Past Events

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

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

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

Other Places Your Ancestors Might Be Hiding: "Non-Genealogy" Databases and Internet Resources to Explore

When: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 5:30pm 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 and NYPL

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

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

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

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