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Free New York genealogy webinars offered in September

In conjunction with the New York State Family History conference, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will be offering a series of free webinars on New York research on Friday, September 10.

1 p.m. – Your First Steps After Taking A DNA Test

Learn easy ways to position yourself for genetic genealogy success. Hear how, with a few simple steps, you can use your DNA results to help demolish genealogical brick walls, answer seemingly unanswerable questions, uncover family secrets, and discover secret families.

2 p.m.How Do I Approach New York?

Whether you are starting or restarting New York research, knowing a few fundamental points about the state will set you in the right direction. This session covers a bit of history, governmental organization, and several key resources to move forward in New York genealogy.

3 p.m. – What’s the Difference: NYS and NYC Genealogy

My people were from New York! But which New York? Understanding of the State and the City can lead to success. An overview of historical boundaries and discussion of key record sets will aid you in finding ancestors.

4 p.m. – Researching Online: Best Practices and Avoiding Mistakes

Billions of records can be found online. Knowing where (and how) to conduct your research is vital. Together we will explore tips and resources to maximize your success when searching online.

5 p.m. – What’s Next? Where to Learn More about New York Research

Ready to explore the next steps in your New York research? Using the resources of the NYG&B and more, members of the team explore using online records, identify online and offline resources to deepen your understanding, and show more about organizations and projects to further explore New York.

To learn how to view the presentations, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/nysfhc/sessions

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