Central New York Research. The eclectic ramblings of doing genealogy and growing up in that part of Upstate New York that is the central and Finger Lakes regions. With ancestors all over the northeast and beyond, there will be forays outside the area with trips and news on family history as well as local history.
Inside New England Historical Genealogical Society
I overlooked this announcement
yesterday. Who would have thought it could be true? My brain probably assumed
it was just a late April Fool’s Day joke. However, American Ancestors is
allowing free access to all their databases for 1 week starting yesterday!
In case you’re not familiar
with this website, it is the site for the New England Historical Genealogical
Society (NEHGS). Yes, that society with all the records in Boston. If you don’t
already have a membership and have New England ancestors, you need to get over
there and take a look at this resource fast!
Studying the records
If you have New York State
ancestors, you need to get there just as fast. Let’s start with the fact that
they have many, many records for New York as well as the New England states.
After all, we border on half of their states. Also, think about your early New
York ancestors, where did they come from? Unless they were early settlers in
the Hudson Valley that landed at present-day New York City and traveled up the
river or were native Americans, chances are they came here from New England. That
was a major immigration route traveling west out of New England to New York and
then farther west as time went on.
April 6, 2016—Boston,
oldest and largest genealogical society announces a historic event for family
historians around the world. From April 6 to April 13, American Ancestors by
New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering FREE access to
all of its online records on AmericanAncestors.org. More than one billion records covering 18 countries—
including the most important family history research materials for early
America created by the experts and scholars at NEHGS—and all are open to anyone
who registers for a free account. Start searching now at AmericanAncestors.org/Free-Billion.
To assist family
historians of all levels in locating more pieces of the family tree puzzle,
NEHGS is granting this unprecedented free access to its entire collection of
genealogical databases from Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 12:00 a.m. (EDT)
through Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Free accounts on AmericanAncestors.org ordinarily allow visitors only a
sample of the vast offerings that NEHGS provides family historians of all
levels. This unprecedented free access promotion by NEHGS from April 6 through
April 13 offers the Society’s entire collection of online content for eight
full days to anyone who registers for a free account.
Ancestors and NEHGS
Holding the largest
collection of original family history materials in the country, the New England
Historic Genealogical Society, founded in 1845, is the nation’s oldest and
largest genealogical society. Our website, AmericanAncestors.org,
offers access to more than 1 billion searchable records and leading scholarly
resources to help you advance your family history research. Our expert staff
helps researchers of all levels explore their past and their families’ unique
place in history. Located in Boston, our research center houses millions of
manuscripts, books, and original items to preserve the stories of families in
America and beyond.