New York State Historical Association Research Library Offers Genealogy Workshop
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COOPERSTOWN, NY, September 25, 2007—The New York State Historical Association Research Library will offer a workshop, Genealogy Research with Census Records, for both the beginner and advanced genealogist on Wednesday, October 10, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
The first federal census was taken in 1790. During this workshop, participants will learn how to search censuses and use the indexes to them in their family history research. Participants will also learn how to use the census taken by New York State.
The workshops will be taught by Wayne Wright, Associate Director of the Research Library of the New York State Historical Association. He has a Masters of Library Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Since 1978 he has assisted genealogical researchers and has helped to build the library’s genealogical collection. He has contributed articles to New York History and authored the "Tracing New York Roots" feature in Heritage magazine. He is also the author of Thornton W. Burgess: A Descriptive Book Bibliography, of which a revised edition was published in 2000. He has compiled several family genealogies including one on the family of James Fenimore Cooper.
The fee for the workshop is $10 for NYSHA members and $15 for non-members and includes use of the Research Library for the day of the workshop, handouts, and supplies. Workshops are limited to 15 participants; please reserve your space early by contacting JoAnn VanVranken at (607) 547-1470 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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