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New York State history and genealogy

At present, we have material about the following New York State counties:    Albany    Allegany    Bronx   Broome    Cattaraugus   Cayuga   Chautauqua   Chemung    Chenango  Clinton    Columbia    Cortland    Delaware     Dutchess     Erie    Essex    Franklin    Fulton   Genesee     Greene     Hamilton    Herkimer    Jefferson   Kings    Lewis    Livingston   Madison    Monroe    Montgomery    Nassau   New York   Niagara   Oneida    Onondaga    Ontario    Orange   Orleans   Oswego   Otsego   Putnam   Queens    Rensselaer    Richmond   Rockland    Saratoga    Schenectady    Schoharie   Schuyler   Seneca    Steuben   Suffolk     Sullivan     St. Lawrence     Tioga    Tompkins     Ulster    Warren   Washington     Wayne    Westchester     Wyoming    Yates

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The following New York State items are currently available:

Perplexed about which county to start with?  You may find our new listing of New York State regions and what counties make each one up will help.  Take a look!

 

Downloads and CD-ROMs about New York State

Albany County, NY:

 

Albany County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). A considerably more extensive treatment of the county than provided in Mather & Brockett's volume of a dozen years earlier (see below).   See our Albany County page.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906:  Albany County.   This section addresses the public and private charities in Albany County in 1906 that were registered with the State Board of Charities.   See our Albany County page for more information.

 

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School: Memoirs of 1964  If there was a golden era in the United States for large central schools – like this one – the early 1960s probably were it, and this yearbook reflects it. 

 See our Albany County page for more information.

 

Albany County in the Civil War Chapter, from The Landmarks of Albany County, New York by Amasa J. Parker (1897)  This chapter of Parker’s volume includes some of the history leading up to the Civil War and material about those years and events following it.  The chapter includes units raised in Albany County, their officers and NCOs, their casualties, and their campaigns.  See our Albany County page.

 

The Town of Westerlo Chapter, from The Landmarks of Albany County, New York, by Amasa J. Parker (1897).  Located on the southern border of the county.  The chapter recounts its origin, its settlement, its industries, and its churches.  See our Albany County page.

 

Albany County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  See our Albany County page for more information.

 

Allegany County, NY:

 

Allegany County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  The authors gave Allegany County short shrift, but we felt it was important to make available simply to complete the historical record.  See our Allegany County page for more information.

 

Allegany County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a considerably more complete look at Allegany County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Allegany County page.

 

Belfast High School -- Ephemera 1951.  See our Allegany County page for more information.

 

Bronx County, NY:

 

Westchester County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Note that until 1898, Bronx County was still part of Westchester.  See our Bronx County page for more information.

 

The Westchester County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a quite comprehensive look at Westchester County (still including the Bronx) a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Bronx County page for more information.

 

Broome County, NY:

 

Broome County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  This is a singularly short chapter, even for Mather & Brockett, but still essential.  See our Broome County page for more information.

 

Broome County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Broome County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject. See our Broome County page.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906:  Broome County.   This section addresses the public and private charities in Broome County in 1906 that were registered with the State Board of Charities.   See our Broome County page for more information.

 

Cattaraugus County, NY:

 

Cattaraugus County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Cattaraugus County page for more information.

 

Cattaraugus County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  A dozen years after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the county, and considerably more extensive.  See our Cattaraugus County page for more information.

 

Hilltop - Yearbook of Randolph (NY) Central School (1963).  These graduates, in the words of the well-known curse, have lived in “interesting” times.  A point of interest:  the volume includes photos of all grades, from Kindergarten through the seniors, and the photo reproduction is excellent -- meaning that the quality of the photos in the volume was high.  See our Cattaraugus County page for more information.

 

Charities in Cattaraugus County in 1906.  This chapter, taken from volume II of a three volume report of the State Board of Charities, identifies and provides some information about Cattaraugus County charities that were substantial enough to be registered with the State Board.   See our Cattaraugus County page for more information.

 

Cayuga County, NY:

 

Cayuga County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Cayuga County page for more information.

 

Cayuga County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  A dozen years after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the county, and considerably more extensive.  See our Cayuga County page for more information.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906: Cayuga County.  The reports of the public and private charities in Cayuga County in 1906 that were registered with the State Board of Charities.   See our Cayuga County page for more information.

 

Chautauqua County, NY:

 

Charity in New York State in 1906:  Chautauqua County.   This section addresses the public and private charities in Chautauqua County in 1906 that were registered with the State Board of Charities.   See our Chautauqua County page for more information.

 

The Chautauqua County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  It's interesting that Mather & Brockett spell the county name as "Chautauque".  See our Chautauqua County page for more information.

 

The Chautauqua County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Chautauqua County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Chautauqua County page for more information.

 

Fredonia Central School Hilltopper yearbook for 1961.  A point in time after Korea and before Woodstock captured.  By the time the youngest class (1966) pictured in this yearbook was graduating, change would indeed be in the air. See our Chautauqua County page for more information.

 

Jamestown High School's Red and Green yearbook for 1964.  If 1961 represented good times in Fredonia (see above), this yearbook is evidence that things were even better in Jamestown three years later.  This yearbook, more than 210 pages in length, with no advertising at all to pay the cost, and with individual photos not just of seniors, but also of juniors and sophomores, with abundant use of color throughout, may tell us quite a bit about the city and the times.  See our Chautauqua County page for more information.

 

Pine Knot, Yearbook of Pine Valley (NY) Central School (1956).  The choice of the editors to use song titles for a theme is an interesting one and one that anchors the book in a very specific point in time.  The full page advertisement by the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce, telling graduates that “Your Future Is In The Jamestown Area” speaks directly to a problem endemic in Upstate as well as in rural areas nationally:  the vast migration of younger people to urban areas. See our Chautauqua County page for more information.

 

Chemung County, NY:

 

The Chemung County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). At slightly under five pages in total, certainly brief, but around average coverage for an upstate county in this early work.  See our Chemung County page for more information.

 

The Chemung County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a rather short look at Chautauqua County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Chemung County page for more information.

 

1936 Edsonian, Yearbook of Southside High School, Elmira, NY.  An interesting high school yearbook created by a class that graduated in the midst of the Great Depression.  Includes full class lists, including junior high classes, but no advertising section.   See our Chemung County page for more information.

 

Chenango County, NY:

 

The Chenango County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). Only four pages about this county, but around average coverage for an upstate county in this early work.  See our Chenango County page for more information.

 

The Chenango County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a longer view of Chenango County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Chenango County page for more information.

 

Clinton County, NY:

 

The Clinton County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Clinton County page for more information.

 

The Clinton County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Clinton County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Clinton County page for more information.

 

History of Peru, New York, by Lincoln Sunderland et al., (undated).  We were hard pressed to find an aspect of life in Peru that the author(s) did not touch on, and we found that their coverage of such subjects as musical groups in the town was outstanding.  There are lists aplenty.  See our Clinton County page for more information.

 

Columbia County, NY:

 

Columbia County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Columbia County page for more information.

 

Columbia County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Columbia County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject. See our Columbia County page for more information.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906:  Columbia County.   This section addresses the public and private charities in Columbia County in 1906 that were registered with the State Board of Charities.   See our Columbia County page for more information.

 

Civil War Centennial Commemoration - Columbia County, NY - 1862 – 1962  Program for the Columbia County’s American Legion Posts’ commemoration of the Civil War’s centennial (notably the 128th Infantry Regiment, drawn from Columbia County).  See our Columbia County page for more information.

 

Blue and Gold Yearbook of Hudson High School for 1936.  This yearbook gives us a glimpse of Hudson during the Great Depression.  See our Columbia County page for more information.

 

Cortland County, NY:

 

The Cortland County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). Brief, but historically important.  See our Cortland County page for more information.

 

The Cortland County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a longer look at Cortland County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.   See our Cortland County page for more information.

 

Delaware County, NY:

 

Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Delaware County, NY for 1889.  Particularly interesting for local issues of railroad finance in this area.  See our Delaware County page for more information.

