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Today Jackie Graziano, archivist at the Westchester County Archives, and Patrick Raferty, librarian for the Westchester County Historical Society, join Jane to talk about the unique collections that each repository holds. With both located in the same building in Elmsford, NY, the archives holds county government records and the historical society holds manuscript and other non-governmental records. Find out how the archives and the historical society work together to preserve the history of Westchester County. Research room hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am to 4:00pm Westchester County Archives: http://archives.westchestergov.com/ Westchester County Historical Society: http://www.westchesterhistory.com/
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Author William Dollarhide joins Jane today to talk about his latest books -- a three-volume set titled Census Substitutes & State Census Records by Family Roots Publishing Co. Bill will talk about the history of state censuses and what... more

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