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You can search the following resources to find records held by the New York State Archives:

Research Topics
Archivists have prepared research guides on a variety of topics. You can access those guides by browsing featured topics or by reviewing our list of publications.

Finding Aids
provide detailed descriptions of record series or collections held by the New York State Archives.

Catalog
The online catalog contains summary descriptions of record series or collections held by the New York State Archives.

Digital Collections
The Digital Collections contain digital copies of photographs, documents, archival audio files, and historic film footage from the collections of the New York State Archives.

Civil War muster roll abstract with attachment of Native American volunteer William Kennedy

Name Indexes 
The index includes individual names appearing in the records of various state agencies whose records are held by the New York State Archives.

Motion Picture Division Index
The Motion Picture Division index summarizes the information that exists in the case file for each film, and provides different ways of locating this information.

New Accessions
New accessions consist of New York State agency records that have been transferred to the State Archives and are available for public use.