Thursday, May 15, 2008

New York Ancestors web site

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston announced today the launch of a new Web portal highlighting the wide variety of New York resources available on their award-winning Website, This new portal, located at, will direct members to a wide range of databases, publications, and articles focusing on New York state research.

What databases are on the new web page? Here's a list:

* Albany County First Settlers of, from 1630 to 1800
* Records of St. Paul's (P.E.) Church, Syracuse, New York, 1830-53
* First Settlers of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800
* New York Wills, 1626-1836
* Death Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801-1890

* Marriage Notices from the New York Evening Post, 1801-1890
* The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Volume 1 [Dutchess Co., NY]
* Record of Deaths and Marriages from the Albany Argus, 1826-1828
* Otsego County, New York, Newspaper Records
* Marriages Published in the Christian Intelligencer of the Reformed Dutch Church From 1830 to 1871

* Marriages Performed by Rev. Ezekiel W. Mundy in Syracuse, New York
* Marriages of Dutchess County, New York
* Marriages and Deaths in New York State from the New Canaan [CT], Era
* Jacob Benson, Pioneer, and his Descendants (1915), by Arthur T. Benson
* Guardianship Records of Onondaga County, New York

* Genealogical and Biographical Notes on the Haring-Herring, Clark, Denton, White Griggs, Judd, and Related Families
* Estate Assessment Roll, Thurman, New York - 1806-1809, 1812
* Deaths Published in the Christian Intelligencer of the Reformed Dutch Church From 1830 to 1871
* Death Records of Rensselaer County, New York, 1847-1851
* Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835
* Abstracts of Wills in Onondaga County, New York, 1791-1841

There are also articles about New York research at

Of course, you have to be a member of NEHGS to use the databases at the site.

NEHGS is offering a $15 (single member is $75 a year) discount for new memberships through June 30, according to the www.newyorkancestors.,org web page. between now and June 30, 2008. Alternatively, you can receive a free copy of the book, "New York Essays" by Marian S. Henry. This offer is only available for new memberships and only by calling the membership department at 1-888-296-3447.

I am a member of NEHGS and enjoy the publications, but I find that the online databases are frustratingly difficult to use.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I suppose that NEHGS hopes to attract NYG&BS members, since the G&B is closing on June 1st.