The Buffalo History Museum has some great digital initiatives, some of which are proudly featured on New York Heritage. Earlier this year, they hosted an intern who replicated a 1901 map done by the Charity Organization Society of Buffalo in a modern setting: Google maps!
You can see the interactive map [...]Continue Reading →
I recently learned how to colorize black-and-white photographs with a course on Lynda.com (thanks for the opportunity, NY 3Rs Association!). Naturally, I put these new-found skills to use on some of the wonderful old photographs accessible on New York Heritage.
Choosing a collection to pluck photos from was difficult; there are so [...]Continue Reading →
Generally, New York State is a quiet place. We’re not tornado central, our earthquakes are pretty tame, and it’s been a long time since a tsunami has reached Oneonta.
That said, we have had our fair share of terrible storms and consequential floods. A lot of those floods from the 20th Century were documented carefully [...]Continue Reading →
Albany Public Library is happy to have recently joined NY Heritage! Though our collection will grow over time, we have already made some very interesting objects available. We would like to highlight “A Bicentennial of Albany Views: 1963-1967 and 1974-1975 Compared.”
This album of photographs was handmade by Florence L. Powell, a [...]Continue Reading →
The Albany area is well represented in New York Heritage and lately, some of these great collections have been featured on All Over Albany, a great website that highlights special things about and to do in the Capital region.
In April, the site explored the recently added Albany Public Library collection from their Pruyn [...]Continue Reading →
South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) has awarded two Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Grants to member organizations in support of digitization.
The first award, given to the Cortland County Historical Society, will provide $1,044 to digitize the Society’s large collection of Brockway Company-related images currently in one [...]Continue Reading →
The Social Security Administration has a great database of baby names that searches all Social Security card applications for births after 1879. But what was popular before that?
Thanks [...]Continue Reading →
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