RESOURCES FOR RESEARCHING YOUR NEW YORK STATE ANCESTORS
This September, we invite you to attend a special two-part series highlighting untapped resources in the Colonial and Loyalist Records at the New York State Archives. Unique resources and collections from various research repositories for Western New York will be explored.
The two sessions will begin at 7:30 pm EDT. Each session will consist of an hour-long presentation and an opportunity to ask questions.
Note: All lectures will be recorded, so that registrants who can’t attend all the live presentations may watch at a more convenient time.
Sept. 15, 7:30 pm: Part 1
The New York State Archives holds records of the colonial governments of New York. Tapping into the underutilized resources of the colonial Dutch and British governmental records, as well as Loyalist records, can jumpstart your New York research for these periods.
Sept. 22, 7:30 pm: Part 2
Explore unique resources and collections held by public libraries, county archives, town historians, historical and genealogical societies, universities, ethnic societies, museums, and online holdings for Western New York research. Among those featured are the Genesee County History Department; the Western New York Genealogical Society and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library; the University of Rochester; the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Cattaraugus County; the Erie Canal Museum in Onondaga County; State University of New York at Fredonia; and the online New York Historical Documents Inventory. Apply what you learn to any repository in New York or elsewhere.
Speaker: Jane E. Wilcox serves on the NY State Archives Advisory Committee and the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society’s NY Family History Advisory Committee. She is writing a book on the collections of the NY State Archives, published by the NYG&B. A former NYG&B Record editorial board member, Jane speaks at genealogy conferences and institutes. With her company, Forget-Me-Not Ancestry, in Albany, NY, Jane specializes in pre-Civil War NY research. She hosted The Forget-Me-Not Hour podcast, with archives at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox. She has a master’s degree in journalism, a bachelor’s degree in history and English literature, as well as elementary school teacher’s certification.