Several free webinar will be offered in January focusing on New York State research.
The Connecticut Society of Genealogists will present “The Oblong of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties” on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. A strip of land that was sometimes part of Connecticut and sometimes part of New York, known as the Oblong, has a rich history and was home to some of the area’s early families. Understanding the Oblong geographically and administratively will help you to locate records of your ancestors that lived in the area.
To register, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElf-2vrj8pE9W3mER6L3iqKy5HvII1h_jd
The Niagara Peninsula Branch of Ontario Ancestors will present “Navigating FultonHistory.com” on Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. FultonHistory.com is a free historic newspaper website that contains archives of over 50 million pages of microfilmed newspapers images, many from New York State. The program will give an overview of the content and a variety of search strategies.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society will present “Jewish Gravestones and the Internet: A Researcher’s Guide to New York City” on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. More than a half-dozen New York cemeteries have official websites with wonderful search tools. They can be used in conjunction with sites like FindAGrave and FamilySearch to uncover incredible family details, and even save you time and find the name of that Shtetl. In this program, the presenter will go through some of the cemeteries and outline practical examples of online research strategies.
To register, go to: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/events/jewish-graves
The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library will present “Using Western New York Probate Records on FamilySearch” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. Learn how to find and use Western New York probate records on FamilySearch.org. This will include wills, estates, and guardianships.
To register, go to: https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/10133245
The Irondequot Public Library will present “Navigating FultonHistory.com” on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. FultonHistory.com is a free historic newspaper website that contains archives of over 50 million pages of microfilmed newspapers images, many from New York State. The program will give an overview of the content and a variety of search strategies.
To register, go to: https://irondequoitlibrary.libcal.com/event/9819652