NYC Family History Fair - Sun, Oct 16
Don't forget about this free event in New York City – Westchester County
Genealogical Society (WCGS) will have a table at this event so stop by and say
New York's 16th annual Family History Fair will be held this Sunday, October
16, 2005 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at The Graduate Center, City University of
New York, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street), Manhattan.
At this free event, learn how to trace your family history, preserve and
interpret family documents, utilize archives and libraries in and around New York,
and employ computers as tools for family history and genealogical research.
Metro North to Grand Central
Subway: 6 to 33rd Street; 34th Street on other lines
Recorded Information: 212-415-5547
The Family History Fair will feature 45 genealogical societies, historical
agencies, archival repositories, ethnic organizations, booksellers and other
vendors offering exhibits and information for the family history buff.
Fifteen free workshops on a variety of topics will be held throughout the
afternoon. The keynote lecture, "Castle Garden Records: 19th-century New York
City Immigration History," will be presented by Marian L. Smith, Historian, U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services, History Office and Library.
Featured again this year is the Ancestors Road Show, hosted and coordinated
by the NYC Metro Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Free,
one-on-one sessions with professional genealogists will be offered to
attendees who bring in a specific genealogical problem on which they need assistance.
The list of exhibitors and schedule of workshops are available at the website
The Fair is the highlight of New York Archives Week, a city-wide celebration
of New York's diverse history being held October 9-16, 2005. The Fair is
co-sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. and
Continuing Education & Public Programs, The Graduate Center, CUNY.