 

The Hancock High School: 1914 - 1915.  Not a yearbook, but not an academic catalog either.  See our Delaware County page for more information.

 

Annual Announcement - Hancock High School, 1917 - 1918.   See our Delaware County page for more information.Information about the school itself.

 

Delaware County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  The classic pre-Civil War summary of Delaware County.  See our Delaware County page.

 

Methodist Churches of the Long Eddy Charge (1953).  Includes Methodist churches at Goulds, French Woods, Pea Brook, Long Eddy, and Rock Valley. See our Callicoon page for more information.

 

Delaware County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Although brief, this is an important part of the historical record, more than a decade before French's monumental Gazetteer.  See our Delaware County page for more information.

 

Annual Catalog: Walton Public Schools, 1941 - 1942. A combination several school-related items specific to the Walton Public Schools ranging from student lists to academic requirements.  Of genealogical and historical interest.  See our Delaware County page for more information.

 

Dutchess County, NY:

 

Dutchess County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Dutchess County page.

 

The Dutchess and Orange Counties chapters in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  A dozen years before French's monumental Gazetteer.  See our Dutchess County page.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906:  Dutchess County.   This section addresses the public and private charities in Dutchess County in 1906 that were registered with the State Board of Charities.   See our Dutchess County page for more information.

 

About the iron industry -- We're happy to offer two articles by one of the earlier researchers of this subject in one download entitled Early Iron Industry of Connecticut.  Despite the title, there is a fair amount of material about the iron industry in the eastern end of Dutchess County, NY in it!  See our Iron page for more information.

 

Erie County, NY:

 

Erie County chapter from French's Gazetteer of New York (1860)  See our Erie County page for more information.

 

History of Kenmore by Frederick S. Parkhurst (1926)   See our Erie County page for more information.

 

The 1968 Wildcat, the yearbook of the East Seneca Junior High School.   See our Erie County page for more information.

 

Erie County (NY) Directory for 1924. This CD-ROM Includes the Erie County Directory for 1924, high school yearbooks, topographical maps and some pictures as well.  See more information about the Erie County Directory.

 

Erie County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Brief, a dozen years before the more comprehensive treatment provided by French in his Gazetteer, but still an important part of the historical record.  See our Erie County page for more information.

 

Erie County Charities in 1906.  We are in the process of republishing sections of volume II of the Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for the year 1906.  This is excellent information about the "safety net" in Buffalo and Erie County a century ago.  See our Erie County page for more information.

 

Essex County, NY:

 

Essex County in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Essex County page for more information.

 

The Essex County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a quite comprehensive look at Essex County, including two views (Lake George and Indian Pass) of the area, a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Essex County page for more information.

 

Franklin County, NY:

 

Franklin County, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Derided as “the Siberia of New York State” when French compiled his Gazetteer, on the eve of the Civil War Franklin County was about as close to being the frontier as one could conveniently find in New York State.  See our Franklin County page for more information.

 

Franklin County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Franklin County page for more information.

 

Franklin County Generally, from Historical Sketches of Franklin County and its Several towns, by Frederick J. Seaver (1918).  This selection from the larger volume constitutes the general information about the County included in the first three chapters of this volume.   See our Franklin County page for more information.

 

The Town of Altamont, from Historical Sketches of Franklin County and its Several towns, by Frederick J. Seaver (1918).   The colorful history of the Town of Altamont is a part of the county’s history, and this is the subject of this chapter.   See our Franklin County page for more information.

 

Fulton County, NY:

 

The Fulton County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Fulton County at the time of the beginning of the Civil War.  See our Fulton County page for more information.

 

The Fulton County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Brief -- a mere four pages about Fulton County (we have also included the section on land grants and patents in NYS), but still an important part of the historic record.  See our Fulton County page for more information.

 

Genesee County, NY:

 

The Genesee County chapter from French's Gazetteer of New York (1860).  See our Genesee County page for more information.

 

Genesee County Collection:  A number of items of historical interest. Learn more about our Genesee County Collection CD-ROM.

 

Noted Women of the Genesee Country by Mary Hotchkin Hoag (undated).  The place of women in local history, covering an area far beyond the borders of current-day Genesee County.  See our Genesee County page for more information.

 

Genesee County, in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Disappointingly brief, but still a part of the historical record.  See our Genesee County page for more information.

 

Greene County, NY:

 

The Greene County chapter from French's Gazetteer of New York (1860).  See our Greene County page for more information.

 

Greene County, from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Brief, but still a necessary part of the historical record.  See our Greene County page for more information.

 

Hamilton County, NY:

 

The Hamilton County chapter from French's Gazetteer of New York (1860).  See our Hamilton County page for more information.

 

The Hamilton County chapter from Mather and Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  The county was very young when this was compiled.  See our Hamilton County page for more information.

 

Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Proceedings for 1926.  From a time when Boards of Supervisors met annually, and, for the next two weeks, transacted all of the county's business for the year.  See our Hamilton County page for more information.

 

Herkimer County, NY:

 

The Herkimer County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Herkimer County page for more information.

 

The Herkimer County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Herkimer County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject. See our Herkimer County page for more information.

 

Little Falls – A Historical Sketch -- By Hon. Thomas D. Ferguson (1911) -- Herkimer County Historical Society, Papers from Volume IV.   See our Herkimer County page for more information.

 

Native Americans: Herkimer County Historical Society.  Papers from Volume IV.  1.  History of Early Jesuit Missions in the Mohawk Valley, by the Rev. James H. Halpin (1905)   2.  The Iroquois Indian, by Dr. J. D. Fitch (1907).  See our Herkimer County page for more information.

 

Andrustown – A Page from Herkimer County’s Past, by Dr. Grace M. Norris.   (1911) Herkimer County Historical Society Papers, Volume IV.  The demise of the tiny community of Andrustown in a massacre during the Revolutionary War. See our Herkimer County page for more information.

 

The Professional and Public Service of the Deceased Members of the Bar of the Village of Herkimer, NY, By Hon. Charles Bell (1914).  See our Herkimer County page for more information.

 

Marking General Herkimer’s Route to Oriskany, by Charlotte A. Pitcher (1912),  The marking the route taken by General Herkimer and his troops to the Battle of Herkimer, a pivotal battle of the American Revolution.  See our Herkimer County page for more information.

 

Jefferson County, NY:

 

Jefferson County, New York, In the World War -- Includes two lengthy lists: those from Jefferson County who served, and those who died.  There are also photographs of many of those who died.  Additional lists identify those who served in non-military capacities, both as nurses and YMCA/Red Cross workers abroad, and on commissions and committees and boards at home.  The remainder of the volume is text – documentation of service supporting the military on the home front, and a bit of material about the war itself.  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

Table of Contents and Indices from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898).  A free download.   See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Watertown Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898). See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The City of Watertown chapter (Chapter XX)  from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Wilna Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Adams township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898). See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Alexandria Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's ,  Jefferson County, New York (1898).  We were interested to learn that a military and naval engagement of the War of 1812 was fought in and around Sackets Harbor in this township.  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Antwerp Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1868).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Brownville Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1868).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Cape Vincent Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1868).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Champion Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1868).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Clayton Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1868).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Ellisburgh Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1868).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Henderson Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1868).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Hounsfield Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The LeRay Township chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898).  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

Jefferson County, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

Jefferson County, from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of New York (1848).  Only a dozen years before French's Gazetteer, and quite a different treatment.  See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

The Civil War chapter from Edgar C. Emerson's Jefferson County, New York (1898).  Chapter includes general material about attitudes toward the war in Jefferson County, and lists units raised in the county, including officers (commissioned and non-commissioned) as well as the history of each unit. See our Jefferson County page for more information.

 

Kings County, NY:

 

Kings County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  See our Kings County page for more information.

 

The Kings County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  Here is a more comprehensive look at Kings County a few years after Mather & Brockett.  Today, of course, Brooklyn is more or less synonymous with Kings County, but at the time of this volume, Kings County consisted of six towns and numerous localities.  See our Kings County page for more information.

