New York Family History School

Researching New York family history can be a challenge. To navigate the complexities of the Empire State, savvy researchers need to understand the resources available to them, as well as the methods required to track down crucial records. The New York Family History School is proud to bring you carefully curated online courses from New York State genealogy experts skilled at making the field accessible and understandable to all. And each online course includes on-demand access to educational sessions and supporting material, letting you learn at your own pace.


2024 Courses

With New York Family History School courses, learn at your own pace through guided, on-demand sessions focusing on a specific family history topic. Registration includes access to multiple sessions for 60 days, syllabus materials, a certificate of completion, and an invitation to the annual online New York Family History School alumni reception.

New York City Research Fundamentals

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New York State Research Fundamentals

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Tracing Immigrant Ancestors to New York (1780s to 1924)

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Tracing New Netherland Families

Available on demand starting summer 2024

Tracing Hudson Valley Settlers

Available on demand starting summer 2024

New York Land Records

Available on demand starting fall 2024