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Classes and Programs

The Milstein Division offers, and sponsers, a wide varied of classes and programs pertaining to United States history, local history, and genealogy. Classes and programs, in the form of instruction, workshops, and lectures, are given by the Division's own librarians and by guest speakers, representatives of state and nationwide institutions, universities, museums, archives, and libraries, as well as individual authors, expert researchers, and accredited genealogists. A number of classes and programs given by librarians from the Milstein Division are regular events, notably:

Scotch immigrant family at Quebec., Digital ID 495062, New York Public LibraryUncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genalogical Research, Part 1.

New York Public Library boasts one of the country's largest free public collections of genealogical tools; this class introduces some key resources. With skills learned here, you might find the name of an ancestor on a ship's passenger list or discover the names of family members in historical census records.

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.

Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part 2.

New York Public Library boasts one of the country's largest free public collections of genealogical tools; this class introduces some key resources. With skills learned here, you might find the name of an ancestor on a ship's passenger list or discover the names of family members in historical census records.

Building on Uncovering Your Family History, Part I, Part 2 delves into additional key resources, specifically immigration and naturalization records.

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 Library, and at other New York City institutions, you will learn how to construct a narrative history of your home. 

In advance of this class, you may like to read the Milstein Division blog post, Who Lived in a House Like This? A Brief Guide to Researching Your NYC Home.

Informmation on these classes, and many others, visit the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building's Programs and Classes calendar. For regular news and updates, follow the Milstein Division on twitter and Facebook.

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