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State Research Collection: NEW YORK

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This all digital state collection is designed to support and enhance the search for your New York family. The collection includes:

New York Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Empire State Ancestors OnDemand Webinar

Presenter: James M. Beidler, frequent contributor to Family Tree Magazine
Duration: 60 minutes

About the Webinar:
With four centuries of history and notably draconian privacy laws, New York can be a challenging place to research. But we can help you find your Empire State ancestors whether they settled in the Colonial days or just stopped through Ellis Island. In this OnDemand webinar, you'll learn tricks to locating your New York family and the records they left.

What you'll learn:

  • Essential New York history
  • Details on vital records and immigration in the state
  • What ethnicity-based records your ancestor may have left
  • The best websites for New York research

Who should attend:

  • Anyone with New York Roots
  • Genealogists who can't find ancestors after they arrived at Ellis Island

New York Research Guide Digital Download

Trace your New York ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:

  • a how-to article detailing New York's history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there

  • the best Web sites, books and other resources for New York research, handpicked by our editors and experts

  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need

  • descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors' lives and times, including visitor information

  • timeline of key events in the state's history

  • full-color map to put your research in geographical context

Plus, each guide contains active Web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.

Family Tree Sourcebook: New York Download

Discover your New York roots with this indispensable directory of county and town records details. The New York section of the Family Tree Sourcebook puts essential genealogy information at your fingertips, including:

  • A research summary with historical background, record highlights and genealogy tips
  • Detailed listings of available records in each county, including when they started and where to get them
  • Websites and contact information for libraries, archives, and genealogical and historical societies that may have records of your family—enhanced with live links so you can click directly to the repositories' websites
  • A map showing county boundaries within New York
  • A bibliography of additional resources to further your research


This comprehensive guide to key New York sources will help you unlock the family history treasures hidden in county courthouses and other archives. And the convenient digital format means you can carry it to the library on your laptop or print out pages to tote in your research binder.
SKU W5331
File Type MP4, PDF, WMV
Format Download
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