The exhibition “Celebrating 359 Years: Historical Moments in the NYC Jewish Experience” at the Visitor Center of the NYC Department of Records has been extended to December 31, 2013.
The exhibition highlights historical moments in the New York City Jewish experience from 1654 to the present. Original documents, artifacts, evocative photographs and videos are used throughout the exhibit to illustrate the long history of these men and women.
For more information, see: http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/events/events.shtml
SUNY Plattsburgh’s Cardinal Yearbooks have been added to the New York Heritage site (www.nyheritage.org). The 87 yearbooks consist of 16,046 images. The digital collections of New York Heritage contain correspondence, city and town directories, maps, newspapers, photographs, postcards, and scrapbooks as well as yearbooks. For all their holdings, see: http://www.nyheritage.org
Tomorrow, Thursday, November 21, the New York Public Library will present a very useful program on using genealogy handbooks, an often overlooked resource, to help plan and further your genealogical research. This is a companion course to other Uncovering your Family History courses offered by the Milstein Division. The course will take place in the South Court Classrooms of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City at 3:15pm. Space is limited, and reservations are not accepted.
Harvard’s Schlesinger Library has been added to Flickr Commons. The Schlesinger Library collects the records of the history of women in America, and its holdings are among the strongest in the world in women’s rights and feminism; health and sexuality; and culinary history. Daguerreotypes, Women’s Suffrage posters, images from newspapers and more from their collections are now available online.