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NYSHA's Research Library Offers Genealogy Workshops in April

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., March 18, 2008—The New York State Historical Association Research Library will be offering three workshops for both the beginner and advanced genealogist. The workshops will be held on Wednesday, April 9, Thursday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 9: Researching Your Family History: an Introduction, Part I
In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a search of their family history. An overview of the genealogical records available at the New York State Historical Association Research Library will be included. Some popular online databases and Web sites will be demonstrated.

Thursday, April 10: Researching Your Family History: an Introduction, Part II
This workshop will teach you how to research your ancestors using major genealogical sources, including cemetery records, Bible records, church records, and other primary resource materials. In addition, Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers will be covered.

Wednesday, April 16: Searching for Your Ancestors through Census Records
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.

Workshops will be held from 10 am to 12 pm in the Research Library. Each session is $10 for NYSHA members and $15 for non-members. Workshop fee 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 library@nysha.org.

About the New York State Historical Association
The New York State Historical Association is committed to engaging and connecting a broad public audience to New York State’s unique cultural heritage through exhibitions, extensive library collections, statewide educational programs, and publications that provoke, delight, and inspire. Founded in 1899, NYSHA is a private, non-profit, membership-based, educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting, and interpreting art and historical artifacts significant to New York State’s rich history and American culture. The Association’s remarkable collections, showcased in the Fenimore Art Museum, comprise some of the best examples of American landscape, history, and genre paintings including seminal works by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount and Benjamin West; the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, a masterpiece collection of more than 800 art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures; and one of the nation’s most comprehensive and significant folk art collections. NYSHA’s Research Library holdings include over 90,000 volumes on American, New York State, and local history. For more information on the Association, the Fenimore Art Museum, the Research Library, or Membership, please call (607) 547-1400 or visit www.nysha.org. The Association’s mailing address is P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326

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For more information or images, please contact:
Christine Liggio/Public Relations Office
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472/E-mail: c.liggio@nysha.org

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Mercer and Fonthill Museums are Destination for NYSHA Motorcoach Trip

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.—The Bucks County Historical Society in picturesque Doylestown, Pennsylvania, is the destination for a members’ and guests’ day trip sponsored by the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) on Sunday, May 4, 2007.

Members and guests will experience the legacy of Henry C. Mercer, noted tile-maker, archaeologist, artist, writer, and leader in the turn-of-the-century American Arts and Crafts movement, with a visit to National Historic Landmarks, the Mercer and Fonthill Museums and Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Trip goers will enjoy exploring Mercer’s castle-like home, Fonthill, a concrete building with 44 rooms representing many of the personal interests of Mercer including thousands of European and American prints, and decorative ceramic tiles from around the world; The Moravian Pottery, where handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery’s founder; and the Mercer Museum, a six-story structure brimming with Mercer’s vast collection of early American everyday objects. Visitors will find more than 60 Early American crafts and trades represented, including a wealth of woodworking, metalworking, agricultural, textile, and dairy tools. An audio guide, changing exhibits, hands-on activities and museum shop enhance your visit.

The motorcoach will depart from The Farmers’ Museum parking lot, located on 5775 State Route 80, Lake Road, Cooperstown at 6:30 am and return at approximately 10:00 pm. The motorcoach will also be picking up and dropping off at the Oneonta Bus Lines Terminal. The cost is $75 NYSHA members/$85 non-members. Reservations are required by April 21; payment is due at the time of registration. There will be no refunds given after April 21. Seating is limited; please call Carla Eckler, Manager of Membership, at (607) 547-1425 to reserve your space.

About the New York State Historical Association
The New York State Historical Association is committed to engaging and connecting a broad public audience to New York State’s unique cultural heritage through exhibitions, extensive library collections, statewide educational programs, and publications that provoke, delight, and inspire. Founded in 1899, NYSHA is a private, non-profit, membership-based, educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting, and interpreting art and historical artifacts significant to New York State’s rich history and American culture. The Association’s remarkable collections, showcased in the Fenimore Art Museum, comprise some of the best examples of American landscape, history, and genre paintings including seminal works by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount and Benjamin West; the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, a masterpiece collection of more than 800 art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures; and one of the nation’s most comprehensive and significant folk art collections. NYSHA’s Research Library holdings include over 90,000 volumes on American, New York State, and local history. For more information on the Association, the Fenimore Art Museum, the Research Library, or Membership, please call (607) 547-1400 or visit www.nysha.org. The Association’s mailing address is P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326

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For more information or images, please contact:
Christine Liggio/Public Relations Office
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472/E-mail: c.liggio@nysha.org

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March 2008
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New York State Historical Association Research Library Offers Genealogy Workshops in April

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COOPERSTOWN, NY—The New York State Historical Association Research Library will be offering three workshops for both the beginner and advanced genealogist. The workshops will be held on Wednesday, April 9, Thursday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 9: Researching Your Family History: an Introduction, Part I
In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a search of their family history. An overview of the genealogical records available at the New York State Historical Association Research Library will be included. Some popular online databases and Web sites will be demonstrated.

Thursday, April 10: Researching Your Family History: an Introduction, Part II
This workshop will teach you how to research your ancestors using major genealogical sources, including cemetery records, Bible records, church records, and other primary resource materials. In addition, Revolutionary War and Civil War soldiers will be covered.

Wednesday, April 16: Searching for Your Ancestors through Census Records
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.

