Past Events

Finding Genealogical Treasure in the NYS Archives

From its earliest years, government in New York has involved itself in the lives of its residents.  Whether its vital statistics, education, incarceration, military service, court actions, or political activity, an amazing collection of voices of New Yorkers can be heard through the records in the State Archives.  This session will provide information on some of the onsite and online resources available for family historians.
 
When: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library- Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York City
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Learn About the Heraldry of American Presidents

When: 
Monday, September 24, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society 36 West 44th St, 7th FL New York, NY 10036
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Walking Tour: Woodlawn Cemetery

The NYG&B is hosting a walking tour of beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery. First opened in 1863, it is located in the Bronx at Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street. It is the final home of many of New York City's historic figures such as Admiral David G. Farragut; author Herman Melville; abolitionist and women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and journalist Joseph Pulitzer. 

When: 
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Venue: 
Woodlawn Cemetery - Webster Avenue & East 233rd Street
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Walking Tour: Trinity Church Cemetery in Upper Manhattan

Join local historian Eric K. Washington, author of Trinity Church Cemetery, a new iPhone travel app, on a tour of Manhattan’s only still-admitting cemetery, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1980).

When: 
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Trinity Church Cemetery Burial Ground - near Audubon Terrace (on Broadway between 155th and 156th Streets), New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Resources for Locating Caribbean Ancestors in New York City

 

A large percentage of African-Americans now living in New York City can trace their ancestry back to the Caribbean. Discover the resources available to trace your family back from the Big Apple to many of the 7000+ islands that make up this ethnically and culturally diverse archipelago. 

When: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The NYG&B, New York Public Library

Now Playing on Your Home Computer: The 1940 Census

Taking place three weeks after the online release of the 1940 census on April 2, this program will help researchers learn how to get the most out of the census by explaining the search capabilities of the census and providing tools to get the most from it. Though available online, the 1940 census is being released without an index.  The NYPL's classroom facility has 30 desktop stations with computers, so the first 30 people to arrive will have a hands-on experience in learning how to access information from the actual page views.  

When: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The NYG&B, New York Public Library

Book Talk: Oxford Geneticist, Brian Sykes at the NYG&B - SOLD OUT

brian sykes In DNA USA, Brian Sykes, a professor of human genetics at the University of Oxford, delivers the most comprehensive genetic portrait yet of our country.   

When: 
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society 36 West 44th St, 7th FL New York, NY 10036
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Using New York Area Resources for Jewish Genealogical Research

This lecture will describe the wealth of resources available at institutions throughout the New York area for doing Jewish family history research. The talk will be geared to beginners and intermediate researchers, and will focus on those families whose ancestors who came to the U.S. starting with the migration with began in the late 1880s.

When: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The NYG&B, New York Public Library

Acquiring a Coat of Arms

John Shannon and Paul Campbell will describe the process of acquiring English and Scottish arms. Both speakers are armigers. John Shannon is the chairman of the committee, as well as the president of the College of Arms Foundation, and acquired arms from the College of Arms in London. Paul Campbell, a member of the Heraldry Society of Scotland, acquired arms for his father from the Court of Lord Lyon in Edinburgh, and is an expert on Campbell arms, of which there are many variants. 

The program is free but reservations are necessary as capacity is limited.

When: 
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: Center for Jewish History

 

Join us on this new addition to our repository line-up. 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. 

 

Registration: Each program $20 members/$30 non-members. 

Any three programs $50 members/$80 non-members

All six programs $90 members/$150 non-members

When: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

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