New York Heritage is a project of the Empire State Library Network.

“New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places, and institutions of New York State. The site provides free access to more than 170 distinct digital collections, totaling hundreds of thousands of items.

“The collections in New York Heritage represent a broad range of historical, scholarly, and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state. Collection items include photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, newspapers, books, and more.”

These collections can be searched by Topic or Time Period or by Contributing Organization.

Free New York records online include but are not limited to:

  • Correspondence

  • Directories, Buffalo, New York directories 1870-1914, 1832-1868, Ku Klux Klan list, 1924-1925; Delmer NY directory, 1912-1913; Jamestown, NY, 1875-1916; Olean, NY, 1882-1915; Oswego 1852-1929

  • Maps

  • Newspapers

    • Endicott Bulletin
    • The Record
    • News-Dispatch
    • Johnson City-Endicott Record
    • Union-Endictott News
    • Union Weekly News
    • The Union News
    • Union Endicott News
    • Lestershire-Endicott Record
    • Union-News
    • Lestershire Endicott Record
    • The Union Argus
    • Bulletin Photograph
  • Photographs

  • Postcards

  • Scrapbooks

  • Yearbooks

New  York Heritage has specific collections which can be searched individually or as an entire collection.



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