Managing Records: Using Records
Here are some examples of specific local government
and non-governmental sites that aim to provide information
about their organization's historical records:
Local government archives
- Albany County Hall of Records
- A joint program of the County and City of Albany. The site provides information
on the historical records in its collections, including the papers of the
late Mayor Erastus Corning, and an index to naturalizations.
- Ontario County Department of Records,
Archives, and Information Management Services - Provides online indexes
to nineteenth- and twentieth century court, marriage, census, naturalization
and other records, and information concerning its creation and mission, annual
reports, and copies of its newsletter.
- Saratoga County Archival Records
Initiative project - Provides a searchable database of the archival records
maintained by the towns, villages, cities, and county government of Saratoga
County. Users can view each series historical background, scope and
content, formats, time span and any access restrictions ( limits on who may
use these records).
- Town of Hempstead,
Town Clerk's Office (Suffolk County) - Makes available online finding
aids describing fire district, school, judicial, health, and other town
government records, institutional mission statement, and users
- Town of Olive, Town
Archives (Ulster County) - This relatively small towns site provides
online indexes to its archival records, digitized photographs, and other information.
- The Ulster County
Archives, a program of the Ulster County Clerk's office, has series descriptions
and indexes available on its website. Records indexed include early deed books
and naturalization records.
- Westchester County
Records and Archives Center, founded in 1985, provides indexes to cemetery,
court, incorporation, miscellaneous & marriage records. Its online exhibit
concerns entertainers in Westchester County during the 1920s & 1930s,
and its educational pages highlight important issues in the countys
County's Archival Program has on-line information about its archival records,
including series descriptions and sample images for selected series located
in the county archives. The site also includes extensive indexes to the County's
Non-government historical records repositories
of the New York State Nurses Association - Provides online finding
aids to the records of nursing organizations and the personal papers
of individual nurses, and an overview of its history and mission.
- Historic Huguenot Street
- Furnishes summary listings of individual and family papers and institutional
records, detailed finding aids describing the contents of selected collections,
and information about archival description.