Workshops will be held from 10 am to 12 pm in the Research Library. Each session is $10 for NYSHA members and $15 for non-members. Workshop fee 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 library@nysha.org.

About the New York State Historical Association
The New York State Historical Association is committed to engaging and connecting a broad public audience to New York State’s unique cultural heritage through exhibitions, extensive library collections, statewide educational programs, and publications that provoke, delight, and inspire. Founded in 1899, NYSHA is a private, non-profit, membership-based, educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting, and interpreting art and historical artifacts significant to New York State’s rich history and American culture. The Association’s remarkable collections, showcased in the Fenimore Art Museum, comprise some of the best examples of American landscape, history, and genre paintings including seminal works by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount and Benjamin West; the renowned Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, a masterpiece collection of more than 800 art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures; and one of the nation’s most comprehensive and significant folk art collections. NYSHA’s Research Library holdings include over 90,000 volumes on American, New York State, and local history. For more information on the Association, the Fenimore Art Museum, the Research Library, or Membership, please call (607) 547-1400 or visit www.nysha.org. The Association’s mailing address is P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326

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For more information or images, please contact:
Christine Liggio/Public Relations Office
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472/E-mail: c.liggio@nysha.org

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Conference on New York State History

EXHIBITION HALL INFORMATION
30th Annual Conference on New York State History

The 2nd floor lobby of Angell College Center will be packed with publishers, book dealers, and organizations eager to share their products and services with you.

2009 Exhibitors:

aGatherin'

Adirondack Life

Adirondack Museum

Cornell University Press

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Conference on New York State History

ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE
30th Annual Conference on New York State History

Registration Costs:
NYSHA/APT Member* / Non-Member

Postmarked on or before Monday, May 18    *$60    $80
Postmarked after Monday, May 18        *$80    $100

Registration Notes:
NYSHA and APT members receive a discount on registration.  Please provide your Member ID Number on your registration form.

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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 library@nysha.org.

About the New York State Historical Association
The New York State Historical Association is committed to engaging and connecting a broad public audience to New York State’s unique cultural heritage through exhibitions, extensive library collections, statewide educational programs, and publications that provoke, delight, and inspire. Founded in 1899, NYSHA is a private, non-profit, membership-based, educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting, and interpreting art and historical artifacts significant to New York State’s rich history and American culture. The Association’s remarkable collections, showcased in the Fenimore Art Museum, comprise some of the best examples of American landscape, history, and genre paintings including seminal works by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount and Benjamin West; the renown Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, a masterpiece collection of more than 800 art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures; and one of the nation’s most comprehensive and significant folk art collections. NYSHA’s Research Library holdings include over 80,000 volumes on American, New York State, and local history. For more information on the Association, Fenimore Art Museum, the Research Library, or Membership, please call (607) 547-1400 or visit www.nysha.org. The Association’s mailing address is P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326

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For more information or images, please contact:
Christine Liggio/Public Relations Office
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472/E-mail: cliggio@nysha.org

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September 2007
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Hudson Valley Landmark is Destination for Members' and Guests' Day Trip

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., August 30, 2007—Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, is the destination for a members’ and guests’ day trip sponsored by the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) on Saturday, October 20, 2007.

Kykuit is a preeminent Hudson Valley landmark. This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for almost 100 years.

Our trip begins with a 2 1/2 hour guided tour through the main rooms of the six-story stone house and moves on to the expansive, terraced gardens containing Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller’s exceptional collection of 20th-century sculpture. Artists represented include Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, and David Smith, among many others. The private, underground art galleries with Governor Rockefeller’s collection of Picasso tapestries, and the cavernous Coach Barn, with its collection of classic automobiles and horse-drawn carriages, are also part of the experience. Please note that the tour consists of walking or standing for long periods of time and is most appropriate for adults and older children.

The motorcoach will depart from The Farmers’ Museum parking lot, located on 5775 State Hwy. 80, Lake Road, Cooperstown at 6:30 am and returns at approximately 8:00 pm. The motorcoach will also be picking up and dropping off at the Oneonta Bus Lines Terminal. The cost is $75 for NYSHA members and $85 for non-members. Reservations are required by October 1. Payment is due at the time of registration. There will be no refunds given after October 1. Seating is limited; please call Carla Eckler, Manager of Membership, at (607) 547-1425 to reserve your space.

About the New York State Historical Association
The New York State Historical Association is committed to engaging and connecting a broad public audience to New York State’s unique cultural heritage through exhibitions, extensive library collections, statewide educational programs, and publications that provoke, delight, and inspire. Founded in 1899, NYSHA is a private, non-profit, membership-based, educational and cultural institution dedicated to preserving, collecting, and interpreting art and historical artifacts significant to New York State’s rich history and American culture. The Association’s remarkable collections, showcased in the Fenimore Art Museum, comprise some of the best examples of American landscape, history, and genre paintings including seminal works by Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Cole, William Sidney Mount and Benjamin West; the renown Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, a masterpiece collection of more than 800 art objects, representing a broad scope of North American cultures; and one of the nation’s most comprehensive and significant folk art collections. NYSHA’s Research Library holdings include over 80,000 volumes on American, New York State, and local history. For more information on the Association, Fenimore Art Museum, the Research Library, or Membership, please call (607) 547-1400 or visit www.nysha.org. The Association’s mailing address is P.O. Box 800, 5798 State Hwy. 80, Lake Rd., Cooperstown, NY 13326

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For more information or images, please contact:
Christine Liggio/Public Relations Office
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472/E-mail: cliggio@nysha.org

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