Less than a week is left to get the Early Bird Discount to the New York State Family History Conference! Save $25 by registering by July 1. Members of NYGBS and CNYGS save an additional $25. Register online at: http://newyorkfamilyhistory.myshopify.com/collections/events
Learn more about the conference at: http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/global/announcing-first-new-york-state-family-history-conference
FamilySearch.org is continuing to add to their New York data. Additions have been made to the collection of New York County Marriages 1908-1935. The collection begins in 1908, when New York State began requiring marriage records for each county. Many counties are included in this collection, but it contains no records from New York City. Additions have also been made to the collection of Queens County Probate Records, 1785-1950.
Archives.com, a subscription site owned by Ancestry.com, has announced that about 29,000 New Jersey marriage records have recently been posted. They are from 1683-1802. The records were compiled by the New Jersey Historical Society. Information varies by record.
Just a reminder to all NYG&B members that the eLibrary will be undergoing system upgrades and maintenance starting tonight, June 24, 2013 at 11:00 pm EDT. Members may experience intermittent service interruptions over the course of the next week as the upgrades are being applied. We apologize for the inconvenience.
As a result of this upgrade, older links and saved urls to the eLibrary collections may no longer function. The best way to access the collections in the eLibrary during this period of transition will be directly from the “Research & Discover” page under the menu “All About the eLibrary” using the link “Go to the eLibrary”.
The Early Bird registration deadline for the New York State Family History Conference is fast approaching. The countdown clock has been posted on the blog. Remember to register before the July 1st deadline to save $25.
Genealogybank.com recently noted the addition of new newspaper records from New York City, including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (dates 1857-1861) and the New Yorker Volkszeitung (dates 1900-1909) . This site requires a paid subscription.
Next Monday, June 17 at 6:30pm, New York Times reporter Sam Roberts will talk about his new book, Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America. The book talk will take place in the Surrogate’s Court Building, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY. Books will be available for purchase and signing in the Visitor Center.