12 Oct

New York Genealogy Seminar (Syracuse, NY)

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Presenter: 
D. Joshua Taylor and Susan R. Miller
Event Location: 
Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York, 13202
Event Sponsor: 
Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) and the Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS) are pleased to host the New York Genealogy Seminar in Syracuse, New York. This one-day event will feature two presenters - President of the NYG&B D. Joshua Taylor, and NYG&B Director of Programs and Outreach, Susan R. Miller - who will be leading four sessions.

Seminar participants will attend sessions on research methods and strategies, and network with genealogists, historians, researchers, and genealogical society representatives. 

 

Schedule

  • 10:00 am: Registration
  • 10:15 am: Event Welcome
  • 10:20 am: The Clark Family Moves to New York: A Case Study - Presented by D. Joshua Taylor
  • 11:10 am: New Online New York Record collections - Presented by Susan R. Miller
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:30 pm: NY Land: The Soil that Yields Records - Presented by Susan R. Miller. 
  • 2:45 pm: What's New and Coming in New York Family History - Presented by D. Joshua Taylor
  • 3:30 pm: Closing Q&A

 

Program Sessions

The Clark Family Moves to New York: A Case Study

Discover the adventures of tracing the Clark family through New England, New York, and into the Midwest. This case study explores a variety of records and research methods, including using land and religious records, to document an extended family’s multiple migrations between the late 1700s and mid-1800s.

 

New Online New York Record Collections

Keeping up with new records that have come online for New York research can be hard. We’ll hear about new vital record indexes, religious record collections, and more in this session.

 

New York Land: The Soil that Yields Records

For many researchers on New York families, land records can produce a crop of information. Access to land records varies, and this session provides an overview of the many collections which may yield results for your research.

 

What’s New and Coming in New York Family History

There always seems to be something new in genealogy and family history. This session will explore new tools and resources for anyone tracing New York ancestors. Specific discussions will include newly accessible records, technological developments, publications in process, and other exciting developments.

 

 

Seminar Registration

Full-day registration, including a print syllabus, is $48 for CNYGS and NYG&B members and $58 for non-members. The CNYGS member discount code should be applied at checkout.

 

Click here to register

 

Click here for a PDF registration form that may be mailed with a check.

 

 

Directions to the Everson Museum of Art

For complete directions, visit the Everson Museum of Art website. The location is convenient to routes 81 and 690.

Parking is available in the museum lot and in the OnCenter parking garage (at a reduced rate).

 

 

About the Presenters

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, NYG&B President, is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher. Passionate about family history, Joshua is a host on the popular PBS series, Genealogy Roadshow. An active member of the genealogical community, Joshua is the previous president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College.

Susan R. Miller is the NYG&B’s Director of Programs; editor of the NYG&B’s magazine the New York Researcher; a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer; and has researched her New York and New England families for more than 25 years. Beyond genealogy, Sue is a life-long sailor.