Updated 2/8/2004

New York City / New York State

To really get down to the bedrock of New York's past and get a good grounding in its story, go directly to BC. - It wasn't all just a WPA project. Really!

NYNY - A timeline of New York City and New York State. Current through the year 1991.


Crooked Lake Review =-= Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes

Canals, Railroads, Trails, Aviation

Canal Society of New York State

Canal Society of New Jersey NEW - Morris and Delaware and Raritan canals

Encounters with Canals

Erie Canal (University of Rochester)

De Witt Clinton 1810 Journal

SCAR Sankey Canal's Restoration Society.

Railroads and Waterways Margaret Vail Anderson's transportation links.

Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway

Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY

Bill Bottorff's Trains, Planes, Cars, Boats

The Canals timeline covers the world of the navvies (canal builders)

Update completed 10 / 29 / 2000

Mid-Lakes Navigation NYS canal and lake cruises
National Canal Museum Easton, Pennsylvania.


You might like to check out two very useful essays on the use of city directories in your efforts.


Museum of the Great Lakes
Marine Historical Society of Detroit
Great Lakes Cruising
Maritime History Michael Phillips' cmpendium of maritime articles and links.

iSealife - the Ultimate Offshore Cruising Site for Bluewater Sailing

For hundreds of historical maritime images check out the U. S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which includes image files of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. Thousands of photos, maps and charts .

New York City

Hal Morris' Jacksonian Miscellanies site presents the journal of a city resident - Octogenarian - in the mid-1800s.

Civil War Draft Riot

New York State

New York History Net

Fort Klock

Early Albany Timeline, 1609-1683 - NEW

Buffalo Atchitecture

Buffalo's Grand Central Terminal

New York Correction History Society Thomas C. McCarthy's fascinating collection of materials relating to the history of New York's Jails, Prisons, and Correctional Officers. (updated 5/5/03)

GenWeb, a county-by-county page that carries much more than just genealogy (although there's plenty of that also). You'll find town histories and whatever else the host for the page chooses to include. For the rest of the U. S. < click here.

Town of Alabama Genesee County - Town Historian Cindy Amrhein's comprehensive site

Drums Along the Mohawk: The American Revolution Along the New York Frontier

Letchworth State Park

Newsday's Long Island History

New World Dutch Barn Survey 2000

NY History Net

The Ontario County Records and Archive Center

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Lots of good material.

Buffalo History Works

The Olive Tree

Reed Library site of Fredonia College. The library is home to the records of the Holland Land Office.

Sackets Harbor

St. Johnsville

Schoharie County Historical Society

Don Rittner's Weekly local history column for the Troy Record - Troy NEW

Seward House, Auburn, NY, home of U. S. Secretary of State William H. Seward (2 links) house and timeline

Land claim cases of the Cayuga and Oneida peoples at Syracuse Online

West Point Bicentennial Site

Rochester, New York

Apple CIDER Apple Users Group

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

Democrat & Chronicle New, Updated Link

Maplewood Neighborhood Association



New England

Maine midwife Martha Ballard web site. New England history, 18th Century medicine, or gaining greater insight to what historians do and how they do it. DoHistory

The Mayflower Home Page

On This Date

Historical events for every day of the year can be found at Electric Scotland. Just click on any day on the main calendar and you'll find hundreds of birthdates, dates of demise, and anniversaries.
Civil War
Phil Konstantin's Native American Dates

Old Farmer's Almanac

Alternatime: Links to hundreds of chronologies on a large variety of subjects.


Archaeology Magazine

New York Times Review of Books since 1980.



PBS Documentary series American Experience

World History, - Old News

WXXI PBS, Rochester, New York

Comic Strips

Vot der Dumboozle


Recording Industry

Jones Telecommunications & Multimedia Encyclopedia

Peter Doyle's Between the Wars

Novelist and musician John Byrne Cooke reveals another talent on his new website - . Especially for those of you who remember the 1960s (supposedly meaning you weren't there) will enjoy a return visit by way of John's photographs. Road manager for Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, John kept a camera handy and kept clicking away. The site features photgraphs of acts such as Joplin, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, and Doc Watson. There are also photographs of the improvisational satirical review called The Committee, the coast of California, Paris, and other world scenes. Interested viewers can purchase prints through the web site.


U. S.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Cambridge History of English and American Literature

Civil War Documents

American Cultural History: The Twentieth Century

We Are What We Build

American Iron and Steel Institute

Archaeological Institute of America

Tom Perrin has assembled over 3000 links to almost any subject imaginable. Check them out at Tom's Quick Guide to the Internet.

Boston Women's Heritage Trail

Rick's Bricks

Cycles of U. S. History - Colonial Cycles.

Dogs for Defense - World War II

Tales of Detroit and Michigan's past wander through the Rearview Mirror site of the Detroit News.

Detroit Historical Museum

Nova's Super Bridge site

Wisconsin Public Radio's Michael Feldman, and his weekly radio program Whad'YaKnow? to connect up with his U. S. Town of the Week.

Find-a-Grave and
City of the Silent

First Nations Histories Histories of and Links to Native American Tribes.

Underground Railroad National Geographic


Poorhouse Lady A wealth of genealogical information on poorhouses and their inmates, U. S. and Britain

Presidential Pardons

Handbook of Texas Online - Updated 3/23/23003



Africans in America

Benjamin Franklin and his world Documentary History of Benjamin Franklin.

Congressional Biographical Directory

US Government Centralized Web Site

How did they do that? Old-fashioned recipes for thousands of processes Household Cyclopedia.

Historical Archives and Museums John Kohnen's link list to things historical (including railroads).

Medicine: Yellow Fever - Destroying Angel

Phonographs and Old Records - Tim Gracyk's Home Page

Historical fortresses, outposts, and seacoast batteries - the Council on America's Military Past (CAMP). (URL updated 4/12/2003).

Pacific Northwest room at the Tacoma Public Library.

Good info and links from another David - David Sylvester - featuring American History, Archaeology, Maritime History, Reenactments and Witches, at David's History Page

Edith Wharton's world

Winter Storm

Wisconsin Local History Network

women's history at U. S. National Parks site




Hudson's Bay Digital Collection

Infiltrating Abandoned Toronto


South America


Virtual Brazil


Britain (updated 2/3/2003)

London Theatre News and History.

Casebook: Jack the Ripper.

Electric Scotland


Europe (checked and updated 4/23/2002)

Alexandre Dumas FireBlade Coffeehouse

Ottoman Empire University of Calgary website

Athens Currently Under (re-)Cosntruction

Russia - Explorations in St. Petersburg


Asia (checked and updated 4/22/2002)

Boxer Rebellion

Silk Route



Misc. (checked 2/7/2005)

Cambridge World History of Food

Fire Museum Network

The Ships List

Weather World

Search Engine - Google

Wolfgang Stiller's WWW Virus Information Page Updated information on all the latest viruses and hoaxes.


MUSIC (checked 2/7/2005)

Composer John Howard Payne bio


(checked 2/7/2005)
People interested in writing of any kind, but especially those of us with screenplay fragments squirreled away, should pay a visit to the WGA's pages. There you'll find a wealth of information - interviews, software reviews, research links, industry tips, etc.