NY Family History Conference, 2015 – #10

James D. Folts, Ph.D., is head of research services for the New York State Archives in Albany. His knowledge of the resources of the Archives is encyclopedic, with specialties in land and court records. He is an expert on New York state and local history and government, is widely published, and has contributed to the …

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Black Sheep Sunday; Bigamy

Not all old family stories are pleasant. Bigamy is one of those things that most people want not to mention. If it exists in any part of your family, you should accurately record the fact but only share it with your family members with care. I looked in the online newspaper indexes at the Rochester …

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New Web Pages

I added two new web pages to the GenWeb of Monroe County website. For the last couple of months I spent some time down at the Monroe County Courthouse. I was copying records of people that had gone to Court to change their name. I went through the first 16 volumes of Miscellaneous Records (to …

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