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Research tips are brief and practical help in using some of the Archives richest collections to answer common research questions.
- New York House of Refuge
- State Education Department
- States' Impact on Federal Education Policy Project
- Department of Correctional Services
- Military Records
- Naturalization Records
- Probate Records
- Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
- Archived State Government Websites
- Bill and Veto Jackets online
- Criminal Trials, appeals, and pardons
- Department of Corrections
- Governor's Office
- Lusk Committee
- New York House of Refuge
- New York Supreme Court
- Tobacco Industry
- War Service Records
- Civil War
- Grand Army of the Republic
- World War I
- New York State War Council (WWII)
Finding Aids include descriptions of records, and contents lists for selected records of New York State agencies and governors that are held by the New York State Archives.
Topical guides provide background information and descriptions of records relating to a particular theme or agency. Examples include guides to records relating to women and to records of the Thomas Indian School.
Excelsior Online Catalog
Use Excelsior to view descriptions of the records of New York State agencies and governors that are held by the New York State Archives.
Images, Audio files, and Videos
View digital copies of photographs and documents, listen to archival audio files, and watch historic film footage from the collections of the New York State Archives.
State Archives Indexes
Search databases including an index to film scripts and an index of individual names appearing in the records of various state agencies whose records are held by the New York State Archives.
Tools to determine the best sources for records on particular topics, including Naturalization and Probate Records.
Includes guides to historical records, educational resources, books, and other printed resources.
Educational Resources are web-based services that encourage the educational use of historical records.
Historical Documents Inventory
Database of the archival holdings of repositories across New York.
Ancestry.com New York
Find family history records held by New York repositories and made available for free to New Yorkers through the Ancestry.com New York partnership.
States' Impact on Federal Education Policy (SIFEPP)
Compiled resource of published and archival materials that describes the role of states in the formation of federal education policy.