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Thanks to the 38 members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society who visited last week! To begin researching your family history, explore our online guide to genealogy resources.
Posted July 31, 2014

Workshop registration is available for state agencies this fall!
Posted July 31, 2014

State Archives' Prison Records Featured in New York Times Article
New York Times columnist Sam Roberts features State Archives records of Sing Sing and Clinton prisoners, digital versions of which will soon be available for free to New York residents in Ancestry.com.

NYS Archives Student Contest Deadline
The Student Research Award contest deadline is July 1st!  Entries must be postmarked by July 1st to qualify.  This contest encourages students in grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12 to explore the wealth of historical records found in archives, libraries, and other community organizations throughout NYS.
Posted June 27, 2014

Important Changes to the DHP Advisory Services Program
Posted June 26, 2014

New Archives Publication: Digital Imaging Guidelines
Our newest and first publication of the year developed to assist New York State local governments and state agencies that are considering imaging records that currently exist on paper and film.
Posted March 6, 2014

Resources for Records Management Officers (RMOs)
Are you a new agency records management officer (RMO) and still trying to get a handle on your responsibilities? The New York State Archives has a host of information and services available to agency RMOs covering everything from developing records retention schedules to transferring records to the Archives.
Posted March 4, 2014

WWI service cards now available online
Military service cards of New Yorkers who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, and as nurses in World War I are now available free of charge to New York residents on the NY page of Ancestry.com. 
Posted December 26, 2013