Monthly Archives: September 2016

New Records Added to our eLibrary: Shipwrecked Passengers, 1817-1875

Last week we added a useful and fascinating resource to our eLibrary – a compilation of 19th-century shipwrecks and their passengers by Frank A. Biebel.

Shipwrecked passenger lists did not often make it into standard immigration arrival databases; passengers found in this new addition to our digital collections may not be easy to locate elsewhere. Researchers will also find descriptions of each shipwreck along with the recorded names of passengers.

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NYSFHC: Looking back at 2016, and what’s ahead for 2017 and beyond

This past weekend, we were thrilled to host a very successful conference with our partners at the Central New York Genealogical Society. The 2016 New York State Family History Conference featured two and a half days of lectures, fascinating exhibits and access to top industry experts. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights and see what we have in store for researchers in 2017 and beyond.

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From our eLibrary: New York State Religious Records, 1716-1914

One of the most useful record sets available in our eLibrary is our New York State Religious record transcriptions, done in the early 20th century by NYG&B Society’s Historian and Archivist, Royden Woodward Vosburgh.

Vosburgh visited dozens of churches throughout New York State, leaving no stone unturned and capturing the information in the records with meticulous and professional clarity and care.

These transcriptions contain vital records from 50 churches in 22 different New York counties. Read on to see what you can find, and learn about the unique quality of this set.

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