NYG&B Week: Join us for member-only events November 8–12


Join us for a week full of special programs just for members of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. NYG&B Week will be filled with enjoyable, useful, and fascinating virtual events from November 8 through November 12. 

Read below to learn about each program and register for one or all—we'll see you there!

NYG&B Member Reception

Monday, November 8, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET

Begin the week with fellow NYG&B members from across the United States. The NYG&B team will be on-hand to answer your questions about membership, publications, and upcoming programs. You will also have an opportunity to see and learn more about the NYG&B’s new Education, Digitization, and Recording Centers.

This event is free and open to NYG&B Members. Advanced registration required—click here to sign up.

You Need Both: Uniting DNA and Traditional Research with Angie Bush and D. Joshua Taylor

Monday, November 8, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm ET

DNA results often yield more questions than answers, yet when combined with traditional genealogical research, can lead to untold discoveries and solutions to longstanding research problems.

This session outlines the perspective of an expert in DNA testing with an expert genealogist to discuss and examine the best ways to integrate these two important elements of family history.

Examples will include families from New York and elsewhere show resolutions to 100+ year brick walls, overcoming previously inaccurate research, and the pathways to use traditional research to build a DNA testing plan (and what to do with the results)!

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

This event is free and open to NYG&B Members. Advanced registration required—click here to sign up.

Exclusive Member Access: New York Family History School Inaugural Program

Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10

Revisit sessions from the 2020 New York Family History Conference, expertly led by speakers on a variety of topics relating to New York genealogy and family history.

This exclusive preview includes 20 sessions and is open free for all NYG&B members on-demand, Tuesday, November 9, and November 10, 2021.

Access to the New York Family History School is free for all NYG&B members, November 9 and November 10, 2021. No registration is required, please watch your email for access details.

Family History in Popular Culture

Wednesday, November 10, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET

Family history’s popularity is evident in today’s world of television. Popular series such as Finding Your Roots, Who Do You Think You Are?, and Genealogy Roadshow deliver genealogical experiences in each episode.

Yet, long before these (and other) series found their ways to our televisions, family history had already found its place in popular culture. From James Bond to Donald Duck, join NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor as he explores the presence of family history in television, music, and film over the past 90 years.

A limited number of tickets will be available to view this talk at the NYG&B office, 36 West 44th Street, and it will also be livestreamed on Zoom. Please be advised that in-person attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination per New York City law.

Purchase tickets online or call (212) 755-8532 x208 with any questions. 

New York State Military Records: A Discussion with Jane E. Wilcox and Skip Duett

Thursday, November 11, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm ET

Bring your questions and join expert genealogists Jane E. Wilcox and Skip Duett for an interactive conversation and live Q&A session highlighting military-related records held by the New York State Archives.

The discussion will focus on resources ranging from the French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I to World War II.

This event is free and open to NYG&B Members. Advanced registration required—click here to sign up.

What’s New and Upcoming at the NYG&B?

Friday, November 12, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET

Curious about what’s in store for the next few months at the NYG&B? Hear from members of the NYG&B team about upcoming publication releases, digitization projects, heritage tours, and education programs.

This event is free and open to NYG&B Members. Advanced registration required—click here to sign up.

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I missed this lecture last night, but I had registered for it. Is there a way I can view It? Thanks for your help.

I got my days mixed up. I thought today was Tuesday. I'll be tuning in tonight.

I missed this lecture last night, but I had registered for it. Is there a way I can view It? Thanks for your help.