Free Education for You: NYG&B's Day of Giving Back


We have been grateful for the support of our members, donors, and friends during this eventful year.  

To show our appreciation, we invite you to join us for NYG&B’s Day of Giving Back, four unique sessions held on Giving Tuesday (December 1, 2020).

Sessions will stream live on the NYG&B’s website and on our Facebook page on December 1, 2020, from 4–8 pm EST. All are welcome (no registration is necessary).

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Scheduled Sessions 

Release Your Inner Sherlock! Exploring genealogy for the first time 

Presented by Jennifer Baldwin 

We all have the chance to allow our natural curiosity to take hold and play detective when we decide to learn about our family history. Learn the basics and join the fun! 

“Deemed a Runaway”—Black Laws of the North 

Presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGL 

Slavery’s force was felt far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, and the Black Laws of northern states created valuable records for tracing African-American families. Learn how understanding this law and its records can be uniquely rewarding for descendants of slaves and slaveowners alike, and of those who were their neighbors and friends. 

The What’s New in DNA Update 

Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD 

Keeping track of new and changing tools and methodologies in the DNA/genetic genealogy world is tough. This session will you help stay on top of the latest developments. 

Strengthen Your Analysis: Transcribing and Abstracting 

Presented by LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL 

Genealogical proof requires the conduct of reasonably exhaustive research, preferably using original records. The emphasis on original sources means that the interpretation of handwritten records is an essential skill for genealogists. Using a variety of pre-20th century American documents, this lecture provides useful tips on the creation of a transcription—the first step in analyzing a handwritten document—and an abstract.

No registration is required—we will email you a link to watch on December 1, or you can visit the home page of our website to find the broadcast.