The National Genealogical Society has a new addition to its Research in the States series. This one focuses on New York City and the surrounding areas and is written by New York research expert Laura Murphy DeGrazia. I have enjoyed Laura's presentations at national conferences and am excited to see this new research guide.
The NGS Research in the States books are useful to learn about the records, repositories and resources for genealogical research in a specific state or area. They can be purchased in paperback or electronic formats. There are currently research guides available for eighteen states, with more to come in the future.
Here is the press release issued by the National Genealogical Society:
National Genealogical Society Announces Release
of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County Research Guide
Arlington, VA, 29 April 2013: The National Genealogical Society announces the release of the newest edition in its Research in the States series: Research in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. This publication was written by native New Yorker and nationally recognized genealogist Laura Murphy DeGrazia, cg, fgbs. Laura is a trustee and former president of BCG and co-editor of the NYG&B Record. Barbara Vines Little, cg, fngs, fvgs, is a former NGS president and is the current editor of the NGS Research in the States series and the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy.
Research in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County is an introduction to resources and repositories essential to genealogical research in these geographic areas. “Millions of Americans have ancestors who spent some time in the New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County area,” said Laura Murphy DeGrazia, author, “and knowing what resources exist and where they are located can help family historians be more successful in their research.”
The guide will be available for sale at the NGS 2013 Family History Conference in Las Vegas from 8–11 May in the NGS booth (#205). Author Laura Murphy DeGrazia will be available for book signings at the NGS conference booth on Thursday, 9 May from 9:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Research in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County will be available in the NGS store at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
in a PDF and print version beginning 8 May; the print version will ship after
20 May. Other titles in the Research in the States series, which are also
available in PDF and print form, include Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina,
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Additional states and a full New York State guide are planned for the future.