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Genealogy Workshop Series Continues In Schoharie


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Old Stone Fort Library genealogy collectionThe Genealogy Workshop Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to continue on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm with “Using Records and Directories to Build a Timeline,” led by retired attorney and long time family researcher Bonnie Dailey.

This workshop will be dedicated to providing participants with strategies for using federal, state and veteran’s census information to build timelines and fill gaps in family history research. The use of city directories and other official records will also be covered during the workshop. Continue reading

Schoharie County Genealogy Workshop Series


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Old Stone Fort Library genealogy collectionA five part Genealogy Workshop Series has been set at the Old Stone Fort Museum, 145 Fort Road in Schoharie, beginning on Thursday, March 29th at 7 pm.

Sponsored by the Schoharie County Historical Society, the workshops will be alternately led by Cathy Adams and Bonnie Dailey.  Adams is a Boston University Certified Genealogist and the Old Stone Fort’s Genealogist. Dailey is a retired attorney and Old Stone Fort Volunteer who has been doing genealogy for more than 30 years. Continue reading

Explore Family History in Canton October 21st


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silas write houseA series of six lectures will be featured at the upcoming Local History and Genealogy Fair being held at the SLCHA Museum and Archives, 3 East Main Street, Canton from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 21. The schedule will include topics which should be of interest to both local history and genealogical researchers.

At 10 am, a panel of local researchers will hold a round table discussion on Beginning to Research Your Family Tree; at 11 am, a presentation will be held by a representative of Witherbee & Whalen, Canton, on cleaning and repairing cemetery monuments as well as a look at that firm’s history in Canton; at noon, Town Historian and Registrar will talk about the role of those offices to assist researchers looking for information on their ancestors; at 1 pm, Chuck Henry of the NNYLN will explain research methods using the New York State Historic Newspapers website; at 2 pm, a workshop will be held on Internet Genealogy and doing online research, led by an experienced local researcher; and at 3 pm, a discussion of the recent interest in DNA tests and their role in genealogy will be held. Continue reading

Schenectady: Understanding your Ancestry DNA Test


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dnaThe Schenectady County Historical Society will host Genealogist Lisa Dougherty who will present Understanding Your Ancestry DNA Test, on Saturday, October 7th at 10 am.

Professional genealogist Lisa Dougherty will lead the informative session that will guide participants through the fundamentals of DNA tests. Topics covered will include DNA basics, interpreting ethnicity estimates, dealing with all those cousin matches, and incorporating the results into your genealogy research. Continue reading

NYG&B Record Editor Retires, Successor Sought


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the record journalThe New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) is seeking an editor to produce The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. The current editor, Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS has announced her plans to retire by the end of 2017.

Continuously published since 1870, The Record is the second oldest genealogical journal in the country and one of the most distinguished. Published quarterly, it concentrates on people and places connected to New York City, State, and region and features compiled genealogies, solutions to problems, and unique source material. Continue reading

Brooklyn Cemetery Puts WWI Biographies Online


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green-wood cemeteryTo mark the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery has unveiled biographies of more than 160 men and women, military and civilian, who served in the war to end all wars and who now are interred in the National Historic Landmark designated cemetery.

More than a year in the making, Green-Wood’s WWI Project covers the men and women who served in that conflict as pilots, nurses, infantryman, gunners, pay clerks, intelligence officers, logistics specialists, and others. The biographies were researched by a group of volunteers under the guidance of Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman. Continue reading

Interview: German Churches in Metropolitan New York


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Dr. Richard Haberstroh, author of German Churches in Metropolitan New York: A Research Guide, joined host Jane E. Wilcox on the Forget-Me-Not Hour podcast this week. Richard talked about Germans in the New York City metro area – their political and religious history in Germany, why they came to New York, where they settled, and what churches they organized here. Richard also discussed his book (published by the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society) and gave some tips on researching German ancestors in the New York City area.

Listen on-demand here. Continue reading