Presenter: Andrew Fairweather
“Tenement Housing in the Mid 19th Century”
Do you ever wonder who your ancestors’ neighbors were? Are you writing an historical novel and need some inspiration? Join Andrew Fairweather, Librarian at the New York Public Library’s Seward Park branch on the Lower East Side. We’ll be talking about the history of the neighborhood during its decades of peak immigration, as well as looking at a few tips and tricks on how to perform demographic and genealogical research in this area, and elsewhere. Using Land and Buildings records and photographs, we’ll see the streets where your ancestor lived and maybe even a photo of their building. We’ll learn about living conditions in tenements and how to find your family in census records.
Andrew Fairweather is a Librarian who works for the Seward Park branch of the New York Public Library in New York City’s Lower East Side. His professional focus has included spreading knowledge about tools that help researchers conduct genealogical and local history research, as well as giving lectures that give people entry-points into classic works of literature. Andrew has worked at the New York Public Library for ten years, and has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Queens College, City University of New York.
Presenter: Paul Milner
“Irish Immigrants to North America” (Irish SIG)
Before, During and After the Famine: Learn about the routes taken and the reasons for the emigration from Ireland to the U.S. and Canada before, during and after the famine. Learn how this mass movement of people can affect your research, plus what tools and records are available to trace your Irish ancestor.
Paul is a professional genealogist and lecturer, with over 30 years experience. Born and raised in northern England, settling in the U.S. in 1975. An internationally recognized speaker for British Isles research and migration. 2018 recipient of Utah Genealogical Association Fellow Award (FUGA). Author of Discover English Parish Records; Discover English Census Records; Buried Treasures – What’s in the English Parish Chest; Genealogy at a Glance: English Research and Co-author of A Genealogists Guide to Discovering your English Ancestors and A Genealogists Guide to Discovering your Scottish Ancestors. Coordinator for English and Scottish research tracks at Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, and coordinator of English Research tracks at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and British Institute. Former APG, FGS and GSG Board member; past book review editor, FGS Forum.
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There is no DNA Special Interest Group meeting this month. Our members are encouraged to attend Conejo Valley Genealogical Society’s DNA SIG this month. Contact email@example.com for more information.