The New York Public Library has made available a number of New York State maps at their website. The collection includes David H. Burr’s atlases of 1829, 1838, 1841, along with Asher & Adams’ 1871 New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer. There are also some 30 county level atlases, and city atlas for Albany (1876), Auburn (1882), Babylon, Islip, and Brookhaven (1888), Buffalo (1872), Elmira (1876, 1896), Oswego (1880), Saratoga and Ballston (1876), Troy, West Troy (now Watervliet) and Green Island (1869), Troy (1881), and Utica (1883). Many of these maps include individual homeowners names.
The interface leaves a lot to be desired. You should make sure that you have downloaded the proprietary viewer – the only indication it’s necessary is found here.
NY Public Librarys 1940 Census Tool Online There is a new online tool developed by the New York Public Library to help people find their New York City relatives in the 1940 census, which was released April 2.NARA released the […]
NYPL Adds Maps To Online Collection From the New York Public Library comes an update to this “comprehensive listing of close to 2,700 maps showing buildings, old streets, farm lines, streetcar routes historical […]