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.
September is shaping up to be a very busy month for Remling
Genealogy. There are two conferences coming up in September.
The first is the New York State Family History Conference,
which will take place September 15-17 in Liverpool. This is a 3-day conference
concentrating on New York State and New York City research. The New York State
Historians will be having their conference at the same place and time.
Registrants for both conferences can attend sessions of the other one if they
wish as well.
The second conference is the Professional Management
Conference (PMC), which will take place at the Allen County Library in Fort
Wayne, Indiana on September 22-24. This conference is geared towards those that
work in genealogy as a career. Mainly for those that work independently, there
are also many sessions that are helpful to those that work in larger companies
as well. This conference has the added advantage that it is taking place at one
of the largest genealogical libraries in the United States.
My husband and I have added to these conferences some
research days as well. We’ll be leaving right after the New York State
conference and spending some days exploring the northeastern part of Indiana
and getting some extra time in at the Allen County Library. This is a return
trip for us as we did some research in these areas three years ago.
Dennis K and Sarah Wooster gravestone
I am hoping to find out some more about Dennis Kennedy
Wooster, the son of Jerusha Wooster that I mentioned yesterday. He left Central
New York in 1869 and spent the rest of his life mostly in either Steuben
County, Indiana or Branch County, Michigan. These counties sit either side of
the state line and Steuben is the very northeast corner of Indiana. Dennis and
much of his family are buried in the Jamestown Cemetery in Steuben County. Just
out of site of the cemetery to the north is Interstate 80 and 90 cutting east-west
across the country in Indiana, but with views of Michigan to the north.
Considering that it is that close, you can certainly understand why some of the
children were married across the state line, even though they barely left home
to do so.