Breuckelen: Stories of Brooklyn’s Dutch History and Heritage | Episode 148

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In 1636, the first European settler, Willem Adriaensen Benet, was granted title to land in what is today Brooklyn. Though Dutch rule over the colony would last only 30 years, Dutch culture and language would persist in Brooklyn for well over 200 years. In this conversation with journalist and amateur genealogist Sarah Crean, who worked as a researcher for the Brooklyn Historical Society (now the Center for Brooklyn History) and has written extensively about Brooklyn’s history for Bklyner, we will examine some of this landmarks and institutions where the legacy of Brooklyn’s Dutch heritage can still be seen today.

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Tales from the Archives: The Puerto Rican Experience Reflected in Federal Records | Episode 74

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Government records are not just the stuff of bureaucratic nightmares. While created to serve agency functions, federal records can also reveal very personal stories. Dennis Riley, an archivist at the New York State Archives, and formerly at the National Archives in New York and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, will discuss some of the personal history reflected in the records from Puerto Rico held at the National Archives in New York City.

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Uncovering Your Family Story: Genealogy 101 | Virtual Program

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Interested in learning more about your family history, or the history of your neighborhood, block, or building? Join us for this introduction to genealogy, where we will share resources and tips, and we will be answering questions if you need help with your own research. This program will be especially useful to people with family connections to New York City, but even if you don’t have any, we will share lots of free and paid resources that will help you uncover your family story wherever you live.

Did you miss this virtual program? Check out some of the resources below:

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