New Online Resources For New York History


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bh_computers_01Here’s a quick look at some of the latest New York history resources to hit the web:

The virtual-life company Utherverse is building a new digital replica of Harlem during the 1920s. You can read more about it here.

A new database on the Troy Irish Genealogy website identifies the re-interments from State Street, Albany burial grounds, relocated in 1866.  The new database identifies 3,685 re-interments from 14 different Albany churches that used the burial grounds (plus the Potters Field).

The 1921 Census of Canada is now available for browsing on Ancestry.ca through a partnership with Library and Archives Canada. The 1921 Census is the most recent Canadian census available to the public. Ancestry.ca is currently indexing all 8.8 million records and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. The images of the entire collection can be seen for free here.

According to The Atlantic Cities blog “every library and museum in America” has been mapped on two maps which are available online.

FamilySearch.org now has more than 100,000 books scanned and published online. Available free of charge, the majority are family histories, with some cemetery records, local and county histories, genealogy magazines and how-to-books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees.

The Getty Museum now has over 4,500 high-resolution images of its collection available for free use, modification, and publication.

Photo: The ENIAC computer in 1946.

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