Saturday, July 5, 2014

CENTRAL NY ONLINE GENEALOGY RESOURCES: MORRISVILLE STATE COLLEGE

This is the final segment in my five-part series on online genealogical resources in Central New York.  Another college that maintains a helpful website is that of Morrisville State College, located in Morrisville, Madison County, New York.

The Donald G. Butcher Library at Morrisville has an excellent local history page with links to a variety of websites containing information that could be helpful in your research. See http://library.morrisville.edu/localhistory.aspx. If you don’t have ancestors from Central New York, don’t despair. You will find information on other places as well. There are numerous links on the Local History page, so I am just going to mention a few that caught my eye:

APHNYS-The Association of Public Historians of New York State Here you will find a wonderful chart that lists the contact information for the New York public historians by county.  New York researchers are lucky that New York has appointed local historians.  A knowledge of local history is crucial to our research. I have been meaning to contact the historians in the towns frequented by my ancestors.



Drums Along the Mohawk Learn about New York during the American Revolution. This website is loaded with information: timelines, battles, letters and stories about loyalists and patriots.

The Loomis Family of Sangerfield. This site contains a genealogical chart of the Loomis line as well as many links to information on the Loomis family from Connecticut.

Long Island Memories.  This is a fabulous website. I especially liked the link to Suffolk Historic Newspapers.

Madison County GenWeb Page I go to this website often because I have plenty of Madison County ancestors. I especially like the cemetery transcriptions.

New York History Net   Here you will find book reviews, information on the Erie Canal, links to New York historical societies, links to New York museums and historic sites and much more.  Be sure to see the New York State Military Museum (http://dmna.ny.gov/historic).




Women of Courage Profiles. This website gives you mini biographies of important women from Northern New York as well as articles, such as “The Birth of Nurse-Midwifery in America” "The Birth of Nurse-Midwifery in America."

There are many more links on Morrisville's Local History Page, so check it out.

Thank you, Morrisville State College, for taking the time to compile such a valuable list of historical resources.



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