Monthly Archives: November 2013

Exhibition Extended: “Celebrating 359 Years: Historical Moments in the NYC Jewish Experience”

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

News You Can Use

News You Can Use in Your New York Research:

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

News You Can Use

News You Can Use in Your New York Research:

FamilySearch.org has announced that they have added more records to two New York collections.

  • Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909-1957. New York City. The collection now has 24.9 million records
  • New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891. Added indexed records to an existing collection which now has 3.4 million records

Tomorrow at the NYPL: Using Handbooks to Develop Genealogy Research Plans

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the NYPL

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the NYPL

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.

News You Can Use

News You Can Use in Your New York Family History Research:

  • The Museum of the City of New York has added more materials to its online Collections Portal.  The Museum of the City of New York also has interactive online exhibitions featuring maps of Staten Island and Manhattan’s Randel farm maps.
  • The New Netherland Institute, in addition to recently adding the lecture slides from the 36th New Netherland Seminar to their website, have added two volumes of correspondence (Volume XI, 1647–1653 and Volume XII, 1653–1658) including official correspondence of Petrus Stuyvesant, Director-General of New Netherland, to their digitized publication collection.
  • 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.