in Celebration of the
Friday Evening, October 19
4:00 - 6:30 Registration
4:30 - 6:30
5:30 - 6:30
6:30 - 9:00
40th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. Remarks
by Ralph Best, Chair --
Program: The Revolutionary War Sampler.
The Miller Family brings history to life by stepping back through a "curtain of time" to the 19th Century. As Historical Character Interpreters, they become Mr. Miller's ancestors and show their audience artifacts from the period of the American Revolution and tell how they are used.
The Millers are descendants of Henry Wolcott who came to America in 1628. They have spent many years researching their lineage and are members of the Society of Descendants of Henry Wolcott, and the Sons of the American Revolution.
Saturday, October 20
8:00 - 4:00 Exhibits and Vendors Open
8:00 - 9:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast
1. Chasing Elusive Women Diane Snyder Ptak
What is it you want to uncover about the women in your family? Locating information about missing females before 1930 is made easy once you know the key resources that provide that data. Explore old, new, and creative strategies to provide new direction for locating your most elusive ancestors.
Diane Snyder Ptak is the owner/manager of Lineages Unlimited, a family history research business. Her specialties are Irish, Loyalists, Heir Searches, New Yorkers, New Englanders, Elusive Men and Women in the World, and Brick Wall Cases.
2. Long Distance Genealogy
If you are here and your ancestors were there, how do you access information about them without traveling?
Ms. Crawford-Oppenheimer, MLS, is a librarian, archivist, author, and lecturer. Her publications include a book, Long Distance Genealogy: Researching Your Family History from Home, and articles in several national and regional genealogical magazines, including "The National Genealogical Society Quarterly."
10:00 - 10:30 Refreshments, Vendors, Exhibitors, Technology Room
3. Chasing Elusive Women
Diane Snyder Ptak
4. Starting Research at the National Archives in Pittsfield, MA Jean Nudd
Overview of the National Archives and Records Administration and a discussion of the various records held at the Regional Center in Pittsfield.
Jean Nudd is the lead archivist at the Pittsfield facility. She assists researchers in using federal records and answers mail requests for those unable to visit. Her personal genealogical roots run deep in New England and New York.
5. Genograms: Adding a New Dimension to Your Family Charts Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
Developed by sociologists, the genogram, a cross between a pedigree chart and a descendancy chart, can help genealogists plot or discover family patterns, including health history, occupation, marital patterns, and family dynamics. (See Workshop I, #2 for brief biography.)
6. Using Immigration Records at the National Archives Jean Nudd
Brief overview of the passenger arrival records at the Pittsfield facility of NARA. Using reference requests as examples, participants will learn the process of locating an ancestor's arrival record. (See Workshop II, #4 for brief biography.)
Maine to New Jersey: an Overview of Local History/Genealogy
This presentation will include information about book, microfilm and electronic resources in the Onondaga County Public Library's Local History & Genealogy collection. Included will be genealogies and census holdings with specific references to Syracuse and Onondaga Co., NYS New England, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Jean Palmer has worked with the collection at Onondaga County Public Library for over 20 years, starting under the tutelage of Gerald Parsons, FASG, and head of the Local History and Genealogy Dept.(now retired). She is currently the department's Acquisition Librarian.
Identification of the various courts in operation in New York State and the types of records and other related materials, such as county clerk indices, title searches, and attorney's work product, available from each. The distinction between civil, criminal and equitable actions will be discussed. Identification of published records and the location of unpublished records, with suggestions for searching, will be made. Special emphasis on decedents' estates, guardianships, divorce, adoption, and land controversies.
John Austin, FASG, currently serves as Warren County Judge and Surrogate. He is a past Editor of "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register" and compiler of the Mayflower Families volume on descendants of Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins. He has contributed articles in several genealogical periodicals, and he lectures often on research in New York State.
Genealogy gurus will show you genealogy software, searches using the internet and CD ROM data, peripheral equipment such as hand-held "pilots" and more! Informal atmosphere 10 - 4 Saturday.
Gary Jones, Onondaga Co. Public Library, Adult Services Librarian with the Local History & Genealogy Department; Richard Hillenbrand, historian and genealogist; Norm Young, St. Lawrence Co. Historical Assn., St. Law. Valley Genealogical Society, Co-Coord., St. Law Co. Genweb page; and Stan Maine, SLCHA, SLVGS, Coord., SLCHA Civil War Round Table.
Exhibitors and Vendors
Exhibitors and Vendors are invited to participate in this conference through pre-registration with the Program Chair. Presenters will also have resources available for sale.
Program Chair: Barbara Schwarting
Diana J. Law,
CNYGS email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CNYGS Website: www.rootsweb.com/~nycnygs
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