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New York Genealogical Research

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ISBN-13: 978-0913857113
ISBN-10: 0913857114
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Genealogical Sources Unltd (June 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913857114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913857113
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,037,115 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The series by Mr. Schweitzer covering a number of states is an excellent starting point for most researchers as well as a handy reference to have. Mr. Schweitzer begins with a brief historical overview of the state's settlement, geography, industries, migration and the like which helps to paint a picture of what likely drew your ancestors there. Mr. Schweitzer's writing style is very plain and direct and he includes a wonderful county by county listing of resources for each state as well as overall statewide resources and records available at the Federal level. There are undoubtedly books that go into greater detail on each state but the Schweitzer series are a great starting point and well worth the money if you're researching there. His titles usually have to be ordered at local booksellers so Amazon is your best bet at getting these quickly and painlessly. One particular note is that this title was written years ago and some telephone numbers and addresses have changed and some groups or societies may be dormant or closed. Additionally Mr. Schweitzer does not make reference to internet sources or email addresses, which is just as well as they tend to get out-of-date quite quickly. This particular title on New York was particularly helpful to me as New York genealogy tends to be pretty darned complicated and tricky!
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Have all of Schweitzer's guide-to-state research books and find them to be very helpful in my research. Have been doing genealogical research for over 20 years and whenever I start on a new state I consult Scweitzer's book on the state.
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This book saves a researcher loads of time when doing state-by-state research as it captures how a state maintains it's
statistics.
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New York genealogy research is difficult. Dr. Schweitzer leads the reader to Albany and explains that most original records can be found at the New York State Archives while most published items can be found at the New York State Library. Sections on each county tell you what records have been saved and where to find them. An excellent book.
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