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New York

The photograph, above, was taken at John Boyd Thatcher State Park, NY by my son.

New York, USA, the Empire State
11th State; Statehood 1788; First US Census 1790; Capital City, Albany
New York State Census years: every 1o years 1825 – 1875; 1880, 1892, 1905, 1915 & 1925

New York is my home state. My mother, Alberta Joy (Gardner) Brown  & her mother, Helen (Coyle) Gardner grew up in New York City. My father, Delbert K Brown,  and his family moved to New York State c 1940.

Some family names associated with New York:

History & Overview. According to the History Channel Website:

The Dutch first settled along the Hudson River in 1624; two years later they established the colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island. In 1664, the English took control of the area and renamed it New York. One of the original 13 colonies, New York played a crucial political and strategic role during the American Revolution. Between 1892 and 1954, millions of immigrants arrived in New York Harbor and passed through Ellis Island on their journey to becoming U.S citizens. It is estimated that up to 40 percent of Americans can trace at least one ancestor to that port of entry. New York City, the largest city in the state, is home to the New York Stock Exchange and is a major international economic center.

Websites useful for New York research:

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