Past Events

A Matter of Church Heraldry

The Rev. Guy W. Selvester, an expert on church heraldry and a member of the Committee on Heraldry of the NYG&B, will discuss “The Use of the Miter versus the galero in Ecclesiastical Heraldry." Fr. Selvester is a Governor-at-Large of the American Heraldry Society, as well as a fine heraldic designer and artist and a member of the Committee on Heraldry. He recently gave the Mark Elvins Lecture on Church Heraldry at the heraldry Society in London.

The program is free but reservations are necessary as capacity is limited.

Please call 212-755-8532 x207 for reservations.  

When: 
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

One of three new offerings this year, the Schomburg center, part of the NY Public Library, is a research library and archive for information on people of African descent worldwide. Attendees will be given an overview of the center, followed by tours of two of the divisions: General Research and Reference, which is the most heavily used for genealogy; and Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books with its unique resources. 

 

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

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

When: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:45am
Venue: 
New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Book Talk at the NYG&B: Hey America, Your Roots are Showing!

When: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Headquarters - 36 W.44th St., 7th FL, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: The Manuscripts and Archives Division of NYPL

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

Thomas Lannon, Assistant Curator, will provide an orientation to the extensive holdings of the Manuscripts and Archives Division of the New York Public Library. Documents, manuscripts, and photographs spanning four centuries of New York history will be on display and attendees will be instructed on using the catalog and retrieving materials.

 

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

When: 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

The Road to the 1940 Census: In Search of Your Family History

The NYG&B, the New York Public Library, and the National Archives at New York City host a full-day program at the NYPL to prepare researchers for the April 2 launch of the 1940 Federal Census. Released only once every ten years, censuses are a bedrock resource in genealogy, providing a wide range of information on people and the times they lived in. This program will provide perspective on the importance of this powerful research tool and in-depth insight into making the best use of it.

Speakers include the most authoritative experts on this subject, on one day, in one place.

When: 
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Bartos Forum - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd
Sponsor: 
The NYG&B, NYPL, National Archives at NYC

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: Center for Jewish History

 

Join us on this new addition to our repository line-up. Learn about the many collections of the five organizations housed at the Center. Staff will provide descriptions of the facility’s five divisions from 1:30-3:00, followed by an orientation by a Jewish genealogy expert. Participants will have time for research after the formal program. 

 

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, April 3, 2012 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Acquiring a Coat of Arms

John Shannon and Paul Campbell will describe the process of acquiring English and Scottish arms. Both speakers are armigers. John Shannon is the chairman of the committee, as well as the president of the College of Arms Foundation, and acquired arms from the College of Arms in London. Paul Campbell, a member of the Heraldry Society of Scotland, acquired arms for his father from the Court of Lord Lyon in Edinburgh, and is an expert on Campbell arms, of which there are many variants. 

The program is free but reservations are necessary as capacity is limited.

When: 
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

Using New York Area Resources for Jewish Genealogical Research

This lecture will describe the wealth of resources available at institutions throughout the New York area for doing Jewish family history research. The talk will be geared to beginners and intermediate researchers, and will focus on those families whose ancestors who came to the U.S. starting with the migration with began in the late 1880s.

When: 
Tuesday, April 17, 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

Book Talk: Oxford Geneticist, Brian Sykes at the NYG&B - SOLD OUT

brian sykes In DNA USA, Brian Sykes, a professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford, delivers the most comprehensive genetic portrait yet of our country.   

When: 
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society 36 West 44th St, 7th FL New York, NY 10036
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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

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