New York State Library Offering Family History Programs

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NYS Cultural Education CenterThe New York State Library on Madison Avenue in Albany is a treasure trove of genealogy resources. This month, library staff will present two public programs for those tracing their family histories.

“Genealogy Online with HeritageQuest and Ancestry Library” will be held this Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:30am to noon at 7th floor computer classroom. Senior Librarian Stephanie Barrett will demonstrate the HeritageQuest and Ancestry online databases, both of which are accessible at the New York State Library. Participants will learn how to access census records, genealogy and history book, maps and other resources included in these databases. Seating is limited and registration is required.

On Saturday, August 17, the library will host a walking tour of the local history and genealogy resources at the New York State Library. The tour, from 10:30 am to noon, meets in front of Genealogy/Local History/Equipment desk on the 7th floor.
Highlights include published genealogies, local histories, church records, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) records, United States and New York State census records, newspapers on microfilm, city directories and more. The tour is limited to 15 individuals and registration is required.

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