NYG&B Programs

Research in New York City

The NYG&B New York City research trip is back in 2017!  Join us for four-plus days of intensive research as well as camaraderie.

When: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Scottish Genealogy—Finding People and Where to Get the Records

Webinar presented by Dr. Bruce Durie, BSc(Hons), PhD, OMLJ, FSAScot, FCollT, FIGRS, FHEA, QG

Discover tips for finding people, including variations of Scottish names from one of Scotland’s leading genealogists. And learn where Scottish genealogical records are found. And be sure to have your questions ready.  

To register, click here. This webinar will be recorded for NYG&B members.

 

When: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Find Relatives with MyHeritage DNA Matching

Presenter: Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist, MyHeritage

Daniel Horowitz has developed a new DNA Matching service that enables those who have been tested through different services to enjoy MyHeritage’s exceptional matching capabilities for their family history research.

For every DNA Match, MyHeritage displays the possible relationship between you and the other person, based on the quantity and characteristics of the DNA that you share with that person.

When: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B office, 36 West 44th Street, Suite 711, New York, NY 10036
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2017 Repository Tour: Genealogy & Map Division of NYPL

The New York Public Library is one of the world’s great research libraries. NYPL staff will provide an overview of the rich resources of their respective divisions. A guided tour of the Milstein Division, including the microfilm room, and Map Division will follow. The NYG&B tour will take approximately 75 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

• Thursday, May 25, 10:30–11:45 a.m.

When: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2017 Repository Tour: National Archives at New York City

On June 13 at NARA-NYC, the NYG&B will host a tour including an orientation to the facilities and collections, and a genealogist will be available to answer questions from tour members until noon. Individual research may follow the tour until NARA-NYC’s regular closing time (5:00 pm).

The NYG&B tours will take approximately 60 minutes, after which, individuals may conduct their own research.

When: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:30am
Venue: 
National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, New York, NY
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2017

Join the NYG&B for the annual Research in Albany, which features three days of assisted research and genealogical camaraderie with the people who know New York best.

One of the best features of the research trip is the research questionnaire participants complete before the trip.

Consultants provide feedback to the attendees on not only their question, but how to focus the research question itself.

When: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, September 15, 2017 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
New York State Library and Archives
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Joint Program with Western New York Genealogical Society

The NYG&B is coming to Buffalo for a joint program with the Western New York Genealogical Society on October 7. Featured speakers will be D. Joshua Taylor and Jane E. Wilcox. More details will be coming soon.

When: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Venue: 
Buffalo, NY (exact location TBA)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society & The Western New York Genealogical Society

New York State Family History Conference

The New York State Family History Conference (NYSFHC) returns in 2018 with nationally-known speakers and a vibrant exhibit hall. Mark your calendar with the dates as you won’t want to miss this conference.

The 2018 conference will take place in Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York. 

When: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Tarrytown, New York (exact venue TBA)
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society