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General 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 historians."
  • 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.
  • The New York State Archives maintains the records of state government dating from the seventeenth century to the present.
  • New 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 and museums.
    • The Office of Museum Services serves as liaison with the state’s 1,627 appointed local-government historians.
    • 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 States.

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Last Updated: 03/29/2013