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10-16 Oct The Ontario County Archives will celebrate Archives Week, with
an open                 house from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at its facility
on County Road #46 in           Hopewell, near Canandaigua, NY.
There will be tours of the records              storage building,
refreshments, and a noon time talk by Leslie O'Malley,  Ph.D., on
changes in communications in the past century.
        Mary Jo Barone  Assistant Records Management Officer

13 Oct  Special Collections, Feinberg Library, Plattsburgh State
        (Clinton County) will be unveiling its web based regional
        POLARIS, at 12:30 pm in Room 112 of Feinberg Library. A reception
will    follow. All NYHIST subscribers are cordially invited to
attend. POLARIS, or     Plattsburgh On Line Archival Retrieval
Indexing Service, is an automated       version of our card catalog
which contains article level indexing of                newspapers and
magazines from the Lake Champlain/Adirondack region     covering the
last two hundred years, plus our hldings of pamphlets, maps,
        manuscripts, photographs and more. For those unable to attend the
                reception, but interested in the service, point your
browser to:
        and follow the link to POLARIS. This is a work in progress that
        contains the last seven years of indexing of all types plus
        citations from 1800 to 1890. Addition of another 60,000 existing
        plus current materials will be ongoing.

16 Oct  Michael Leclerc will be the speaker at a meeting of the
Central New York
        Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, October 16.  Mr.
Leclerc is a
        reference librarian in the microtext department of the New
        Historical and Genealogical Society in Boston.  He will speak on
        Quebec's Notarial Records" at 10:00 am and "Advanced French
        Research at 1:00 pm.  The meeting will be at the DeWitt Community
                Church on Erie Blvd. in DeWitt, across from Shoppingtown
Mall.  For more
        information, contact Roger Williams at (315) 478-3300 or e-mail
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23 Oct  On Saturday, the Western New York Genealogical Society and
the New                 York State Council of Genealogical Organizations
will jointly sponsor an         all-day seminar at the Hamburg Senior
High School on Legion
        Drive in Hamburg, NY.  The seminar, beginning at 10:00 am will
        four one hour workshops with two topic choices available each
        It will conclude with a dinner at which Jim Bolles,
Past-President of
        the Connecticut Society of Genealogists, will speak on "Nursery
        and Legends".  For more information, contact Paul Cannamelia at
        (716) 876-6674 or  e-mail at [log in to unmask]

27 Oct  On Wednesday evening,  Joseph Meany, New York State
        Historian, is speaking at the Annual Dinner of the Madison County

        Historical Society.  His topic is "One Hundred Years of Providing
        History",  The dinner and program are at Madison Hall on Route 20
        Morrisville, with registration at 6:30, a buffet dinner at 7:00
and Mr.
        Meany speaking at 7:45.  For more information, contact the
Madison County  Historical Society at  P. O. Box 415 in Oneida, NY