UPDATE ON REVISED FORMAT FOR NYSFHC
New York State Family History Conference
September 10-12, 2020
The New York State Family History Conference in-person events have been cancelled. The event will continue in an on-line virtual format.
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New York State Library
The New York State Library is temporarily closed.
When it reopens, the New York State Library will only be open one (1) Saturday per month starting Jan. 1, 2020. Plan your research accordingly.
Dates they will be open (when the library reopens) :
August 8, 2020
September 12, 2020
October 10, 2020
November 14, 2020
December 12, 2020
FamilySearch has digitized millions of original pages from counties across the state of New York.The majority of these records include deeds and mortgages from various county offices covering a wide range of dates, none of which have been digitally indexed before.
Millions of names are waiting to be indexed as part of this project, and the NYG&B needs your help!
Volunteers from across the country can participate in this exciting project using FamilySearch’s indexing web-based indexing tool. Indexers will capture the name and date of recorded transactions and other information to allow for the eventually linkage of these records with original materials.
The Capital District is one of the areas now available for indexing.Go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/new-york-land-records-indexing for more information.
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We are excited to bring you our meetings, including speaker presentations, live, on Zoom.
You can get a free Zoom account at Zoom.com.
Speakers generally present for about an hour preceded by some announcements and “taking care of business” which generally lasts 10 – 15 minutes. Members of CDGS always get first chance at registering for the meetings, but there is usually some room left over so on the 16th of the month we open to allow non-members to register for the meeting. When the Colonie Town Library re-opens for meetings we will post in-person meeting information.
We have some great presentations coming up……. Take a look at the Meetings & Events tab for more information. But here is a sneak peek at some upcoming topics: