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I will take our group up for the 11am start and will be standing in the lobby area looking out for you.  As some new members are joining in I will have with me a show guide from The Genealogy Event in my hand - it has those words and a big diamond shape on the front cover.  Note: there is only an admission charge to see the exhibits, NOT to our visit to the library.

Arrival Information:


"You still enter the building either from Central Park West or 77th Street. The coat check is on the 1st floor. You can just tell a member of our Visitor Services staff that you are here for a scheduled visit to the library. They will direct you toward the Reading Room on the 2nd floor.

Here is a link to the descriptions of the collections on the N-YHS website:




Join in on a session planned especially for our group and a behind the scenes look at what the New York Historical Society has in their collection.

We are visiting the library (so no admission cost - however if you visit the museum either before or after there is an admission charge) and will learn from the two librarians - Maureen Maryanski and Ted O'Reilly about their collection including Irish documents.

The session will be about an hour and depending on how the group feels we can look to stop into the new cafe in the museum area.

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  • Joanne

    Thanks, Bridget. This was a great outing....The NY Historical Society staff did a fabulous and very thoughtful job of pulling together items of interest from the early days of the colonies and Ben Franklin (who visited Ireland several time) to more modern times (Guinness' version of Alice in Wonderland).

    May 18, 2013

  • Linda

    So sorry for the last-minute cancellation; out of commission due to something I had at dinner--won't be better in time for the event.

    May 17, 2013

  • Chris B

    sorry - last minute work thing

    May 17, 2013

  • Joe K.

    Just an FYI. The discussion of listing Irish Free State and Canada-English on the place of birth for the Census led me to some research

    From the instructions given to the Enumerators in 1930
    169. Do not return a person as born in Great Britain but
    indicate the particular country, as England, Scotland, lVales,
    etc. Di.stinction must be made between Northern I1'eland and
    bish Free.8tate. It is not sufficient to report that a person was
    born in Ireland. .
    170. French Canadians should be distinguished from other
    Canadians. For a person born in Canada,
    enter "Canada-French"; for all other persons born in Canada,
    enter "Canada-English" (even though they may not actually
    speak English).

    The full instructions can be found here.

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Bridget

      Thanks Joe for finding this out and sharing the results.

      April 12, 2013

    • Patrick

      Thanks Joe for answering my "Irish" question, which I asked at both the NYPL's all day 1940's event, and at NARA.

      May 5, 2013

  • Kate D.

    Waterville area research. Sorry cannot attend due to conflict with a school event

    April 29, 2013

  • Kate D.

    Waterville area research

    March 20, 2013

  • Sile

    I've been to the museum many times but never behind the scenes - look forward to this

    March 12, 2013

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