New York State History

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A classified list of links to online resources


--  Administrative Divisions [Counties, Towns, Municipalities]  

-- Classic NYS Histories & Historic Document Collections  [nearly all full-text, searchable, downloadable]

          See   Classic NYS Histories & Historic Document Collections  web page

--  Chronology

-- Historians

--  Historic House Museums

--  Historic Roadside Markers

  • Resources  (Association of Public Historians of NYS)  -- See NYS Historic Markers; and William G. Pomeroy Foundation Current Historic Markers (click on a county)

--  Lakes and Lake Districts

--  Humanities New York   [formerly New York Council for the Humanities]

--  New York State Archives and Records Administration (SARA)

  • New York State Archives (The State Archives)
  • Publications (New York State Archives)  -- pull-down menu starts with Any, followed by Guides to Historical Records, Managing Records, then Teaching with Historical Records
  • Local History  (New York State Archives.  Research.  Topics)
  • Disaster Assistance  (New York State Archives.  Managing Records)
  • Military (New York State Archives.  Research.  Topics)  
  • Research Tools  (New York State Archives.  Research.  Topics)  

--  New York State Historical Association (and the Farmers Museum) 

--  New York State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)

  • New York State Historical Records Advisory Board  (The Board) -- Left-hand column includes clickable sections:   Board Members; Contact Us; Current Issues and Advocacy; Grants; Projects; Statement of Principle; Strategic Plan; Vision and Mission 

--  New York State Library (NYSL)

--  New York State Museum (NYSM)

--  New York State  Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

--  Racism

-- State Symbols

--  U.S.  Department of the Interior.  National Park Service

  • New York  (U.S.  National Park Service.  Teaching with Historic Places.  Lesson Plan Index:  State) 

--  U.S.  Library of Congress.  American Folklife Center

--  U.S.  Library of Congress.  Digital Reference Section

  • New York State Guide, created by Angela McMillan (Library of Congress.  Digital Reference Section.  Virtual Services)

-- Waterfalls

Adirondack Mountains

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African-American History, Slavery, Abolitionism, & the Underground Railroad

        See also   Burned-Over District (Western NYS)

--  Abolitionist movement & conventions

--  Amistad Commission and Trials

--  Brown, John

--  Colonization Movement

--  Douglass, Frederick

--  Emancipation in New York State (1827)

--  Garnet, Henry Highland

  • Henry Highland Garnet (New-York Historical Society.  Examination Days:  The New York African Free School Collection)

-- New-York Manumission of Society

--  New York African Free School

--  Nortrup, Solomon

--  Slave Ships

--  Slavery -- New York (State)

--  Smith, Gerritt

  • Gerritt Smith Virtual Museum (New York History Net, in cooperation with Syracuse University. Library.  Department of Special Collections, Hamilton College, Monroe County Historical Society, and Peterboro Area Historical Society)

--  Steward, Austin

--  Truth, Sojourner

--  Tubman, Harriet

--  Underground Railroad

--  Washington, Booker T.

--  Wheeler, Peter

--  PML Catalog Sampler:

Allegheny Plateau

       See also  Southern Tier

Aviation & Aerospace History

        See also   Long Island History  under   Aviation and Aerospace History


         See also  Music

Burned-Over District (Western NYS)

       See also   African-American History Slavery, Abolitionism, & the Underground Railroad

--  Asbury, Francis

--  Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown

--  Millerites

--  Noyes, John Humphrey

--  Shakers

--  Smith, Joseph

--  Wilkinson, Jemima

--  PML Catalog Sampler:


        See also  Transportation

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Capitol Building

Catskill Mountains

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Census, Naturalization, Vital & Related Records

         See  Census, Naturalization, Vital & Related Records  web page 
See also  Genealogy


         See   Cities of New York State  web page
         See also   New York City and Its Boroughs  web page
         See also   Counties of New York State
         See also   Long Island Villages - Nassau  under  Glen Cove, NY and Long Beach, NY 

Colleges and Universities (Higher Education or Academe)

         See  Colleges & Universities of NYS web page


          See  Counties of New York State  web page
          See also  Long Island Counties webpage
          See also  New York City and Its Borough (County) Histories web page
          See also  Suffolk County History  web page
          See also  Nassau County History  web page
          See also  Queens County History  web page
          See also  Kings County (Brooklyn) History  web page


Environmental history

Famous New York Staters

Federalists and Anti-Federalists  (New York's debate over ratification of the U.S. Constitution)

       See also   Hamilton, Alexander
       See also   Jay, John
       See also   Legal History
       See also   Madison, James
       See also   Political History

