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NYS Library to offer in-person genealogy programs

The New York State Library will present two genealogy webinars in January. These programs are in person at the library.

Thursday, Jan. 18 – 2 p.m. – Historical Newspapers Online at the New York State Library – Newspapers can serve as useful primary sources for historical research. They reflect the time period in which they were created and provide a glimpse into society at the time. The presenters will discuss online databases available at the New York State Library that contain full-text historical newspapers. Learn how to effectively use  America’s Historical Newspapers and the New York Times online databases with an emphasis on newspapers published in New York State. They will also demonstrate how to find and access New York State digital newspapers freely available on the Internet.

To register, go to: https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/11579061

Friday, Jan. 19  – noon – Genealogy Online with FamilySearch.org  – FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have onsite access to digital microfilm data that is not available to researchers using FamilySearch resources from their home computer. The New York State Library partnered with the New York State Archives to become a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Librarians will demonstrate how to access genealogical records and online books included in this database. They will also demonstrate how to print and save records.

To register, go to: https://nyslibrary.libcal.com/event/11593173

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