Monthly Archives: January 2015

News You Can Use

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In the past month, GenealogyBank.com has updated collections for seven New York newspaper titles. All but one of the titles are from the New York City area, and most were specialized newspapers targeting specific religious and ethnic audiences, such as the Gaelic American and the Jewish Messenger. The seventh title is from Adams, Jefferson County.

The following collections have been updated:

News You Can Use

News You Can Use in Your New York Research

Recently, Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org added or updated collections with New York materials.

FamilySearch.org added more material to its New York, Records of the State National Guard, 1906-1954, which now contains 724,527 indexed records.

Ancestry.com has added more records to U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930, which contains abstracts of marriage and death records taken from the following New York newspapers:

  • The New York Evening Post, Deaths, 1801–1885, and Marriages, 1801–1890
  • The Christian Intelligencer of the Reformed Dutch Church, Deaths and Marriages, 1830–1871
  • New York Weekly Museum, Deaths and Marriages, 1788–1817

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Five Centuries of African American History at the Brooklyn Historical Society

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Next Thursday, January 22, 2015, noted Harvard scholar and NYG&B trustee Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the complex history of African Americans, highlighting the vast social, political, and cultural legacies that have emerged in American history at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Professor Gates’ appearance serves as an introduction to the upcoming series of screenings and talkbacks from his Peabody Award-winning PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Tickets are $20 General Admission / $15 for Brooklyn Historical Society Members and can be purchased online via http://brooklynhistory.org/visitor/calendar.html. 

**Please note that this appearance by Professor Gates was originally scheduled for Thursday, November 6th. If you bought tickets to that evening, please contact Meredith Duncan directly to transfer your tickets (mduncan@brooklynhistory.org)**

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In the past month, GenealogyBank.com has updated collections for two New York newspaper titles. Both of the titles are from the New York City area, and were German-language publications.

Attention New Netherland Researchers

New York History is preparing to publish a special issue dedicated to New Netherland and the Dutch colonists in early New York. Those interested in contributing their research to this special issue should submit two-page abstract of your topic and research by February 1, 2015 to publications@nysha.org. All abstracts should be sent as attached Microsoft Word documents. Authors that have been selected for inclusion will be notified shortly after the February 1, 2015 deadline, and final drafts will be due by June 1, 2015. Submission guidelines can be found at www.nysha.org.   New York History has been published quarterly since 1919. All articles are peer-reviewed, and the journal is edited by scholars with decades of writing and editing experience.   If you have questions regarding this specific issue, please contact Dr. D. L. Noorlander at SUNY Oneonta: (607) 436-3253; danny.noorlander@oneonta.edu.

News You Can Use

News You Can Use in Your New York Research

Today, FamilySearch.org updated two New York collections.

NY History Course at Open SUNY/SUNY Adirondack

Open SUNYA new online course on the history of New York will be offered this semester at Open SUNY/ SUNY Adirondack. The course begins on January 20, 2015 and ends May 8, 2015. Interested parties do not need to be a matriculated student to apply to the online course. The course will cover all of New York history, from its earliest human occupation to the present day. The course focuses on a multimedia, multidisciplinary approach to New York’s history, in which discussion of the materials is a key part of the experience. Visit the page for this course on the SUNY website for more information about the course and how to apply.