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From: "Menzies, Leila" <>
Subject: Re: [NYFINGERLAKES] Cayuga and Regional History Research Week
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:46:26 -0800
Several years back the Federal of Gen Societies held their week long meeting
in SLC and the LDS library had extended hours which were of enormous help to
conference attendees. Scheduling a week, perhaps around the 4th of July
holiday where there would be other things normally happening so my husband
(who has been blessed to attend many a county fair while I poured over dusty
papers) has something of more interest to him to do.
In any case a week when everyone stayed open for a long day on Saturday
would be great! You no sooner look something up in the Historical Society
records and then you need the Court records etc.
Great idea! If possible to make it truly regional for more than Cayuga -- I
sure need Tompkins and Seneca and Wayne -- -- all our families moved around
(or stayed in the same place and had the counties move on them!) in the
Finger Lakes area
Leila in California
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Bill Hecht
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:47 AM
To: CAYUGA Message Board; CENTRAL NY Message Board; Finger Lakes Message
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 Cayuga
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 week?
3- When and if you traveled to this area would you stay in a hotel or RV
4- What week or weekend is best? Forth of July? The week of the Wheat
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.
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