 

Charity in Kings County, NY in 1906.  This lengthy chapter from a three volume New York State report for 1906, covers both public and private charities in Kings County, as well as public charities in Queens County.  Please see our Kings County page for more information.

 

Lewis County, NY: 

 

Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Lewis County at the 1860 Annual Meeting.  See our Lewis County page for more information.

 

The Lewis County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Lewis County page for more information.

 

Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory of Lewis County for 1872-73.  This CD-ROM is a must for historians and genealogists interested in Lewis county.  See more information about the Lewis County Gazetteer.

 

The Lewis County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Only a dozen years earlier than French's Gazetteer, and about a quarter century earlier than Child's Gazetteer, but quite a difference!  See our Lewis County page for more information.

 

Livingston County, NY:

 

The Livingston County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Authoritative for the period immediately preceding the Civil War.  See our Livingston County page for more information.

 

The Livingston County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Livingston County receives comparatively generous treatment as upstate New York counties go in this 1848 gazetteer. See our Livingston County page for more information.

 

Madison County, NY: 

 

"The History of Northern Sullivan Township".  See our Madison County page for more information.

 

The History of Sullivan Township, Madison County, NY  from Mrs. L. M. Hammond's History of Madison County (1872).  See our Madison County page for more information.

 

The History of Brookfield Township, Madison County, NYThis chapter, Chapter 3 of Mrs. L. M. Hammond's History of Madison County (1872) refers to a township that was taken off from Paris Township in adjacent Oneida County -- and, to that extent, the earliest history of this township belongs to that county. See our Madison County page for more information.

The History of Lenox Township, Madison County, NY from Mrs. L. M. Hammond's History of Madison County (1872).  See our Madison County page for more information.

The History of Cazenovia Township, Madison County, NY Chapter 4 of Mrs. L. M. Hammond's History of Madison County (1872). See our Madison County page for more information.

The History of DeRuyter Township, Madison County, NY  Chapter 5 of Mrs. L. M. Hammond's History of Madison County (1872) describes a township that narrowly avoided being named “Tromp Township” – the name preferred by the purchaser of the Lincklaen Purchase, of which it was a part.  See our Madison County page for more information.

The History of Eaton Township, Madison County, NY Chapter VI of The History of Madison County (1872)  by Mrs. L. M. Hammond.  Eaton Township, located near the center of the county, was originally set off from the Town of Hamilton, and named in honor of General William Eaton, commander of the US Forces at Tripoli.  See our Madison County page for more information.

 

The History of Fenner Township, Madison County, NY

Chapter VII of The History of Madison County (1872)  by Mrs. L. M. Hammond. Fenner Township was formed from Cazenovia and Smithfield Townships in 1823.  Early settlers came from Connecticut, Vermont, and Rhode Island.  It also offers the usual mentions of schools, churches and newspapers.   See our Madison County page for more information.

 

About Madison County -- Chapter 2 of The History of Madison County (1872) by Mrs. L. M. Hammond. This chapter concerns the creation of the county and development of its infrastructure.  It also deals with its government, with lists of elected officials, and organizations within the county including associations and churches.  Finally, it recounts some of the history of crime in the county, with anecdotes about some of the more lurid ones.  See our Madison County page for more information.

 

The Cazenovian, yearbook of Cazenovia Junior College for 1960.  See our Madison County page for more information

 

The Madison County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Madison County page for more information

 

The Madison County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). Only a dozen years older than French's Gazetteer but quite different.  See our Madison County page for more information

 

Presbyterian Church, Oneida, NY Semi-Centennial (1894). See our Madison County page for more information

 

The Oneida and Wallingford Perfectionists, from Charles Nordhoff's The Communistic Societies of the United States (1875).  See our Madison County page for more information

 

Monroe County, NY:

 

East High School, Rochester, NY, The Mediannus for January 1918.  See our Monroe County page for more information.

 

Monroe County, in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Brief, but still an important part of the historical record.  See our Monroe County page for more information.

 

The Monroe County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Monroe County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Monroe County page for more information.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906: Monroe County.  The Monroe County section of volume II of the Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for the year 1906.  This section addresses the public and private charities in Monroe County (including the City of Rochester) in 1906 that were registered with the State Board of Charities.   See our Monroe County page for more information.

 

Montgomery County, NY:

 

The Montgomery County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Montgomery County page for more information.

 

Montgomery County, in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  A dozen years before French's Gazetteer, but very different.  See our Montgomery County page for more information.

 

Minden Township, from History of Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892).  A history of this township, from Frothingham's monumental History.  See our Montgomery County page for more information.

 

Montgomery County in the War of the Rebellion, from History of Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892). Montgomery County was an active participant in the efforts to win the Civil War, as this chapter shows. The number of regiments in which Montgomery County citizens participated was indeed a large one.  See our Montgomery County page for more information.

 

Canajoharie Township, from History of Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892).  A history of this township, from Frothingham's monumental History.  See our Montgomery County page for more information.

 

Amsterdam: City and Township, from History of  Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892). Amsterdam was known as a center of textile manufacturing, and that is particularly evident in the recital of knitting and other fabric firms then in business in this chapter, which covers both the township and the city within it.  See our Montgomery County page for more information.

 

W. Max Reid's The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History, chapters 1 - 3 (1907)  Reid’s book, very popular in its early years, initially published in 1901 and reprinted at least five times (this is the 1907 reprint), begins with three chapters recounting Native American and French missionary history.   See our Montgomery County page for more information.

 

Nassau County, NY:

 

Genealogies from the Annals of Newtown by James Riker (1852).  At the time Riker wrote, "Newtown" was considered to encompass portions of what today is Nassau County.   Go to our Nassau County page for more information.

 

The Queens County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Since Nassau County was separated from Queens County in 1898 - 1899, Nassau County material prior to that date was included in Queens County.  Go to our Nassau County page for more information.

 

Queens County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  See our Nassau County page for more information.

 

Charities in Nassau County in 1906.  This chapter, taken from volume II of a three volume report of the State Board of Charities, identifies and provides some information about Nassau County and local charities that were substantial enough to be registered with the State Board.  Go to our Nassau County page for more information.

 

New York County, NY:

 

The 469 Ultra-Fashionables of America  --  A Social Guide Book and Register to Date, by C. W. de Lyon Nicholls (1912).  Probably the last time in American history when a hereditary American upper class existed.  See our Americana page for more information.

 

Gateway to a Continent -- The Grand Central Zone

unknown author(s), artist(s), publisher, and date.  Of all the publications in our catalog, this one is the one that most deserved republication in book form.  Please see our New York County page for more information.

 

The New York County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  Much has been written about New York City, so little new will be found in these pages -- but these 33 pages are packed with information at a critical point in time in American history.  See our New York County page for more information.

 

Barnard College Catalog for 1923-1924.  If your grandmother went to Barnard (or another of the Seven Sister schools) back in the 1920s, and you found her attitudes about the role of women to be a bit odd, you might find factoids from this document (for example, the note inside the back cover stating that while most graduate programs at Columbia were open to women “The courses in the Faculties of Law and Applied Science are not open to women.”) to be a bit jarring – and perhaps enlightening. See our New York County page for more information.

 

Barnard College Song Book (1920), published by the Undergraduate Association of Barnard College.  We’ve not previously published music, but that may be an oversight.  As this songbook of nearly 100 years ago, the music of a time is frequently a good measure of the times.  While this volume includes the venerable Columbia University (of which Barnard was and is an occasionally uneasy part) songs, of even more interest are the songs that would not have been heard being played by a marching band.  See our New York County page for more information.

 

New York County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  See our New York County page for more information.

 

Niagara County, NY:

 

The Niagara County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  The authors gave Niagara County good coverage as the upstate counties go.  In any event, this is an important part of the historical record of the county and deserves to be seen. See our Niagara County page for more information.

 

The Niagara County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Niagara County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject. Of course there's a picture of Niagara Falls!  See our Niagara County page for more information.

 

Oneida County, NY:

 

Oneida County, from Mather & Brockett's 1848 Geographical History of the State of New York.  The authors' coverage of Oneida County is among the most complete and thorough of any upstate New York county.  See our Oneida County page for more information.

