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Wed, July 16
@ 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
Thu, August 7
@ 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
Thu, August 21
@ 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
Thu, September 4
@ 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
Sat, September 13
@ 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
Thu, September 25
@ 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
Thu, October 16
@ 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
Thu, November 6
@ 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
Wed, November 12
@ 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
Thu, December 4
@ 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
Thu, September 10
@ 12 noon
Irish 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
Thu, September 17
@ 12:30 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Wed, September 23
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Wed, September 30
@ 3 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Thu, October 1
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching 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
Thu, October 15
@ 12 noon
Italian 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
Wed, October 28
@ 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
Wed, November 4
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Thu, November 5
@ 12 noon
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 ultimate goal of genealogy research.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom AAdults
Thu, November 12
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
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
Wed, November 18
@ 1 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Thu, December 3
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching 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
Thu, December 10
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
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
Wed, January 13
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Thu, January 14
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
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
Wed, January 20
@ 3 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Thu, January 21
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching 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
Tue, February 16
@ 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
Thu, February 18
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
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
Wed, February 24
@ 3 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Thu, February 25
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Irish 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
Wed, March 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Italian Genealogy: Resources and Research Methods
Using resources in NYPL's 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
Sat, March 12
@ 11 a.m.
Genealogy at the Library
South Beach LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Wed, March 16
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Tue, March 22
@ 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
Wed, March 23
@ 3:30 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Fri, March 25
@ 2 p.m.
Library Resources
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
Wed, March 30
@ 2 p.m.
Genealogy Essentials
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
Thu, March 31
@ 12 noon
Genealogy Essentials
Researching 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
Wed, April 6
@ 3 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
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