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Two cemeteries in the Bronx designated as a landmark

According to the New York Law School website Citylandnyc.org, earlier in December, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commissioner voted to designate the Joseph Rodman Drake Park and Enslaved People’s Burial Ground in the Bronx as a landmark. Drake Park was opened in 1910, and

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Several NY public libraries to offer programs in January

Many New York public libraries will be offering a variety of genealogy programs in the first half of January. Week of  Jan. 1-6 Palmyra Community Library (Wayne County) will host “Genealogy and Ancestry.com Help” every Tuesday in January at 6 p.m. Get one-on-one help with

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LI genealogy groups to meet in January

Organizations of the Genealogy Federation of Long Island will be offering free genealogy programs in January. Wednesday, Jan. 3 – “Genealogy Research Discussion Group” – Patchogue-Medford Public Library – 10 a.m.  – Virtual Wednesday, Jan. 3 – “Getting the Most Out of Your Ukrainian Genealogy”

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Updates made to NY historic newspaper collections

Many New York libraries and societies use Advantage Preservation to host digitized images of their historic newspapers. Here is a list of recent updates or additions made to digitized newspaper collections on the Advantage Preservation platform: May 2023 – updates made to collections at Saugerties Public

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‘Finding Your Roots’ to return in January 2024

In the new season of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,” 18 celebrities are joined by 3 non-celebrity guests, chosen for the series following a nationwide casting call. The 10 episode series will premiere on PBS stations in January 2024. The series continues

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