What can a census record or archival photograph tell you about your family’s history? Join Brian Andersson, Commissioner, New York City Department of Records, as he delves into the family histories of two quintessential New Yorkers: award-winning author Pete Hamill and The Sopranos actor Dominic Chianese. Commissioner Andersson will mine the resources of the New York City Municipal Archives and the National Archives to reveal the evidence of the personal genealogies of Mr. Hamill and Mr. Chianese, who will also share their families’ stories, bringing the documents to life. Following the program, the Commissioner will answer questions about how you can discover your own family’s genealogy.
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