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Researching New York:  Resources and Strategies

Research in New York is complicated by its urban-rural extremes and its 400-year, multi-ethnic history. This course tackles those complexities, arming the researcher with the knowledge needed for success in this difficult state. We will cover New York’s history as it impacts the researcher, and examine in detail the records that have been created and preserved. Broad topics include immigration/migration, laws and the legal system, military records, ethnic groups, vital records, land and property, urban research, turnpikes/canals/railroads, local government/institutional records, probate, newspapers, directories, censuses, and more.

Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS
Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Jane E. Wilcox
Michael Hait, CG
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