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.
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.
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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
NYG&B office, 36 West 44th Street, Suite 711, New York, NY 10036
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.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:30am to 3:30pm
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, 63 W 44th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036
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.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC
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.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:30am
National Archives at New York City, One Bowling Green, New York, NY