Free access to Ancestry.com New York, available to New York State residents.
This detailed guide culls together numerous resources for conducting genealogy research, including church records, land office records, historic American newspapers, and immigration ports databases.
This Website allows you to look up the date of arrival, last place of residence/birthplace, and ship name of your ancestor; you can also purchase an archival-quality certificate of his or her passenger record, ship manifest, and/or ship image.
Research access to over 900,000 items digitized from the Municipal Archives' vast holdings, including photographs, maps, motion pictures, and audio recordings.
Photographic views of New York City, 1870's-1970's, from the collections of the New York Public Library.
Over 100,000 street segments and 800,000 building photos of 1980s New York.
Historic digital map database of North America and the world.
A Guide to Researching the History of a House
This detailed guide by HomeAdvisor culls together resources to aid with researching the history of a property, including census and court records, former owner research databases, historic American newspapers, and more.
Buying a Historic Home: Everything You Need to Know
This guide from Bankrate explains the benefits and challenges you may want to consider, including property restrictions and historic home tax benefits. Also included is a checklist to help home buyers make an informed purchase.
Links to Area Historical Societies