LECTURE TITLE: Colonial Research: New York and Dutch
SESSION NUMBER: S402
TIME & DATE: Saturday, 05 May 2018, 8:00 a.m.
SPONSOR: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&BS)
Colonial Research in New York can be rewarding if you are willing to go deep into the sources and go wide on the family you are researching. This lecture will cover the main body of available sources, how best to access them, and what one might find when doing so.
There have been a number of key resources digitized that can be of great value in colonial research. These records include some of the earliest available records of the Dutch Period that are found both in the United States and in Europe. This session will be of value to anyone who has a colonial New York ancestor, or wants to know more about the process and records available for New York and Dutch colonial families.
ABOUT: Bill Ruddock is a native of Washington County, New York State, with deep colonial roots in the Hudson Valley. He has authored many books and articles that relate to New York colonial families. He is a contributing editor to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and for five years, was the editor of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine.