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Throughout the year, The New York Public Library offers more than 25,000 free public programs at its 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Additional classes and workshops.

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TimeEventLocationAudience
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
Saturday, January 11, 2014
2 p.m.Family History & Genealogy
So you have Grandpa's eyes huh? But whose eyes does Grandpa have? Come learn how to find out how to search out your ancestry line!*Presented by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*
Stapleton LibraryAdults
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
Thursday, August 7, 2014
2:30 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, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, August 21, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, September 4, 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 Classroom AAdults
Saturday, September 13, 2014
2 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
Thursday, September 25, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This beginner's class explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, October 16, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, November 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. This beginner's class explores vital records and the census in documenting your genealogy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, November 12, 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, and photographs, newspapers and local histories available at the New York Public Libra…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, December 4, 2014
3:15 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, January 15, 2015
12 noonUncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Caption Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This beginner's class explores the basic steps to getting started in genealogy, which include vital record research and the census.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, January 22, 2015
3:15 p.m.Irish Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Irish Ancestor
Have 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, especially those who passed through New York. Participants will learn about print and electronic sources of information and work on developing a research plan for genealogical quests.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, January 29, 2015
3 p.m.Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, February 5, 2015
12 noonUncovering 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 Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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
Saturday, February 21, 2015
3:15 p.m.Uncovering your Family History: Researching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This beginner's class explores the basic steps to getting started in genealogy, which include vital record research and the census.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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