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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.


Rediscovering New York
Directs users to historical records and resources in New York State from libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives.


September 11 Digital Archive


State Historic Markers


The Underground Railroad in New York State


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


The Civil War in Central New York


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 Oswego County area.


Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum


German Immigrant Ancestors in Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY


Harriet Tubman Home


Historic Central New York
An online exhibit celebrating Central New York's contributions to the social reform movement of the nineteenth century.


Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter Bibliography


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 Historical Society


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


Peace 4 Turtle Island
Basic information about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois).


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: May 3, 2014