Course Thirteen — Researching New York: Resources and Strategies

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  • Course Thirteen — Researching New York: Resources and Strategies
    July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course 13 Registration begins 1-Feb-2020: 9:30 am Eastern Time

[Maximum: 35 students]

Course Coordinator

Karen Mauer Jones, CG®, FGBS, FUGA

Description

Researching New York State ancestors is difficult, especially pre-1850. This course presents the resources and strategies that prove most successful in breaking down brick walls in New York. We will discuss highlights of the state’s history to understand what records were created, why they were created, and where to find them today. Emphasis is placed on records that go beyond the standard census and vital records. Many of these records are now available online, but seldom used. While a beginner will certainly learn a lot from this course, it is designed for the intermediate to advanced researcher who has done basic New York research without finding answers. This course will provide both with more avenues to pursue.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

Course Schedule

Monday
11:00 – 12:15 Researching New York: Introduction and Historical Overview (K. Jones)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Workarounds for New York Record Shortages: Greenfield Examples (T. Jones)
1:45 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 3:45 Up the North River: An Overview of Pre-1800 Hudson Valley Ethnic Groups and Religions (Wilcox)
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:15 “Dutch” New York: A Lesson in Flexibility (K. Jones)
 
Tuesday
11:00 – 12:15 Justice in the Empire State: Legal Records in New York, Part 1 (Russell)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 Justice in the Empire State: Legal Records in New York, Part 2 (Russell)
1:45 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 3:45 Looking for Your New York Tenant Farmer: Little-Used Sources (Wilcox)
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:15 New York Land: Patents, Deeds, Land Companies, and the Military Tract (K. Jones)
 
Wednesday
11:00 – 12:15 New York Probate Part 1: Colonial Dutch and English (Wilcox)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 New York Probate Part 2: During and After the Revolutionary War (Wilcox)
1:45 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 3:45 Research in New York’s Urban Centers: Tips for Success (K. Jones)
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:15 Turnpikes, Canals, & Railroads: Records of Transportation in New York (K. Jones)
 
Thursday
11:00 – 12:15 New York’s Military Records (K. Jones)
12:15 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 1:45 A Tour of Upstate New York Genealogical Research Repositories: Some Gems (Wilcox)
1:45 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 3:45 The Records of Institutions and Local Governments (K. Jones)
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:15 The Article Isn’t About Your Family? You Should Read It Anyway! (K. Jones)
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:45 Joseph Johnson Chase: An Upstate New York Case Study (K. Jones)
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 1:15 New York City and State Governmental Vital Records and Alternatives (Wilcox) 
1:15 – 1:30 Break
1:30 – 2:30 Q&A, wrap-up, and certificates (K. Jones)

 

Course Faculty

Karen Mauer Jones, CG®, FGBS, FUGA, Course Coordinator

Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG®, FASG, FUGA, FNGS

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG®, CGLSM

Jane E. Wilcox

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