The New York State Archives has partnered with Ancestry to digitize some New York state records of interest to genealogists. The resulting database is free if you live in New York State. The Four County Library System is now providing a link to the new Ancestry.com New York database on their website, www.4cls.org. Click on the Research Center button and Ancestry.com New York is under the Genealogy heading. It is free and can be accessed from home. Searchers will have full access to all state records. Federal census records are not available through this site but they will be listed. Federal records are still searchable through our Ancestry Library Edition subscription which you can only access in the library. Learn to use Ancestry.com and other resources by signing up for one of our Genealogy Classes this fall.
Two financial seminars will be offered this fall by Edward J Curley, Branch Manager of the Oneonta Wells Fargo Advisors. Please click the thumbnails below for more information. Registration is required.
Banned Books Week begins September 27 and our Friends of HML will be holding a Banned Books Contest. Stop by the library to see the display and add your name to the drawing to win a book. The books selected for the prize are A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jacee Dugard, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbasky. The drawing will be held at the Friends Wine Tasting Event on October 16.