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NYPL - Newspapers in Genealogy Research
Wednesday, May 12
NYPL - Newspapers in Genealogy Research  (Online Event)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Online

Discover the abundant uses of historical newspapers for genealogical and local history information in the numerous digital collections available at New York Public Library.  

Registration is required.

Please click here to register.



NARA Genealogy Series: Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov
Wednesday, May 12
NARA Genealogy Series: Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov  (Special Events)
1:00 pm
YouTube
  • Presenter: Sarah Swanson
  • Skill level: All
  • Handout: coming soon!
  • YouTube

This presentation will provide an overview of what’s available for genealogists on the archives.gov website, and demonstrate how to navigate to its many resources and tools, including the National Archives Catalog, the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system, the Microfilm Catalog, topic pages, articles, reports, and blogs. We’ll explore the Genealogy portal page, and also see how the website is organized, which will enable you to do even more expansive searches for information.

  • Open with no reservations required 
  • Watch the broadcasts via YouTube 
  • Participate and ask questions via chat during the scheduled broadcasts 
  • After the scheduled broadcasts, video recordings and presentation materials will be available online


Wednesday, May 19 through Saturday, May 22
"Deep Roots of a Nation" NGS 2021 National Conference  (Special Events)
Virtual Conference
The NGS 2021 Family History Conference program will feature a variety of lecture tracks. Session topics will include African American, Native American, and other ethnic groups research; archival records in Virginia and neighboring states; immigration and migration; researching federal and local government records as well as land, military, religious, and tax records; using DNA to trace your ancestors; and much more. In support of NGS’s merger with the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), a “Focus on Societies” day is also planned. The Board for Certification of Genealogists will again sponsor a skillbuilding track. Click here for more information about the conference.


NARA Genealogy Series: Tips and Tools for Engaging Family with Your Research Finds
Wednesday, May 19
NARA Genealogy Series: Tips and Tools for Engaging Family with Your Research Finds  (Special Events)
1:00 pm
YouTube
  • Presenters: Missy McNatt & Dorothy Dougherty
  • Skill level: Beginner
  • Handout: coming soon!
  • YouTube

As the family historian, you have amassed information and records that will one day pass to the next family historian. How do you share your findings with others? How to engage young family members involved with all your hard research may be another story. Education staff members Missy McNatt and Dorothy Dougherty will demonstrate fun and engaging ways to connect research to your family, including younger family members. This lecture will highlight activities related to our most popular genealogy records, such as Immigrant Ship Arrivals, U.S. Census Records, Naturalization Records, and Military and Pension files. The presenters will also demonstrate new ways to share your research finds online, using social media tools.

  • Open with no reservations required 
  • Watch the broadcasts via YouTube 
  • Participate and ask questions via chat during the scheduled broadcasts 
  • After the scheduled broadcasts, video recordings and presentation materials will be available online


Sons & Daughters of the US Middle Passage Annual Conference “Voices of Resistance.”
Friday, May 21 through Saturday, May 22
Sons & Daughters of the US Middle Passage Annual Conference “Voices of Resistance.”  (Special Events)
Virtual Conference
SAVE THE DATE!
Please click here for more information.



NARA Genealogy Series: From Here to There—Researching Office of Indian Affairs Employees
Tuesday, June 1
NARA Genealogy Series: From Here to There—Researching Office of Indian Affairs Employees  (Special Events)
1:00 pm
YouTube
  • Presenters: Cara Lebonick & Cody White
  • Skill level: Experienced (all are welcome!)
  • Handout: coming soon!
  • YouTube

Researching ancestors who worked for federal agencies is a popular topic at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This presentation will tie together the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Official Personnel Files (OPF) held in St. Louis with agency records located in various NARA field sites. The session will open with what can be found in the OPFs and how to request them. Cara Moore Lebonick will conduct a deep dive into several OPF's of Native women employed by the BIA. Cody White will then explore how further information can be found in the regional records of the BIA. Together Cara and Cody will show how the holdings across the National Archives can provide a more complete genealogical story.

  • Open with no reservations required 
  • Watch the broadcasts via YouTube 
  • Participate and ask questions via chat during the scheduled broadcasts 
  • After the scheduled broadcasts, video recordings and presentation materials will be available online


2021 Research Your Way to Genealogy Answers Virtual Conference
Saturday, June 5
2021 Research Your Way to Genealogy Answers Virtual Conference  (Special Events)
10:00 am
Virtual Conference

Genealogy research rarely has simple strategies and answers. Discover strategies from four talented genealogists, that can help you with each step of the genealogy research process. Learn how to develop and implement genealogy research plans, finding family in newspapers, analyzing Civil War Pension files, and finding the hometown of German ancestors. 

Kick off your summer with this educational and interactive virtual genealogy conference.

Click here for more information, or to register.



NYPL - Getting Organized with Your Genealogy Research
Tuesday, June 8
NYPL - Getting Organized with Your Genealogy Research  (Online Event)
1:00 pm
Online

Join the New York Public Library for a librarian-led online class that will provide tips and suggestions for organizing your genealogy research, with the goal of making you a better researcher. 

This class will show you how to:

  • fill out pedigree charts, family group charts, and other organizational tools used by genealogists
  • how to create timelines to help you with your research, and to construct family history narratives
  • make useful citations
  • organize your approach to research

The class will also look at some of the online tools currently available to genealogists.

Registration is required. Please click here to register.



NARA Genealogy Series: Civil War Union Noncombatant Personnel—Teamsters, Laundresses, Nurses, Sutle
Tuesday, June 8
NARA Genealogy Series: Civil War Union Noncombatant Personnel—Teamsters, Laundresses, Nurses, Sutle  (Special Events)
1:00 pm
YouTube
  • Presenter: Claire Kluskens
  • Skill level: Experienced (all are welcome!)
  • Handout: coming soon!
  • YouTube

The National Archives Building in Washington, DC contains many records about noncombatant civilians connected with the Union Army during the American Civil War. However, the records are underutilized because there is no comprehensive index, no “one” place to look, and require time-consuming research into obscure records. Digitization is slowly changing that, however! This lecture will provide suggestions for research with emphasis on online materials that can help you get started.

  • Open with no reservations required 
  • Watch the broadcasts via YouTube 
  • Participate and ask questions via chat during the scheduled broadcasts 
  • After the scheduled broadcasts, video recordings and presentation materials will be available online


NARA Genealogy Series: Merchant Marine Records at the National Archives at St. Louis
Tuesday, June 15
NARA Genealogy Series: Merchant Marine Records at the National Archives at St. Louis  (Special Events)
1:00 pm
YouTube
  • Presenter: Theresa Fitzgerald
  • Skill level: All
  • Handout: coming soon!
  • YouTube

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently accessioned the core collection of Merchant Marine Licensing Files, which are now open to the public for the first time at the National Archives at St. Louis. Theresa Fitzgerald will discuss these holdings as well as our auxiliary collections of Merchant Marine records that are complex and closely connected.

  • Open with no reservations required 
  • Watch the broadcasts via YouTube 
  • Participate and ask questions via chat during the scheduled broadcasts 
  • After the scheduled broadcasts, video recordings and presentation materials will be available online