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A to Z Kids Stuff | New York __ General information about New York state for kids including history resources. - From -

Border Warfare - Annals of Tryon County ___The full text of an 1831 book. There are 11 chapters, the introduction and an Appendix. - Text only - From Albany County Genealogy and History - 

Boss Tweed Escaped From Prison ___A good introduction to the Boss Tweed story. "How he landed in prison in the first place is a story of American politics and corruption." - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -

A Brief History of the Colony of New York, 1609-1692 __ Here is a History of the Colony of New York, dating back to New Netherlands under Dutch rule. - From -

Colonial Albany Project ___"Welcome to the official website of the Colonial Albany Social History Project. It is intended to introduce everyone to the people of colonial Albany and their world." - Illustrated - From the New York State Museum - 

Colonial New York ___A large portion of this history concentrates on "...the transition in this colony from Dutch to English rule" and the personages involved. - Text only - From Henry William Elson - 
The Erie Canal - A Journey Through History ___"This journey through history combines songs, historic information, post cards, panoramic photos, maps and community profiles to create a comprehensive multimedia package about the canal and its national impact. The online tour, designed for use by adults and young users, requires that you have Flash and QuickTime plug-ins." - Illustrated - From ePodunk Inc - 


Find a Grave - New York ___Brief biographies of 3,399 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - 

Half Moon History ___"The first European settlements in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania were built by the Dutch beginning in 1624 and formed the Dutch colony of New Netherland, or Nieuw Nederlandt." This website is full of good information about these settlements. - Illustrated -

History of New York __ "The Dutch, who began to establish trading-posts on the Hudson River in 1613, claimed jurisdiction over the territory between the Connecticut and the Delaware Rivers, which they called New Netherlands. The government was vested in "The United New Netherland Company," chartered in 1616, and then in "The Dutch West India Company," chartered in 1621." An encyclopedic article about the history of New York State. - From wikipedia -

History of New York State (Before 1900) __ "New Yorkers are rightfully proud of their state's many achievements and contributions. This synopsis is adapted from a brief history previously printed in the Legislative Manual." - illustrated - From -

History of the New York State Flag __ Outline of history and image of New York State Flag - illustrated - From - 

New York ___A good overview of the history of New York state, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - 

New York ___This a very short overview of the history of New York State, but it's followed by links to seven more specific stories from New York's history. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 

New York Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From - 

New York: History ___Topics include the Iroquois Confederacy, French and Dutch claims, politics and cultural movements. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. -

New York State Historical Association __ Learn about the organization, goals, accomplishments, membership information and more. - illustrated - from -

New York State History __ "A site devoted to all aspects of New York history, produced by the History Department at the University at Albany."  Well, I found a couple of aspects anyway, in the form of click-to-read articles. - From -

New York State History __ A general overview of New York State history and a timeline. - From -

New York State History Links __ You will find a wealth of resources related to New York history. - From -   
New York Stock Market Opened on Wall Street ___A brief history of the New York Stock Exchange Building, as well as a simple explanation learn about how the system of stocks and bonds works. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 


Origins of New York State's County Names __ "Roll your mouse over a county to reveal it's name. Click to discover where that name came from." - illustrated - From -

State Historic Markers __ Information about New York's historic markers including how to care for them, how to apply for one, and what to do if one is lost plus more. - From - 

State of New York History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. - Text only - From NorthEastern Genealogy - 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of New York ___A general state history overview and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and -


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