May 2016 Program


Institutions New York State

"Native American Genealogy in Western New York"

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Program Schedule: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Branch, Central Meeting Room (2nd Floor), 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203

Cost: Free and open to the public.


Join the Western New York Genealogical Society as noted author and local historian Jack T. Ericson discusses two of the main sources for Iroquois family history – the Native American Annuity Rolls and the Kansas Claims forms. Additionally, he will highlight other possible research sources including census-style documents and church records.

About the Presenter: For twenty years, Mr. Ericson served as the College Archivist and Curator of Special Collections at Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia. While at SUNY Fredonia, he prepared the Iroquois Census Project and significantly increased the holdings in the area of local history and Iroquoia. Prior to that, he worked for the Microfilming Corporation of America where he served as the Editor of the Genealogy and Local History Project (now Heritage Quest). He earned his B.A. in History and Education from Allegheny College, his M.A. in American Colonial History from the University of Connecticut, and his M.A. in History Museum Training and Folk Life Research from the Cooperstown Graduate Program. Mr. Ericson has been retired from SUNY Fredonia for ten years and now resides in Westfield, NY.


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Last updated: May 1, 2016