New York State History Resources
New York State History
Erie Canal: A Brief History
Part of the New York State Canal System website.
Erie Canal: A Journey Through History
A multimedia online presentation.
County Population Data [PDF]
Populations of New York State Counties from 1790 to 1990.
New York History
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
Located in Cooperstown, New York. Premier collections of American Folk Art, Fine Art, and Indian Art.
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.
Where Women Made History
Historic places in New York and Massachusetts.
Directs users to historical records and resources in New York State from libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.
Word on Women
A directory of historic records collections documenting the history of women in upstate New York.
Onondaga County and Central New York History
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.
A private, nonprofit corporation located in the 1850 Weighlock Building in Syracuse.
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."
Old Fulton NY Post Cards
Search old newspapers and historic photos from the Oswego County area.
Central New York
An online exhibit celebrating Central New York's contributions to the social reform movement of the nineteenth century.
Onondaga County Library Postcard Collection
Over 300 digitized historic postcards of Syracuse and Onondaga County.
Political Graveyard: Onondaga County, NY
Politicians who were born in, lived in, or died in Onondaga County.
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.)
Read about the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter, America's only shelter for refugees of the Holocaust.
New York and the Women's Rights Movement
Text and images from an exhibition at the University of Rochester Library.
Native Americans in New York State
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 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.
A nonprofit organization established to help preserve and nurture the Iroquois language and songs.
4 Turtle Island
Basic information about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois).
Located on the Allegany Indian Reservation, within the city of Salamanca, NY.
Fish and Wildlife Service: Northeast Region Native
Lists federally recognized Indian tribes in the Northeast Region, their tribal leaders, and contact information.
Last updated: January 27, 2014