Friday, August 07, 2015

NEHGS Resources Available for New York

The following is from the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

New York State Family History Conference
The New York State Family History Conference, September 17-19, 2015 in Syracuse, New York, is nearly sold out! Attendance is limited in order to provide a more personal conference environment with top national presenters. NEHGS is a conference sponsor, and our own Henry B. Hoff, Editor of the Register, will be presenting. Other speakers include Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist; DNA expert Blaine Bettinger; Thomas W. Jones; David E. Rencher; Curt Witcher; Josh Taylor; and Dick Eastman. The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Central New York Genealogical Society are cosponsoring this exciting event in partnership with the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

New at the Online Learning Center
Featured Webinar
New York Resources at NEHGS
Presented live Thursday, July 23, 2015, by Christopher C. Child, Senior Genealogist
Finding information about your New York ancestors can be tricky. Learn what resources are available at NEHGS and on, and gain valuable research advice from New York expert Chris Child. Watch the video.

Featured Subject Guide
New York Research 
This subject guide provides a list of key resources and records that will help you trace your New York ancestry.

Discover more NEHGS subject guides.

Additional Resources

Visit the Online Learning Center for subject guides on a variety of genealogical topics, informative videos, webinars, online courses, and more. If you have questions or feedback, contact Ginevra Morse, Director of Education and Online Programs.  

Spotlight: Warren County Records Center, New York
by Valerie Beaudrault, Assistant Editor
Warren County Records Center, New York 

Warren County is located in northeastern New York on the Vermont border. Its county seat is Queensbury. The Warren County Records Center is the official repository for the county's inactive and archival records. A number of indexes have been made available on the Records Center's website.

Almshouse Records
The online resources in this collection include indexes to the Almshouse Admission Records and Burial Permits. The Almshouse Admission Records database indexes record books 1 and 2, 1855 through 1979. The data fields in the index are name of person admitted, location (book and page number), and date admitted. A sample record image has been provided. The Almshouse Burial Permits index covers 1911 to 1933. The data fields in the index are name and date.

Cases on Appeal
This index to court cases on appeal to a higher court from 1852 through 1901 includes year, plaintiff, and defendant. A sample record image has been provided.

Census Records
This section offers indexes and page images for the New York State census for Warren County towns in 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, and 1925.

Jail Record Book 18681883
This index to the Jail Record Book of prisoners held at the Warren County Jail from 1868 through 1883 includes full name, page number, and date. A sample record image has been provided.

The index to Naturalization Papers filed in Warren County from 1803 through 1906 includes name and date of naturalization. The index to Naturalization Petitions from 1907 through May 31, 1955, includes name, alternate name, residence, naturalization date, year, and book certificate.

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