Past Events

Book Talk at the NYG&B: Hey America, Your Roots are Showing!

When: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Headquarters - 36 W.44th St., 7th FL, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 

One of three new offerings this year, the Schomburg center, part of the NY Public Library, is a research library and archive for information on people of African descent worldwide. Attendees will be given an overview of the center, followed by tours of two of the divisions: General Research and Reference, which is the most heavily used for genealogy; and Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books with its unique resources. 

 

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

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

When: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:45am
Venue: 
New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

A Matter of Church Heraldry

The Rev. Guy W. Selvester, an expert on church heraldry and a member of the Committee on Heraldry of the NYG&B, will discuss “The Use of the Miter versus the galero in Ecclesiastical Heraldry." Fr. Selvester is a Governor-at-Large of the American Heraldry Society, as well as a fine heraldic designer and artist and a member of the Committee on Heraldry. He recently gave the Mark Elvins Lecture on Church Heraldry at the heraldry Society in London.

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

Please call 212-755-8532 x207 for reservations.  

When: 
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
Heraldry Committee of the NYG&B

Tracking Nineteenth Century German-American Families: More Strategies and Sources for New York Researchers

Searching for your German roots? After looking at the Federal census and the obvious online sources, what's the next step? A look at some other resources and strategies that might help revitalize the search for your nineteenth-century German and German-American ancestors.

When: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
South Court Classrooms - NYPL, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave between 40th and 42nd Streets, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the New York Public Library

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: The Milstein & Map Divisions of NYPL

 

Maira Liriano, Manager of the Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, will give an overview the Milstein Division, and Katherine Cordes, Manager of the Map Division, will provide an overview of the Map Division, from 10:00-11:30. These introductions will be followed by a “hands-on” tutorial of some of the library’s online offerings in the South Court Classroom and the visit will conclude with tours of both divisions.  

 

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

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

When: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library - South Court Classrooms
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: New York City Municipal Archives

**This program is fully booked. Please contact Lauren Maehrlein at 212-755-8532, ext. 211, to be added to the waiting list.**

This program is a rare chance to research in the Municipal Archives on an afternoon when it is closed to the public, so there is no waiting for workstations or staff attention. Leonora A. Gidlund, Director, will introduce participants to vital records, city directories, photographs, voters' records, and other resources. NYG&B volunteers will assist you with your research.

 

When: 
Friday, February 24, 2012 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
New York City Municipal Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYG&B 2012 Repository Tours: National Archives Northeast Region

Dorothy Dougherty, Director of Public Programs, will provide a lecture on the Alien Registration Files (A Files). Attendees will also be informed on the archives’ upcoming move to their new quarters in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. Following the program attendees will be assisted in their research by Education Committee members and NARA staff.

 

 

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, February 14, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Venue: 
National Archives Northeast Region
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Beyond the Basics of Irish Genealogy

Once you’ve covered the basics in documenting your Irish family you’ll want to find what else there is to discover. Donna Moughty, a professional genealogist, teaches classes on a variety of subjects including Internet, Irish research, and computer topics.

Admission charged and registration is required.

 

 

When: 
Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

An Introduction to Irish Research

Focusing on U.S. resources can give you a real passport to finding your way to the right place and time in Ireland. This lecture is jointly sponsored by the New York Public Library and the NYG&B. Another Irish research event takes place on the following day.

FREE and no registration is necessary.

 

When: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Advancing Your Genealogical Journey

Lauren Maehrlein, Director of Education at the NYG&B, presents a lecture on beyond-the-basics genealogy as part of the NYG&B and NYPL's Branch Library Series.

You've learned the basics and are uncovering information on your family lines. What's next? This lecture will explore useful websites, software, and "not so obvious" places to seek family data.

FREE and no registration is required.

When: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Richmondtown Library
Sponsor: 
Jointly by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and New York Public Library

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