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All day seminar focuses on New York State research

The Western Reserve Historical Society of Cleveland, OH will present a virtual all-day seminar, “Navigating New York Research” on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10.

There will be four presentations:

The New York Gateway: Immigration, Emigration and Migration:  New York has been the heart of U.S. immigration since the 1600s. Discover the origins of key immigrant and emigrant groups and settlers and where they went through 1940.

New York City and State Governmental Vital Records: Navigating New York City and State governmental vital records requires a “quick sheet” to make sure you have looked in every possible place to find the indexes, the records and possible alternatives. Learn what is accessible today and how to order records.

Early Probate in New York: From Colonial Dutch and English to Statehood: New York has a notoriously complicated court system that affects all records, including early probate records which are of particular interest to genealogists. This talk will help demystify the first 225 years of estate records in New York (to 1848) by taking a journey to learn how and where to find wills and administrations through the centuries.

Uncharted Waters: Diving into the Holdings of the New York State Archives: A demonstration for using the Finding Aids on the NYSA website will be featured to assist researchers in locating records at NYSA that could be pertinent to your family history.

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