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Genealogical Research at The New York Public Library
The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy

New York State Library
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Family History Centers
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Historical & Genealogical

Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Van Wyck Homestead Museum Fishkill Historical Society
1732 Dutch Colonial home. Headquarters for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Local history and genealogical library.

American Italian Heritage Association
Albany New York

Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society
PO Box 1256
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 561-5728

Central New York Genealogical Society
Syracuse New York

Huguenot Historical Society
New Paltz, New York

Jewish Genealogical Society - New York
Dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating knowledge about Jewish genealogy

New York Covered Bridge Society

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
As a non-profit educational institution, our purpose is to collect and make available information on genealogy, biography and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State
Founded 1869

New York, Holland Society Yearbook, 1896

Polish Genealogical Society of New York State
It's our goal to ensure this
web site is kept current
with information pertaining to our cause "Polish
Genealogical Research"

Slovak Heritage and Folklore Society International

Southern Tier
Genealogical Society

Serving Broome County and Tioga County

Western New York Genealogical Society Inc.
The Western New York Genealogical Society was
founded in 1974 to help preserve and encourage
interest in the area's rich genealogical heritage. Its
focus is the eight Western New York counties which originally were part of the Holland Land Company Purchase

Genealogy Books and CDs
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DNA & Genealogy
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Forensic Genealogy
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The Dead Horse Investigation:
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The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
Peter Wilson Coldham
Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s.
The Collected Works of David Dobson
QuickSheet: Citing Online Historical Resources Evidence! Style.
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Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace.
Elizabeth Shown Mills
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
John Grenham
Getting Started in Genealogy ONLINE
William Dollarhide
Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History
Mark D. Herber with a Foreword by John Titford
The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants
to the American Colonies or the United States Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History. With a 2008 Addendum, Coda, and Final Addition.
Jamestowne Ancestors 1607-1699 Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the Landing at James Towne 1607-2007

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New York Genealogy & Family History Resources
Capital: Albany        Statehood: 1788

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
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  Land Records & Maps
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  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  • New York Poorhouse History
    County poorhouses were common throughout the United States during the 19th century. This website's goal is to make all such records available for free genealogical and historical research.
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  • Dey Mansion
    General George Washington chose the strategic Preakness Valley as the encampment for his army from July 1 to July 29, 1780 and established his headquarters at Dey Mansion.
  • New York Ghost Towns
  • Gracie Mansion
    General Washington commandeered the site for its strategic position. He built a fort here to guard the waterways.
  • Historic American Buildings New York
  • Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
    On several occasions during the Revolutionary War, Major General Henry Knox established military headquarters at John Ellison's 1754 Georgian-style house in Vails Gate, from which he commanded the artillery of George Washington's army.
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion, Inc.
    The Morrises abandoned the house at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, and it became headquarters to George Washington and later to British and Hessian soldiers.
  • National Register of Historic Places New York
  • New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
    In October 1782, General George Washington moved his army to New Windsor, above West Point and just beyond the Hudson Highlands, to establish winter quarters. He was accompanied by 7,000 troops including 500 women and children or "camp followers."
  • Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site
    The fort was occupied by three nations: France, Great Britian, and the United States.
  • Oriskany Battlefield State Historic Site
    Considered to be a significant turning point in the War of Independence, the Battle of Oriskany, fought on August 6, 1777, has been described as one of the bloodiest battles of the war.
  • Raynham Hall Museum
    It is famous for housing the Queens Rangers, a Loyalist regiment commanded by Lt. Col. John Graves Simcoe, during the Revolution.
  • Saratoga National Historical Park
    Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history.
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
    The British had captured the peninsula of Stony Point in May 1779.
  • Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site
    From April 1782 to August 1783, General George Washington, commander in chief of the Continental Army, made his military headquarters and residence at the Hasbrouck family's fieldstone farmhouse in Newburgh.
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