Forts and fortifications

--  General

--  The Battery

--  Crown Point

--  Fort Edward and Rogers Island

--  Fort Hamilton

--  Fort Johnson

--  Fort Niagara

--  Fort Stanwix  or Fort Schuyler (Rome, NY)

--  Fort Ticonderoga  (earlier Fort Carillon)

--  Fort William Henry

--  West Point

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       See also  Censuses
       See also  History -- Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775 Under  -- Dutch Colony [New Netherland, later New Belgium]

Geology & Geography


-- General

-- Executive Branch

-- Legislative Branch

-- Judicial Branch

-- Counties, Towns, Municipalities

-- NYS Constitution -- History


  • Historian Look-Up  (Association of Public Historians of New York State) - List of municipal, town, and village historians

Historical Societies, Archives, and Genealogical Societies

History -- Colonial Period, Ca. 1600-1775

      See   NYS - History - Colonial Period, Ca. 1600-1775  web page

History - Revolution, 1775-1783

      See  NYS - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 web page

History, 1783-1861

      See  NYS - History, 1783-1861 web page

      See also  Federalists and Anti-Federalists (above) 

History - Civil War, 1861-1865

           See  NYS - History - Civil War, 1861-1865

History - Spanish-American War, 1898

           See  NYS - History - Spanish-American War, 1898

History - World War, 1914-1918

History - World War, 1939-1945

History - Korean War, 1950-1953

History - Vietnam War, 1965-1975

History, MIlitary [general]

       See also  Forts and Fortifications
       See also  History - [Name of a war]
       See also  History - [Historical period]

  • Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Affiliated with New York (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center) - scan down the page for a series of links, by war
  • Links by Conflict (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center)
  • Long and Faithful Service Decoration (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center)  
  • Military Records in the State Archives (New York State Archives & Records Administration)
  • New York State Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs) -- Exhibits, articles, events, historic flags, curriculum material (in early planning stages), historic forts (searchable by name or historic period), NYS military heraldry (patches and insignia), pictures (by historic period), press release, research center (digitized NYS Adjutant General's Reports, for various years, 1846-1955; digital issues of New York National Guardsman, Ap 1924-Ag 1940; Register of Officers Whose Service Terms Expired Prior to Jan. 1, 1858 [searchable], Genealogy Resources (links), Researching Civil War Soldiers and Regiments:  A Resource Guide; Finding Aids (archival collections of 2 armories [Buffalo and Malone, NY] and for the 69th Regiment); Unit History Project (viewable by war, or searchable by unit number); Related History Links; and links to various NYS Military Agencies.
  • New York State Unit History Project (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center)

Hudson, Henry

Hudson River School (of Art)

Hudson River Valley

Huguenot history

Indians (pre--history and history)

       See also Long Island Indians (Prehistory and History)
       See also   New York State History Colonial Period, ca. 1600-1775
       See also   New York State History Revolution, 1775-1783

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Jay, John

        See also  Federalists and Anti-Federalist Debate (on Ratification of the U.S. Constitution)
         See also  Legal History


Labor history

Legal history

Libraries & library history


Literary history

Long Island history


Medical history

Military history

        See   History, Military
See also  Forts and Fortifications
        See also  History - [Name of a war]
        See also  History - [Historical period]


Museums [in general]


Niagara Falls

New York City and its Boroughs  web page

         See also   Cities of New York State   web pages (for the other other cities of N.Y.S.)  


Oneida Community

  • Oneida (Yale University.  Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
  • Oneida Community, by Randall Hillebrand (New York History Net)

Pirates, Privateers, Smugglers

Place Names

           See also   Long Island History  under  Names, Geographic

Political History

       See also  Federalists and Anti-Federalists

Prisoners and Prisons


Regions (of New York State)

Secessionist Movements (within N.Y.S.)


        See  African-American History, Slavery, Abolitionism, & the Underground Railroad
        See also  
Burned-Over District
        See also  
History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Southern Tier

        See also  Allegheny Plateau

Thousand Islands


Transportation History

         See also  Canals

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Tug Hill Plateau

Underground Railroad

        See  African-American History, Slavery, Abolitionism, & the Underground Railroad
        See also  
Burned-Over District
        See also  
History - Civil War, 1861-1865

    United Nations

             See also  New York City & Its Boroughs  web page  under  New York County (Manhattan)

    U.S. Constitutional Debate & Ratification

    Utopian Communities (see also Oneida Community and Burned-Over District)

    U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, Vice Presidents, & Supreme Court Justices (from NYS)

             See  U.S. Presidents, V.P.'s, etc., from NYS  web page
             See also  Governors of New York State [& under the English and Dutch] web page   

    Wine and Winemaking (Oeniculture)

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    Women's History and Women's Suffrage

            See also  African-American History, Abolitionism, & Slavery
            See also  Burned-Over District (Western NYS)