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From: "Alice" <>
Subject: [NYFINGERLAKES] MikeSmith/yourSurnames
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 16:54:16 -0600
To Mike Smith...I noticed your surnames...I have been looking for someone
knowledgable about the VanTuyl family. Especially the children of Isaac Van
Tuyl and Mary McCarter....Is this your line? and would you have time to
answer a few questions? I am trying to determine if their daughter Mary may
have been my 4th great grandmother or not....... Alice
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Smith" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 2:20 PM
Subject: Re: [NYFINGERLAKES] Cayuga and Regional History Research Week
>I think this would be a great idea as a national event - National
> Research Week.
> Every historical society (and LDS Research centers) in the country would
> make it a point to be open and staffed extra hours along with having
> highlighting local history.
> People could then make annual plans to travel to different parts of the
> country to do research.
> Mike Smith
> Middlesex, NY
> (Researching Kunes, Adair, VanTuyl, Stanley & Smith among others)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Hecht" <>
> To: "CAYUGA Message Board" <>; "CENTRAL NY Message
> Board" <>; "Finger Lakes Message Board"
> Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 1:47 PM
> Subject: [NYFINGERLAKES] Cayuga and Regional History Research Week
>> There is preliminary discussion going on of having a week in the summer
>> dedicated to historical and family research. Many people travel to do
>> research on their origins. I would like to get feedback on the
>> following. Problem is finding a time when all the village, town and
>> county offices are open.
>> 1- Would it be a help to know that if you travel long distance to
>> County to know that for a particular week or weekend that the small
>> historical societies and museums would be open for that week?
>> 2- Would it be a help to have the County Clerk and County Historians'
>> offices open on the weekend of that week? And the same for Town Clerk
>> and Town Historians offices. Or can you get your work done during the
>> 3- When and if you traveled to this area would you stay in a hotel or
>> 4- What week or weekend is best? Forth of July? The week of the Wheat
>> Harvest Festival?
>> 5- Would it be good to organize this week around an event, or events,
>> that the other members of your family would be interested in? I just
>> spoke to a friend who loves doing historical research but her husband
>> would rather be at a Jazz Festival?
>> 6- Should this be a county thing of just Cayuga County or a regional
>> event of Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga, Wayne and Tompkis counties? OR
>> should it be a state-wide event?
>> Any other thoughts and suggestions would be welcome.
>> Bill Hecht
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