GSBC Spring Seminar Replay
Four Presentations by Jane Wilcox (Pre-recorded)
Noon Friday, 16 June 2023 through noon Sunday, June 18 2023 (Eastern Time Zone)
Online and open to all, but space is limited! Registration required.
$20 for GSBC members, $35 non-members.
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On 22 April, 2023, Jane Wilcox presented four excellent programs at the GSBC’s in-person Spring Seminar. We received numerous requests from members residing outside the event's area to make the replay of these programs accessible online. And so, we have arranged for a limited-time availability of these recordings.
For 48 hours, from noon on Friday, 16th June, until noon on Sunday, 18th June, you will have the opportunity to access any or all four programs on demand. Each program will come with its respective handouts. To make your viewing experience more convenient, you will receive an email about an hour before the start of the Replay. The email will include four separate links to the GSBC website, allowing you to watch the recordings on demand, in the order that best suits you.
GSBC will be using the GoToWebinar (GTW) system for registration only for the Replay; we will NOT use GTW to broadcast the recordings. (Your registration confirmation will have a Join the Webinar button; please ignore that button!)
Due to contractual obligations, this will be the only occasion when these videos will be available online. Therefore, we encourage you to mark your calendars and take full advantage of this exclusive opportunity. Don't miss out on the chance to view these presentations of the following topics:
New York State Archives Records: A Focus on 19th and 20th Century Immigrants
The New York State Archives (NYSA) holds the records of the state government. With a focus on records that contain nineteenth and early twentieth century immigrants and their children, this talk will discuss new, as well as familiar, state-level records to assist in your family history research. (Duration: 63 minutes)
You Be the Judge: Was Nicholas Storm Alive during the Revolutionary War?
A family tradition claims that Philipsburg Manor tenant Nicholas Storm hosted Gen. Philip Schuyler at his home during the Battle of White Plains. Fact or fiction? You be the judge using typical and atypical sources for Westchester County including manorial, court, cemetery, Loyalist confiscation, U.S. Army forage, personal papers and accounts, probate, maps, laws, and more. (74 minutes)
Finding American Women’s Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records
Women from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries are challenging to uncover, but we may hear their voices in the documents that recorded their lives. With many examples from the speaker’s own New England, New York, and Wisconsin family history, learn where to look for womenfolk in letters, diaries and journals, newspapers, and various court records. (56 minutes)
Forget Me Not: Remembering Our Grandmothers’ Stories
Women’s stories are often overshadowed by male-oriented records. Learn where to find and how to tell our women folk’s stories with the sources and everyday objects at hand. A new richness to family history can be had when we bring to life the stories of our grandmothers. (53 minutes)
$20 for GSBC Members | $35 non-members
Jane E. Wilcox has been digging around and rooting out ancestors practically her whole life--having learned genealogy on her DAR-researcher grandmother's lap 40+ years ago. Jane is fascinated by who our forebears were--their lives, society, politics, education, religion. Her degrees in history, journalism, and education provide an academic foundation for her work in genealogy, with specialties being researching people and their times and writing their stories. As she researches a family, it seems that the ancestors want their stories to be told. Jane is a member of the NY State Archives Advisory Committee and of the Family History Advisory Committee for the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society.