New York Family History Societies(Statewide)

This section lists the state-wide associations from Berkshire to New England giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

Berkshire Family History Association

The aims of the association are to advance the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of family history and genealogy. 

Many publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • Back Issues of their publication Berkshire Genealogist
  • Berkshire Town Histories
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Early Marriages
  • Genealogical Notes 1941-1951
  • Genealogies
  • Guide to Berkshire County Cemeteries
  • Index to Death Notices for the Berkshire Courier 1834-1898
  • Master Index to the History of Windham County, Connecticut
  • Town Histories
  • Will Abstracts
Website:
http://www.berkshire.net/~bfha

Capital District Genealogical Society

The group was organised in 1981 and covers the counties of Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie and Washington.

Some publications are available for sale, which include 1854 Albany County Map and Index, 1855 Albany Co. Census.

Website:
http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org

Central New York Genealogical Society

The group was established in 1961 and its aim is to preserve, publish and share Genealogical Information.  Tree Talks, their quarterly publication, is published by the organisation.  Every Name Indexes to this publication are on the site covering 2009-2011. 

Material published in this Newsletter include Abstracts of Church, Cemetery and Newspaper Vital Records.  Information relating to each area was extracted from the publication in 1999 and is now sold as a 'County Packet'. 

Some Census Returns, Church Registers and Sending Money Home(to Ireland): the Accounts of an Immigrant Financial Agent in Deposit 1851-1860 are sold by the society.

A list of surnames currently being researched by Members is also available.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs

New England Historic Genealogical Society - American Ancestors

Many archives and databases are available in their library, which incorporate:

  • 19th Century US Newspapers
  • Biographical Information regarding African Americans 1790-1950
  • Boston Globe 1872-1979
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Early American Newspapers 1690-1876
  • The Jewish Advocate 1905-1990
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
  • Vital Records

An on-line catalogue of their archives is also accessible.

Their quarterly journal, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, is highly respected, and they also publish the magazine American Ancestors along with a wide variety of books. 

Research is also published from ongoing projects, such as the Great Migration Study Project, a study of New England Immigrants 1620-1640.

A wide range of books and publications are also available for sale in their Store, which incorporate:

  • Family Charts
  • Genealogies
  • Guidebooks
  • Mayflower Books
  • NEHGS Collection Guides
  • New England Resources
Website:
http://www.americanancestors.org/home.html

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