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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, September 10, 2015
12 noonIrish Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Irish Ancestor
Have an Irish ancestor? Use NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools 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, September 17, 2015
12:30 p.m.Getting Started in Genealogy
Begin exploring your family history with the NYPL. This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research. Find out best practices for getting started, learn about genealogical records, and discover how to search NYPL’s collections.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
2 p.m.Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3 p.m.Researching Ship Passenger Lists
Learn the history of ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how to get started using the research methods and resources related to passenger list information.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, October 1, 2015
12 noonResearching Vital Records and the Census
Census enumerator in New York in 1930. Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, October 15, 2015
12 noonItalian Genealogy Resources: Finding Records for an Italian 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 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
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
6 p.m.Researching 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
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
2 p.m.Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, November 5, 2015
12 noonWriting 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 ultimate goal of genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, November 12, 2015
12 noonGetting Started in Genealogy
Begin exploring your family history with the NYPL. This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research. Find out best practices for getting started, learn about genealogical records, and discover how to search NYPL’s collections.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
1 p.m.Researching Ship Passenger Lists
Learn the history of ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how to get started using the research methods and resources related to passenger list information.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, December 3, 2015
12 noonResearching Vital Records and the Census
Census enumerator in New York in 1930. Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, December 10, 2015
12 noonGetting Started in Genealogy
Begin exploring your family history with the NYPL. This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research. Find out best practices for getting started, learn about genealogical records, and discover how to search NYPL’s collections.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
2 p.m.Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, January 14, 2016
12 noonGetting Started in Genealogy
Begin exploring your family history with the NYPL. This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research. Find out best practices for getting started, learn about genealogical records, and discover how to search NYPL’s collections.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
3 p.m.Researching Ship Passenger Lists
Learn the history of ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how to get started using the research methods and resources related to passenger list information.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, January 21, 2016
12 noonResearching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Friday, January 29, 2016
2 p.m.Ancestry Library Edition
Start your family history search here! Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including census data and vital records, birth, marriage and death notices, and much more. Share search strategies and stories with your classmates and receive assistance from the librarian.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
2 p.m.Researching 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
4 p.m.Teen Genealogy
Are you interested in finding out who your ancestors are? Have you ever seen pictures of your great- or great-great-grandparents? Join us for a celebration of ancestry at our Teen Genealogy program! Trained library staff will help you navigate our resources so that you can find out who your ancestors were and where they are from in the world!
Hamilton Grange LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12 noonGetting Started in Genealogy
Begin exploring your family history with the NYPL. This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research. Find out best practices for getting started, learn about genealogical records, and discover how to search NYPL’s collections.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
3 p.m.African-American Genealogy: An Introduction to Resources and Research Methods
From 1565 to 1790, Africans surpassed Europeans among the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. A majority of these nearly 360,000 men and women crossed in bondage. Centuries of local and federal laws related to the livelihood of black Americans have created a complex paper trail of genealogical resources. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and recommend basic research methods in the pursuit of African-American family history.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, February 25, 2016
12 noonIrish Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Have an Irish ancestor? Use NYPL's large free public collection of genealogical tools 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
Friday, February 26, 2016
2 p.m.Ancestry Library Edition
Start your family history search here! Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including census data and vital records, birth, marriage and death notices, and much more. Share search strategies and stories with your classmates and receive assistance from the librarian.
St. George Library Center, TechConnect LabAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
3:30 p.m.Italian Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
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
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
2 p.m.Researching Naturalization Records
In this class we explore the history of how your ancestors became citizens of the United States of America, the kinds of records they generated when they did so, what information those records contain, and where you can find them.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
10:30 a.m.Genealogy Program
Come join us for a program in Genealogy. Program will introduce you to Ancestry. Com. Various issues relating to Genealogical research will be examined and discussed. Ancestry.com will be demonstrated and actual research of genealogical issues is encouraged. Genealogy is a hobby for thousands of New Yorkers! Are you stumped by genealogy questions? Learn how to get started using genealogical collections available in branch libraries, and find out when to make referrals to the Milstein Division.…
Baychester Library, Community Meeting RoomAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
3:30 p.m.Getting Started in Genealogy
Begin exploring your family history with the NYPL. This introductory class will explain first steps in genealogical research. Find out best practices for getting started, learn about genealogical records, and discover how to search NYPL’s collections.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
2 p.m.Researching Ship Passenger Lists
Learn the history of ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how to get started using the research methods and resources related to passenger list information.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thursday, March 31, 2016
12 noonResearching Vital Records and the Census
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library with an exploration of vital records and the census. First, learn how to search for and find your ancestors on birth, marriage, and death certificates. Next, we'll explore the history of the U.S. Federal Census, explore what other types of census records exist, and offer a variety of search strategies to use in your genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
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