Descendants of members of the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, a Civil War regiment raised in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, are set to hold their 34th annual reunion from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, July 20, at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church at 4954 Bemus-Ellery Road in Bemus Pont, Chautauqua County. [Read more…] about 154th New York Descendants 34th Annual Reunion
The conference will is planned with historians and interested members of the public in mind. Topics will include preserving historic buildings, erecting historic markers, encouraging heritage tourism, safely preserving grave stones, and local genealogy. [Read more…] about Clinton County History Conference Set For Saturday
Genealogist Pamela Vittorio is set to lead a workshop focused on the many ways to find your roots using traditional and hidden resources, on Saturday, April 13th from 11 am to 1:30 pm, at the Oneida County History Center. [Read more…] about Family History Artifacts, Canal Records Genealogy in Utica
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association is set to continue their Brown Bag Lunch series on Thursday, March 21st. Philip Paige will speak on the Ogden family, of which Ogdensburg, NY, got its name.
While they’re obscure today, the Ogden family’s influence in early New York State can hardly be overstated, especially in St. Lawrence County. Two Ogdens negotiated the Treaty of New York (1796), which largely ended Native American title to North Country land; members of the family shortly thereafter bought up large tracts of land, and began settling it. [Read more…] about Ogdens of Ogdensburg Topic of Brown Bag Lunch
Gravestone and Cemetery Care, an instructional program by Marianne Greenfield of Gravestone Cleaning Service, Delhi, has been set for Sunday, March 24th at 1 pm at the Time and the Valleys Museum on St. Rt. 55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County. [Read more…] about Gravestone Care Program in Sullivan County
A presentation, Tracing Your Family Tree, is set for Wednesday, April 24th at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo.
Join D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, will discuss how to best access and use important collections for genealogical research, with a focus on the New York collections. Highlights of specific materials (and what treasures can be found) will be discussed alongside techniques for preparing to do research, either online or in Albany. [Read more…] about Tracing Your Family Tree at Buffalo History Museum
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. [Read more…] about Chancery Court Records Focus of Saturday NYS Library Talk
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association has announced a series of genealogy workshops for beginners to be held on four consecutive Saturdays – March 30, and April 6, 13, and 20 – from 10 am to noon in Canton, NY.
Members of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association and the St. Lawrence Valley Genealogical Society will present information on how to trace your family history. [Read more…] about Researching Family History Workshops In Canton
The Old Stone Fort Museum has announced a Genealogy Workshop Series, focused on tracking couples and families using clerical and civil records of marriages, marriage licenses, marriage bonds and more, is set to begin on Thursday, February 14th at 7 pm.
Genealogy research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the United States today, with growing resources and technology opening up new ways for individuals to uncover the histories of their ancestors. This workshop will help new and experienced researches learn to utilize those resources and teach them ways to organize and preserve documents and historic materials at home. [Read more…] about Genealogy Workshop Series Starting In Fort Plain
The latest episode of The Long Island History Project delves into the life of a professional genealogist.
Linda Metzger reveals how she turned a passion into a profession along with thoughts on Long Island’s founding families, the traits of a good genealogist, and the impact of telling stories. [Read more…] about Long Island History Project: Life of a Professional Genealogist