Researching Your New York Ancestors

Thomas MacEntee
May 30, 2012
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Welcome
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Polls
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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New York History
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Migration Patterns
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New York State Archives
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FamilySearch
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NY GenWeb
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Message Boards
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Chronicling America
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NEHGS
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Google Books
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Death Records
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Directories
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Old Fulton Postcards
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Search Thingy
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Atlas
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Research Wiki
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Olive Tree Genealogy
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New York Historians
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Conclusion
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

While many of our ancestors may have come from New York, finding them and the records left behind is another story. New York research offers certain challenges and it helps to know the strategies needed to tackle those Empire State records. You'll not only get a quick lesson in New York State history and understand why the different regions are important, you'll also learn about special record sets and resources unique to New York. Whether your ancestor was a Knickerbocker or an immigrant, you'll be in a "New York State of mind" with these research tips, tricks and tools.

About the speaker

About the speaker

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector,
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