The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is extending its free webinar series. Below is a listing a new webinars being offered in April.
Be sure to register as webinars can fill up quickly.
A Celebration of Tartan Day with a talk by Prof. Donna Heddle
Monday, April 6, 12:00 pm | Presented by Professor Donna Heddle
April 6, 2020 marks the 700th Anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath and is National Tartan Day in North America. The program will begin with a look back of the origins of Tartan Day in the United States, a day that recognizes the contributions of Scottish Americans.
Think Like a Reporter
Tuesday, April 7, 5:00 pm | Presented by Jennifer Mendelsohn
This webinar will cover how more than two decades of journalism experience has helped the presenter as a genealogist, both to zero in on reliable information and not to be duped by unreliable information. Learn how using the Law and Order method and relying on simple principles like logic grids can help you get further in your research.
Up the North River: An Overview of Pre-1800 Hudson Valley Ethnic Groups and Religions
Monday, April 13, 1:00 pm | Presented by Jane E. Wilcox
The Hudson (North) River valley was an ethnic and religious melting pot long before the late nineteenth century immigrant influx. Find out who was in New York in the beginning. You will be surprised!
The NYG&B: Who We Are, What We Do, and How We Can Help You
Thursday, April 16, 4:00 pm | Presented by the NYG&B Team
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society offers so much more than webinars. Meet key staff members, learn about the resources that can help you with your own family history, and discover how you can support the genealogical community.
Identifying and Examining DNA Outliers
Monday, April 20, 4:00 pm | Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
The amount of DNA shared by two people with a specific genealogical connection can vary considerably. The Shared cM Project attempts to identify these ranges by collecting information from thousands of example relationships. However, sometimes we find shared DNA amounts that don’t fit the expected relationship. Does this mean the expected relationship is incorrect, or that it is truly an outlier? Together we will examine the methodologies used to examine possible outlier situations.
To register for any of these webinars, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/blog/upcoming-free-webinars