The New York State Library has announced a talk by Jim Folts on Chancery Court Records held in the State Archives, set for Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 1 to 2 pm at the Cultural Education Center, Librarians Room (7th Floor).
Pre-1847 Chancery Court records in the State Archives may provide additional information about the lives of obscure ancestors, including guardianships, divorces, and mortgage foreclosures. The records include the extensive Chancery records formerly in New York City, transferred to the Archives in 2017.
The presenter, Jim Folts, is the Head of Researcher Services, New York State Archives and has special expertise in court, land, and canal records. He will provide an overview of Chancery Court records and discuss access strategies for finding case files and minute book entries that relate to people in early New York.
Seating is limited, to register, click here.
The New York State Library is located at 222 Madison Ave, Seventh Floor, Albany.
Photo of Albany Cultural Education Center State Museum Archives and Library.