Monday, November 5, 2012

Part 2 - Research in Albany with The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

The recent research conference with the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society was not only a chance for camaraderie and research, but it was the opportunity for a mini vacation.  Despite having grown up in Central New York, I had never been to Albany. I was struck by its combination of old and new architecture. Here is a picture of St. Peter's Episcopal Church:

Here's a shot of the New York State Capitol Building:

And here are some photographs of Empire State Plaza:

There are also many striking memorials on Empire State Plaza:

New York State Emergency Medical Services Memorial

New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial

And there are numerous sculptures on the Plaza as well:

For more information on Albany, check out the Official Site of the City of Albany, NY (

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