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New York State History

New York State

Onondaga County and Central New York

Native Americans

New York State History

Changes in Names of New York State Towns

The Erie Canal

The Erie Canal: A Brief History
Part of the New York State Canal System website.

The Erie Canal: A Journey Through History
A multimedia online presentation.

Historical County Population Data [PDF]
Populations of New York State Counties from 1790 to 1990.

Museumwise (formerly Upstate History Alliance)

National Register of Historical Places—New York

New York History Net
New York History Net is devoted to New York history and culture. It is produced by the Institute for New York State Studies.

New York State and the Civil War

New York State Archives

New York State County Formation Maps

New York State Historical Association
Located in Cooperstown, New York. Premier collections of American Folk Art, Fine Art, and Indian Art.

New York State Library

New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center

New York State Newspaper Project
A part of the New York State Library web site, this section describes the state-wide effort to inventory, catalog, and microfilm newspapers in all communities, as well as provide a research catalog of newspapers held in microfilm both at the New York State Library and at libraries around New York State.

Origins of New York State's County Names

Places Where Women Made History
Historic places in New York and Massachusetts.

September 11 Digital Archive

State Historic Markers

The Underground Railroad Heritage Trail

Word on Women
A directory of historic records collections documenting the history of women in upstate New York.

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Onondaga County and Central New York History

Central New York Freedom Trail

CLRC Region Digital Collections
Links to Central New York digitized collections of unique materials relating to the region's history, culture, natural resources, and cultural tourism.

Erie Canal Museum
A private, nonprofit corporation located in the 1850 Weighlock Building in Syracuse.

Franklin Automobile Photograph Collection
Over 150 scanned photographs from the Onondaga Historical Association Franklin Automobile Collection. The photographs include selected images from the factory and production process, sales and advertising, and Franklin cars "on the road."

The Freedom Trail in Syracuse and Onondaga County

Old Fulton NY Post Cards
Search old newspapers and historic photos from the New York and surrounding states.

Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum

German Immigrant Ancestors in Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY

Harriet Tubman Home

Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter

Jerry Rescue

Manlius Historical Society

Marcellus Historical Society

Matilda Joslyn Gage

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation

The Onondaga County Library Postcard Collection
Over 300 digitized historic postcards of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

Onondaga Historical Association

Oswego County Underground Railroad

The Political Graveyard: Onondaga County, NY
Politicians who were born in, lived in, or died in Onondaga County.

The Post-Standard Archives
The Archives contain staff-written stories from The Post-Standard, The Herald-Journal and The Herald American from 1987 to the present. While there is no fee to search, a fee will be charged to retrieve the full text of any article in the archives. (Note: If you are an Onondaga County Public Library cardholder, you can access the Syracuse Newspapers for free through the library's online databases.)

Safe Haven
Read about the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter, America's only shelter for refugees of the Holocaust.

Safe Haven Museum

Skaneateles Historical Society

Spafford Area Historian

SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library Historical Collections

Syracuse Then and Now

Town of Onondaga Historical Society

Tully Area Historical Society

Upstate New York and the Women's Rights Movement
Text and images from an exhibition at the University of Rochester Library.

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Native Americans in New York State

Ganondagan State Historic Site
Ganondagan is the site of a major seventeenth-century Seneca town and its palisaded granary. Located in Victor, NY, it includes a reproduction longhouse, hiking trails, and a visitor center.

The Iroquois Constitution

Iroquois Indian Museum
The Iroquois Indian Museum introduces the public to Iroquois by featuring their art, past and present, as a window into their culture. The museum is located in Howes Cave, NY.

The Iroquois Nations of the Northeast

Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs

The Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne

Ohwejagehká: Ha`degaénage:
A nonprofit organization established to help preserve and nurture the Iroquois language and songs.

Oneida Indian Nation

Onondaga Nation School

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
Located on the Allegany Indian Reservation, within the city of Salamanca, NY.

The Seneca Nation of Indians

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Northeast Region Native American Relations
Lists federally recognized Indian tribes in the Northeast Region, their tribal leaders, and contact information.

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Last updated: February 12, 2015