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14 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, June 1
@ 4 PM
Genealogy Essentials
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 an ancestor's birth, marriage, or death records, or discover the names of family members in historical census records. This class is online. REGISTER HERE. Census taker, 1930
OnlineAdults
Thu, June 9
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
Get started using the genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries. This is an online class. Registration is required. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Online Adults
Tue, June 14
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
Experienced librarians demonstrate the steps involved in starting your family history research. Discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class is online. Registration is required. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
OnlineAdults
Wed, June 29
@ 3 PM
Genealogy Essentials
Polish family in fields near Baltimore Tracing Polish ancestry can be challenging, especially navigating border changes, language barriers, and political turmoil. This class aims to provide introductory historical context and strategies to research Polish family history. This class is online. REGISTER HERE.
OnlineAdults
Thu, July 7
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
New York Sunday herald. Oct 18th '96. NYPL Digital Collections. Image ID: 1541073 Discover the abundant uses of historical newspapers for genealogical and local history information in the numerous digital, print, and microfilm collections available at NYPL. Registration is required. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Online Only
Adults
Wed, July 20
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
Start your family history research online with librarians from The New York Public Library's Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History, and Genealogy, specialists in genealogy reference and instruction. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class will be online. Registration is required. PLEASE CLICK HER…
OnlineAdults
Wed, July 27
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
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. This class requires registration. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
OnlineAdults
Thu, July 28
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
From 1565 to 1790, Africans comprised over a third of the roughly one million newcomers to what would become the United States. With little exception, these nearly 360,000 men, women, and children 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…
OnlineAdults
Thu, August 4
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
“Local history” research pursues the textures, details, and character that flesh out a specific time and place in history. Writers, biographers, historians, filmmakers, genealogists, academics, podcasters, armchair enthusiasts – really anyone looking to probe the mysterium of the heretofore – regularly come to the Milstein Division at NYPL to research local history. Research strategies can seem unwieldy: where do you start? Resources take a multitude of forms: how are they useful? Attend “Fact a…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Online Only
Adults
Wed, August 10
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
Please join us for a librarian led online class that will provide tips and suggestions for organizing your genealogy research, with the goal of making you a better researcher. This class will show you how to fill out pedigree charts, family group charts, and other organizational tools used by genealogists how to create timelines to help you with your research, and to construct family history narratives make useful citations organize your approach to research The class will also look at…
OnlineAdults
Tue, August 16
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
After exhausting basic introductory resources, discover some recommended next steps in the pursuit of genealogical and local history resources useful in African American research. This class is online only. Registration is required. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Online Only
Adults
Wed, August 17
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
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 an ancestor's birth, marriage, or death records, or discover the names of family members in historical census records. This class is online. REGISTER HERE. Census taker, 1930
OnlineAdults
Wed, August 24
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
This online class will describe how maps in the collections of The New York Public Library and elsewhere can be used to drive genealogical research and illustrate family histories. The focus will be on digitized maps. We will explore fire insurance maps and atlases, military and topographical maps, county maps and atlases, and many more kinds of maps, to locate records, discover where our ancestors lived, and what their lives were like. Registration is required. PLEASE CLICK HERE…
OnlineAdults
Wed, August 31
@ 1 PM
Genealogy Essentials
Experienced librarians demonstrate the steps involved in starting your family history research. Discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information. This class is online. Registration is required. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Hampton Collins Moon and family.
OnlineAdults