Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York Inc

  • New York, NY
  • http://www.hispanicgenealogy.com

Mission Statement

The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York is committed to providing the Hispanic community with the tools and encouragement needed to help reconstruct their family history, while actively seeking and preserving the resources relative to their genealogical past.

Main Programs

  1. Cuentame Project
  2. Hispanic Family Research Service
  3. Puerto Rican Ancestry Match PRAM) Project
  4. Puerto Rican Online User Database (PROUD) Project

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Charlie E. Fourquet

Keywords

Self-reported

Hispanic, Latino, genealogy, Puerto Rican, Puerto Rico, family, roots

Also Known As

HGSNY

EIN

13-3953499

 Number

4097721736

Physical Address

309 West 105th Street, A1

New York, NY 10025

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Many Puerto Ricans know very little of our history and much less about our own family's history. First and second generation Puerto Ricans have very little knowledge of who our grandparents really were and what sacrifices, and contributions, even our greatgrandparent’s have made to who we are today. Genealogy is a rapidly growing hobby as more of us are discovering the importance of preserving family history. Whether we dig for our roots to discover medical histories in the family, find possible inheritances, or just to know who our ancestors were. Genealogy has become an important hobby to millions. One of the most important contributions genealogy has given our society has been to reconnect family members to the past, as well as to each other.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Cuentame Project

HGSNY’s “Cuentame” Project ensures that our family history is preserved for future generations.Interviewing our elders offers a number of benefits for both young and old: - It creates a sense of continuity, linking the past with the present, and the future.  It enables younger people to find out interesting things about their family members or members of their community, as well as a broader history of the past.  It's a way to pass on family stories and traditions, and preserve family history and cultural heritage.  It combats the isolation and sense of loss that may come with growing older.  It helps older people resolve conflicts and fears, and gives younger people a model for facing their own life challenges.  It promotes intergenerational interaction and understanding. Our Cuentame interviews are held with the upmost sensitivity, privacy and respect for your elder family members. Contact our society if you would like for your family member to be remembered forever.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Hispanics

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Male Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$2,500.00

Program 2

Hispanic Family Research Service

Not available

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Budget

Program 3

Puerto Rican Ancestry Match PRAM) Project

Not available

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Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 4

Puerto Rican Online User Database (PROUD) Project

Not available

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Population(s) Served

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Funding Needs

HGSNY presently relies soleyl on membership dollars to run its operations, and programs.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Charlie E. Fourquet

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Charlie E. Fourquet

HGSNY

Term: Mar 2013 - Mar 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?