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Registration Open for 2nd Annual New York Family History Conference

NYSFHC Logo 2015I received this press release last week regarding the 2nd Annual New York Family History Conference that will take place in Syracuse, New York, September 17–19, 2015.  Registration opened on February 11, and the early bird rates will remain in effect through May 31.  Details below.

The second New York State Family History Conference will take place in Syracuse, NY,
September 17–19, 2015 and bring together hundreds of researchers
from across the country who want to learn about their New York roots.

NEW YORK, NY, February 11—The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are cosponsoring the 2015 New York Family History Conference. This year’s event will also be a Federation of Genealogical Societies Regional Conference.

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Finally! New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Releases NY Research Guide

NYFHRGGI wrote briefly about this anticipated guide back in 2012 when I had read an announcement in the Fall 2012 issue of The New York Researcher.  I’m glad to see that this multi-year project has finally resulted in the publication of New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer.  Even though I haven’t seen the book, I can only imagine how helpful it will be for those of us researching in New York state.  Quoting from a recent press release, Jeanne Sloane, the Society’s chairman, says, “As a reference for family historians, it is simply indispensable.”  I don’t doubt it!

Over 100 experts contributed to this comprehensive tome.  According to the product listing, there are over 800 pages of information, including:

  • Chapters on major record groups and research resources, including the most up-to-date and comprehensive review of New York State’s extremely complicated vital records system.
  • Information on research resources for sixteen major ethnic and twelve major religious groups that have lived in New York.
  • Gazetteers, maps, and research guides to each of New York’s 62 counties, including the five boroughs of New York City.
  • More than 100 separate, categorized, special topic bibliographies vetted by genealogists.
  • Timelines of key events in New York history 1609–1945 that impact genealogical research.
  • An index of over 11,000 place names and place-name variants past and present, the first published gazetteer of its kind since 1872.

    I’m sure it’s well worth the cost of $65.00 (NYG&B members; $85.00 for non-members).  You can learn more about the guide and order your copy today through the NYG&B Online Store.

    Resources for Genealogy Research in Colonial America

    In September, I wrote about my Link Collection to Various Genealogy & History Resources Online.  This collection is my Diigo bookmark library targeted at genealogy.  I created a list for each state, as well as a few countries and various topics.  There is also a list for general genealogy resources.  Over the next week or so, I will highlight some of these lists.

    mayflower Colonial America Genealogy

    These are a few of resources I find helpful for genealogy research in Colonial America.

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