"History is in my DNA: Using DNA Testing for Genealogical Research"

February 4, 2019 - Manhattan

Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,

During this Speaker Series event, D. Joshua Taylor, NYG&B, discussed the benefits of DNA testing and archivial resources when conducting genealogical research.


"How to Trace Your Family Tree at the New York State Archives"

April 24, 2019 - Buffalo

Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,

During this Speaker Series event, D. Joshua Taylor, President of NYG&B, discussed how to best access and use New York State Archives collections for genealogical research as well as techniques for preparing to do research, either online or in Albany.


"A Visit to Ben Franklin's World" with Dr. Liz Covart

April 29, 2019 - Albany

The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust hosted Dr. Liz Covart, creator of the popular podcast Ben Franklin’s World, a nationally renowned podcast about early American history is crafted for history lovers wishing to learn more about people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Dr. Covart discussed her own research and highlighted some episodes from the podcast.


Albany Stewards Reception - "Rockefeller's Gift to New York" with Fabienne Powell, Chief Curator of the Empire State Plaza Art Collection

May 8. 2019 - Albany

Stewards, Board Members, and supporters of the Archives Partnership Trust gathered together at the Cultural Education Center in Albany to learn more about The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection . Fabienne Powell, Chief Curator, shared some of the history behind the artwork and the impetus for its creation.


Archives Partnership Trust Steward Luncheon - "Unlock the Voices of History: Teaching with Primary Sources," with Kristi Fragnoli, Professor of Education at the College of St. Rose

June 5, 2019 - Albany

Stewards, Board Members, and supporters of the Archives Partnership Trust joined together for a luncheon and learned about how to use primary sources in the classroom from the chair of the New York Council for History Education, Dr. Kristi Fragnoli.


"The Woman's Hour has Struck: Winning the Vote" with author and award-winning journalist Elaine Weiss

June 8, 2019 - Albany

Reception, dinner and keynote address co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State and the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series, 

Elaine Weiss, award-winning journalist and author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, narrated the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.


Hurricane Fire Tower Centennial Celebrations

August 8, 10, 2019 - Elizabethtown, Adirondack Park

 Presented by the Friends of Hurricane Mountain at AARCH and the Adirondack History Center,

On August 8th, Adirondack History Center in Elizabethtown hosted a special exhibit on the Hurricane Fire Tower's 100th anniversary with photographs, historic documents, log books and oral histories. The celebration honored the history and changing role of the fire tower of its years standing in the Adirondack Park.


 "Anna & Henrietta Mercy: Militant Maids of the Lower East Side," with New York Archives magazine author Linda Czuba Brigance

September 8, 2019 - Albany

Presented by the Capital District Humanist Society.

Dr. Linda Czuba Brigance, SUNY emeritus professor, discussed political activism in the early 1900s demonstrated by the Mercy Sisters of the Lower East Side.


Researching Genealogy at the New York State Archives

September 21, 2019 - Buffalo

New York State reference archivist, Monica Gray, discussed key holdings of genealogical interest. She provided an overview of the types of records available, their content, and their potential uses. 


Annual New York State Archives Award Luncheon

October 29 ,2019 - Albany

In celebration of American Archives Month, the New York State Archives hosted a luncheon for winners of the 2019 Annual Archives Awards. This annual awards program recognizes the outstanding archives and records management work of individuals and organizations in New York State.


New York City Stewards Reception with Russell Shorto: "Squeezing Documents: Finding Clues to People's Lives in Historical Archives"

October 31, 2019 - New York City

During our annual Steward reception at the Hearst Tower in New York City, Russell Shorto shared stories from two of his books,  The Island at the Center of the World and Revolution Song,


Who Tells Your (Family's) Story?

November 7, 2019 - Syracuse

Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and WCNY. 

Certified Genealogist Judith A. Herbert discussed how to start writing your family's history with resources discovered while doing research. 


"Bringing it Back Home." 

November 13, 2019 - Albany

Presented by the New York Archives Magazine Speaker Series abd the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,

Jane E. Wilcox, author of the forthcoming NYG&B research guide to the New York State Archives, shared some of her favorite discoveries in the stacks, anecdotes, and challenges encountered along the way.