National Archives at New York City

Finding Family: Spring 2020 Genealogy Series at the National Archives at New York City

Press Release
Spring 2020

New York City, NY....The Finding Family series is free and open to the public.  All programs are held in the 3rd floor Learning Center of the National Archives at New York City at One Bowling Green, NY, NY.

Due to limited space, please register in advance via or 866-840-1752.

Each presentation generally runs from noon to 1:00pm. Participants are welcome to use the Research Center (down the hall from the Learning Center) before or after the session.

Attendees to the series may also bring their own lunch and eat in the Learning Center during the session.

Our Spring Schedule



March 17, 2020

Resources of the Brooklyn Public Library

This workshop will provide an overview of the archival collection of the Brooklyn Public Library and the many resources available to aid genealogy research both online and onsite.

Natiba Guy-Clement is a 20-year library professional and the Special Collections Manager at the Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library’s, local history division and its sole archive and rare book collection.

April 14, 2020 

Using DNA to Research Your Maternal Line

Join us for an in-depth discussion on how to use use mtDNA to research your direct maternal ancestors.This lecture will provide an overview of popular DNA testing resources and how to decode the results of an mtDNA test and use those clues to further your research.

Susan Murphy-Professional Genealogist, President of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island and has been on the Boards of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island and the Irish Family History Forum and expert genealogist/DNA Specialist at the IFHF, DGGLI, GGG, JGSLI and The NYC Genealogy Event.


May 12, 2020

Finding Your Female Ancestors on Naturalization Records

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services historian, Zack Wilske will discuss the many ways to locate women in naturalization records.

Zack Wilske is a historian in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services History/Genealogy Division, Washington DC.

June 9, 2020

Using NARA's Online Genealogy Resources and History Hub

Staff from the National Archives will provide an hands on overview of the National Archives website and genealogy related web pages. Stall will also demonstrate how to use the latest online "crowd sourced" resource History Hub to help answer your genealogy questions.


All programs run from 12-1 p.m. in the 3rd floor Learning Center. All programs are free and open to the public. Please register at or 866-840-1752 to reserve a space.

About the National Archives at New York City

The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, dating from 1685 to the present. It also holds select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provides access to a variety of online historical resources. Since 2012, NARA NYC has been headquartered at the historic, 107 year old Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, which is a designated National Historic Landmark and also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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