Central New York Genealogical Society
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Using the Census Without Losing Your Senses March 21, 2020

Presented by Amanda E. Perrine, MLS

1:00 pm Welcome and announcements

Using the Census Without Losing Your Senses

As we all get ready for the 2020 census, genealogists can’t help thinking how important the decennial accounting of the population means to family history research. The census was deemed so important it was enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. Census records are essential sources all genealogists use.

When researching our ancestors, one of the first places to look is at census records. We will follow a New York family from 1940 back to 1790, focusing on the federal census (particularly pre- 1850), the New York state census, and special census schedules including agriculture and mortality. Different sites, including Ancestry and FamilySearch, will be shown and we will see how to take the information we find to expand our search to other records, both on- and off-line. Join us as we take an in-depth look at these records and how important they are to family history research. Come with your questions and be prepared to learn something new!

Amanda E. Perrine, MLS began her family history search at the
age of 12 after learning her great great grandmother may have been a bigamist and hasn't stopped searching since. She is currently the director at Maxwell Memorial Library where she hosts monthly genealogy round tables and quarterly genealogy lock-ins. Amanda received her Master's in Library Science and Certificate of Advanced Study in Cultural Heritage Preservation from Syracuse University. When not at work on her genealogy she can be found with her husband and son exploring Central New York and beyond.

Meetings are free to members – Annual CNYGS single membership dues: $40.00 Guests are welcome for a $15.00 donation (afternoon program) or $25.00 for a full day session.

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This Just In!

NEW  -- a calendar containing a list of free genealogy classes at participating Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL) can be accessed in the Events module.
 
NEW  -- CNYGS members can access a list of free genealogy webinars in the Members Only module.
 
NEW -- CNYGS members can access a list of popular blogs and podcasts in the Members Only module.     
 

Upcoming CNYGS Programs
To learn more about the specific programs please view the
listings in the Events Section.
 
DATE TIME INTEREST GROUP SUBJECT
Feb 24, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG (Genealogy Interest Group) Round Table
Mar 21, 2020 1:00 to 3:30PM CNYGS General Meeting
Using the Census Without Losing Your Senses
Presented by Amanda E. Perrine, MLS
Mar 23, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG Synopsis of Roots Tech
Apr 18, 2020 9:00AM to 4:00PM CNYGS General Meeting Program to be annouced
Apr 27, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG TBD
May 30, 2020 1:00 to 3:30PM CNYGS General Meeting Program to be annouced
Jun 22, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG NYS Archives
Jul 27, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG Research Logs
Aug 24, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG Cluster and Collateral Research
Sep 19, 2020 1:00 to 3:30PM CNYGS General Meeting Program to be annouced
Sep 28, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG TBD
Oct 17, 2020 9:00AM to 4:00PM CNYGS General Meeting Program to be annouced
Oct 26, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG Syracuse History on Instagram
Nov 21, 2020 1:00 to 3:30PM CNYGS General Meeting Program to be annouced
Nov 23, 2020 6:00 to 7:45PM GIG Round Table -- Various Topics

February 26
RootsTech 2020: The Story of You
RootsTech is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the conference and all the incredible people who are part of the RootsTech family. Watch the video on ...

March 2
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Genealogy Resources at the Library
Interested in the latest tools you may use for free to search your family roots? Amanda Perrine from Maxwell Memorial Library will offer information on ...

March 13
Pennsylvania Family History Conference hosted by the North Hills Genealogist
Featured speaker -- David E. Rencher, AG, CG, Director of the Family History Library and Chief Genealogical Officer for FamilySearch. northhillsgenealogists.org

March 16
10:00 am
Creating A Family Tree Using Twile
Create an electronic family tree using the free website Twile. Registrants should bring information about family members to input. Mondays, Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar ...

March 21
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
CNYGS General Meeting
Using the Census Without Losing Your Senses Presented by Amanda E. Perrine, MLS