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More Assumption Church Marriage Records – Germans – Irish – French of Upstate New York

Dick Barr has done it again. He extracted about 800 marriages from the Catholic Assumption Church Records in Syracuse, and they have been published by CNYGS in their Journal “Tree Talks.”

The following is an announcement from CNYGS.

Church of the Assumption marriages celebrated between 1844 and 1864 are also now fully indexed in the December, 2007 issue of the Central New York Genealogical Society’s journal, “Tree Talks” (72 pages, nearly 800 marriages, primarily of Germans, but including some Irish and French marriages from Syracuse and the surrounding area as well).

The typical entry in this index contains the date of the marriage at Assumption Church, the names of the bride and groom, the parents, the witnesses and the officiating priest, but often also includes ages and residency or place of origin.

Original spellings and diacritical marks have been meticulously transcribed by Mr. F. Richard Barr.

Send a $15.00 check or money order payable to the Central New York Genealogical Society to: CNYGS – Publications, P.O. Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, NY 13205.”

Remember that not all of these people were from Syracuse and Onondaga county. Assumption being one of the most prominent early Catholic churches attracted people from Oswego and other surrounding counties.

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Dick Eastman Entertains and Educates at Central New York Genealogical Society

The Central New York Genealogical Society (CNYGS) October meeting and day long annual conference was held yesterday, Saturday October 20, 2007 in DeWitt, NY.

Those members and guests, (well over 100 in number,) were treated to four sessions of the latest and greatest research methods, tools and predictions of the direction of genealogy by the renowned Dick Eastman, of Eastman’s On-line Genealogy Newsletter,

Dick Eastman writes a daily newsletter that may be read in the abbreviated version on-line at his website, for free, or they may subscribe to the full version at a very nominal annual rate.

Dick’s programs were; “The Latest Technology for Genealogists,” “Genealogy Searches on Google,” “Where is Genealogy Software Headed?,” and “Photographing Old or Delicate Documents and Photographs.”

Those in attendance were educated and entertained to a great degree. If you missed it, shame on you, better luck next time.

It was a great pleasure to me in particular, as I have been corresponding with Dick Eastman since the early 1980’s before the days that he started publishing his newsletter, and this is the first time we have ever met. I doubt there is any one in the country that has his finger on the pulse of the community genealogic to a greater degree. A good time was had by all!

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Dick Hillenbrand

Upstate New York Genealogy

More info on CNYGS "Tree Talks" County Packets, and also Assumption Catholic Church Baptisms, Syracuse, NY.

This is in addition to my recent Blog about the Central New York Genealogical Society and their “Tree Talks” County Packets. The publications committee wanted me to tell you all that these packets cover a much larger area than the central part of the state, as their name might imply.

Their members have meticulously transcribed hundreds, perhaps thousands of original records and published them through the years. These county packets are for “49″(!) of the New York State counties, and cover just about all of Upstate. So if you have not yet taken a look at their offerings, please do so.

They also wanted me to tell you about the absolutely fabulous collection of Assumption Catholic Church Baptisms that were published in a special issue of “Tree Talks.” My friend of many years, Dick Barr, took on this massive project and very carefully extracted all of the baptisms from 1844 to 1860, and they are offered for sale by the society as described in their announcement below. This is a very rare opportunity to obtain early Catholic records from Upstate New York, as these records cover many families from outside of Onondaga County as well. Let’s hope that this project is met with a high degree of favor, as there are many more Catholic records that need to see the light of day.


1844-1860 – Syracuse, NY

The December 2006 issue of the Central New York Genealogical Society’s journal “Tree Talks” is now available for sale. Priced at $25.00, this 160-page issue contains over 2,000 fully indexed baptisms. The church was primarily German, although there are some Irish and French baptisms in the volume. The typical baptismal record contains the date of the baptism and the names of the baptized person, the parents, the sponsors, and the officiating priest. One may often find in the record, birth dates and residency or place of origin as well.

These records were meticulously transcribed by Mr. F. Richard Barr, who kept the original spelling and diacritical marks intact. As there was a scarcity of Catholic churches during that era in Central New York, it was not uncommon for a couple to come long distances (sometimes from outside the county) to have their child baptized. Please make check or money order payable to CNYGS and send it to:

CNYGS – Publications (RH)

PO Box 104 – Colvin Station

Syracuse, NY 13205

Dick Hillenbrand

Upstate New York Genealogy

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