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Tue, February 19
@ 5:30 p.m.
Family Legacies: Conversations with authors of a new book by the New York Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society
Documents, artifacts, research, oral history, recollections and love are at the core of this genealogical odyssey entitled Family Legacies: A Three Generation Project. Throughout its pages, fifteen authors, all members of the Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, collaborate to explore the indomitable spirit of their ancestors whose faith, strength, tenacity and talent allowed them to rise above centuries of struggle and sacrifice…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thu, February 21
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part II
Building on Uncovering Your Family History, Part I, this class delves into additional key resources, specifically immigration and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Sat, February 23
@ 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
Fri, March 15
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part I
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, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wed, March 20
@ 5:30 p.m.
My ancestor was a what?: Researching Huguenots and Walloons in Europe and America
Part of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series This presentation will detail the story of the Huguenots and Walloons with an eye toward helping genealogists find and interpret information about their European and early American ancestors. Participants will learn about: 1) the experiences of their ancestors in both Europe and America; 2) understand the available documentary sources of information (including rare European sources); and 3) current trends in Huguenot and…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Sat, March 23
@ 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
Thu, April 18
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering Your Family History: Introduction to Genealogical Research, Part II
Building on Uncovering Your Family History, Part I, this class delves into additional key resources, specifically immigration and naturalization records.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Tue, April 23
@ 5:30 p.m.
Exploring the Archives of the Reformed Church of America
Part of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series The Dutch Reformed Church was among the earliest established in what became the United States. Over 400 years the church merged and changed and is currently known as the Reformed Church of America. The RCA Archives preserves the enduring memory of the church. Documents, videos, sound recordings, and computer data are included among the valuable permanent records of the RCA. Russell L. Gasero is the long-time archivist f…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Sat, April 27
@ 2 a.m.
Canceled
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
Fri, May 3
@ 10 a.m.
Jewish Geography in America: Who Went Where When and Why
10:00 – 11:15 AM Keynote address by Dr. Jonathan Sarna South Court Auditorium "Jewish Settlement Patterns in the United States: Why Jews Ended Up Where They Did" Dr Jonathan Sarna is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, and Chief Historian of the National Museum of Jewish History and Chair, Academic Advisory & Editorial Board, American Jewish Archives. 11:15 AM-12:30 PM (Break) 12:30-1:45 PM South Court Auditorium Geospatial prese…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults
Fri, May 10
@ 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, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wed, May 15
@ 5:30 p.m.
New York’s Censuses and City Directories: Ancestral Record Links Across Decennial Gaps of Federal Censuses
Part of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series City directories are a much used resource here at the library, and the Milstein Division provides access to an extensive range of New York City and United States city directories, from the late 17th century through, in some instances, the 1960s. The humble city directory can be used in a wide variety of ways. Locating then distinguishing New Yorkers with similar names is daunting, especially in decennial gaps. This prese…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thu, June 6
@ 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. Three women from Guadeloupe at Ellis Island
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Wed, July 10
@ 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
Fri, July 19
@ 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, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thu, August 1
@ 3:15 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, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Sat, August 17
@ 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
Fri, September 13
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering your Family History; Part I: 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
Wed, September 25
@ 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, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, September 26
@ 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
Tue, October 1
@ 5:30 p.m.
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Making Effective Use of NewYorkFamilyHistory.org
The digital resources, including the eLibrary, available in the members’ section of the website of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, include a rich array of research guides and primary source material, and the only complete run of the NYG&B Record (1870-present) anywhere. Participants will learn optimal ways to navigate the website, conduct productive searches, and tap its important resources. Catherine Ziegler, the Manager of Digital Collections and Online Services for the…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Thu, October 17
@ 3:15 p.m.
Canceled
Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records: Owing to illness this class has been canceled
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
Wed, October 30
@ 5:30 p.m.
New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Searching the All-Galicia Database & Gesher Galicia Map Room Online
This lecture will interest those researching in the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which today covers eastern Poland and western Ukraine. The All Galicia Database has 200,000 records from 70 data sources including birth, death, marriage, divorce, school, voter, and landowner records. These contain names spanning all ethnic and religious groups, including Jews, Catholics, Ruthenians, Germans, and Greek Orthodox. Participants will learn how to use this search engine, in conjunction…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and GenealogyAdults
Fri, November 8
@ 3:15 p.m.
Uncovering your Family History; Part I: 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
Sat, November 16
@ 2 p.m.
Canceled
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, maps, photographs, newspapers, and local histories available at the New York Public Li…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court ClassroomsAdults
Thu, November 21
@ 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
Thu, December 5
@ 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
Wed, June 11
@ 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
Wed, June 11
@ 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
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
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