The NYG&B is ready for the first day of the NGS conference in Richmond. If you are at the conference, make certain to stop by the booth and say hello!
The NYG&B is sponsoring an entire track of New York lectures at the conference. Lectures include:
- Navigating the Past: Gazetteers and Genealogists by Naomi Joshi
A twenty-first-century New York state gazetteer demonstrates how historical gazetteers reveal obscure migrations and place-name changes and expose paths to key records.
- Looking for Your New York Tenant Farmer: Little-Used Resources by Jane E. Wilcox
Documents for New York manors and their tenants have survived. Learn how and where to look for your tenant ancestors in these and other records.
- Are Your New York Ancestors’ Records Hidden Under a Surname Variation? by Terry Koch-Bostic
The key to successful record searching is considering surname variants. Learn various strategies to build a comprehensive variant list: ethnic databases, Soundex, tracking errors.
- Upside Down Migration: South Carolina to Nova Scotia to New York by Terry Koch-Bostic
A New York-born confectioner’s Halifax marriage reveals his Canadian wife’s South Carolina roots. Loyalist records uncover her family’s unusual migration dictated by war and politics.
- New York’s Confederate Prisons: Elmira and New York City by Joan Koster-Morales
Records of Civil War prison camps operated by the Union side in New York hold valuable information and untold stories about Confederate prisoners of war.
A luncheon, with a lecture by Naomi Joshi is also sponsored by the society.