Past Events

2016 Repository Tour: Center for Jewish History

Extensive resources for both Jewish and non-Jewish research can be explored at the Center for Jewish History (CJH). Learn about the many collections of the five organizations housed at the CJH, which hold about 100 million archival documents, plus books, artifacts, photographs, and more. The tour will take approximately 60 minutes, after which a genealogical orientation will take 30 minutes. Participants may conduct their own research after the program. 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011

• Thursday, November 17, 1:00 p.m.

When: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Venue: 
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

NYC Municipal Archives Pre-research Session

Make your research time productive by attending this new session at the NYG&B office.

When: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B Conference Room
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

From Virginia to New York: An African-American Family’s Journey to Upstate New York

Note: We have reached our full attendance capacity for this event. To join the waiting list, email RSVP@nygbs.org

When: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
NYG&B
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Shakespeare's Heraldry

Only a few scraps of new material relating to William Shakespeare in his lifetime have surfaced over the past century. Our speaker, Dr. Heather Wolfe, however, has uncovered nearly a dozen previously unknown records at the College of Arms and other libraries illuminating another aspect of the playwright as social climber.

When: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 36 West 44th, Suite 711
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society & The College of Arms Foundation

Intuition and Success in Genealogy: Is It a Sixth Sense, Chance, or Serendipity?

As part of our Research in Albany 2016 event, Terry Koch-Bostic will be the featured speaker at our dinner in Albany on October 26. 

Do serendipitous findings in genealogy come from hard work on a topic, honing our skills and intuition, developing a sixth sense, or just plain luck? Her talk will address this question in a fun and informative evening.

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Albany Hilton
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Research in Albany 2016

Sold out for 2016 - To join the wait list, please email albany@nygbs.org.

The NYG&B's popular annual Albany research trip is Wednesday-Friday, October 26-28, 2016. Join the New York experts, the people who know New York research best, for three days of research concentrated in the vast resources of New York State Archives (NYSA) and the New York State Library (NYSL). You'll also enjoy the camaraderie of friendly people who share your interest in family history.

When: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Albany, New York
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Puzzle of a Life: Using Genealogical Resources in Writing Biography

Writing a full-length biography is akin to putting together a puzzle, with pieces coming from genealogical sources, archives, and more. Susan Rubenstein DeMasi, author of the newly published Henry Alsberg: Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project, will talk about her research process and read excerpts from the book.

When: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Venue: 
NYG&B, 36 West 44th Street, 7th Floor
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree

Since the early days of the nation political parties have shaped the history of the United States. Exploring the political leanings of our ancestors can be an exciting and worthwhile adventure. Discover how to locate records of past political parties and identify the affiliations of your ancestors.

Presented by D. Joshua Taylor.

When: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Room 227, 2nd floor
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Webinar: Hidden Treasure from FamilySearch.org

Robert Raymond is a genealogical technologist, a FamilySearch deputy CGO, a director of NGS, and the author of an award winning genealogy blog.

The search button misses a billion+ records on FamilySearch that haven’t been digitally indexed. This webinar will demonstrate how to access those records. Probate and naturalization case studies illustrate their use.

• Thursday, September 15 ,8:00 p.m. (50 minutes)

When: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Webinar
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

2016 New York State Family History Conference

  • Now in its third year, the event will bring together hundreds of genealogists from across the United States to learn about their New York ancestry.
  • The 2016 conference offers new opportunities for those interested in New York family history as it will be held concurrently with the Association of Public Historians of New York State (APHNYS).
  • Registration is now open at www.nysfhc.org.
When: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Syracuse/Liverpool Holiday Inn,441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, N.Y.
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society

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