Archives Partnership Trust Upcoming Events Calendar

Family Heritage Day, October 11, 2014, 10 am to 4 pm

The Archives Partnership Trust along with the NYS Archives, Museum and Library will present a full day of programs and activities for parents, children, families and all of those who have an interest in exploring their personal family heritage. See schedule below.

Hope to see you there!

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10:00am

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage™ Chocolate, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why New Yorkers ate what they ate and what it meant. A selection of these narratives and recipes will be on display.

Help carry this decades-old project forward by bringing in a recipe card* that has special meaning to your family. Archivists will scan the cards and compile them in a “New York Eats” e-cookbook that will be emailed to contributors after the event.

Blank recipe cards will be available so that participants can swap their treasured recipes with each other.

1st Floor Student Center

*(Recipes should be in recipe card format.)

Where’s That Record?
Many State Archives records important to family historians must be used onsite because they have not been digitized. Learn how to identify and search original records and microfilm copies in the Archives, including vital records, indexes, and land, court, and state institution records. Follow up with your own research in the Archives’ 11th floor Research Room, which will be open until 4:30 p.m.

11th Floor Seminar Room

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Please email all name(s) and a phone number to nyslpr@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-2274

Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.

Classroom 2 & 3

Get the Scoop
America's historical newspapers are important records used by both family historians and researchers. Learn about the State Library’s extensive collection of New York’s historical newspapers on microfilm, and then look through online databases that contain full-text versions of hundreds of years of history.

7th Floor Librarians Room

11:00am
Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage™ Chocolate, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.
Museum Lobby

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why New Yorkers ate what they ate and what it meant. A selection of these narratives and recipes will be on display.

Help carry this decades-old project forward by bringing in a recipe card* that has special meaning to your family. Archivists will scan the cards and compile them in a “New York Eats” e-cookbook that will be emailed to contributors after the event. Blank recipe cards will be available so that participants can swap their treasured recipes with each other.

1st Floor Student Center

 

*(Recipes should be in recipe card format.)

Where’s That Record?
Many State Archives records important to family historians must be used onsite because they have not been digitized. Learn how to identify and search original records and microfilm copies in the Archives, including vital records, indexes, and land, court, and state institution records. Follow up with your own research in the Archives’ 11th floor Research Room, which will be open until 4:30 p.m.

11th Floor Seminar Room

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Please email all name(s) and a phone number to nyslpr@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-2274

Kid Friendly Exploration Station  
A hands-on opportunity for kids to explore the State Museum's vast teaching collections

Discovery Center
Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.
Classroom 2 & 3

Preserving Your Treasures
Bring in family documents, prints, books, textiles, and other treasures! Learn how to care for the digital family history materials you’re creating today! State Archives conservators can informally help you answer questions like: “Where should I store it?” “Can I use it every day?” “Can I display it?” “Where can I have it conserved or repaired?” A State Archives electronic records archivist will provide tips for caring for your digital photographs, electronic documents, multimedia recordings, and other digital materials.
NOTE: Conservators cannot provide monetary valuations.

1st Floor Member Lounge

Space is limited.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Please email all name(s), a phone number and if possible the item(s) you would like the convservator to evaluate to nyslpr@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-2274

Meet Author Mary Beth Wenger
Have you ever been transported to another time and place just by holding a well-worn artifact in your hands? Longtime Capital District TV news anchor and reporter Mary Beth Wenger’s book title says it all: Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes is the story of a modern woman’s bittersweet search for the grandmother she never knew.

Huxley Theater

Genealogy 101
Get started on your family research by learning the procedures for efficient research. Topics will include identifying the types of documents that may contain family information; definitions, common abbreviations, and record-keeping conventions; and how to find records that can supplement those you already have, such as deeds, mortgages, census schedules, and military records.

7th Floor Librarians Room

12:00pm

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage™ Chocolate, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby
Preserving Your Treasures
Bring in family documents, prints, books, textiles, and other treasures! Learn how to care for the digital family history materials you’re creating today! State Archives conservators can informally help you answer questions like: “Where should I store it?” “Can I use it every day?” “Can I display it?” “Where can I have it conserved or repaired?” A State Archives electronic records archivist will provide tips for caring for your digital photographs, electronic documents, multimedia recordings, and other digital materials.
NOTE: Conservators cannot provide monetary valuations.

