The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society has added more free webinars that will continue until the beginning of May.
To register for any of these webinars, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/blog/upcoming-free-webinars
Identifying and Examining DNA Outliers
Monday, April 20, 4:00 pm ET | Presented by Blaine T. Bettinger
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?
Fair Work: Labor Unions and Your Ancestor
Tuesday, April 21, 2:00 pm ET | Presented by Jennifer Baldwin
Labor and work have been in question since the first colonies were established on our eastern shores. Developing a greater understanding for how labor unions effected American history can lead to highly valuable genealogical material.
Uncle Andrew was a Stamp Deputy for the Federal Government
Friday, April 24, 1:00 pm ET | Presented by: J. Mark Lowe
Discover these great resources filled with information about Federal Agents, Clerks and more Using the Register of Officers and Agents, Civil military, and Naval in the Service of the US and other records available to researchers today.
The Joys and Challenges of Chinese American Research
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm ET | Presented by: Grant Din
The Chinese Exclusion Act, in effect from 1882 to 1943, made it difficult for Chinese to immigrate to America but also created a myriad of documents, many stored in the National Archives, which help genealogists. Researchers often have to determine if family names are “real” or “paper” because of what people had to do to overcome discriminatory laws.
German Records Online
Wednesday, April 29, 3:00 pm ET | Presented by: James M. Beidler
Searching for German-speaking ancestors is undergoing a paradigm shift in which the resources of Ancestry, FamilySearch and European-based Genealogy.net are all major players and German church records are being digitized. Learn about the many websites that can help you break down brick walls and find the villages of origin for your ancestors!
Discover Unique Family Connections to Southerners Living in New York
Wednesday, May 6, 3:00 pm ET | Presented by: J. Mark Lowe
In the late 1890s, a group of Tennesseans living in New York gathered together to form a small societal organization. All were graduates of the state university and wished to maintain their friendships in a large, diverse place. Thus was formed a luncheon group called the N.Y.U.T. Club (New York – University of Tennessee Club). This expanded to a group of societies focused on every Southern state and many non-Southern states and International communities.