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.
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.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 5:30pm
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street, New York City
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
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.
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Congregation Shearith Israel 8 West 70th Street, New York, NY
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.
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.
Jewish Genealogical Society, Inc. in partnership with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York,and Jewish Historical Society of New York presents "New York City Family History Research: An Afternoon of Learning in Memory of Steven Siegel."
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
New York’s Censuses and City Directories: Ancestral Record Links Across Decennial Gaps of Federal Censuses.
Locating, then distinguishing, New Yorkers with similar names is daunting, especially in decennial gaps. Using New York’s censuses and city directories can span the gaps.
Terry Koch-Bostic, a professional genealogist, serves on the board of the National Genealogical Society, is the APG-NY Chapter Representative, and is also on NYG&B’s Education Committee. She is a frequent lecturer at both local and national conferences.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 5:30pm
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th & 42nd Streets, NYC
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.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 36 West 44th Street, 7th Floor