The Western New York Genealogical Society has announced Researching Genealogy at the New York State Archives, an event set for Saturday, September 21, from 10:30 am to noon, at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Central Branch Central Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. [Read more…] about Researching Genealogy at NYS Archives in Buffalo
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The New York State Archives has announced a new online exhibit, The Woodstock Festival, August 15th – 18th 1969 – “An Aquarian Exposition,” in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival.
The exhibit features documents from New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Office, and highlights the role that State Government played in helping the organizers of the festival prepare for the 50,000 people that they expected to attend and the lessons that were learned from the experience. [Read more…] about Woodstock at 50: A New Online Exhibit
The New York State Archives have announced that the program “Anna & Henrietta Mercy: Militant Maids of the Lower East Side”is set for September 8.
Sisters Anna & Henrietta Mercy were a dynamic duo of socialist activism in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. As young children they immigrated to the United States from Austria with their parents in the late 1800s; as young women, they devoted their time and many talents to the East Side Equal Rights League’s agenda of women’s economic and political equality.
The New York State Archives have announced the recipients of their Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program, which supports advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy using historical records in the Archives.
This donor-supported program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the dramatic development of the State Archives between 1981 and 1995. [Read more…] about NYS Archives Research Award Recipients Announced
The New York State Archives has awarded $5.3 million in Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grants to 80 local governments, school districts, and educational institutions across the state to help improve records management systems to better serve the public. [Read more…] about NYS Archives Awards $5.3M For Records Management
W. Averell Harriman served as the Governor of New York from 1955 to 1958. A collection of records held at the New York State Archives, which cover both Harriman’s 1954 and 1958 campaigns, include copies of speeches, addresses, press releases, correspondence, party platforms, and fact sheet binders.
Cynthia S. Brenwall’s new book The Central Park: Original Designs for New York’s Greatest Treasure (Abrams, 2019), with a forward by architecture critic Martin Filler, is a virtual time machine, drawn from the collections of the NYC Municipal Archives, that takes a journey through Central Park as it was originally envisioned.
The handwritten manuscript draft of New York State’s 1777 state constitution, adopted in Kingston on April 20, 1777, will be on public display on the 11th floor of the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, from Monday, April 15 through Saturday, April 20 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The display marks the 242nd anniversary of the state constitution and the establishment of New York as a state. [Read more…] about Handwritten Draft of NY’s First Constitution in Albany April 15-20
Dr. Liz Covart, host of the popular podcast Ben Franklin’s World, is set to discuss her research on early American history and highlight episodes from her podcast on Thursday, April 25 at 6:15 pm at the Cultural Education Center (222 Madison Avenue, Albany). [Read more…] about Liz Covart Speaking At Cultural Education Center Apr 25
A presentation, Tracing Your Family Tree, is set for Wednesday, April 24th at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court, Buffalo.
Join D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, will discuss how to best access and use important collections for genealogical research, with a focus on the New York collections. Highlights of specific materials (and what treasures can be found) will be discussed alongside techniques for preparing to do research, either online or in Albany. [Read more…] about Tracing Your Family Tree at Buffalo History Museum