Past Events

Differentiating a Logo from a Coat of Arms

Cathy Bursey-Sabourin, Fraser Herald of the Canadian Heraldic Authority, will speak on the distinction between a logo and a coat of arms. Ms. Bursey-Sabourin has been Fraser Herald at the Canadian Heraldic Authority in Ottawa since 1989. She is the principal artist of the Authority. Bursey-Sabourin has been responsible for the paintings made for the arms of the last five Governors General of Canada and the Coat of arms of Canada. The program is free but reservations are necessary as capacity is limited. Please call 212-755-8532 x211 for reservations.

When: 
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

The Heraldry of Wine 1/29/13

The Heraldry Committee presents a gustatory evening reviewing selected heraldic wine labels featuring coats of arms, from the sublime to the ridiculous. Guests will imbibe the labeled wine. Please bring $20 to defray the cost of the oenological experience. Reservations are essential. Send email to John Shannon, chairman, at john.shannon@coaf.us.

When: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

Repository Tour: Archives of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine 2/12/13

Archives of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine,Tuesday, February 12, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

A new addition to our ever-expanding tours, the cathedral is one of the few religious institutions with a full time archivist on staff. Archivist Wayne Kempton will provide a tour of the stacks and an orientation on how to access records which cover not only the Cathedral itself, but also many other churches in the New York area.

When: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Archives of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

*Rescheduled* Repository Tour: The Genealogy & Map Division of NYPL 2/15/13 *Rescheduled*

*Rescheduled* The Genealogy & Map Divisions of NYPL, Friday, February 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. *Rescheduled*

When: 
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th & 42nd Streets, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Repository Tour: New York City Municipal Archives 3/1/13

New York City Municipal Archives, Friday, March 1, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

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. Leonora A. Gidlund, Director, will welcome registrants and provide an introduction to the large assortment of vital records, city directories, photographs, voters’ records, etc. NYG&B staff and volunteers will assist you with your research.

When: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
New York City Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Repository Tour: The Manuscripts and Archives Division of NYPL, 3/13/13

The Manuscripts and Archives Division of NYPL, Wednesday, March 13, 6-7 p.m.

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.

When: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th & 42nd Streets, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Book Talk: African American Legacies

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Greater New York is sponsoring a book talk on the important new publication, Family Legacies: A Three Generation Project, 

When: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 36 W. 44th Street, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

My Ancestor Was a What?: Researching Huguenots and Walloons in Europe and America

This presentation will detail the story of the Huguenots and Walloons with an eye toward helping genealogists find and interpret information about their European and early American ancestors. Participants will learn about: 1) the experiences of their ancestors in both Europe and America; 2) the available documentary sources of information (including rare European sources); and 3) current trends in Huguenot and Walloon scholarship.

When: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th & 42nd Streets, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Repository Tour: National Archives at New York City, 3/26/13

National Archives at New York City, Tuesday, March 26, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Dorothy Dougherty, Director of Public Programs, will provide a tour of and an introduction to the brand new quarters in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. Be among the first to see the beautiful new quarters. The Archives moved in late 2012, but Hurricane Sandy delayed the opening date. Program attendees will be given an overview of the holdings and assistance in their research by Education Committee members and NARA staff.

When: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
National Archives at New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Repository Tour: Center for Jewish History, 4/11/13

Center for Jewish History, Thursday, April 11, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

New to our repository line-up last year, the Center has extensive resources for both Jewish and non-Jewish research. 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.

When: 
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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