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FYS: Local History: New York State Resources

NYS Joint Catalog

You can search the resources available from the New York State Library, Museum, and Archives from one catalog here.

Obtaining materials

If you come across material you would like but Siena doesn't have, it may be able to be requested through Interlibrary Loan.  

New York State Online Resources

Not doing a New York State based topic?!

Most of these resources are for NYS locations.  If you are doing research outside of New York check out offerings similar to the ones mentioned for that state.

Your location may not have a historical society but the historical information is somewhere!  Other possibilities include:

  • your local library
  • a local college/university
  • a local museum
  • city or town historian

Don't hesitate to call and speak to the historians--they would love to talk to you!  That is why they are there!

Additional research guides to check out:

State seal

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