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New York Genealogy: Beyond the Basics

OnDemand Webinar

By D. Joshua Taylor

Format: OnDemand Webinar

SKU# T0521


  • You need brick wall-busting tips for your New York genealogy
  • You conducted basic New York research, but want to explore more advanced record sets
  • You have a general interest in learning more about family history in the Empire State

From Albany to the Big Apple, New York has one of the most expansive historical legacies of any state in the Union. Whether your ancestor was an Ellis Island immigrant, a butcher in Manhattan or a dockworker in Buffalo, its easy to lose track of your family tree in this state's overwhelming ocean of information. You've likely been able to track down basic information about your Empire State ancestors from sites like and But where do you turn when the research well runs dry? In this hour-long webinar, professional genealogist D. Joshua Taylor will take you through the state's more unique record sets, and will discuss advanced brick wall-busting strategies for tracking down your New York roots. This webinar comes with a free copy of our New York Brick Walls ebook.


  • A brief overview of New York vital records
  • How to explore military records and rosters
  • How to navigate the state archives
  • Tips for exploring court and tax records
  • What state-specific collections and manuscripts are available
  • How to knock down brick walls through cluster and collateral searche


D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is the Lead Genealogist and Business Development Manager – North America for brightsolid online publishing, the creators of, and a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. A frequent speaker at genealogical societies, libraries, and other organizations, his previous speaking engagements include the Federation of Genealogical Societies Annual Conferences, the National Genealogical Society Annual Conference, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and RootsTech. He has authored articles in American Ancestors, UGA Crossroads, FGS Forum, Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly, and New England Ancestors, and was a columnist for Digital Genealogist. Active in the genealogical community, Joshua is the current President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).

SKU T0521
Author/Speaker/Editor D. Joshua Taylor
File Type MP4
Format OnDemand Webinar
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