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The Oblong in New York with Ron Taylor

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Join Ron Taylor from the Patterson (Putnam Co., New York) Historical Society as he talks about one of the most challenging areas in New York to research -- The Oblong. The Oblong is the 1-3/4 mile wide strip of land that was disputed by New York and Connecticut. It slipped through the cracks in many records. Find out the history -- who owned it, who lived there -- and what records are available to do research on ancestors who lived in The Oblong.

http://www.pattersonhistoricalsociety.org/History.html

Correction: Dutchess County Ancients Documents (a.k.a. Court of Common Pleas) are under Dutchess County Probate records on FamilySearch.org. 

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Ron Taylor at the Old Burying Ground, Patterson, NY

Valleyville Quaker Meeting House, Haviland Hollow, NY

Fredericksburg map

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