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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.

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


Ron Taylor at the Old Burying Ground, Patterson, NY

Valleyville Quaker Meeting House, Haviland Hollow, NY

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