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NY historical societies to offer family history programs

Two New York historical societies will be offering family history programs in the spring.

Schenectady County Historical Society will present “Preserving Family Papers and Photographs” on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. It will be an in-person meeting  at 32 Washington Avenue. There are no advance tickets.

Preserving your family’s papers and photographs is vital to tracing and understanding your family’s history and connections to local and community history. Digitization and digital tools can be enormously helpful, but how do you know where to start? Marietta Carr, librarian and archivist at the Schenectady County Historical Society, will introduce you to digital preservation tools and techniques you can use for your family’s archives.

Delaware County Historical Association will present “Finding Your Delaware County Roots” on Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m.  Come learn about genealogical resources at DCHA and elsewhere from DCHA archivist Ray LaFever. Ray will discuss recommended approaches to researching your ancestors using DCHA’s resources, other resources in Delaware County and resources beyond the county, including in print and on-line.

Registration required by March 7. Cost is $10 per person. Call 607-746-3849 or e-mail to register.

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