City of Utica, Oneida County, New York from Oneida County, New York (1896), by Daniel E. Wager.  See our Oneida County page for more information

Oneida County, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Oneida County page for more information

Educational Institutions in Oneida County, from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Annsville Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Augusta Township chapter from from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  For students of migrations, it is noteworthy that of the first 48 families to settle Augusta Township, 18 were from Litchfield County, CT, another area we cover. See our Oneida County page for more information.

Ava and Boonville Townships chapters from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Bridgewater Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Camden Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Deerfield Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Florence Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Floyd and Forestport Township chapters from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Kirkland Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Lee, Marcy and Marshall Township chapters from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The New Hartford Township chapter  from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Paris Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Remsen and Rome Township chapters from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896). See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Sangerfield, Steuben, and Trenton Township chapters from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Vernon Township chapter from Daniel E. Wager's Oneida County, New York (1896).  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1943This yearbook clearly reflects the dark years of World War II and their impact upon the home front.  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1944.  This somewhat unusual high school yearbook is the second in a series of World War II era yearbooks from this high school. See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Whitesboro Central High School yearbook Che-Ga-Quat-Ka for 1945.  This is the third number of the World War II yearbooks from this high school.  This class began high school in September 1941, and, from December 7 of that year, spent all their high school years in wartime. See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Hollander of Holland Patent Central School for 1962.  The class depicted in this yearbook were World War II babies.  Their class  would, for the most part, be done with college or Army by the time Woodstock occurred, and by the time it was evident that things had changed permanently – even  in small farming communities in upstate New York.  See our Oneida County page for more information.

The Honorable Horatio Seymour: An address by Dr. George L. Miller on the occasion of dedication of a bust in his honor by the Oneida Historical Society (1903)  (re-published from the Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society at Utica, NY – No. 9). Horatio Seymour, twice governor of New York State, was a very important personage in the Democratic party nationally in the post-Civil War years.  See our Oneida County page for more information.

 

Clinton High School yearbook The Trumpet for 1929.   A glimpse of Clinton at the end of the Roaring Twenties. Among the few activities, two stand out:  the orchestra (one wonders where they found scores for such an odd collection of instruments) and the hockey team – more than an oddity in upstate New York at the time. See our Oneida County page for more information.

 

Rome, NY: Directory for 1903, Parts I and II.  Compiled and Published by The Utica Directory Publishing Company.  For a smallish city, Rome still merited a full-sized city directory in 1903.  See our Oneida County page for more information.

 

Onondaga County, NY:

 

The Onondaga County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Syracuse and envirions at the beginning of the Civil War. See our Onondaga County page for more information.

 

Onondaga County, from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  This early gazetteer is an important, if brief, part of the historical record of Onondaga County.  See our Onondaga County page for more information.

 

Syracuse Beginnings:  Volume I Number 1 (new series) of the Publications of the Onondaga Historical Association (1910). Beginning with the New York State legislation creating the Village of Syracuse, it progresses through a series of articles on specific topics associated with the development of the village and supplemented by a series of well-focused reminiscences up until the time Syracuse became a city.  See our Onondaga County page for more information.

 

Ontario County, NY:

 

The Ontario County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). See our Ontario County page for more information.

 

The Ontario County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  A bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's chapter on this county but presents a far more developed view of it.  See our Ontario County page for more information.

 

Orange County, NY:

 

The Orange County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Orange County page for more information.

 

Historic Wallkill Valley for 1903 (Orange and Ulster Counties, NY, and Sussex County, NJ).  "Historic Wallkill Valley” was a more or less annual production for several years at the beginning of the 20th century.  The articles in this issue included several about Walden, some material about cemeteries in the area, Wesley Grove (Neelytown), articles about historical incidents and locales, an article about Montgomery, various in memoriam articles, and an article about Mount Beacon with its cog railway.  See our Orange County page for more information.

 

The Dutchess and Orange Counties chapters in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Orange County page.

 

Minisink and Port Jervis   This CD-ROM Includes Stickney's History of the Minisink Region (1867) (with an all-new index), a Port Jervis High School yearbook, and the 1922 Port Jervis City Directory. See more information about this Port Jervis and the Minisink country!

 

Port Jervis High School yearbooks.  We recently acquired a number of yearbooks of Port Jervis High School from the 1950s and 1960s.  While each of these certainly has its own sentimental value for those whose names and faces appear in them, they are also a fascinating glimpse into a period of time in American history when we were progressing from World War II and approaching Woodstock.  The 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959 and 1961 volumes are now available for download with more to follow shortly.  See our Orange County page for more information.

 

Orleans County, NY:

 

The Orleans County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Orleans County page for more information.

 

Orleans County in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Mather and Brockett treated the upstate counties a bit unevenly in terms of coverage, and Orleans County was, unfortunately, one of the least favored.  This is still an important part of the historical record, however.   See our Orleans County page for more information.

 

Oswego County, NY:

 

The Oswego County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Oswego County, then considered likely to grow into a major port city, on the eve of the Civil War.  See our Oswego County page for more information.

 

Oswego County from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Not hard to tell from this summary why railroad executives were later to decide to terminate what they hoped would be come a major railroad in Oswego.  See our Oswego County page for more information.

 

Otsego County, NY:

 

The Otsego County chapter, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  The standard source for upstate New York counties on the eve of the Civil War and the basis of much written about the counties subsequent to it.  See the Otsego County page for more information.

 

Historic Cherry Valley, by Hilda E. Streeter (undated, but post-1924).   This thin volume is a travelers’ guidebook to the locale, providing a capsule history as well as photographs of historically important locations in the town and a map of the village.  See the Otsego County page for more information.

 

The Otsego County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  This book only predated French's Gazetteer by a dozen years, but the difference between the two books is remarkable; this source is essential nonetheless.  See our Otsego County page for more information.

 

Putnam County, NY:

 

The Putnam County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  Putnam county on the eve of the Civil War.  See our Putnam County page for more information.

 

Putnam County in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Putnam County, only 36 years old at the time Mather & Brockett compiled their gazetteer, fared poorly, since only three pages are allocated to it.  Our reaction was that Putnam is a small county, but really!  Nonetheless, this is a part of the historical record and essential for that reason if not for length.  See our Putnam County page for more information.

 

Queens County, NY:

 

Genealogies from the Annals of Newtown by James Riker (1852).  The classic go-to source for Long Island genealogy.  Go to our Queens County page for more information.

 

The Queens County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Go to our Queens County page for more information.

 

Queens County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  See our Queens County page for more information.

 

Charity in Kings County, NY in 1906.  This lengthy chapter from a three volume New York State report for 1906, covers both public and private charities in Kings County, as well as public charities in Queens County as the two counties were grouped administratively for welfare management purposes at that time.  Please see our Queens County page for more information.

 

Rensselaer County, NY:

 

The Rensselaer County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Rensselaer County page for more information.

 

The Rensselaer County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Rensselaer County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject. See our Rensselaer County page for more information.

 

Richmond County, NY:

 

Richmond County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  See our Richmond County page for more information.

 

The Richmond County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  Richmond County, seen a bit more than a decade after Mather & Brockett's view of it.  See our Richmond County page for more information.

 

Rockland County, NY:

 

The Rockland County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  Rockland  county on the eve of the Civil War.  See our Rockland County page for more information.

 

Rockland County in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We're often moved to compare Mather & Brockett's 1848 treatment of New York State counties with that of French a dozen years later.  Generally, French devotes a multiple of the number of pages that Mather & Brockett devoted to a county, but here is the exception:  Mather & Brockett gave little Rockland County four full pages -- only slightly less than average for an upstate county, and (see below) French gave it the same number.  See our Rockland County page for more information.

 

St. Lawrence County, NY:

 

The St. Lawrence County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  The north country of New York State is not a particularly popular topic today, but we are pleased to help bring that region the attention it deserves. See our St. Lawrence County page for more information.

