Who are your ancestors? What did they look like? And how did it all lead to you? Use our helpful resources to learn more about your family lineage today!
The path through history is populated with historic events, so often we forget that those events would not have happened without the participation of the people involved. Usually they were ordinary people: farmers, merchants, tradesmen, housewives. People trying to live their lives, becoming caught up in the fabric of history.
This is what Family History, Genealogy is all about. And it all starts with you. As you travel through your family’s past you will find connections with your family’s journey through place and time. You will find how they were shaped by the events; cultural, economic, and political of their lifetimes and maybe you will come to a better understanding of how their journey has shaped you today.
Join us in the Path through Family History in the Mohawk Valley Region: Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Saratoga and Schoharie. Explore the libraries, historical societies, museums, repositories, record rooms, and cemeteries. The Mohawk Valley is rich with the history of the Native Americans, Mohawk, Dutch, French, English and German European settlers, free and enslaved African Americans, Patriots and Loyalists, entrepreneurs and paupers. This area was the thoroughfare for migration from the New England states to the expansion of the western territories.
Here you'll find links to the many rich genealogical resources in the region. Enjoy your exploration.