Resources: War Letters: Rochester Writes Home

 

Preservation and Primary Documents:

American Experience War Letters: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/warletters/

Conservation tips: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/AMEX/warletters/sfeature/sf_video.html

The Legacy Project: War Letters: Preservation of war letters and other historic documents. http://www.warletters.com/

National Archives and Records Administration: Search the National Archives for primary documents, photographs, images. http://www.nara.gov/nara/searchnail.html

Library of Congress. American Memory is a gateway to primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States.: http://memory.loc.gov/

Letters of the Civil War: Letters from Massachusetts. http://www.letterscivilwar.com/

Letters of a Volunteer in the Spanish-American War: A collection of the Library of Congress. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/lhbpr:@field(DOCID+@lit(128584))


Historical Background & Research Sites:

Information USA. An overview of the history and geography of the United States with answers and links to frequently asked questions about symbols, statistics and states: http://usinfo.state.gov/usa/infousa/facts/facts.htm#hist

United States Civil War Center: http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/

World of 1898: The Spanish American War: A Library of Congress collection: http://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/

American Association for State and Local History. Visit this site for help in identifying a local historical society: http://www.aaslh.org/statehis.htm

New York States Newspaper Project: Identifies, describes, preserves, and makes available to researchers the significant newspapers in all communities in New York State since the first publication in 1725. From the NYS Library.

Monroe County Library Rochester Images: http://mcls.rochester.lib.ny.us/rochimag/

Monroe County Library Systems Rochester History: http://mcls.rochester.lib.ny.us/~rochhist/

Rochester Historical Society: http://www.rrlc.org/guide/arc38c.html

Local History Resources: http://www.brockport.edu/~library1/lochist.htm

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester Library: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/rbk/rarehome.htm

Genealogical Resources

Genealogical Research: Databases of historical research and links to area resources. Rootsweb.com

Monroe County, NY -- History and Genealogy Project has newspapers, county history and cemetery records: http://www.usgennet.org/USA/ny/county/monroe/index.html

Jewish Genealogical Society of Rochester: http://jgsr.net/

History of the City of Rochester and Towns and Villages in Monroe County: http://www.usgennet.org/USA/NY/county/monroe/twnhis.html

Ellis Island Family History Center: http://www.ellisisland.org/default.asp

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Resources: Including Diaries & Letters http://www.cyndislist.com/

Ancestry.com :

http://www.ancestry.com/1940-census – 1940 Census Records
http://search.ancestry.com/oldsearch/obit – Obituary Search
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693 - SSDI