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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:30pm
Berger Forum, Room 227 (second floor), Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY
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.
Explore using Facebook, Google+, Blogger, Skype, YouTube, and other social media sites as a genealogist and family historian. These tools are made for family researchers. We are actually spending time looking for other people we connect with, so why not use the abilities of online communications and searching to "reach out and touch someone new"?
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets NYC
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.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The New York Public Library- Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York City