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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
5:30 p.m.Family Legacies: Conversations with authors of a new book by the New York Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
Documents, artifacts, research, oral history, recollections and love are at the core of this genealogical odyssey entitled Family Legacies: A Three Generation Project. Throughout its pages, fifteen authors, all members of the Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, collaborate to explore the indomitable spirit of their ancestors whose faith, strength, tenacity and talent allowed them to rise above centuries of struggle and sacrifice…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thursday, February 21, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part II
Building on Uncovering Your Family History, Part I, this class delves into additional key resources, specifically immigration and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Saturday, February 23, 2013
2 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Friday, March 15, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part I
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
5:30 p.m.My ancestor was a what?: Researching Huguenots and Walloons in Europe and America
Part of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series This presentation will detail the story of the Huguenots and Walloons with an eye toward helping genealogists find and interpret information about their European and early American ancestors. Participants will learn about: 1) the experiences of their ancestors in both Europe and America; 2) understand the available documentary sources of information (including rare European sources); and 3) current trends in Huguenot and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Saturday, March 23, 2013
2 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thursday, April 18, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part II
Building on Uncovering Your Family History, Part I, this class delves into additional key resources, specifically immigration and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
5:30 p.m.Exploring the Archives of the Reformed Church of America
Part of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series The Dutch Reformed Church was among the earliest established in what became the United States. Over 400 years the church merged and changed and is currently known as the Reformed Church of America. The RCA Archives preserves the enduring memory of the church. Documents, videos, sound recordings, and computer data are included among the valuable permanent records of the RCA. Russell L. Gasero is the long-time archivist f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Saturday, April 27, 2013
2 a.m.Canceled
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Friday, May 3, 2013
10 a.m.Jewish Geography in America: Who Went Where When and Why
10:00 – 11:15 AM Keynote address by Dr. Jonathan Sarna South Court Auditorium "Jewish Settlement Patterns in the United States: Why Jews Ended Up Where They Did" Dr Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and Chief Historian of the National Museum of Jewish History and Chair, Academic Advisory & Editorial Board, American Jewish Archives. 11:15 AM-12:30 PM (Break) 12:30-1:45 PM South Court Auditorium Geospatial prese…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court AuditoriumAdults
Friday, May 10, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
5:30 p.m.New York’s Censuses and City Directories: Ancestral Record Links Across Decennial Gaps of Federal Censuses
Part of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series City directories are a much used resource here at the library, and the Milstein Division provides access to an extensive range of New York City and United States city directories, from the late 17th century through, in some instances, the 1960s. The humble city directory can be used in a wide variety of ways. Locating then distinguishing New Yorkers with similar names is daunting, especially in decennial gaps. This prese…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thursday, June 6, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, the second installment, explores passenger lists and naturalization records. Three women from Guadeloupe at Ellis Island
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
6 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Friday, July 19, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thursday, August 1, 2013
3:15 p.m.Irish Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Irish Ancestor
Using resources in NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools, this class introduces some key resources to help you find information on an Irish ancestor. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Saturday, August 17, 2013
2 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Friday, September 13, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History; Part I: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
6 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thursday, September 26, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans
Genealogy handbooks are an oft overlooked resource. This short course will present different types of handbooks and explain how to use them to improve the quality and depth of genealogy research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
5:30 p.m.New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: 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. Catherine Ziegler, the Manager of Digital Collections and Online Services for the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thursday, October 17, 2013
3:15 p.m.Canceled
Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records: Owing to illness this class has been canceled
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, the second installment, explores passenger lists and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
5:30 p.m.New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Searching the All-Galicia Database & Gesher Galicia Map Room Online
This lecture will interest those researching in the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which today covers eastern Poland and western Ukraine. The All Galicia Database has 200,000 records from 70 data sources including birth, death, marriage, divorce, school, voter, and landowner records. These contain names spanning all ethnic and religious groups, including Jews, Catholics, Ruthenians, Germans, and Greek Orthodox. Participants will learn how to use this search engine, in conjunction…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Friday, November 8, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History; Part I: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Saturday, November 16, 2013
2 p.m.Canceled
Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thursday, November 21, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans
Genealogy handbooks are an oft overlooked resource. This short course will present different types of handbooks and explain how to use them to improve the quality and depth of genealogy research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thursday, December 5, 2013
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, the second installment, explores passenger lists and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thursday, March 6, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
5:30 p.m.New York Genealogical & Biographical Lecture Series: Making Discoveries with Surname Variants
Misspelled, misunderstood, or deliberate? Are you ancestors’ records hidden under a surname variant? Professional genealogist Terry Koch-Bostic will show that a key to successful record searching is considering surname variants and will demonstrate various strategies to build a comprehensive variant list.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thursday, March 20, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, the second installment, explores passenger lists and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thursday, April 17, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans
Genealogy handbooks are an oft overlooked resource. This short course will present different types of handbooks and explain how to use them to improve the quality and depth of genealogy research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:30 p.m.New York Genealogical & Biographical Lecture Series: Andiamo in Italia: Italian Family History in Italy and from Home
With knowledge of your ancestral town in Italy, it is possible to start research using Italian records. Italy offers many records beyond birth, marriage and death. Mary M. Tedesco, founder of Origins Italy, frequently conducts genealogical research in Italy. She will help you discover what records are available and how they are accessed.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York City Home.
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
5:30 p.m.New York Genealogical & Biographical Lecture Series: Family Timelines with Treelines.com
With just a few clicks, visualize a set of life events for a group of your ancestors. Learn how to choose the theme for your timeline, select the events, illustrate them, and share the results with family. Tammy Hepps, who created Treelines.com, is an award-winning software developer and a professional genealogist.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5:30 p.m.New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Looking for Your New York Tenant Farmer: Little-Used Resources
New York manors and their tenants in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries have survived. Professional genealogist Jane Wilcox will show you how and where to look for your tenant ancestors in these and other records, including online resources.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
5:30 p.m.New York Genealogical & Biographical Lecture Series: The Role of Gazetteers in Genealogical Research
​Gazetteers connect place-names and locations, past and present, providing the locations of records as boundary lines change. Naomi Joshi, editor of the forthcoming New York Family New York State gazetteers from the 19th century to the present.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. Uncovering your Family History, Part I explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
6 p.m.Who Lived in a House Like This? How to Research the History of Your New York Home
Have you ever wondered about the history of your home? Who used to live there or what their lives were like? This class will show you how to research the history of your building and the people who owned and lived in it. The Milstein Division is home to one of the largest free United States history, local history and genealogy collections in the country. Looking at censuses, city directories, land conveyances, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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