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Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York - Our mission is to provide
         leadership to archivists and to provide direction on important policy issues to the
         community as a whole.

Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    African American Griots Project - West African Griots are historians, storytellers,
         traditional praise singers and musicians. Their roles are hereditary and their
         surnames identify them as Griots.
    American Jewish Historical Society - The American Jewish Historical Society provides
         access to more than 25 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and
         artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from
         1654 to the present.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.

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Broadway Database on the 'Net - database for Broadway theatre information (historic)
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Castle Garden - American's First Immigration Center; a database.

Census  (& related Lists of various kinds):
    1840 Census - Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services

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Ellis Island - Ellis Island and Immigration
Ellis Island Immigrants - The records in this collection document the journey of your
         immigrant ancestor and their steps towards becoming a citizen of their new
         country. They include passenger arrival records, naturalization records, border
         crossings, emigration records, passports, convict transportation records. The
         collection includes immigration records from the U.S. and several other countries
         from around the world
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Erie Canal - Erie Canal Museum
Erie Canal - History
Erie Canal - Resources on the Erie Canal
Erie Canal - Maps
Erie Canal Scenes - Images of the Erie Canal between Rochester and Syracuse.

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Genea Search - New York Biographies, State Resources, Genealogy

Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

General Slocum Disaster - New York City
German Immigrant Ancestors - in Syracuse and Onondaga Counties
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Hudson River Portfolio - Historic tours of the Hudson River (Photos)
Hudson Valley - Sleepy Hollow, Sunnyside and Philipsburg Manor (Headless Horseman)
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Libraries & Newspapers:
    New York Public Library - The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History,
         Local History and Genealogy
    New York State Library - Cultural Education Center, 310 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY.


Lower East Side Tenement Museum - tells the stories of immigrants who lived in
         97 Orchard Street, a tenement built in 1863 on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
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Migrations to, from and through:
    American Family Immigration History Center - Ellis Island Online
    Ellis Island - Ellis Island and Immigration
    Ellis Island Immigrants
    Center for Migration Studies - primary goal is to support and undertake research, and
         to provide a forum for debate on international migration.
    Immigrant Processing Centers - Ellis Island, Castle Gardens, Barge Office
    Immigration Experience - Castle Gardens
    Lower East Side Tenement Museum - tells the stories of immigrants who lived in
         97 Orchard Street, a tenement built in 1863 on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
    Palatines to America - New York Chapter (German Genealogy)

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New York State - Historical Maps from 1556
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Palatines to America - New York Chapter (German Genealogy)
Pelham - Historic Pelham's Ghosts, Goblins and Legends (Sunnyside and Philipsburg
         Manor)
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  • State of New York
  • State Capital City Albany   (Capital since 1797 - located in   Albany Co.)

    The State name:  New York was named by the British to honor the Duke of York and Albany, the brother of England's King Charles II, when New Amsterdam was taken from the Dutch in 1664. New York became the name of the state and the city.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    Co. maps of New York
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)
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    Theater:
        American Theater Wing - Founder of the Tony Awards
        History of Theater - Time Line of 10,000 years of Theater
        Theater Design - Nearly all modern theatre design can be traced back to the theatrical
             traditions established by the Greek-speaking peoples of the Mediterranean starting
             in the 6th century
        Wikipedia - The history of theatre charts the development of theatre over the past
             2,500 years.


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    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
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    Vital Records:
        New York Times - death notices from 1929

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