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How to Get the Most Out of the Upstate New York Genealogy Blog: It’s all Free You Know!

Been doing a little housekeeping with the blog here the past couple of days and decided to write this “How To” blog post about how to get the most out of the UNYG Blog.

Some of you know that I have been doing genealogy research for a great many years, like since the 1960′s.  When the internet came along it was a natural way to share things that I discovered with others and in one way or other I have been publishing on the internet before there was a Wild Wild Web (www).

So when I finally decided on a blog I used Google’s Blogger blog format for several years.  Then I had a professional website developer desgin and build my primary website that you see at and about a year or so ago I migrated all of the older blogger articles over to this new site which was just an extension of the main website so it is easier to locate as this blog is just the same as the main site with the blog extension, so:

All well and good, but what I did not consider was that all of the old links in the earlier blogger version still went to the old spots.  well today we are starting to fix that.

One thing that you will see different today is that there is a new box over on the right that contains the direct links to our most popular blog post articles regarding New York State Vital Records.  this was released in a series of three articles, the last two being updates.  Rather than me re-writing everything, just please remember to read all three of the articles.  The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) in Syracuse has very generously volunteered to do free vital records index lookups for you by mail, phone or email.  Make sure to read the articles first for details.

Going down on the right hand side there are ways to subscribe to these blog posts.

Next is a listing of our “Most Recent Posts”.

Then there is a “Search Box” to search for words or phrases in this blog.

Then a way to group previous articles by “Categories”.

And finally, a way to see the “Most Recent Comments”.

Please, we encourage all readers to leave comments.  It gives us ideas and direction for future posts.  We do take requests, and you must admit, The Price is Right!

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