Carnegie Hall Migrations Festival Lecture Series: Tracing Migrations to New York, 1820-1924
From March 9 to April 15, Carnegie Hall will present Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival examining the musical legacies of three migrations: The crossings from Scotland and Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries, the immigration of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe between 1881 and the National Origins Act of 1924, and the Great Migration—the exodus of African Americans from the South to the industrialized cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West from 1917 into the 1970s.
Presented by D. Joshua Taylor, the NYG&B lectures explore the pathways taken by thousands of immigrants as they’ve settled in America, along with an overview of techniques to trace the migrations of specific individuals and family histories.
All sessions will be held at New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 36 W 44th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10036:
- Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30 pm, Tracing Migrations to New York, 1600s-1820
- Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30 pm, Tracing Migrations to New York, 1820-1924
- Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 pm, Tracing Migrations to New York, 1924 to the present
Tracing Migrations to New York, 1600s-1820
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30 pm
Trace the migrations of specific families and individuals who settled in New York throughout the colonial, Revolutionary and Federal periods. Digital and original record collections will be discussed, in addition to resources that provide greater context for tracing migrations during this key period in history.
Tracing Migrations to New York, 1820-1924
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 6:30 pm
Discover the impact of global events as we discuss the motivations and records available to trace families who arrived in New York through Castle Garden and Ellis Island. Techniques for locating relatives using spelling variations in surviving customs and passenger lists, online databases, naturalization records, and other tools will also be explored.
Tracing Migrations to New York, 1924 to the present
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30 pm
Uncover the methods and resources for documenting the story of migration to New York through World War II to the present day. This session will focus on a wide variety of backgrounds, providing online and offline tools to allow attendees to document the stories of New York’s more recent immigrants.
About D. Joshua Taylor
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Passionate about family history, Joshua is a host on the popular PBS series, Genealogy Roadshow. An active member of the genealogical community, Joshua is the previous president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and was a member of the team at the New England Historic Genealogical Society for more than five years. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College.