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NYPL: Writing Your Family History
Wednesday, July 26
NYPL: Writing Your Family History  (Special Events)
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street, 5th Ave, 1st floor, South Court Classrooms
If you have been collecting the information, now it is time to shape your genealogy research into a cohesive family history for others to read. Learn the different types of family history writing styles and explore the writing manuals that will match your style. Learn how to explore the history of the places where your family lived, tips for creating a cohesive narrative, and why writing a family history is the ultimate goal of genealogy research.


NYPL: Ship Passenger Lists and Maritime Research
Thursday, July 27
NYPL: Ship Passenger Lists and Maritime Research  (Special Events)
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street, 5th Ave, 1st floor, South Court Classroom A

Learn how to get started using the genealogy research methods and resources related to  ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at U.S. ports in the 19th and 20th centuries, in addition to some of the introductory resources for historical U.S. maritime research.

First come, first served.

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  • Skill prerequisites: Basic computer skills. 
  • Audience: Adults


Thursday, July 27
NYPL: Genealogy 101 – Part Tres  (Special Events)
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Countee Cullen Library, 104 West 136th Street New York, NY, 10030

Are you curious about your ancestry and don't know where to start? Come and join us as we explore library databases to uncover ancestry and learn more about genealogy.

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  • Audience: Adults, 50+, Book Lovers, Businesspeople, Adults


NYPL: Genealogy with Ancestry.com
Friday, July 28
NYPL: Genealogy with Ancestry.com  (Special Events)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Pelham Bay Library, 3060 Middletown Road Bronx, NY, 10461

Come join us for a program in Genealogy. Program will introduce you to Ancestry.com. Various issues relating to Genealogical research will be examined and discussed. Ancestry.com will be demonstrated and actual research of genealogical issues is encouraged. 

Genealogy is a hobby for thousands of New Yorkers! Are you stumped by genealogy questions? Learn how to get started using genealogical collections available in branch libraries, and find out when to make referrals to the Milstein Division. We'll introduce you to NYPL genealogical databases. 

Registration is required. Limit 7 per class.

How to register: Phone or in-person.  (718) 792-6744​

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  • Class Format: Hands on
  • Skill prerequisites: Basic Internet
  • Audience: Adults