Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - Jean Sampson Scott Greater New York Chapter
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The Africa Center is transforming the world’s understanding of Africa, its Diaspora, and the role of people of African descent in the world. Serving as the hub for the exchange of ideas around culture, business, and policy related to the continent, and in the spirit of collaboration and engagement with individuals and institutions who share the Center’s values, The Africa Center inspires enthusiasm, and advances thought and action around Africa’s global influence and impact on our collective and shared futures. This mission is guided by a leadership team that includes Board Co-Chairs Chelsea Clinton and Hadeel Ibrahim, Board President Halima Aliko Dangote, and CEO Uzodinma Iweala.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Museums]
Their mission is to educate, promote understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and tradition through education, interpretation, exhibitions, collections, and programs for the enrichment of the public; with an emphasis on Long Island. The museum's vision is to continue to be an outstanding regional resource for African American historical information and preservation.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Museums]
In November 1974, five young scholars and community leaders came together to establish an organization focused on the collection, preservation, and dissemination of Buffalo and Western New York’s African American history. Dr. Monroe Fordham (deceased), Dr. Shirley Harrington (deceased), Mr. Frank Mesiah (deceased), Mr. Melvin Watkins and Dr. Lillian S. Williams’ vision resulted in The Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, Inc.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
The Bronx County Historical Society, founded in 1955, is a private, non-profit, educational and cultural institution chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. The BCHS, the historical agency for The Bronx, a county of New York State and a borough of the city of New York, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, documentation and interpretation of the history of The Bronx and lower Westchester County from its earliest historical references in the 17th century through the present.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
Brooklyn Historical Society was founded in 1863 as the Long Island Historical Society (LIHS) during a time of tumultuous change. In only a few decades, Brooklyn had grown from a tiny agricultural backwater to the third-largest city in the country. Civic pride was at an all-time high. Many of Brooklyn’s citizens believed they needed to commemorate their city’s rural past before it quickly faded from memory.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
BGSAD began in 1996. Our goal is to assist members in developing their research skills and contribute to the genealogical community at large. One of our major programs is Our Funeral Program Collection. Microfilmed copies of people affiliated with Buffalo or our members' relatives are available at the Merriweather Library, the Monroe Fordham Center at SUCB, and the Central Branch of the Library. The microfilming was made possible through the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier. We have microfilmed 3 volumes, approximately 7,000 programs, and continue to collect funeral programs for our 4th volume. Our group meets on the second Saturdays from 11 am - 1 pm at the Merriweather Library every month except August and September (occasionally our June meeting falls during Juneteenth, so look for us at the Heritage Tent!) Each year we sponsor a Computer Workshop that is open to the public. Join us to begin your ancestor search!
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
The Digital Harlem website presents information, drawn from legal records, newspapers and other archival and published sources, about everyday life in New York City's Harlem neighborhood in the years 1915-1930. Most of the material relates to the years 1920, 1925, and 1930.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Digital Collections]
Greater Astoria Historical Society, founded in 1985 is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Through education programs, exhibitions, the research library, our historic sites, and special events, GAHS offers New Yorkers and visitors to Queens a chance to connect with the heritage of Queens.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
The Hispanic Genealogical Society Of New York is a non-profit public service and educational organization, headquartered in New York City, where our volunteer staff organizes meetings, plan projects, provide instructional forums, and host seminars.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
The Lower Manhattan Historical Association ("LMHA") is a collaborative community umbrella for New York City-based historical, cultural, and military Constituent Organizations devoted to the study, preservation, documentation, commemoration, and patriotic celebration of Lower Manhattan’s rich and complex history.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
The Museum of the City of New York fosters an understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Museums]
The NYG&B is the most authoritative source for research on New York families and families with New York connections. Founded in 1869, it is the largest genealogical society in New York and the only one that is state-wide. The NYG&B engages with the dynamic, fast growing, rapidly changing field of family history through accurate, thorough research and the highest standards of scholarship.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system, featuring a unique combination of 88 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research center. the Library holds more than 51 million items, from books, e-books, and DVDs to renowned research collections used by scholars from around the world. Housed in the iconic 42nd Street library and three other research centers, NYPL’s historical collections hold such treasures as Columbus’s 1493 letter announcing his discovery of the New World, George Washington’s original Farewell Address, and John Coltrane’s handwritten score of “Lover Man.”
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Libraries]
This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Digital Collections]
The New York State Archives was established in 1971 and opened its doors to the public in 1978. It is a program of the State Education Department, with its main facility located in the Cultural Education Center on Madison Avenue in Albany. There it cares for and provides access to more than 200 million documents that tell the story of New York from the seventeenth century to the present.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Archives]
The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history. The research resources are available for online use at no charge. The site is created and administered by the Northern New York Library Network in partnership with the Empire State Library Network.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. The Center consists of three connected buildings: The Schomburg Building, the Langston Hughes Building, and the Landmark Building. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Libraries]
This website is a searchable repository of many of the old newspapers published in New York State. It contains New York State historical photos & newspapers 1795 through 2007. Search over 37,439,000 historical newspaper pages from the USA & Canada. The microfilm for this site was obtained from the State of New York Newspaper Project (1970s early 1980s) and/or from libraries, historical societies, or private individuals who wanted to share what they had.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Newspapers]
In Pursuit of Freedom explores Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement from the end of the American Revolution to the early days of Reconstruction through photographs, census records, anti-slavery and local newspapers, maps and more.
Last Updated: 15 February 2016   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
Founded in 1968 as a not-for-profit organization, the Queens Historical Society (QHS) is the largest and most active historical society in the borough and the only one with a borough-wide scope and impact. It promotes and provides assistance for research into social, political, and economic aspects of Queens history and documents the constant changes that continue to shape the borough. It maintains an archive and library of primary and secondary sources of historical information for students, historians, and the public.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
The Staten Island Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (SIAAHGS) – The Richard B. Dickenson Chapter is a 501 C (3) membership organization open to the public. Regular meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month (except in July and August) at the Staten Island Museum. The chapter provides a monthly forum for people who are just beginning to research their African (African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-European) diaspora family histories as well as those who have already gathered information going back many generations. Geographically our members are not solely focused on Staten Island’s African-American genealogy and history, in fact, they have research interests that span the African diaspora.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Genealogy Societies]
As the oldest continuously inhabited free Black settlement in the United States, Sandy Ground is a place of great historical significance that was founded in the early 19th Century and became a settlement of free Blacks from New York, Maryland, and Delaware. The community was able to thrive and became a safe haven on the Underground Railroad.
Last Updated: 27 September 2015   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
The Staten Island Historical Society’s collections tell the story of the American experience through the lives of Staten Islanders. Portions of the collection are displayed in museum galleries and house museums at Historic Richmond Town. The Online Collections Database was created for the study of selected items that may not be on display.
Last Updated: 2 May 2020   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]
Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities.
Last Updated: 27 September 2015   [Located in Category: Historical Societies]