I love genealogy research in New York state!

I love doing genealogy research in New York state. It’s challenging–which is one of the reasons I like it so much. As a professional genealogist, I get to use my instinctive probing skills to unearth data from obscure records and piece together ancestry puzzles from so many different kinds of sources to create a family tree.

Even the genealogy sources are sometimes not that easy to find. For instance, I’ve been searching for months for church records that were known to be in existence in the 1970s. I can’t tell you how many people and places I’ve called looking for them. Just yesterday I have some new leads–one of which is in Michigan. Records, like ancestors, travel. Tracking them is what makes genealogy research so much fun.

What do you like about genealogy research?

Posted on by Jane Wilcox


4 thoughts on “I love genealogy research in New York state!

    Nancy Ellen Robinson says: March 1, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I love the thrill of the chase. I have been doing genealogy since I was 12. So that makes it 46 years. It never ends. Sometimes I have to chase neighbors around in hopes I can find a link to the person I need. I also had major NY break throughs from using Michigan Archive records. I am looking for a Iram Murray who lived 1790 Argyle, Wash Co, NY and then from 1810 in Moreau, NY. I also like google earth where I can see where my relatives lived. I have had so much help from beyond the veil and so many seredipenty things happen. I am so excited to reach out to others and help them as I always, always find something for my self while helping others.

      jane says: March 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      I love when the serendipity happens too! I do think that our ancestors want their stories to be told. Thanks for posting.

    Micheline (Hoag) Middleton says: March 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I know my great, great, great grandfather was from New York. As were many Hoag’s I am trying to find any information about Levi George Hoag born 1822, I don’t know when he died his wife’s name was Ruth Ann Harvey.

      jane says: March 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks for posting. The early 1800s in New York are particularly challenging for genealogy research. Census records are a good place to start to narrow down where the family might have been living.


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