Volunteers needed for New York State land records indexing project

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is looking for volunteers to help index New York State land records.

FamilySearch.org has digitized millions of original pages from county offices across New York State. The majority of the records are deeds and mortgages.

If you are interested in working on indexing these records, you will need to set up a free user name and password to log on to FamilySearch.org. Once logged on, click on the Indexing tab and select Find a Project. Click on the word Projects and in the Project name box enter the words Index to Land Records. You should see a listing of the available projects to work on.

At this point the Kings and Richmond project is 96% completed, the Westchester project is 27% completed and the Western New York project is 19% completed.

The New York G & B will be presenting a free half hour webinar about the land records indexing project on Monday, January 7 at 7 p.m. To register for the webinar, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5875948863652668171

New York G&B looking for volunteers this weekend

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is looking for volunteers for its indexing and digitizing event this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14.

Volunteer opportunities include: preparing files for indexing (at home or onsite); indexing (at home or onsite) and digitizing material onsite only.

The goal of the indexing project is to make the eLibrary searchable and accessible to NYG&B members. Indexing volunteers will be sent scanned document pages by email from which they are able to extract data into an Excel spreadsheet.

If you are interested in volunteering for projects, go to the NYG&B site at http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/volunteer and fill out an Indexing and Digitization Weekend Interest Form.