At the Archives
January 2020 eUpdate


LEFT: View of Washington Park in Albany during winter, ca.1901-1910. Source: NYSA 14297-87_1314 .
Application Deadline is January 15, 2020. Don't delay!
New Collegiate Essay Competition Announced
New York Archives magazine recently announced its first annual essay competition to promote and recognize excellence in collegiate student research. The purpose of the competition is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to explore the wealth of resources held in archival repositories across New York State.

Winning essays will be published in New York Archives , which highlights New York State history based on research using primary sources and is designed to appeal to a general audience with an interest in history of the Empire State. In addition to publication, winners will receive a cash prize and a year long subscription to the magazine. Submission deadline is July 1, 2020 . For more information, click here .
SAVE THE DATES! Mark your calendar for these exciting events.
What's New on Ancestry.com New York ?
A significant index to NYS Supreme Court judgment rolls and some Court of Chancery documents are now available via Ancestry.com New York . This service provides online access to family history records held by the New York State Archives, New York State Library, New York Military Museum, and a few other New York repositories. Descriptions of the records and the holding organizations are also provided. Access to Ancestry.com New York is FREE for residents of New York State - click here to learn more .
New York State Archives
The  New York State Archives  provides onsite and telephone services to the public 9:30-4:30 Mon.-Sat. | Closed on all State holidays. | Information: (518) 474-8955 or  archref@nysed.gov.

New York Archives Partnership Trust,  a 501(c)(3) non-profit, supports education, preservation and outreach programs not funded by the state in order to make accessible archives from over 350 years of New York's colonial and state governments. Visit us at  nysarchivestrust.org .