Registration open for Albany research trip

Registration is now open for The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s fall research trip to Albany scheduled for Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2014.

It may seem early to register but this trip sells out every year and always has a waiting list.

Both the New York State Library and the New York State Archives are rich in material that pertains to people who have lived throughout New York State. The Library’s collections include family genealogies, local histories, DAR records, church records, census records, early newspapers on film, and city directories, as well as archives and manuscripts. The holdings of the Archives include military records (War of 1812 through World War I); land records; court records (including colonial wills and early 19th-century civil cases); records of some correctional and custodial institutions; and indexes to vital records (excluding New York City).

The Library and Archives are located in the same building, along with the New York State Museum.

The program fee is $275/members and $350/non-members. The fee includes:
*Orientation to the Archives and State Library.
*A private consultation with a professional genealogist.
*Access to a professional genealogist for all 3 days.
*Welcome gathering on Wednesday night (Oct. 29)
*Dinner on Thursday night.
*Wine and cheese reception on Friday evening.
*Lunch in the library on Saturday.
*Reduced rates at the Albany Hilton.

Register via the online store at or call 212-755-8532, ext. 211.

There is a special room rate at the Albany Hilton of $126 per night, single or double. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 866-691-1183 and mention conference code 1NYGBS to get this rate.

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