Resources: War Letters: Rochester Writes Home


Preservation and Primary Documents:

American Experience War Letters:

Conservation tips:

The Legacy Project: War Letters: Preservation of war letters and other historic documents.

National Archives and Records Administration: Search the National Archives for primary documents, photographs, images.

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

Letters of the Civil War: Letters from Massachusetts.

Letters of a Volunteer in the Spanish-American War: A collection of the Library of Congress.

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:

United States Civil War Center:

World of 1898: The Spanish American War: A Library of Congress collection:

American Association for State and Local History. Visit this site for help in identifying a local historical society:

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:

Monroe County Library Systems Rochester History:

Rochester Historical Society:

Local History Resources:

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester Library:

Genealogical Resources

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

Monroe County, NY -- History and Genealogy Project has newspapers, county history and cemetery records:

Jewish Genealogical Society of Rochester:

History of the City of Rochester and Towns and Villages in Monroe County:

Ellis Island Family History Center:

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Resources: Including Diaries & Letters : – 1940 Census Records – Obituary Search - SSDI