 

St. Lawrence County from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). A dozen years before French's Gazetteer, Mather and Brockett prepared and published their Geographical History.  Much clearly changed in those dozen years, and this article is helpful in understanding the changes. See our St. Lawrence County page for more information.

 

Saratoga County, NY:

 

The Saratoga County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Coverage of this county, particularly its history, is perhaps the strongest coverage of any upstate counties in this book.  Please see our Saratoga County page for additional information.

 

The Saratoga County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Saratoga County a bit more than a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  The coverage here compliments the coverage in the Mather & Brockett volume.  More information is available on our Saratoga County page.

 

Schenectady County, NY:

 

The Schenectady County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Schenectady, both city and county, on the eve of the Civil War.  See our Schenectady County page for more information.

 

Schenectady County, in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  An early brief but historically important look at Schenectady City and County.  See our Schenectady County page for more information.

 

W. Max Reid's The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History, Schenectady County (chapter 4) (1907)  Reid’s book, which was very popular in its early years, was initially published in 1901 and reprinted at least five times (this is the 1907 reprint).  Chapters 1 - 3 can be found under Montgomery County, as that is the most central locale of those that can be identified today. This chapter, while likewise far-ranging, is identified, by title at least, with Schenectady County.   See our Schenectady County page for more information about this chapter.

 

Terracian of Nott Terrace High School, Schenectady, NY for June 1940 and January 1941.  This yearbook remembers a class that grew up in the Great Depression and graduated high school into World War II -- not a start in life one would wish on many.  All in all, an interesting view of a point in time in a city that was home to both General Electric and the American Locomotive Company.   See our Schenectady County page for more information.

 

Schoharie County, NY:

 

Schoharie County in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  This early gazetteer provides a point in time look at Schoharie County that comes at a decent interval before the more comprehensive French's Gazetteer twelve years later.  More information is available on our Schoharie County page.

 

The Schoharie County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Schoharie County on the eve of the Civil War.  More information is available on our Schoharie County page.

 

A History of the Town of Jefferson, by Mildred L. Bailey (undated but presumably circa 1976).  Mrs. Bailey quite outdid herself with this history.  It is comprehensive, detailed, and complete.  We've seen quite a few town histories in this business, and this one stands out as one of the best.   More information is available on our Schoharie County page.

 

Schuyler County, NY:

 

The Schuyler County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  Here is a look at Schuyler County, an entity only for six years when French's Gazetteer was published.   See our Schuyler County page for more information.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906: Schuyler County.  This material will be of interest to local historians who wish a better picture of charitable institutions in their locale a century ago, to genealogists and family historians interested in the people who administered charity back then as well as how any unfortunates housed in these facilities may have lived, and to those who have questions about the now-politicized "safety net" for the unfortunates in our society back in those years.   See our Schuyler County page for more information.

 

Seneca County, NY:

 

The Seneca County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Seneca County on the eve of the Civil War.  See our Seneca County page for more information.

 

The Seneca County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Just three pages in length, but still an important part of the historical record of Seneca County.  See our Seneca County page for more information.

 

Steuben County, NY:

 

The Poster Yearbook of Painted Post, NY High School for 1945.   All high school yearbooks are monuments of social history to a greater or lesser extent.  This one is one of the most successful that we have seen in capturing the time in which it was compiled. When the book was prepared, the war was over in Europe, but the war in the Pacific continued.  The extent to which WW II had shaped the high school experience of this class is evident throughout the book. See our Steuben County page for more information.

 

The Steuben County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  Here is a look at Steuben County on the eve of the Civil War.  See our Steuben County page for more information.

 

Steuben County in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  While brief (just four pages specifically about Steuben County), this 1848 account is certainly part of the historical record of the county.  See our Steuben County page for more information.

 

Suffolk County, NY:

 

Suffolk County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  We have grouped the counties and provided several in a download according to their sequence in this historic volume.  See our Suffolk County page for more information.

 

The Suffolk County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Suffolk County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Suffolk County page for more information.

 

Sullivan County, NY:

 

Lumberland Bicentennial History - Town of Lumberland (1776 - 1976).  The booklet’s full title is “1776 – Town of Lumberland Welcomes You this Bicentennial Year – 1976”.  The photos included reproduced well, considering the technology of the period, and some look better in the scans than they did in the original document.  All in all, a vital source for anyone interested in the history of Lumberland, and important for those with an interest in Revolutionary war history, and the history of canals and suspension bridges.

See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Cushetunk Bicentennial - Cochecton, NY.  This program, for the bicentennial of the Town of Cochecton, was produced in 1954 and is a worthwhile addition to the literature of this section of the Delaware Valley.  Sections, in addition to the program, committees, etc., include the Newburgh-Cochecton Turnpike, Indians of Cushetunk, the old red house at Milanville, churches and schools, settlement of Cushetunk, Station Rock, communities of the area (note that nearby Pennsylvania locales are included), the Hon. James Clark Curtis, Cushetunk's people and progress, early settler families, Capt. Joseph Ross, the first Callicoon settler, and historic events, as well as many, many advertisements by area businesses and individuals.  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

El Dorado for 1941 - the Yearbook of Eldred Central School.  The class pictured in this yearbook graduated on the eve of World War II, and had come of age at a time when Eldred, like virtually all of the United States, was mired in the Great Depression.  Interestingly, this yearbook staff was thoughtful enough to include a listing of Eldred Central School alumni.  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Eldred High School - Commencement Program - 1938We came across this four page bit of ephemera recently and decided that it would be of interest to few, but that those few really ought to be able to have it.  This was, coincidentally, the 10th annual commencement of Eldred High School.  A free download.  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Records of the Barryville Congregational Church,  Town of Highland, Sullivan County, New York.  Collected by Gertrude Barber (1929 - 1931).  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Quinlan's History of Sullivan County:  The authoritative history of Sullivan County from the beginning until the mid-1870s.    Includes the first-ever complete index of Quinlan, all on CD-ROM.  Learn more about our republication of Quinlan's History of Sullivan County!

 

Index of Sullivan County Wills before the 1909 Courthouse Fire, by Gertrude A. Barber.  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Old Neversink  This CD-ROM is one of our all-time best-selling titles.  It includes information about Neversink, NY available nowhere else.  See the Old Neversink page for more information.

 

Index of Intestate Estates of Sullivan County, NY, 1811 – 1909, Letters A - K, by Gertrude A. Barber. One document that survived the Monticello fire of August 10, 1909 that destroyed many or most records was an index of intestate estates (persons who had died and left no will) – but for surnames beginning with A through K only.  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

The Sullivan County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  French's is the authoritative gazetteer of New York State on the eve of the Civil War.  It's a great place to start studying the history -- and genealogy -- of Sullivan County!  Also, because this download is FREE it's a good way to see what a typical county chapter in French's looks like.   See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Sullivan County in Mather & Brockett’s Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Sullivan County rated a scant four pages, but this early sketch of the county remains an important part of the historical record.  Those who wonder where some of the more unusual spellings of Sullivan locations may have originated will find at least some clues in this chapter.  “Nevisink”, “Wurtzborough”, and “Collicoon” are three.  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory of Sullivan County for 1872-73.   As well as a complete index on this CD-ROM.  See more information about the Sullivan County Gazetteer.

 

"Frances J. Knapp's 103 Years: A Brief History of the Development of Sullivan County" (1837-1939).  See our Sullivan County page for more information

 

Grahamsville Fair: Souvenir Booklet (1912).  Believe it or not, the Grahamsville Fair continues today!  More information is on our Neversink page.

 

The Historic Chapin Estate  (1929).  More information is on our Sullivan County page.

 

The 143rd Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry (1892)  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

The 1969 Libertas, yearbook of Liberty Central School.  A yearbook that truly reflects the massive social change going on in the United States at that time.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The 1962 Libertas, yearbook of Liberty Central School.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The 1960 Libertas, yearbook of Liberty Central School.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The 1959 Libertas, yearbook of Liberty Central School.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The 1958 Libertas, yearbook of Liberty Central School.  The class pictured in this yearbook – their yearbook – was born on the eve of World War II, and had come of age at a time when Liberty, as one of the hubs of the “Borscht Circuit”, was still becoming more prosperous and successful – something that was not to last, however. See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The 1956 Libertas, yearbook of Liberty High School.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

Liberty High School's Libertas yearbook for 1955.  A solid yearbook, a good class, graduating at a good time to be starting adult life in a community that, at the time, seemed to have everything going for it.   See our Liberty page for more information.

