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New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Lecture Series: Other Places Your Ancestors Might Be Hiding: “Non-Genealogy” Databases and Internet Resources to Explore


December 4, 2012

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Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History

Through their rich offerings of online census records, passenger lists, naturalization records, and other sources, websites dedicated to genealogical research have led to an increased interest in family history.  However, there are databases and websites that genealogists might not be aware of which contain information that can be of tremendous value to their research.  Some are free sites and others are subscription databases that may be available through a local public library system or university.  This lecture will provide brief descriptions of some of the more useful “non-genealogy” sites in both categories.
Ruth A. Carr is the former Chief, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, New York Public Library (1988-2008).  Ms. Carr is a member of the History Section of the American Library Association, serving on its Genealogy and Local History Committees, and is a recipient of the History Section/Genealogical Publishing Company Award for service to genealogical librarianship, 2009.

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  • Audience: Adults