Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Early Bird Discount Ends Soon!

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

News You Can Use

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.

Upgrades to the eLibrary at newyorkfamilyhistory.org

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”.

Book Talk: Sam Roberts on Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

Grand Central Book

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.