18 Dec

N-YHS Library Tour and Family History Experience

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024

Explore New York history and discover techniques to find your own family’s history. The New-York Historical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society invite you to attend a joint program that explores both New York’s history and family history research.

In this program you will learn some historical context and then learn skills to improve your family history exploration—all in a one afternoon.

Program Itinerary:

  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm: A museum docent leads your tour to discover family histories told through extraordinary and everyday objects from the New-York Historical Society’s collection.
  • 2:30 - 3:00 pm: Learn how to conduct genealogical research in the special collections at the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at New-York Historical Society. Guided by an experienced reference librarian, learn about the vast collections at their esteemed research library as well as how to register and conduct research of your own and how to locate and contextualize primary and secondary resources.
  • 3:00­ - 4:00 pm: You’ve gotten inspired by New York history and learned how and where to research—so what’s next? In the family history experience you learn 10 essential steps to discover your family’s story from a New York Genealogical and Biographical Society expert.


This experience is ideal for those who are just starting their own research. Tickets are $50 per person, and $40 for N-YHS members.

Registration required in advance.

Click here to register