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NY Track at NGS RIchmond 2014

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Jane welcomes the presenters of the NYG&B-sponsored NY Track at the NGS 2014 conference in Richmond. The NY Track team will talk about the lineup of NY topics at this year’s conference. The track includes Naomi Joshi on Navigating the Past: Gazetteers and Genealogists, Terry Koch-Bostic on  Upside Down Migration: South Carolina to Nova Scotia to New York, and Joan Koster-Morales on New York’s Confederate Prisons: Elmira and New York City. Naomi will also give the NYG&B Luncheon talk on How to assemble a weighty genealogical tome and survive the experience! The NY Track and Luncheon take place on 8 May.

Note: The recording for Terry's Misspelled, Misunderstood or Deliberate? Are Your New York Ancestors’ Records Hidden Under a Surname Variation? and Jane's Looking for Your New York Tenant Farmer: Little-Used Resources were lost with some Skype problems.

Photos: Fort Lafayette, by Deloss Barnum, NY Public Library, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer book cover, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society,

Westchester County from the New York Family History Gazetteer.

Rensselaer Manor Mill, from the collection of the Peterburgh Town Historian.