eNews no. 7, July 2017: New death indexes online, upcoming webinars & more
This issue of the NYG&B eNews was delivered on July 13, 2017. Our eNews - published twice a month - contains the latest news about New York State genealogy, news about the NYG&B, and helpful tips for research related to a variety of New York State subjects and locations. Starting with this issue, we will be posting the eNews as a blog shortly after it is published.
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In This Issue
- Upcoming webinars: DNA and Central NY research
- Now is the best time to become a Lifetime Member!
- New death indexes available online
- Learn to use the eLibrary with this tutorial video and article
- Upcoming Events and Programs
Upcoming webinars: Live broadcasts open to all
Anyone is welcome to attend the live sessions of these webinars - recordings will be available on demand to NYG&B members only. Click here to visit our webinar library.
September 25: Should You Add DNA Testing to Your Genealogy Toolbox?
DNA expert Skip Duett will provide a basic overview of DNA testing for genealogy, covering the principal tests available, how the testing is performed, the three major testing companies, and the risks and rewards involved.
October 12: Central New York State Family History Research
Holly Sammons, MLS - a former genealogy librarian at the Onondaga Public Library for over ten years - will provide an overview of where you should look, and what archives, repositories, resources are available to you. Both online and offline records will be covered.
Best Value: Lifetime Membership
Lifetime membership is definitely the best value the NYG&B has to offer. For a one-time payment, you will receive member benefits for life: subscriptions to The Record and the New York Researcher, access to our ever-growing eLibrary, access to our exclusive research services, amazing member discounts and more!
The price of lifetime membership will increase in September 2017, so now is the best time to join as a lifetime member.
New death indexes available for NYS and NYC
Ancestry.com has just added another 16 years of searchable death index images for New York City.
The new index is from 1949 to 1965 - images have been provided by Vitalsearch from NYC Health Department index images. While the images have been accessible online, this is the first time a fully searchable index to these images is available.
In case you missed it, a massive collection of state-wide death indexes were put online for the very first time last month. Click here to read our blog, which was featured in the June 9 eNews.
Click the button below to read our blog about Ancestry's recent addition, and an important tip for searching these NYC death index records.
Learn to navigate the eLibrary
This week, we produced the first of what will be many instructional videos on using NYG&B resources. If you're a new member, or just haven't used the eLibrary in a while, check out our overview video and detailed written guide. These resources are designed to give a general overview of how to navigate the eLibrary, how to explore our many collections, and how to perform a search.
We'll have more helpful content coming soon, including some in-depth webinars and videos that fully explore what you can discover in our digital records.
Upcoming Events and Programs
Thursday, August 3: NYC Municipal Archives Basics: Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Wednesday, September 13 to Friday, September 15: Research in Albany (only one spot left!)
Monday, September 25: Webinar: Should You Add DNA Testing to Your Genealogy Toolbox?
Thursday, September 28: Digitization Day
Saturday, October 7: Western New York Genealogy Seminar
Thursday, October 12: Webinar: Family History Research in Central New York
Friday, October 27 to Saturday, October 28: DNA and Family History: A Seminar for Genealogists