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Prisoners knitting in one of their classrooms, Sing Sing, circa 1915. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Prisoners knitting in one of their classrooms, Sing Sing, circa 1915.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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New York Research

Ancestry.com has recently added two new collections of New York records to its website. These records continue Ancestry.com’s efforts to digitize the prison and convict records of New York State. An earlier blog post covered the initial results of these efforts, here. The two new collections are both prison admission records for two New York prisons:

Both collections are freely available without paying for an Ancestry.com subscription thanks to the agreement Ancestry.com made with the New York State Archives. Go to this page and set up your free New York viewing account on Ancestry.com to access the records. The link does tend to change frequently, but can always be found on the lower right hand side of our homepage, NewYorkFamilyHistory.org,  under the eNews signup.

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