Milstein Division of United States History, Local History & Genealogy is one of the largest genealogical collections freely open to the public.
Recently I obtained a library card by filling out an online application and faxing or emailing identification showing my legal residence. Even if you have no intention of going into the city to use the library collection, their library card will give you access to e-resources, some of which your library may not have access to.
I used my card to obtain an electronic copy of the table of contents of a book that was in storage. One of the services that they offer is Electronic document delivery of up to 50 pages of materials that are in storage. This gave me insight into what information was contained in the book so I could determine whether it was worth a trip into the city.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
For Spanish speakers, online webinars are a regular occurrence. These presentations are designed specifically for Spanish speaking researchers in Spain and Latin America. The themes include topics for beginners and intermediate researchers and are taught by the research specialists from the Family History Library Latin America team. The first Saturday class has been designated as a class for beginners while the third Saturday class is for intermediates to advanced researchers. Our most recent class held on May 3 drew 88 attendees from 12 countries around the world.
Monday, April 14, 2014
The Eagle has landed! In collaboration with Newspapers.com, BPL has finished digitization of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper from 1903 - 1955. Combined with earlier scans created through a grant from the Institution of Museum and Library Sciences, we now offer the full run of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, from 1841 to 1955, as a free online resource. Visit the new Brooklyn Newsstand website to start your search.The old Brooklyn Daily Eagle website will be phased out in May of 2014.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
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Monday, July 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Silk Scarf Painting
On Wednesday, December 9th the Local History Room presented the historic craft of painting on silk scarves given by Vivien Pollock. Silk painting is creating art on fabric with silk as the canvas. Silk painting can be traced back to the 2nd century AD in India when the 'wax resist' technique for embellishing silk was used. Silk painting in India reached its pinnacle of popularity during Moghul rule in the 17 - 19th centuries.
Celebrating the Holidays with the Dutch!
On Wednesday, December 2nd the Local History Room celebrated the holidays as the Dutch due in the Netherlands. Participants assisted with making dough for the Letterbanket cookies and they took home paper shoes filled with Dutch goodies.