 

Liberty High School's Libertas yearbook for 1954. As Liberty High School yearbooks go, this was a rather short one.  But this class that left its mark on the world in several respects.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The 1953 Libertas of Liberty High School.  Valuable as a transition into the more elaborate yearbooks of the years following as well as being a document of this class. 

See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The 1941 Libertas, yearbook of Liberty High School.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The Callicoon Historian (1892).  See our Callicoon Historian page for more information.

 

The Old Youngsville Cemetery, collected by Gertrude Barber (1929).  CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Youngsville Cemetery and Old Mouthrop Cemetery in Kenoza Lake, collected by Gertrude Barber (1930).  CLICK HERE for more information.

 

Rock Ridge Cemetery, near Monticello, collected by Gertrude Barber (circa 1930).  See our Monticello page for more information.

 

Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rock Hill, Sullivan County, New York

Compiled by Gertrude A. Barber (1929).   See our Monticello page for more information.   

 

Douglas, the Delaware Valley City, by Arthur N. Meyers (1969).  See our Callicoon page for more information.

 

The Town of Fremont, by Charles S. Hick (1951)   See our Callicoon page for more information.

 

Methodist Churches of the Long Eddy Charge (1953)  Includes Methodist churches at Goulds, French Woods, Pea Brook, Long Eddy, and Rock Valley. See our Callicoon page for more information.

 

Methodist Cemetery, Livingston Manor, New York, collected by Gertrude Barber (circa 1930).  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Presbyterian Cemetery, Livingston Manor, New York, gravestone inscriptions collected by Gertrude Barber (circa 1930).  Anyone with family history in the Town of Rockland needs this and the companion article on the Methodist Cemetery.  See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Four Roscoe Cemeteries, gravestone inscriptions collected (1934) by Gertrude Barber for the following: 1.  Westfield Flats Cemetery (adj. Presbyterian Church), 2.  Westfield Flats Cemetery, 3.  Cemetery on the road to Binghamton, 4.  Riverview Cemetery.  Note:  Roscoe, located on the northernmost tip of Sullivan County, was for many years known as Westfield Flats. See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

About the History of the Town of Fallsburgh   Town of Fallsburgh information from a variety of sources on this CD-ROM.  See more information.

 

Baptist Cemetery, Parksville, Town of Liberty, Sullivan County, New York, collected by Gertrude Barber (circa 1930).  Mrs. Barber, when collecting the cemetery circa 1930, noted that it was in “very bad condition”.  Our suspicion, on that basis, is that there is little of it that can be found or deciphered now, more than 80 years later.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

Gertrude Barber's compilation of the White Sulphur Springs Cemetery (circa 1930).  CLICK HERE for more information.

 

History of the Franciscans at Callicoon, NY. The story of St. Joseph's Seminary as well as the Catholic parishes of Western Sullivan County.  See our Callicoon page for more information.

 

Memories of Liberty NY, volume I and volume II.  Lots of information about the Town and Village of Liberty here.  See more information about our two Liberty CD-ROMs.

 

Stanton (also called Centennial) Cemetery, Wurtsboro, NY.  (1929)  Gertrude Barber's compilation of this old Town of Mamakating cemetery.  See our Wurtsboro/Town of Mamakating page for more information.

 

Wurtsboro: Two Cemeteries.  Gonsalus Cemetery and Sylvan Cemetery (formerly Kings Highway Cemetery) -- Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, NY.  Collected by Gertrude Barber (1930).  See our Wurtsboro/Town of Mamakating page for more information.

 

Poplar Grove Cemetery Philipsport, Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York.  Collected by Gertrude Barber. As Mrs. Barber notes, the cemetery serves as a proxy for the missing records of the Phillipsburg Methodist Church, destroyed by fire. See our Wurtsboro/Town of Mamakating page for more information.

 

The family Bible of William Bonell, a miller in Liberty, NY, originally of Goshen, CT.  This is a FREE DOWNLOAD.

 

Presbyterian Church, Monticello, New York, Centennial (1909).  See our Monticello page for more information.

 

Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Monticello, New York.  Collected by Gertrude A. Barber (1929).  See our Monticello page for more information.

 

Records of the Bridgeville Circuit of the Methodist Church.  While these records are mainly about Town of Thompson locations, also included are Glen Wild and Mountaindale records.  Note that these records in this download are not included on the Fallsburgh CD-ROM.  Collected by Gertrude Barber in 1929.  See our Monticello page for more information.

 

Grahamsville Reformed Dutch Church Records (1929).

Transcribed by Gertrude Barber, and vital for anyone pursuing genealogy in this Town of Neversink community.  See our Neversink page for more information.

 

Grahamsville Reformed Dutch Cemetery

Gertrude Barber's transcription (1934) of this cemetery  is an important record of the Town of Neversink.  See our Neversink page for more information.      

 

New Vernon Cemetery (1930).  Also known as the Old School Baptist Cemetery, Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York.  Collected by Gertrude Barber. See our Wurtsboro/Town of Mamakating page for more information.

 

Old St. John’s Cemetery, Monticello.  Collected by Gertrude Barber (1930).  Mrs. Barber noted that it was to the rear of the present St. John’s Church Cemetery, and that while the current cemetery was being maintained by that Episcopal congregation, the section she calls the “Old St. John’s Cemetery” and is collected here was not being maintained at all.  See our Monticello page for more information.

 

Five Small Cemeteries in Sullivan County, NY, by Gertrude A. Barber (1930).  Here are five small cemeteries Mrs. Barber collected in 1930:  Forestburg Cemetery, located in the hamlet of Forestburg, in Forestburg Township; Fosterdale Cemetery, in the hamlet of Fosterdale, in Cochecton Township, and the Kiersted, Swan, and Union cemeteries, in the hamlet of Mongaup Valley, Town of Bethel. See our Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Monticello NY Sesquicentennial (1804 - 1954)The unsung author of this history was one Alice G. Mapes.  We do not know what her official role was – whether she was a town or village officer, or whether she was just someone who stepped up to the task of collecting and organizing the very considerable amount of material in this history.  Looking back more than half a century later, it is apparent that there were other historians involved, and these were the advertisers and the participants in the sesquicentennial festivities – by their participation, whether personal or financial, they wrote their names and the names of their businesses in the history of Monticello.  See our Monticello page for more information.

 

Gertrude Barber's compilation of the White Sulphur Springs Cemetery (circa 1930), 6+ pages. A typescript by a woman who spent her summers in the mountains transcribing cemeteries and church records, later typing them out and donating copies to libraries.  This is of use to anyone interested in genealogy in the White Sulphur Springs area. See our Liberty page for more information.

 

The History of Sullivan County National Bank -- 50th Anniversary (1893 – 1943).  From its home in the Music Hall to its buildings further north on Main Street.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

Three Jeffersonville Cemeteries -- Collected by Gertrude Barber (1930): 1.  Lutheran Cemetery, 2.  Presbyterian Cemetery, 3.  Methodist Cemetery. Click here for more information.

 

Town of Liberty Sesquicentennial (1957).  The year of this anniversary celebration by the Town of Liberty found a township enjoying good economic health, the hub of a thriving resort industry.  The fifty odd years that have passed since then reveal that if this was not the peak of the Township’s prosperity, it was very close to it.  The fortunes of the Town of Liberty have declined significantly since the optimistic days of the celebration this publication commemorates.  See our Liberty page for more information.

