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First NYS veterans cemetery gets new name

Gov.  Kathy Hochul recently announced that the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located in Seneca County, had officially been turned over to New York State and has been renamed the New York State Veterans Cemetery – Finger Lakes. The State Division of Veterans’ Services will oversee

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Long Island genealogy groups offer free programs in March

Organizations of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island will be offering free genealogy programs in March. Thursday, March 2  – “German Newspaper Research” – German Genealogy Group – 7:30-8:30 p.m. – Hybrid Bethpage Public Library Saturday, March 4 – “My Irish Boyhood” – Huntington Historical Society

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February 2023 updates to New York Genealogy Links website

The following links were added in the month of February: February 20, 2023 Local cemeteries: Added Abany County – Berne – Cemetery Project; Jefferson County – Watertown – Brookside Cemetery;  Monroe County – Garland Cemetery Index; Nassau County – Uniondale – Greenfield Cemetery; Niagara County

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Several Western NY libraries to offer programs in March

Several public libraries in Western New York will present genealogy classes in March. There will be a genealogy workshop hybrid program at the Walworth-Seely Public Library every Wednesday in March at 2 p.m. From 2:00 – 3:00 pm, individual assistance in researching is available.  This

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Free access to historic newspapers this weekend

This weekend there will be free access to the Publisher Extra newspapers on Newspapers.com. Normally these are only available through a subscription. Search for obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements, social pages, local happenings, local sports action, etc. Accessing images from the website will be free

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