Past Events

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

New York City Family History Research: An Afternoon of Learning in Memory of Steven Siegel

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."  

When: 
Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

New York’s Censuses and City Directories: Ancestral Record Links Across Decennial Gaps of Federal Censuses

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.

When: 
Wednesday, May 15, 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

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

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