 

Westbrookville Cemeteries  -- Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York, Collected by Gertrude Barber (1934).  Westbrookville (erroneously called West Brookville by the compiler; the hamlet was named for the Westbrook family, an old Dutch name found in Ulster County and the Hudson Valley in general) is located very close to the Orange County/Sullivan County line.  Included in this compilation are two cemeteries:  the Westbrookville Cemetery, and another cemetery in the Westbrookville area, which the compiler describes only as an “old, deserted cemetery”.  See our Wurtsboro/Town of Mamakating page for more information.   

 

First Presbyterian Church of Lake Huntington records -- Gertrude Barber's 1929 collection of the records of this congregation are now available for download.  Please see our Callicoon Historian page

 

Our World -- Yearbook of Sullivan County Community College for 1977.

 See our main Sullivan County page for more information.

 

Tioga County, NY:

 

The Tioga County chapter, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  French's Gazetteer provides a detailed capsule description of this county on the eve of the Civil War.  See our Tioga County page for more information.

 

Tioga County, from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  A little over a decade earlier than French's Gazetteer's treatment of Tioga County, Mather & Brockett dealt briefly with the county in their Geographical History.  When we say "brief" we mean it:  their treatment took just three pages.  Nonetheless it is an important part of the historical record of the county. Please see our Tioga County page for more information.

 

Tompkins County, NY:

 

The Tompkins County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Tompkins County page for more infomation.

 

The 143rd Regiment, New York Volunteers, Infantry (1892)  See our Tompkins County page for more information.

 

Tompkins County from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). A dozen years before French's Gazetteer, Mather and Brockett compiled their Geographical History.  Much happened in that dozen years in terms of development of the state, and there's some evidence of it when one compares the treatment Tompkins County received in the two sources.  While Tompkins County receives only four pages in Mather & Brockett, they are an important part of the historical record.  See our Tompkins County page for more information.

 

Ithaca High School Annual for 1922Quite a substantial and sophisticated yearbook for this period.  See our Tompkins County page for more information.

 

Ithaca High School Annual for 1921.  Another yearbook of the 1920s from Ithaca High School.  See our Tompkins County page for more information.

 

Ithaca High School Annual for 1918.  The yearbook of a class graduating at the height of US involvement in the Great War from Ithaca High School.  See our Tompkins County page for more information.

 

Ulster County, NY: 

 

The Saugerties HS Sawyer for 1935.  See our Ulster County page for more information.

 

The Ulster County chapter from French's Gazetteer of New York (1860).  See our Ulster County page for more information.

 

The Ulster County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  An early gazetteer treatment of Ulster County.  See our Ulster County page for more information.

 

The Kingston High School Maroon for 1924. This yearbook shows a prosperous small city, with a high school with high standards for academic achievement and also for concern for others and for the environment – well ahead of its time.  See the Ulster County page for more information.

 

A History of Ulster County Under the Dominion of the Dutch  by Augustus H. Van Buren (1923).  The author provides us with abundant history of Ulster County from the time of European arrival until 1763, when the English government of the area was formally in place.  Wars, domestic life, interactions with the Native Americans, and name – lots of names – and anecdotes make up the body of the work. See the Ulster County page for more information.

 

The Descendants of Noah Cross and Rachel Osterhout:  Cross - New York State - 1775 - 1975.   See our Cross family page for more information.

 

Historic Wallkill Valley for 1903 (Orange and Ulster Counties, NY, and Sussex County, NJ).  "Historic Wallkill Valley” was a more or less annual production for several years at the beginning of the 20th century.  See our Orange County page for more information.

 

The Spectator Of Kingston Academy for 1909.  Many photographs and advertisements as well as a taste of the sense of humor of a high school graduate in the first decade of the 20th century.  See our Ulster County page for more information.

 

Warren County, NY:

 

The Warren County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Warren County just before the Civil War.  See our Warren County page for more information.

 

Warren County in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Relative to many upstate counties, Warren County was generously treated by the authors.  There are five pages specific to Warren County, including a county map, more than many upstate counties received in these early years. See our Warren County page for more information.

 

Red and Black for 1936 -- The Yearbook of Glens Falls High School, Glens Falls, New York.  See our Warren County page for more information. 

 

Washington County, NY:

 

The Washington County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  See our Washington County page for more information.

 

The Washington County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a look at Washington County a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Washington County page for more information.

 

Wayne County, NY: 

 

The Wayne County chapter from French's Gazetteer of New York (1860).  See our Wayne County page for more information.

 

Child's Gazetteer and Business Directory of Wayne County for 1867-68.  A must for historians and genealogists, on CD-ROM.  See more information information about the Wayne County Gazetteer.

 

The Wayne County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  A dozen years before French's Gazetteer, and nearly 20 years before Child's Gazetteer.  See our Wayne County page for more information.

 

Westchester County, NY:

 

Westchester County chapter in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Note that at this time, Bronx County was still part of Westchester.  See our Westchester County page for more information.

 

The Westchester County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Here is a quite comprehensive look at Westchester County (still including the Bronx) a bit over a decade after Mather & Brockett's treatment of the subject.  See our Westchester County page for more information.

 

Hastings High School, Hastings on Hudson, New York, Yellowjacket For 1959  This yearbook is an oddity.  It’s the first we’ve ever published where the name of the high school and the name of the town in which it’s located don’t appear together at any point in the volume.  The name of the high school, Hastings, appears only on the sports pages. The yearbook’s dedication, is to the class of 1959 itself.  See our Westchester County page for more information.

 

Wyoming County, NY:

 

The Wyoming County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860).  See our Wyoming County page for more information.

 

The Wyoming County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  A dozen years earlier than French's Gazetteer, published only seven years after the foundation of the county.  See our Wyoming County page for more information.

 

Yates County, NY:

 

The Yates County chapter from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). See our Yates County page for more information.

 

The Yates County chapter from Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848).  Brief, but a dozen years earlier than French's Gazetteer.  See our Yates County page for more information.

 

Statewide:

 

Perplexed about which county to look at?  You may find our new page listing New York State regions and what counties makes each one up to be helpful.  Take a look!

 

Civil History of New York: Colonial Era, from Mather & Brockett’s Geographical History of New York (1848).  Beginning as it did as a Dutch colony, New York State’s colonial history is unique.   That governance changed from Dutch to English, still in colonial times, merely makes the combined history still more fascinating.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

The First 20 years of the WCTU in New York State (1894).  The full title of this publication is Two Decades: A History of the First Twenty Years Work by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the State of New York 1874 – 1894. This is history, not polemic, and we found it to be an eye-opener.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Hotchkin's  A History of the Purchase and Settlement of Western New York (1848)  This volume deals town-by-town with the whole area of New York State west of Utica.    Read about our republication of Hotchkin's History on CD-ROM.

 

Charity in New York State in 1906: State Institutions.  We are in the process of republishing sections of volume II of the Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for the year 1906.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Land Patents and Purchases in New York State (1860).  A compendium of all of the important patents, purchases and land grants in the state.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Manufacturing and Commerce in New York State (1860), from French’s Gazetteer of the State of New York.  Particularly of interest to Civil War historians.  Also includes a table of manufacturing establishments by type of industry by county.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

"Military" chapter from French's Gazetteer of New York (1860). See our  Military History page for more information.

 

Colleges and Academies in New York State (1860), from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Railroads in New York State (1860), from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York.  A compendium of all the railroads in the state at the time of compilation including a list of railroads chartered but never build, abandoned, or merged out by that time.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Canals in New York State (1860), from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York.  This chapter provides information about all the canals in the state, including those chartered but never built.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

New York State Canal Commissioners Report for 1878 By 1878, the great age of canals in New York State was coming to an end, replaced for the most part by railroads, and in some small part to the end of economic viability of the areas the canals were originally constructed to exploit. See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Corporations in New York State (1860), from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York.  This compendium principally lists four kinds of corporations:  steam ship companies, public utilities, insurance companies, and banks.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Hudson – Fulton Celebration -- 1609 – 1909 -- New York State Education Department  This is a remarkable document designed to assist the schools of the state in celebrating the tercentennial of Hudson’s exploration of “his” river, and, along the way, to teach some of the history of the river and historic sites on it.  Included as well is study of Robert Fulton and the steamship “Clermont”.  We have reproduced the fold-out map in two forms: first, as a single page, and second, as three separate pages that can be printed out and joined to replicate the original.  65++ pages, PDF format, download now for $5.00.

