So many of our immigrant ancestors began their American journey by living in New York City. Many families started on the Lower East Side and upgraded to the Bronx and Brooklyn. Their children may have moved further afield to Queens, Westchester, Long Island, and New Jersey.
In this talk Ellman will identify resources such as vital records, naturalization, probate, property, and newspapers. Many will be available online but we'll note which can only be found on-site at various archives and repositories.
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Ridgewood Public Library 125 N Maple Ave Ridgewood, NJ 07450
With many options for DNA testing on the market today, choosing a test can be difficult. Rick Fogarty will help guide you to the right test for your needs in this overview of DNA testing companies, the products they offer, and what they can add to your research.
The German Genealogy Group's April presentation is “The Geissenhainers, Influential Luthern Pastors of New York City—Their Lives and Legacy to the Genealogical Community”by Bob Greiner, GGG member. This presentation will describe the lives of the pastors, the records they produced, and their contributions to society. It will also examine the early history of St. Matthew's and St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Churches. Bob Greiner has been researching his family history for over 25 years.
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
Hicksville VFW Hall—Post 3211, 320 South Broadway (Route 107), Hicksville, New York 11801
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is hosting its third annual Family Treasures Day. Visitors of all ages are invited to learn about saving, storing, and sharing their family heirlooms, photographs, and digital memories. Guests will connect with conservators and museum specialists; document family and neighborhood histories; digitize items of historical and cultural significance; and maintain objects against deterioration.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
NYG&B office, 36 West 44th Street, Suite 711, New York, NY 10036