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67 Allegany County New York Probate Estate Papers Finding Aid

New York probates are notoriously wonderful, especially in the 19th century when other records are scarce. FamilySearch has now made them available on line in browseable form. The following is one small effort to make these unique materials more findable. Estate Papers 1807-1930, Box 2, Allegany County, New York; “New York, Probate Records, 1629-1972,” FamilySearch […]

Midwestern City Directories in Valparaiso

. . . in the second floor genealogy room, 103 Jefferson Street ILLINOIS Champaign-Urbana 1904-12 Chicago 1861-66, 1868-73, 1876-77, 1880, 1885, 1887, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1900, 1905, 1910-11, 1915, 1917, 1923, 1928, 1973 Cicero 1913-27 Evanston 1882-89, 1937-39 Harvey 1907-22 Hyde Park 1883-89 Joliet 1901-1906 Kankakee 1904-25, 1927-35 La Salle/Peru 1905-26 scattered Oak Park […]

Free Lookup in Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824

Karen E. Livsey, Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824: Extracted from the Archives of the Holland Land Company (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing co., 1991) More than 36,000 transactions connecting names and places. Browseable on if you can spare the time! Email me with your query at librarytraveler  AT gmail DOT com.

Presentation: Reading Genealogy: Why Not Follow the Best?

Learn from what the best genealogists read (and write). How to get the most from the five top US genealogy journals: the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, The American Genealogist, and The Genealogist. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. […]

Presentation: Finding Berrys in New York Probate and Property Records

How I turned off my computer and cell phone, left home, and found dozens of descendants of my wife’s Revolutionary War ancestor, William Berry 1753-1839 of Allegany County, New York. This presentation includes visuals and runs about 50 minutes. Beginner/Intermediate. Contact me for more information and open dates.