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Tree Talks is the Central New York Genealogical Society's 64-page quarterly publication. Within Tree Talks are articles by noted genealogists, abstracts of records of genealogical significance and reviews of publications. An every name Index is published annually, containing surnames from the March, June and September issues.
The Central New York Genealogical Society began Tree Talks in 1961 to present abstracts of records from the post-Revolution era, to about 1860, of historical and genealogical interest from five central New York counties. By 1964, when New York State chartered the society as a nonprofit educational corporation, coverage had expanded to forty-six of the state's sixty-two counties. Presently, 49 upstate New York Counties are covered.
Material printed in Tree Talks is largely contributed by CNYGS members. Genealogical and historical records printed include those from Surrogate Courts and County Clerks' offices, plus abstracts of church, cemetery and newspaper vital records. Members have supplied many Bible records and day-books of doctors, ministers and store-keepers. Tree Talks also contains book reviews of new genealogical publications.
An early census, or other significant record, with Index, has been published as one issue of Tree Talks since 1974. The record transcribed is chosen because: it is the earliest unpublished census of that county; the county was on a migratory route, or was a parent county; names can be supplied by member-researchers for the initials used in the original enumeration; and finally, because of the research interests of the volunteer subscribers.
We have listed titles of lead articles from past issues of Tree Talks so that you may better know the contents of these issues. Back issues are available for sale. Should you have any questions, you may feel free to use the E-mail link to reach us.
Abstracts from a number of different counties have been printed each year in the March, June and September issues. To better facilitate the use of these abstracts, a decision was made in 1999 to extract from Tree Talks all the pages of each individual county, and then offer these pages as Special Collection County Packets. Through the years, as these abstracts were published, a few errors occurred in the sequencing of the page numbers. Be assured that all published pages have been included for a specific county.
Material included in each of these packets has been copyrighted and may not be reproduced without written permission from the Central New York Genealogical Society. You do not have to be a member of CNYGS to obtain any of these Packets; simply place your order with CNYGS at the address below.
Publications available in the Special Collection Tree Talks County Packets Series include:
Censuses and other Publications
Broome County 1810 Census - $12
Broome County, Village of Binghamton, 1855 Census - $25
Cattaraugus County New York State 1835 Census - $20
Cayuga County 1800 Census - $12
Chenango County 1810 Census - $12
Clinton County 1790 Census - $12
Cortland County 1820 Census - $12
Cortland County 1825 New York State Census, Alphabetical - $12
Delaware County 1820 Census, maps - $12
Erie Canal: Payments to People Involved in Building the Erie Canal 1820-1821 - $15
Essex County 1800 Census - $12
A Gazetteer of the Eight (1860) Census of New York State (a finding aid to those enumerated in poorhouses, schools, prisons, hospitals, orphan homes, asylums, etc.). (alphabetized) - $12
Genesee 1810 Census - $12
Herkimer County 1800, 1810, 1820 Census (one book) - $17
Herkimer County 1825 New York State Census - $20
Jefferson County 1810 and 1820 Censuses (includes St. Lawrence County) - $17
Jefferson County 1825 New York State Census (Towns A-H) - $12
Jefferson County 1825 New York State Census (Towns L-W) - $12
Lewis County 1825 New York State Census - $12
Lowville, Lewis County 1868 Special Census, and Lewis County 1870 Census - $17
Madison County 1810 Census - $12
A Migration Study of the Thirty-Two States and Four Organized Territories Comprising the United States in 1850 - $6
Oneida County 1800 Census - $20
Onondaga County 1800 Census - $12
Onondaga County Mortality Schedules, 1850 & 1860 Censuses - $20
Ontario County 1800 Census - $12
Ontario County 1810 Census - $12
Oswego County 1820 Census - $12
Oswego County Mortality Schedules, 1850 & 1860 Censuses - $12
Oswego County War of 1812 Soldier (some Jefferson County) - $15
Otsego County 1800 Census - $12
Rensselaer County 1800 Census - $12
St. Lawrence County 1810 and 1820 Censuses (includes Jefferson County) - $17
Schoharie County 1825 New York State Census Abstract - $12
Sending Money Home (to Ireland), the Accounts of an Immigrant Financial Agent in Deposit, New York, 1851--1860 - $12
Seneca 1810 Census- $12
Six-Generation Ancestor Tables
Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV, Volume V - $4 each
(Volume I is out of print) These volumes compile listings of the families being researched by CNYGS members in 1977, printed as a part of our Bicentennial Project.
Steuben County 1810 Census - $12
Syracuse, Church of the Assumption - Baptisms (1844-60) - $25
Syracuse, Church of the Assumption - Marriages (1844-64) - $15
Syracuse, Westminster Presbyterian Church Records (1803-99) - $25
Tioga County 1820 Census - $12
Tioga County 1825 New York State Census - $12
Town of Otsego 1825 New York State Census - $12
Washington County 1825 New York State Census - $20
Yates County 1825 New York State Census - $12For those of our publications which are now out of print, we recommend that you check with your local Library.
Tree Talks Every Name Index
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