Genealogy Essentials, Online: Introduction to Local History Research

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 1 - 2 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.
Event Details
Barvin Deerhead Diner
Deerhead Diner, Jackson Heights. Bill Barvin Location Photograph Archive. IMAGE ID: 5210090.

“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 "Introduction to Local History" and become a better historian of what now was once and where at the county and neighborhood level.

This is an online class. Registration is required.


  • Class Format: Lecture/demonstration
  • Skill prerequisites: Some computer skills recommended.
  • Audience: Adults