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Conference Sessions

Presented by Jane E. Wilcox
Saturday, September 25, 10:45 am EDT Sunday, September 26, 10:45 am EDT
By understanding 10 key concepts, records, and resources for researching NY, gain more success navigating the challenges of NY research. View session page
Presented by Crista Cowan
Saturday, September 25, 12:00 pm EDT Sunday, September 26, 12:00 pm EDT
Ancestry has more than 120 million historical records specific to the state of New York. There are an additional 27 billion records on the site and more than 100 million family trees. Join Crista Cowan for a look at what records are available and how best to navigate them. View session page
Presented by Debbie Gurtler, AG
Saturday, September 25, 01:15 pm EDT Sunday, September 26, 01:15 pm EDT
This presentation will demonstrate the basic resources used for researching your ancestors from Puerto Rico. This includes census, civil registration and Catholic Church records.  View session page
Presented by Jen Baldwin
Saturday, September 25, 02:45 pm EDT Sunday, September 26, 02:45 pm EDT
Learn about the home of the Catholic Heritage Archive, including the Archdiocese of New York, on Findmypast—a must-use resource. Get a glimpse of Catholic records from across North America, and the British Isles.  View session page
Presented by Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL
Saturday, September 25, 04:00 pm EDT Sunday, September 26, 04:00 pm EDT
New York’s laws—Dutch, English, early Statehood, and post-1847—created a confusing plethora of courts with differing names and records. View session page
A Tour of Genealogical Research Repositories for Western New York: Some Gems
Jane E. Wilcox
African American Families: The Hills Community, 1830–90s, Westchester County, NY
Edythe Ann Quinn, PhD
Colonial Research: New York and Dutch
William T. Ruddock
Creating Family Archives
Margot Note
FamilySearch.org for New York Researchers
Robert Raymond
Finding Your Swedish and Danish Parish of Birth
Jill Morelli, CG