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Two webinars focus on New York State genealogy research

The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Researching New York State Ancestors” on September 15 and 22, 2021.

The first lecture will  highlight untapped resources in the Colonial and Loyalist Records at the New York State Archives. In the second lecture learn about resources and collections from various research repositories for Western New York will be explored.

Both lectures will be recorded, so that registrants who can’t attend all the live presentations may watch at a more convenient time.

Wednesday, Sept. 15 – 7:30 pm – The New York State Archives holds records of the colonial governments of New York. Tapping into the underutilized resources of the colonial Dutch and British governmental records, as well as Loyalist records, can jumpstart your New York research for these periods.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 –  7:30 pm – Explore unique resources and collections held by public libraries, county archives, town historians, historical and genealogical societies, universities, ethnic societies, museums, and online holdings for Western New York research.  Among those featured are the Genesee County History Department; the Western New York Genealogical Society and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library; the University of Rochester; the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Cattaraugus County; the Erie Canal Museum in Onondaga County; State University of New York at Fredonia; and the online New York Historical Documents Inventory.

The cost is $15 for OGS members and $20 for non-members. To register, go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ei3m0euh152ca711&oseq=&c=&ch=

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