New Yorkers and individuals who are interested in New York's local history benefit from the efforts of local historical societies, government officials, and others who have collected, preserved, and made accessible documentary evidence of New York's past. Local governments, local historians, and some social, religious, and fraternal organizations make their records available to researchers and genealogists. State's government agencies' records also document the growth, development and change in our communities.
To learn more about Community Records available throughout the State, consider the following resources:
- Locate a county historian
- New York State's Official List of State Agencies
- Learn about Local Government Records on Microfilm in the New York State Archives
- You can continue your search for community records by searching Excelsior, the online catalog of the New York State Archives and State Library, and the Historic Documents Inventory, the statewide section of Excelsior.