Past Events

French Medieval Heraldry

D’Arcy J.D. Boulton, Professor of Medieval Studies and Concurrent Professor of History at University of Notre Dame, takes as his topic “The Distinctive Developments of Heraldry and Armory in the Kingdom of France, c. 1300 - c. 1690: An Overview.” Among his many distinctions making him a uniquely worthy interlocutor on heraldry, Dr. Boulton is the editor of Alta Studia Heraldica and a Fellow of the Académie Internationale d’Héraldique.

When: 
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

Searching the All-Galicia Database & Gesher Galicia Map Room Online

This lecture will interest those researching in the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which today covers eastern Poland and western Ukraine. The All Galicia Database has 200,000 records from 70 data sources including birth, death, marriage, divorce, school, voter, and landowner records. These contain names spanning all ethnic and religious groups, including Jews, Catholics, Ruthenians, Germans, and Greek Orthodox.

When: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2013

Thursday-Saturday, October 24-26, 2013

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

Program fee of $170 for members/ $210 for non-members includes:

When: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 5:00pm
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

A Life in Heraldry

Sir Henry Bedingfeld, Bart., Norroy & Ulster King of Arms, reflects on his career at the College of Arms, illustrated with designs he has created, and describes how English heraldry has evolved and adapted in recent decades. Sir Henry has been an officer at the College of Arms in London for over thirty years. At this event, Sir Henry will be presented with the NYG&B’s Medal for Heraldic Achievement, previously awarded to the late Garter Peter Gwynn-Jones, former Lord Lyon Robin Blair, and former Canadian Chief Herald Robert Watt.

When: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

Making Effective Use of NewYorkFamilyHistory.org

The digital resources, including the eLibrary, available in the members’ section of the website of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, include a rich array of research guides and primary source material, and the only complete run of the NYG&B Record (1870-present) anywhere. Participants will learn optimal ways to navigate the website, conduct productive searches, and tap its important resources.

When: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

New York State Family History Conference

 

When: 
Friday, September 20, 2013 - 8:30am to Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Liverpool, New York (just outside Syracuse)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society

South African Heraldry

Andrew Cusack examines the history and evolution of South African heraldry viewed through coats of arms incorporating the “three annulets or” of the arms of Jan van Rienbeeck, the ostensible founding father of South Africa. Mr. Cusack, a native New Yorker and a graduate of the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland, lives in London. He is a blogger, writer, historian, and vexillophile. His engaging website is at andrewcusack.com

When: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

American Jewish History and Identity through Portraiture

Clues in visual art can be used by family historians to learn about ancestors and their lives, their culture, their beliefs, and how they have chosen to represent themselves.  Historian and genealogist David M.

When: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Congregation Shearith Israel 8 West 70th Street, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Book Talk: New Netherland in a Nutshell

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Firth Haring Fabend, NYG&B member and student of the early Dutch in America, will provide a slideshow of exceptional images in illustration of her book New Netherland in a Nutshell: A Concise History of the Dutch Colony in North America. This volume has been endorsed by two of the giants in New Netherland history and research — Charles Gehring, Director of the New Netherland Research Center, and Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World.

When: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Book Talk: Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

Award-winning author, Nancy Rubin Stuart, is returning to the NYG&B to discuss her latest biography. Defiant Brides is the story of two Revolutionary-era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed.

When: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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