FGS 2015 Early-Bird Extension!

FGSThe Federation of Genealogical Societies has extended its Early-Bird deadline for discounted registration for the 2015 FGS Conference in Salt Lake City, February 11-14, 2015. Registrants can now take advantage of the Early-Bird discount until midnight, Monday, September 15, 2014. Visit the FGS conference website for information on sessions, speakers, luncheons, special events, and exhibitors. The NYG&B will be there, so remember to stop by our booth and say hello!

News You Can Use

New You Can Use in Your New York Research

In the past month, GenealogyBank.com has added or updated collections for eight New York newspaper titles. All of the titles are from the New York City area, and most were specialized newspapers targeting specific ethnic audiences, such as the Cristoforo Colombo, an Italian-language newspaper, and Vorwarts, a German-language newspaper. GenealogyBank.com has added the following new newspaper titles:

  • Arbeiter Zeitung, with issues covering from 11/28/1874 to 05/19/1878.
  • Eco D’Italia, with issues covering from 01/01/1890 to 12/31/1896
  • Fiaccola, with issues covering from 9/5/1912 to 2/10/1921
  • Freiheit, with issues covering from 12/26/1903 to 12/26/1903
  • Fur Worker, with issues covering from 9/1/1917 to 4/1/1931

GenealogyBank.com has added additional issues to the following newspaper collections:

Book of the Every-Other-Month Club: New Title Available

The NYG&B continues to offer titles from KinshipNY to members for a limited time via our Book of the Every-Other-Month Club. The newest title is: Records of the First Congregational Church of Locke, Cayuga County, New York, 1818-1836. This is a complete transcription of the baptismal and marriage registers of the church. The volume has an index provided, following the transcriptions. Members can access the title by signing into newyorkfamilyhistory.org and choosing the “External Databases & Book Club” menu on the “Research & Discover” page. To read more about this title, or purchase it from KinshipNY, click here.

Genealogy in the News

A recent New York Times article tracked one writer’s journey to her ancestral homeland, making use of traditional documentary sources and DNA from various branches of her family. To read more about Raquel Cepeda’s genealogical pilgrimage in Aruba, visit the New York Times website.

Guide to Immigration and Naturalization Research Webinar: August 28

The August Immigration and Naturalization History Research Webinar will review researching with INS Immigration Policy and Correspondence files (1906-1956) on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM. The files in this group of records, which was created by INS and now is available at the National Archives in Washington, DC, include correspondence documenting INS policies, programs, and activities during the first half of the 20th Century. The webinar will include sample files, introduce the most useful finding aids, and suggest strategies for getting the most out your time at the Archives.

Because of the broad scope of topics included in the INS Immigration Policy and Correspondence files, this webinar is relevant to students, scholars, and other researchers interested in exploring any aspect of U.S. immigration history, 1906-1956.

To attend the webinar: Visit the USCIS History and Genealogy webinar page and click the “Attend Session” link a few minutes before the scheduled start time.

For more information and to see the full webinar schedule, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/HGWebinars

Genealogy in the News

NYT articleThe New York Times recently published a web page that allows users to track where people in a particular US state were born, and where people born in that state moved throughout the years, from 1900 to 2012. This is a wonderful tool to show the movements of populations, such as migrations from the south to urban areas such as Chicago that began in the 1910s. Click here to go to the article and see where people from your state are from, and to where people born in your state have migrated.

Save the Date: Genealogy Event Tickets on Sale

genealogy event no dateTickets for the Genealogy Event are now available for sale via the website. The Genealogy Event will take place on October 17-18, 2014.

The Genealogy Event is partnering with the National Archives at New York City for its 2014 event. The Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, the home of National Archives at New York City, will host the event, and the NARA Research Center will be open both days for research.  The event will feature both general and advanced sessions for the beginner and intermediate researcher.  You can find the schedules for each day here. The exhibitor hall will feature many genealogical societies- be sure to look for the NYG&B!

For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.thegenealogyevent.com.