Community Calendar

The Bureaus of Immigration and Naturalization and the Great War

April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. Did you know the Bureaus of Immigration and Naturalization, which preceded USCIS, supported the American war effort in many ways? For example, on the very night the U.S. declared war, immigration officers moved quickly to detain German officers and crewmen from German ships in U.S. ports. And during the war—and well after the armistice—the Bureau of Naturalization granted U.S.

When: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
Venue: 
Online Webinar
Sponsor: 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

JGSLI: The 1939 German Minority Census

Presented by: Michael Simonson

When: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Venue: 
Mid-Island Y-JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, New York
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

NARA-NYC: Online Veterans and Military Documents - Part 2

National Archives staff will highlight a number of military records, from photos to documents that are searchable in the National Archives Catalog and Access to Archival Databases (AAD) systems. This session will focus on records from World War II through the Vietnam Conflict eras.

When: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
U.S. Customs House, One Bowling Green, New York, New York
Sponsor: 
National Archives at New York City

I luv NY--Even for Genealogy

Presented by Gretchen Maresco at the meeting of the Westchester County Genealogical Society.
 
Guests are always welcome.  Coffee and conversation precede the meeting at 9:30 a.m.  Please bring a treat if you can and a friend!
When: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Sponsor: 
Westchester County Genealogical Society

Digitization Day

NYG&B Indexing and Digitization Project

Our Indexing and Digitization Project Kickoff in January was a huge success! Hundreds of volunteers—at our offices in Manhattan and across the country via the internet—spent Friday and Saturday hard at work, and exceeded even our wildest expectations.

When: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 63 W 44th Street, 7th Floor, 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

Germanic Genealogy Group Meeting: Round Table Discussion

The German Genealogy Group will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, June 1 at Hicksville VFW Hall—Post 3211, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hicksville, New York 11801
 
The program this month is the “2nd Annual Round Table Event”, with hosts

When: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:30pm
Venue: 
Hicksville VFW Hall—Post 3211, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hicksville, New York 11801
Sponsor: 
The German Genealogy Group

Photo Fixings

Presented by Phil Hayes at the meeting of the Westchester County Genealogical Society.
 
Guests are always welcome.  Coffee and conversation precede the meeting at 9:30 a.m.  Please bring a treat if you can and a friend!
When: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Venue: 
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Sponsor: 
Westchester County Genealogical 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

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