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*Cross-Border Cousins: An Introduction to Canadian Genealogy*
Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Central Library, Mason O.
Damon Auditorium, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203
Free to attend. Open to the public.
For many of us who are interested in Western New York genealogy, the United
States -Canadian border has a special place and role in our research. Our
countries’ shared history and geography have resulted in the regular
movement of ancestors both to and from Canada.
Join the Western New York Genealogical Society as Steve Fulton, UE, the
Chair of the Niagara Peninsula Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society,
discusses essential Canadian history, major genealogical resources, and
privacy-related research considerations.
For complete details (including flyers, maps, and parking information)
visit the Society's website at http://wnygs.org/meeting-2015-03.html .
Jennifer Liber Raines
WNYGS - Chair of Programming and Community Outreach
>> Death Notices Appearing in
>> Lansingburgh Newspapers
>> 1787 - 1895
>> An index to 9,682 death notices that were published in ten different Lansingburgh, New York, newspapers from 1787 to 1895 was created by staff at the Troy Public Library in 1938 through 1939. The Troy Irish Genealogy Society was allowed by the Troy Library to scan the two books of these important records so they could be made available on-line for genealogy researchers. To see these records go to the TIGS website - www.troyirish.com - click on PROJECTS and then click on DEATH NOTICES APPEARING IN LANSINGBURGH NEWSPAPERS.
>> Lansingburgh, by the way, for those not in the Capital District Region, was the first chartered village in Rensselaer County and was settled around 1763. In 1900 Lansingburgh became part of the City of Troy, New York.
>> The ten different Lansingburgh newspapers were:
>> American Spy
>> Federal Herald
>> Lansingburgh Advertiser
>> Lansingburgh Chronicle
>> Lansingburgh Courier
>> Lansingburgh Democrat
>> Lansingburgh Gazette
>> Lansingburgh Daily Gazette
>> Lansingburgh Times
>> Northern Centinel
>> Under “RESOURCES” on the TIGS website, www.troyirish.com you will also find an informative article, “Newspapering in Rensselaer County”, which identifies which of the above newspapers are available, on microfilm or hard copy, at the Troy Library.
>> These historical records are extremely important to genealogy researchers as the bulk of the records predate New York’s 1880 law that required reporting of deaths. Outside of church death and burial records and newspaper accounts, you will not find these records anywhere else.
>> In addition to the name of the deceased, other entries show the age, date of death, names of newspapers that reported the death along with the newspaper date, page and column number where you will find the death notice in the appropriate newspaper.
>> It is important to note that the residence for the deceased is not just Lansingburgh, but may cover all areas of New York State, other States and even foreign countries.
>> Hopefully you will find some of your ancestors in this new data base or in the various other data series of almost 300,000 Irish AND Non-Irish names on the Troy Irish Genealogy website.
>> Bill McGrath
>> TIGS Project Coordinator
>> Clifton Park, NY