 Hudson - Fulton Celebration (1909)

 

The Old Post Road, by C. G. Hine (1905) --  “The Publick Common General Road and Highway from King’s Bridge to the Ferry at Crawlier over against the City of Albany”.  See our New York State Miscellany page for more information.

 

Our New York State titles that are currently in preparation:

More New York State titles we own that are currently in the queue awaiting scheduling to be published either as downloads or on CD-ROM:

Sullivan County:

Libertas (Liberty HS yearbook)  (1919, 1941, 1942, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962)

If these are of interest to you, please let us know what years you would like us to republish first.  Note that 1919, 1941, and 1952 are already available on CD-ROMs, and that 1960 and 1962 are now available as a download -- click the links above to find out more about them --but we're planning to eventually make our entire set available.  We'll prioritize the years that seem to be of most interest.  (See our Liberty page for more information).

Monticello, NY materials:

See our Monticello page (including the Town of Thompson)

 

We're always looking for more Monticello material!

Callicoon Historian -- the history of Callicoon and the Upper Delaware Valley:

This is now an active project!  Please Click Here to learn more about our "Callicoon Historian" project.  Also, check our Delaware County page.  Several downloads are already available.

Schenectady County:

Duanesburg NY School Attendance Registers.

These original attendance records, mainly for School District 22 in the Town of Duanesburg, were an impulse purchase on eBay.  The school years for which we have the originals include 1902-1903, 1905-1906, 1906-1907, 1909-1910, 1910-1911, 1911-1912, 1913-1914, 1914-1915, 1917-1918, 1918-1919, 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1922-1923, 1923-1924, 1925-1926.  We also have District 17's record book for 1923-1924 only.  The State Education Department altered the format of the books from year to year.  However, many have a reconciliation to the census, all identify the school children and their parents or guardians by name, all contain extensive attendance records by the child for the year, at least one has a schedule of physical defects noted in each child, and some have registers of visitors to the school.  This is local history absolutely first-hand, but due to its very limited scope we will defer publication until we have an indication of interest in it.  Please let us know if this is of interest to you.  Is this a good prospect for a download or a series of downloads? 

Schenectady and the Great Western Gateway, Past and Present.

This 1926 book was published under the auspices of the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce as a memorial of the dedication of the Great Western Gateway Bridge that year.  76 pages long, it's got some memorable photos (including two of the covered bridge that once spanned the Mohawk at that location), and essays about Schenectady and the Mohawk Valley during the various historical periods that predated dedication of this bridge.  We think it's pretty interesting, and when we find some companion documents, we'll publish it -- and if nothing comes along pretty soon to accompany it, we'll publish it as a download.

See our Schenectady County page for more information.

Franklin County:

Frederick J. Seaver's Historical Sketches of Franklin County, New York

(1918). This is a first-rate county history of the county known as "The Siberia of New York" -- a county that was settled late but still managed to accumulate some interesting history in the years between its settlement and Mr. Seaver's book's original publication.  It's 819 pages long, and contains not only county history but also considerable material on the towns, including an appendix with the then-current and previous officials and institutions.  The book also includes 75 pages of short biographical sketches.  We would like to hear from you if this is of any potential interest to you.  It's not currently prioritized, because getting it scanned and ready to go is a huge amount of work, but it can be in the queue if we receive sufficient indications of interest.   See our Franklin County page.

Oneida County:

See our page about Oneida County!

Montgomery County:

Washington Frothingham's History of Montgomery County

(1892). 450 pages of history of the county that includes Amsterdam, Canajoharie, and a significant section of the historic Mohawk Valley, plus 325 pages of family histories of the area, plus three indexes comprise this volume.  Included as well on unnumbered pages are some nice portraits of significant people of the era when the book was written.  This one, a recent purchase by us, is pretty certainly in the queue for production as it is complete, well-written, of high quality, and already indexed.  Let us know if this is of interest to you, and perhaps we can advance it on the priority list a bit.  We can offer downloads as well.  See our Montgomery County page.

St. Lawrence County:

The History of the City of Ogdensburg, by Rt. Rev. P.S. Garand, D. D., V. G.

(1927) 449 pages of well-researched, well-written history of the only city in St. Lawrence County.  See our St. Lawrence County page

Lewis County:

See our page about Lewis County!

Mohawk Valley:

W. Max Reid's The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History

(1907). This is a nice area history with abundant colorful legends to supplement it.  In its 545 (including index) pages are also included a number of photographs by J. Arthur Maney.  It's light reading, and a good introduction to the area, as perceived a century ago.  Tell us if this looks like something you would be interested in!  When we get started on it we'll be offering the various chapters under the counties they cover.

Jefferson County:

See our page about Jefferson County

Madison County:

See our Madison County Collection page

Miscellaneous NYS:

Washington Irving's A History of New York from the beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty

by "Diedrich Knickerbocker" (1864). This is a classic, but somewhat scarce.   Find out more about Washington Irving's History of New York.

Gazetteer of the State of New York

by J. H. French (1860).  751 pages.  This is really a classic New York State source, and difficult to locate at anything approaching an affordable price.  There is detailed information about every county in the state, together with fact-loaded chapters on railroads, banks, other corporations, religions and religious organizations, and much, much more.  We're now offering most chapters of this volume as individual downloads.  Some can be found on the individual county pages (these are all available now) and others are on the New York State Miscellany page.  Want to see the level of detail offered.  Check the chapter about Sullivan County -- it's a free download.

Annual Report of the State Board of Charities for 1906

This three volume report, totaling more than 2700 pages, is a study of the state and private welfare structure in New York State in that year.  We've started re-publishing this as a series of downloads.  We've created one download regarding the main state charities, and we're gradually releasing the chapters for each individual county (see each county page to find out if we've gotten to the ones you're interested in yet).  As you might expect, the individual counties vary greatly:  New York County has more than 100 pages of charities, while Schuyler County has just two pages.  It's fascinating stuff when you get into it, and probably tells more about individual counties at that time than most contemporaneous sources. 

The Life and Letters of Roscoe Conkling, orator, statesman, and advocate

by Alfred R. Conkling (1889).  709 pages.  Roscoe Conkling?  Think of the Tweed Ring, the disputed presidential election of 1872, the Utica NY area.  Roscoe Conkling was a man who wielded tremendous power on a national level in the days of the political "spoils system" -- written by a family member, and thus a considerably more sympathetic view than you'll find in the history books.

"Boss" Tweed: the Story of a Grim Generation

by Denis Tilden Lynch (1927).  433 pages, including index.  The name of Boss Tweed is synonymous today with our current variety of crooked politicians.  The man was a New York City politician whose influence spread far beyond the city boundaries.  The writing style is journalistic rather than scholarly, but it is an absorbing read.  More about his administration has emerged in recent years, but this is a view of the way the man was perceived in the 1920s.  Let us know if this interests you!

Barnard College annuals and the The Barnard College Song Book

See more information about these Barnard items from the 1920s. 

Additional useful information available on this website about New York State includes:

Sullivan County, New York. We continue to be involved in Sullivan County local history work, including continued expansion of our page on place names in Sullivan that don't exist anymore, and what (if anything) has taken their place.  If you've ever been seeking an ancestor, or a location where a historic event took place, and have found yourself unable to get past an old place name that has changed, you'll appreciate this finding aid.  We've also started a page of links to websites that provide genealogical material specific to families with Sullivan County backgrounds.    View our Sullivan County Series pages.  We recently added a free download of the Sullivan County chapter of French's Gazetteer of New York State (1960).  We're also collecting material for future CDs and downloads about Sullivan County genealogy and history!

Changed place names in Sullivan County 

See our free compilation of Sullivan County place names that have changed.

The Sullivan County chapter of French's Gazetteer 

FREE!  See the Sullivan County chapter of French's Gazetteer.

Other Sullivan County information 

More Sullivan County, New York information

 

 

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