Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 10:30 am
New York Genealogical Research with Bill Ruddock 
10:30 am DSGR Zoom webinar. Registration is required.
New York Genealogical Research with Bill Ruddock
Will discuss what resources are available for conducting research in New York. Since New York has almost no vital records until very late, Bill will show where to find church, census, tax, court, manorial, military, lease records, merchant, estate papers, and other records.
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Group of Laborers

Group of workers posing for photo, all wearing working clothes and hats, some carrying tools such as hammers, scissors, and saws. Handwritten on back: "Left to right, standing: Adam ?, Dave Schroeder, Louis Riopelle, Geo. Roohey, Antoine Roulo, Joe Rooney, Bill Wischert(?), John Tuck, Tony Richter. Sitting: John Smith, Peter W. Rooney, (?) Corbin, August Dolle, Gus Chershefsky, Geo. LaCroix, John Maurice, Louis Zabrieski, Geo. Edge."
Courtesy Detroit Public Digital Collections. Exact date is unknown. Burton Historical Collection, D/Labor & laboring classes (c.1895)
Physical rights are retained by DPL. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

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Burton Historical Collection temporarily closed

From the Burton Historical Collection page on the Detroit Public Library website.
"Due to major repairs being made to our facility, many resources from the Burton Historical Collection are temporarily unavailable for staff or public use. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Until we can resume regular library service, please explore the online resources available from this page ( They include our Digital Collections (accessible without a DPL library card) and a wide range of databases, including historical newspapers  (accessible with your DPL library card.)
Email inquiries will be answered as time and resources permit. Reference questions that require material that is currently inaccessible will need to be resubmitted when the collection reopens. Please continue to check back here for updates.*

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