Past Events

New Benefit for NYG&B Members: Brown-Bag Lunch and Problem-Solving Session

According to our members survey "Problem-solving with other researchers" was given as the most popular reason for joining a genealogical society. This is confirmed by our Minisearch volunteers, who tell us that often what members need most is a little guidance on which way to go and how to go about it.

When: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 36 West 44th Street, 7th Floor
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Significantly Advance Your Research Skills with Online Legend Steve Morse

The NYG&B presents Stephen P. Morse, originator of a series of fabulous “One-Step Websites,” for a full day of lectures and discussions about getting the quickest and most effective use from online data sources. This is your chance to learn from one of the nation’s leading innovators in advanced online genealogical research. This event will be useful to people at all levels of expertise, because the applications discussed are, from the researcher’s perspective, easy to use.

When: 
Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium, 5th Avenue between 40th & 42nd Streets, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Exploring the Archives of the Reformed Church in America

The Dutch Reformed Church was among the earliest established in what became the United States. Over 400 years the church merged and changed and is currently known as the Reformed Church in America. The RCA Archives preserves the enduring memory of the church. Documents, videos, sound recordings, and computer data are included among the valuable permanent records of the RCA.

When: 
Tuesday, April 23, 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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

*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

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