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 […]
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?
New York Heritage has hundreds and hundreds of digitized yearbooks, which you can see and browse or search by school on our Yearbooks page.
Recently we’ve pinned nearly 100 of our favorite yearbook designs over on Pinterest. You can see the board here:Yearbooks Over the Years.
It’s time for more then-and-now with Google Map Streetview!
Pulaski Park in Syracuse, NY: 2011 & 1950s
Little Falls Public Library, Little Falls, NY: 2008 & 1800s
Elmwood Avenue in Geneva, NY: 2009 & ca. 1900
New York Heritage has a plethora of fascinating medical history collections to satisfy your every curiosity.
Youngsters today have probably never seen a […]
The Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, one of the first private clubs for women in the United States, was founded in 1894 “to advance the interests of education, literature and art.” Charlotte Mulligan, a teacher, writer, and musician from a well-to-do family was the driving force behind its creation. She envisioned a club rich in […]
As you all know by now, Google Maps is fantastic. However, sometimes it’s limiting for the kind of historical materials we have. For example, I have this map of Nelson, New York, which is a lovely, quiet, little place about 25 miles east of Syracuse. The Oneida Public Library’s collection of the 1873 […]
Once again, I’m walking along the virtual street in Google Maps and comparing our photographs on New York Heritage to the modern day streetviews.
Here’s downtown McGraw, NY,
first in […]
There are thousands and thousands of great maps on NYHeritage, but I especially like two from Northern New York because they’re Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.
The Sanborn Map Company (still in existence today) was one of several companies who sold atlases in the 19th and 20th centuries specifically for the purpose of assessing fire […]
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