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Published November 21 | State History

This article orginially appeared on the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society website in November, 2017.

Save the date for the fourth New York State Family History Conference! For the first time, this renowned event comes downstate to Tarrytown at the DoubleTree hotel....

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Published November 21 | State History

This article first appeared on the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society website on November 2nd, 2017.

New York State Religious Records (1639 - 1914) 

This collection now contains transcriptions of religious records from various denominations throughout New...

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Published November 17 | State History

This article first appeared on the Beacon Historical Society Website in November, 2017.

(Beacon, NY)  With nearly 200 enthusiastic supporters in attendance, the Beacon Historical Society presented its inaugural “Beacons of History” awards on Nov. 9 to an individual and a business...

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Published November 7 | State History

DHPSNY wants to hear from you! We have developed a survey for collecting institutions to help identify urgent collections care needs in New York State, and your responses will directly shape the planning and education services that DHPSNY provides. To participate, write ...

National Women's Hall of Fame
Published October 27 | State History

This article first appeared on the National Women's Hall of Fame website October, 2017.

Each of us holds dear a special woman who has inspired us, loved us, made us better people, or made a little corner of the world a better place. The National Women’s Hall of Fame provides a...

Underground Railroad History Project
Published October 20 | State History

This article first appeared on the Underground Railroad History Project website October, 2017.

Embracing equity in a global society is a struggle and an affirmation. In our increasingly polarized society, the symbol of the 19th century Underground Railroad movement and...

Town of Hume Museum
Published October 20 | State History

     The Town of Hume Museum is housed in a former school building. Research in our local newspaper, the Northern Allegany Observer, notes in the June 23, 1905 edition that “Geo. Paynter has the contract for building the new schoolhouse in Hume village, and has begun work.” The November 10, 1905...

Oneida County History Center
Published October 20 | State History

This article first appeared on the Oneida County History Center website October, 2017

The Oneida County History Center has named Mary Bottini Volunteer of the Year for 2017. Volunteers, such as Mary, are vital to the daily operation and long-term care of the history center. Mary...

Published October 18 | State History

Article written by Betsy Abraham and published in the the Westbury Times on October 18th, 2017

Sixth-graders win research award for paper on Hessian soldiers

Ask most New Cassel residents where the hamlet got its name, and they might respond with a blank stare....

Bard Graduate Center
Published October 13 | State History

This article first appeared on the Bard Graduate Center website.

The fellowship programs at Bard Graduate Center are designed to further the institution’s goal of promoting research in the areas of decorative arts, design history, and material culture—what we call the “cultural...

Erie Canal @ 200
Published October 13 | State History

This article first appeared on the Utica College website.

Crossing New York State from the Hudson River at Albany to Buffalo, the Erie Canal revolutionized transportation and trade almost as soon as it opened. The time it took to travel across the state declined from two or more...

Florence Marker
Published October 12 | State History

Please find the full article on the dig in the Rome Sentinel here.

Full article on the dedication of the roadside marker by the William G. Pomeroy...

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Published October 4 | State History

Congratulations to the Baldwin, NY American Legion Post #246 & Community for being awarded one of the first fifty WWI Centennial Memorials by the United States WWI Centennial Commission.  To read more about this wonderful acknowledgement and the Memorials program, please click...

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Published September 29 | State History

New York State Museum’s
NYS History Month Public Programs
November 2017

New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference
Saturday, November 4 | 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
New York State Museum | Adults | Fee
This conference is organized...

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Published September 22 | State History

This article first appeared on the Institute of Museum and Library Services website on September 19th, 2017.

Washington, D.C.—Through the agency’s largest competitive grant program, Museums for America, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)...

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Published September 15 | State History

The Columbia Seminar on Early American History and Culture's schedule has been announced for the 2017-2018 year. Read more...

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Published September 15 | State History

This article first appeared on the U.S. News Website on September 8th, 2017.

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — Fort Ticonderoga has acquired three rare British muskets that were carried by redcoats at the northern New York ...

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Published September 12 | State History

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) awarded the Rochester Genealogical Society with the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies Outstanding Society Technology Award. The award was given at the FGS's national conference in Pittsburgh, PA at the end of August. The Rochester...

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Published September 1 | State History

This article originally appeared on the National Endowment for the Humanities website on August 30th, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 30, 2017) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will award up to $1 million in emergency grants......

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