Connecting With The Past

The Internet places virtually all of the best cutting-edge historical programs just a mouse-click away. This trend has taken hold and is escalating. As you read this, history groups from Albany, New York to Albany, Australia are uploading significant materials on new and improved web sites. In fact, soon the arena of action in the larger history field (and particularly in public and popular history) will be most significantly represented on the Internet.

Given the diverse and far-flung nature of its principal audiences, the Colonial Albany Social History Project subscribes to this notion and intends to become an exemplary part of an ongoing dialogue relating to community-based historical research, programming, and service. The links below are presented to help bring that world closer together.

Please note: Since this section first was launched (10 years ago now), so many new and wonderful sites have appeared that we cannot begin to keep pace with the new and changing offerings - even among the most relevant to the people of colonial Albany. However, these links have been better catalogued by a number of providers beginning with New York History Net.

The "A" List:

Albany visuals from Google images
James Eights homepage
Joseph Henry
Henry Livingston's family - a pioneering and inspirational historical exploration
Angelica Schuyler Church

Early Albany Families:

Begin with PCALHW family names

Closely Related Organizations:

Albany Institute of History and Art
Dutch Settlers Society of Albany
New Netherland Institute
Albany County Historical Association/Ten Broeck Mansion
Friends of Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Hartgen Archeological Associates
Historic Cherry Hill
L. F. Tantillo - Historical Art
Albany County Hall of Records
University at Albany History Department


NYGen Web Albany County
The Holland Society
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
The Genealogy Homepage
Olive Tree Genealogy

Early American History:

The New Netherland Museum/Half Moon
Schenectady Historical Society
Archiving Early America
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Deerfield
Society of Early Americanists
Drums Along the Mohawk
Three Rivers - a massive archive of regional materials
Virtual Jamestown
18th-Century American Women - a museum in a blog
Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland
Colony of Avalon, Newfoundland
Early History of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Plymouth Colony Archive Project

Albany Neighborhoods:

Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations
Wikipedia on Albany Neighborhoods - a wonderful starting place
Historic Albany Foundation

New York History:

Google images for colonial New York
New York History: Historical News and Views From The Empire State - an online historical magazine/journal for New York State.
New York History Review
Conference on New York State History
The Encyclopedia of New York State
New York History Net
New York State Historical Association
New-York Historical Society
Clements Library (University of Michigan)
American Memory (Library of Congress)
The Huntington Library
American Social History Project
The History Ring
Researching New York

The major criterion for inclusion in this section is that a site represents an interesting way to uncover, organize, and present useful historical information in the fields of New York and Early American community history on the Internet. Notice of outdated URLs as well as candidates for inclusion and omission are more than welcome.

first posted 1999; last updated: 1/10/14