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NYSHA Research Library in Cooperstown Offers Genealogy Workshops in April

March 10, 2011

NYSHA Research Library in Cooperstown Offers Genealogy Workshops in April

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (03.10.2011) — Genealogy is the fastest growing hobby in North America. The New York State Historical Association’s Research Library in Cooperstown is offering a series of Family History Workshops in April to assist new enthusiasts in beginning their genealogical adventure – as well as providing helpful insights for veteran researchers.

Wednesday, April 6:
Researching Your Family History: An Introduction (Part 1)
Learn how to conduct a search of your family history and methods for utilizing the Library’s resources, as well as, identifying and searching the most popular on-line databases and websites.

Thursday, April 7:
Researching Your Family History: An Introduction (Part 2)
Learn how to research your ancestors using censuses, cemetery records, church records, probate records, and other primary resources. This workshop will also cover researching Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers.

Wednesday, April 13:
How to Find Your Ancestors in Census Records
Census records have the potential to reveal much about your family’s history. Learn how to search Federal and New York State census records and how to use their indexes.

Each workshop is held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Research Library (5798 State Highway 80). Cost: $10 for NYSHA members and $15 for non-members. To register, contact 607-547-1470 or

“The Research Library’s significant collections on genealogy and the history of communities across New York State are a tremendous resource for genealogists,” says Head Librarian Wayne Wright. “We can help you discover your family’s story.”

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