem Witch Judge.
 
When: 
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Trace Your Roots with DNA

Over the past decade, genetic genealogy has graduated from pioneering research to one more tool in our family history arsenal.  But just as the number of us taking DNA tests has grown, so have our genetic options.  Come hear one of the co-authors of Trace Your Roots with DNA discuss how Y-DNA and mtDNA testing can be used to shed light on the paternal and maternal branches of your family tree, as well as how new (in many respects, revolutionary) autosomal tests can reveal previously unknown facets hidden anywhere in your family's past.  Talk delivered in plain English!
When: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
Berger Forum, Room 227 (second floor), Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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