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New York G &B to host series of events in November

Join the New York Genealogical and Biography Society for a week of interactive events, including online programs, digitization days and indexing days from Nov. 14-18, 2022.

Indexing New York

Join the NYG&B for 36 hours of indexing the New York Land Records Project on Nov. 14-16, 2022. This initiative, a partnership between the NYG&B and FamilySearch, will index millions of land records from across the state.

Using FamilySearch’s web-based tools, participants can contribute either from home or in the NYG&B office.

Digitization at the NYG&B

Join the NYG&B for two days of scanning, Thursday and Friday, on site at the NYG&B offices at 35 West 44th Street, Suite 711. You will be trained to use the scanner and staff will be on hand to assist.

Webinars

On Monday, November 14 attend the webinar, “Clues in the New York Biographical Index” at 7:30 p.m. in-person and online.

How can this database of more than half a million names be leveraged to find ancestors and biographical sketches? Learn to find the clues and follow them to further information and sources.

On Tuesday, November 15 attend the webinar, “Digitizing and Searching Historic New York Collections” at 2:30pm  – online only

Throughout New York, small and large organizations hold unique manuscripts, ledgers, and other materials. The NYG&B digitizes such invaluable records, preserving the information contained within. Learn the behind-the-scenes process and tips for searching the collections.

On Thursday, November 17 attend the webinar, “Making the Most of Your NYG&B Membership” at 7 p.m.  – online only.

There are many benefits to being a NYG&B member – are you taking advantage of them all? Takes a tour of NYG&B membership and often overlooked benefits you should check out.

For more information or to sign-up for any programs, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/nygb-week

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