Free Family History Webinars October 19-22

Don't miss out on our four free webinars during next week's NYG&B Week!

NYG&B Week is a recurring series of free webinars, and the latest installment features three focused on The NYG&B Record, our peer-reviewed journal.

Two Record authors discuss their research and the stories of those New Yorkers, followed by editor Laura Murphy DeGrazia talking about writing for The Record. 

Getting the Most from Your NYG&B Membership

Monday, October 19, 2020, 4:00 pm ET

Are you taking full advantage of your NYG&B membership?

Membership gives you access not only to The Record and New York Researcher but on-demand webinars, discounts on products, and our NYG&B Online Collections. Join Jen Davis, Director of Development and Membership, for a look at the many benefits of membership to make sure you are not missing out! 

Register for the webinar to receive the video afterward if you cannot attend live.

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Researching African Americans in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 7:00 pm ET

Using the example of her research of an extended African-American family who lived in the mid-Hudson Valley, Joan will discuss various techniques and sources that can be used to research New Yorkers who weren’t the head of household (so not in the census until 1850), probably didn’t own land, and rarely had a gravestone.

Using lesser known sources, she accumulated details about the daily lives of several generations of local African Americans and ultimately traced this family to ancestors who came from Africa.

This webinar will be recorded for NYG&B member access.

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Hugh Dugan of Ireland, Pennsylvania, and New York: Historical Context Helps Link Generations

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 4:00 pm ET

See how a variety of contextual sources enhances family narratives, whether your own or someone else’s. The July 2020 Hugh Dugan article in The Record provides an excellent example, and author Pam Anderson shows you how she did it.

This webinar will be recorded for NYG&B member access. 

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Writing for The Record

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 3:00 pm ET

Writing about your genealogical conclusions is an important step in the research process. Submitting your draft to a peer-reviewed journal, such as The Record, has many benefits.

This talk will address why you might choose to write for The Record, and will give you insights about the selection, review, editing, and publication processes.

This webinar will be recorded for NYG&B member access. 

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