Sunday, October 9, 2016

Central New York Genealogical Society- October Meeting

The Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS) will hold their October meeting next Saturday. It is a full day conference with two different speakers. Details about the meeting are below from the Publicity Chair and details about the location information can be found on their website at the bottom of the "Meetings" page.


October 15, 2016 – Full-Day Conference

We are pleased to announce that we have two local speakers for our October Full-Day Conference. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a few announcements, and will end about 3:30 p.m.

9:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Roger B. Williams will speak on "Locating Records within the Courthouse" using the various findings provided by the Surrogate Court and County Clerk's Offices, along with an expansion of the types of records found at each location.

12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch will be available on-site for a small donation, or you can bring your own lunch or visit a local restaurant. Coffee, tea and donut holes will be available in the morning. Soup, a meat tray, rolls, and veggies will be available for lunch. Bottled water and soda will also be available.

1:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Author and Historian, Dick Williams will discuss skills and techniques for family research. His 30-page booklet covering his discussion will be provided.

During the first hour, Dick will explain how to use Google, censuses, timelines, creating a map, vital statistics, websites, newspapers and local sources. He will also cover sharing our research, software, social media blogs, and preserving records using pictures, documents, cameras, and scanning wands.

During the second hour, Dick will give a lecture and PowerPoint presentation on his book, Along the Oriskany and Big Creeks. This book describes the valley of the Oriskany from the Town of Stockbridge in Madison County south and then north through Solsvlle, Oriskany Falls, Deansboro, Clinton, Clark Mills, Pecksville, and Oriskany to the Mohawk River. It is the story of the land, the farms, the economy, the geography, the history, and the people.

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