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Sources For The State of New York

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New York Maps

New York Newspapers

New York Genealogy Societies and Journals

General, Histories, Genealogies

Revolutionary War

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The Association of Public Historians of NY State keeps an updated list of all NYS village, town and county historians with contact information as a PDF on their website. The latest version was put up a few weeks ago. Is it possible to get this added to assist people in finding the correct contact, maybe as an external link for the NY page? Some towns, etc., do not list their historians and/or their contact info on their websites, having it in one place and current is a plus. The webpage link is here: (The direct link to the current PDF is here:


posted by Denise E
Thank you. I've added it to the list above, under the "External Links" section.
posted by Rick Pierpont
Thanks Rick,

Appreciate it and this great resource page you've done for New York! Denise

posted by Denise E
I found a source that is proving to be quite helpful to me that lists the history of the counties, towns and cities of New York that I thought might be helpful to others. I'm not sure of the best place to post it!

A TERCENTENNIAL HISTORY OF THE TOWNS AND CITIES OF NEW YORK; THEIR ORIGIN, DATES AND NAMES 1614-1914 Author(s): JOEL N. ENO Source: Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association, 1916, Vol. 15 (1916), pp. 225-264 Published by: Fenimore Art Museum Stable URL:

posted by Kate McCollough
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I have started a page for Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association. It includes a link to the volume you reference (Vol. 15). The page is not complete yet, and I will be adding to it soon.
posted by Rick Pierpont
Perfect! Thanks! I did not realize these were available at archives! That's wonderful I will bookmark your free space page!
posted by Kate McCollough
Memorials of Old Bridgehampton, By James Truslow

Has the 1715 muster roll for Suffolk County,NY [1]

“ Deaths Recorded by Pastor Joshua Williams of the Presbyterian Church in Southampton during his pastorate 1785-88“.

See [1]

posted by Anne X
edited by Anne X
Anne, Thank you for this source. I created a Free-Space page for it and added it to the above list.
posted by Rick Pierpont
The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York compiled by Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski copyright 1983, published by heritage books. Has 333 grave listings from 1767-1880. Brief bios of some by the historian author., some epitaphs, 22 prison ship markers, Whaling captains, African Americans, Portuguese, colonial settlers
posted by Anne X
Anne, Thank your for the new source. It is now shown here under the new section "Civil War".
posted by Rick Pierpont
Military History of Wayne County, N.Y.: The County in the Civil War

By Lewis H. Clark

Has much migration and Genealogical info.

posted by Anne X
Heather, Thanks! I added the link to the "External Link" section.
posted by Rick Pierpont has a nice finding aid for NY sources:
posted by H Husted