New York State History Sites
- American Association
for State and Local History is a national organization
that was created "to serve and support" the study of
state and local history."
- The Association
of Public Historians of New York State represents
over 1600 local government historians in New York State.
The organization "provides historians with vital links
to the office of the State Historian, their local municipality,
and other historical and governmental associations."
- H-Net Humanities and
Social Sciences Online: H-Net is an organization
of historians and teachers "dedicated to developing
the enormous educational potential of the Internet and
the World Wide Web." Among the discussion groups
of potential interest to local historians are:
- National Council on
Public History is a professional organization
"devoted to the study and practice of public history."
For over twenty years, the organization "has worked
to enhance the public's awareness of the value and uses
of history and to serve the growing community of public
- New York
History Net is designed "to promote awareness
of New York State's rich history resources." Links
are provided for a vast number of topics of interest
to local historians.
New York State Archives maintains the records
of state government dating from the seventeenth century
to the present.
York State Education Department Programs and Services:
The New York State Education Department provides many
programs and services of interest to local historians.
Among the programs that the department sponsors:
- The Museum’s Office of External Services manages
the chartering and incorporation of historical societies
- The Office of Museum Services serves as liaison
with the state’s 1,627 appointed local-government
- The New York State Committee on Geographic Names
reviews proposals for new place names and provides
information on existing names.
- The Museum’s Historic Marker Program provides
both advice and a data base of historic markers
found in New York State.
- Regional Documentary Heritage Archivists provide
"technical assistance, workshops, and free publications
to museums, historical societies and other non-profit
historical records repositories."
- The U.S. GenWeb
Project provides website links for genealogical
research in every county and every state in the United
2013 Center for Applied Historical Research, University
at Albany, SUNY