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TimeEventLocationAudience
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 A
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Saturday, February 28, 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, March 5, 2015
3:15 p.m.Writing Your Family History
You have been collecting the information, now it is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn how to outline your story, explore the history of the places where your family lived, tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultmate goal of genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Saturday, March 14, 2015
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, March 19, 2015
3:15 p.m.Italian Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Italian Ancestor
Italian family looking for lost baggage, Ellis Island 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 Italian 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
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12 noonUncovering 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
Saturday, March 28, 2015
2 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
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