New York

Calendar of Genealogy Events in New York:

Would you like to add a new entry to this page? Would you also delete any information about past events? To do so, click on edit this page above.

All URLs should start with "http://" (without the quotes). Want to learn more about how to add or edit pages in this calendar? Click here.


Digitized NYC Vital Records

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Networking at 4:45pm. This is a virtual event. Those interested in this event should email Alec Ferretti < moc.liamg|tsivihcrArotsecnA#moc.liamg|tsivihcrArotsecnA> for the Zoom link.




with Extended Viewing Option to Saturday April 30.
Sleuthability is a virtual conference highlighting genealogy, history and DNA with a special focus on Irish related content. Geared to all experience levels, the program offers a variety of talks that are viewable as scheduled and on demand.

This year's conference will open with a preview of the soon to be released Beyond 2022, "Ireland's Virtual Record Treasury" an exciting collaboration between Trinity College Dublin and multiple worldwide institutions.

This will follow with talks on how best to leverage the 1921 England and Wales census, DNA research strategies, and neighbors and more to further one's genealogy research.

Sunday will carry several poignant elements beginning with a talk on the Great Hunger and concluding with an interview on the system wide issues of the mother and care homes and Magdalene laundries (a bonus content inclusion from the 2021 conference). There will also be talks pertaining to the New York City Municipal Archives, occupational considerations in research.

There will be live Q&A sessions presented each day where a selection of speakers will be available to answer questions on what has been shared.

The virtual conference format provides the ultimate flexibility - from the ability to enjoy content from one's own surroundings and according to a desired schedule. Imagine the "Netflix" of genealogy.

There are (3) conference pass options: the 3-Talk Bundle Pass (only available as an advance purchase), the All Weekend Pass and the Extended Viewing Pass. Early bird rates available through to April 15.

All talks are presented in ET.

Sleuthability is produced by Bridget Bray of BBNY Group LLC. Other events include in person and virtual food, history and heritage events: The Genealogy Event, Past to Apron, FarePlate, Ireland Collective.

For more information and tickets


The program will include an overview of the impact of technology on newspapers, from the 1690 debut of the first newspaper in the colonies to today. Understanding how pages were composed and assembled; how pages were later photographed and/or scanned, and how OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allows print pages to be digitized and searched) works, will help you get more relevant results. There will also be a tips on how to get the most from a variety of search engines (free and subscription), including Google.


Email Alec Ferretti < moc.liamg|tsivihcrArotsecnA#moc.liamg|tsivihcrArotsecnA> for the Zoom link for Aug. 2nd, and/or to receive future invitations to the free meetings that happen every month or two.


Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers, One Character at a Time

Wednesday, 2 Dec 2020, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Sponsored by the Bronxville Adult School

  • Newspapers can provide a wealth of information to help you fill in gaps in your family history research. This presentation will explain how to find what you're missing in your searches of online newspapers. Find out why you missed the items you missed from someone who has found thousands of elusive items for her family, her students' families, and her clients' families through a search methodology that can help anyone (you!) find and preserve family items from online newspapers. You'll learn what fee and free online newspaper resources are available, see the interfaces for those sites, and be ready to strike out on your own.
  • Class description, and portal to registration

COST: $15
Registration is OPEN. Please be sure to register by the day before the class at the latest. You will receive an invitation email with a link to join the Zoom meeting.


"You Should Write A Book!"

Saturday, 9 Jan 2021, 10 am–12 noon

Sponsored by Westchester County Genealogical Society

  • The program is designed for anyone who has heard "You should write a book!" but who needs a roadmap on how to do it.
  • For more information on WCGS programs,

The program is free and open to the public. Zoom link to follow.


The Central New York Genealogical Society Presents: It's Time to Write a Book

Saturday, March 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The program will discuss the options wannabe book writers have, from DIY (scrapbooking, murals (books on a wall) or self-publishing with a print template), to hiring photo and design help, to commissioning a company that specializes in producing heirloom-quality family books. She will share what she learned as she worked with clients and their families, along with an expert book designer, to preserve photos, letters, diaries, documents, and scrapbook entries for posterity. The program is aimed at Genealogists of all levels, who are looking for best practices for writing and sharing one's family story.

The presentation will be virtual. It's free and open to the public.

Register by sending an email to gro.sgync|smargorp#gro.sgync|smargorp.


The Rest of the Story: Finding Your Family in Online Newspapers

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00pm

Sponsor: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B)
Newspapers contain everything from the mundane to the most sensational items for family researchers. The program will include an abbreviated history of American newspapers; a basic lesson in OCR (optical character recognition, the technology that allow newspapers to be indexed and searched online), and the best practices for research, via multiple databases.

This session will be recorded for NYG&B member access.

Registration link:

This Calendar is sponsored by Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter.

This page was last updated 27 Apr 2022 18:09.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License