This American Ancestors magazine column explores many aspects of New York genealogy and history. NEHGS members may read all past Focus on New York columns, and browse our archive, at AmericanAncestors.org/American-Ancestors-magazine.Through April 2012, the following articles by Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, will be available to the public:
New York State Probate Records A Genealogist’s Guide to Testate and Intestate Records, Second EditionNewly updated, this essential guide provides genealogists with the latest tools—and practical advice—for locating New York State probate records from the past 300 years. 7 x 10, 216 pp., softcover, $24.95
New York Essays: Resources for the Genealogist in New York State Outisde New York City This book presents 29 essays about a wide range of genealogical and historical topics, from how to obtain vital records in New York State to summaries of settlements. 6 x 9, xiii + 320 pp., softcover, $17.95
The Settlers of Beekman Patent:Dutchess County, New York
Historical Newspaper Research for New York State AncestorsGetting to Know the Lay of the Land Using New York State GazetteersSettlers of the Beekman Patent in 18th-Century Dutchess County, New YorkThe Erie Canal: "Mother of Cities"Early Nineteenth-Century Welsh Immigrants in Upper New York StateNew York State Census RecordsNew York State Vital Records: The Legacy of Gertrude Audrey BarberThe Vosburgh Collection of Congregational Church RecordsEarliest Records of Western New York StateEarly Palatine Families of New YorkNew York State Cemeteries: A Finding Aid
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