Friday, September 18, 2015

Researching New York: Resources and Strategies

Research in New York is complicated by its urban-rural extremes and its 400-year, multi-ethnic history. This course tackles those complexities, arming the researcher with the knowledge needed for success in this difficult state. The course covers New York’s history as it impacts the researcher, and examines in detail the records that have been created and preserved. Broad topics include immigration/migration, laws and the legal system, military records, ethnic groups, vital records, land and property, urban research, turnpikes/canals/railroads, local government/institutional records, probate, newspapers, directories, censuses, and more.

This class is geared toward intermediate and advanced level researchers. Attendees should have basic knowledge of genealogical methods and sources, and be ready to go beyond that base into the lesser-known methods and sources specific to successful New York research.

The course is filling up, so register now! For more information, see

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