Research in Albany 2014

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The NYG&B’s popular fall research trip to Albany, New York, is scheduled for October 29- November 1, 2014. This is your chance to have three days of assisted research and genealogical camaraderie with the people who know New York best.

Both the Library and the Archives are rich in material available nowhere else that pertains to people who have lived throughout New York State. The Library’s extensive collections include family genealogies, local histories, DAR records, church records, census records, early newspapers on film, and city directories, as well as archives and manuscripts. The holdings of the Archives include State records relating to military service (War of 1812 through World War I); land records (mostly transactions involving the Colony or State of New York); court records (including colonial wills and early 19th-century civil cases); records of some correctional and custodial institutions; and indexes to vital records (excluding New York City). The workspace is ample and comfortable, and the staff of both institutions are unusually helpful.

The Library and Archives are conveniently located in the same building, along with the New York State Museum. The Albany Institute of History and Art is within walking distance.
The program fee is $275 for members and $350 for non-members. The fee includes:
  • Orientation to the New York State Archives and the New York State Library by staff experts.
  • A private consultation with a professional genealogist.
  • Access to a professional genealogist for all three days of the program.
  • Welcome gathering on Wednesday night (Oct. 29)
  • Dinner on Thursday night. (Guests not registered for the research experience may attend the dinner for just $40.)
  • Wine and cheese reception on Friday evening.
  • Lunch in the library on Saturday.
  • Reduced rates at the Albany Hilton.
This program is always fully booked, with a waiting list. Register via our online store or call 212-755-8532, ext. 211.
We have arranged a special room rate at the Albany Hilton of $126 per night, single or double. To make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at 866-691-1183 and mention conference code 1NYGBS to get this rate.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:00pm
Albany, New York
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
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