1st Floor Member Lounge

Space is limited.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Please email all name(s), a phone number and if possible the item(s) you would like the convservator to evaluate to nyslpr@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-2274

Researching the History of Your Home
Learn how to research the history of your home and about
preserving your home’s original character. Presented by the Preservation League of New York State and Historic Albany Foundation.

Huxley Theater

Walking Tour of the Local History and Genealogy Resources at the NYS Library
The New York State Library is a treasure chest of resources for those tracing their family histories. Join us for a tour highlighting published genealogies, local histories, church records, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) records, United States and New York State Census records, newspapers on microfilm, city directories and more.

7th Floor New York State Library – meet in front of Genealogy/Local History/Equipment desk

Space is limited.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Please email all name(s) and a phone number to nyslpr@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-2274


1:00pm

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage™ Chocolate, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby

Preserving Your Treasures
Bring in family documents, prints, books, textiles, and other treasures! Learn how to care for the digital family history materials you’re creating today! State Archives conservators can informally help you answer questions like: “Where should I store it?” “Can I use it every day?” “Can I display it?” “Where can I have it conserved or repaired?” A State Archives electronic records archivist will provide tips for caring for your digital photographs, electronic documents, multimedia recordings, and other digital materials.
NOTE: Conservators cannot provide monetary valuations.

1st Floor Member Lounge

Space is limited.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Please email all name(s), a phone number and if possible the item(s) you would like the convservator to evaluate to nyslpr@mail.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-2274

Meet Author Mary Beth Wenger
Have you ever been transported to another time and place just by holding a well-worn artifact in your hands? Longtime Capital District TV news anchor and reporter Mary Beth Wenger’s book title says it all: Finding Grandma: A Sentimental Journey Through 1920s Columbia County Recipes is the story of a modern woman’s bittersweet search for the grandmother she never knew.

Huxley Theater

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why New Yorkers ate what they ate and what it meant. A selection of these narratives and recipes will be on display.

Help carry this decades-old project forward by bringing in a recipe card* that has special meaning to your family. Archivists will scan the cards and compile them in a “New York Eats” e-cookbook that will be emailed to contributors after the event.

Blank recipe cards will be available so that participants can swap their treasured recipes with each other.

1st Floor Student Center

 

*(Recipes should be in recipe card format.)

Kid Friendly Exploration Station  
A hands-on opportunity for kids to explore the State Museum's vast teaching collections

Discovery Center
Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.
Classroom 2 & 3

"Place Strategy"
Researcher Aaron Mair has traced his family lines well back into the eighteenth century, and has also tracked, found, and reunited families after years of dead ends in their research. Mair’s “Place Strategy,” which pieces together genealogy and family history by using oral and/or biographical records, has enabled him to develop techniques for families of color who want to trace their histories. He will discuss building a family record and timeline, “fact-checking” and validating an oral or biographical narrative, using vital and military records, and locating hard-to-find family connections.

7th Floor Librarians Room

2:00 pm

Chocolate!
See, touch, smell, and above all taste American Heritage™ Chocolate, in a demonstration of chocolate-making presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

Museum Lobby

"New York Eats" and Recipe Swap
In the 1930’s the NYS Federal Writer’s Project sent field workers to collect and prepare narratives to learn why New Yorkers ate what they ate and what it meant. A selection of these narratives and recipes will be on display.

Help carry this decades-old project forward by bringing in a recipe card* that has special meaning to your family. Archivists will scan the cards and compile them in a “New York Eats” e-cookbook that will be emailed to contributors after the event.

Blank recipe cards will be available so that participants can swap their treasured recipes with each other.

1st Floor Student Center

 

*(Recipes should be in recipe card format.)

Kid Friendly Exploration Station
A hands-on opportunity for kids to explore the State Museum's vast teaching collections

Discovery Center
Kid Friendly Creative Art
Kids can make a family coat of arms and/or a family tree based on their own family’s history.
Classroom 2 & 3

HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com
Learn how to use the vast databases offered by the online resources HeritageQuest and Ancestry.com, both of which are accessible at the State Library, to discover census records, genealogy and history books, maps, and other important resources. Also learn how to access Ancestry.com New York––free to all New Yorkers.

7th Floor Librarians Room

Presented by

Archives Partnership Trust

In conjunction with

New York State ArchivesNew York State MuseumNew York State Library

Lead Sponsors

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