The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) has begun work on a guide to the New York State Archives, designed specifically for genealogists, local historians, and other researchers.
The publication is expected to feature more than 20 chapters outlining materials from the State Archives collections that are helpful for tracing New York families. Continue reading
Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and Son of the Slave Trade with Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf will be held on Friday, March 9th at 7 pm.
Morgan and DeWolf will answer the question “What is the legacy of the institution of slavery?” and offer hope that reconciliation and healing are possible in a nation rife with conflict, division, and racism. Continue reading
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust has announced Stephen Lang as the winner of the 2018 Empire State Archives & History Award.
Stephen Lang, award-winning stage and film actor, writer, and producer and star of His Dark Land, will receive the 2018 Empire State Archives and History Award from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.
The public is invited to hear Lang speak about his career as an actor and history enthusiast, interviewed by friend and nationally prominent Lincoln Scholar Harold Holzer on October 25, 2018 in Albany.
The New York Archives have posted highlights from the latest issue of New York Archives magazine, including Sally Svenson’s feature article “Brookside: An Integrated Adirondack Cemetery” in its entirety.
Highlighted articles include:
The New York State Archives has announced the availability of awards for qualified applicants to conduct research using historical records in the Archives.
The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program is intended to support advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy by defraying travel-related research expenses.
The program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the State Archives between 1981 and 1995. Continue reading
In celebration of American Archives Month, the New York State Archives have announced the winners of the 2017 Annual Archives Awards.
This annual awards program recognizes the outstanding archives and records management work of individuals and organizations in New York State. In addition, three awards were given to students for their use of historical records in research projects at the ceremony at the Cultural Education Center in Albany. Continue reading
A new book, The Best of New York Archives: Selections from the Magazine, 2001— 2011 (SUNY Press, 2017) is available now for pre-order. The book offers readers a chance to discover or rediscover some of the most popular articles on New York State history from the pages of the award-winning New York Archives magazine.
Articles from Pulitzer Prize winners and best-selling authors tell stories of New York State’s rich history based on research in archival records around the state.
The New York State Archives has invited students statewide to enter the 27th Annual Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students in grades 4 – 12 who use historical records in their research projects.
The deadline for entries is July 1, 2017. Three awards will be presented in the fall of 2017. Continue reading
New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) offers grant funds for both Documentation and Arrangement & Description projects to eligible not-for-profit organizations that hold, collect, and make available New York’s historical records. This grant deadline is January 17th, 2017.
For more information, click here, email email@example.com or call (518) 474-6926.
As discussed in a previous post on this New York History Blog, the state’s historical community might want to consider organizing an effort to commemorate New York State’s Birthday.
We could use April 20, the date the first State Constitution was completed in Kingston in 1777, or April 22, the date it was first read and officially proclaimed, bringing the new state into existence. This would give us an opportunity each year not only to review New York State’s historical origins, but also to call public attention to various aspects of the state’s 240+ years of history.
We might want to consider designating a historical driving trail, a good fit for the I Love New York’s heritage tourism “Path Through History” program, perhaps calling it the New York Statehood Trail. “Path Through History” has its own list of Revolutionary War sites. Continue reading