Contact information in the Delaware-Greene-Schoharie area insofar as we have received it. Please send us changes, updates, alterations, and missing information on the following, which are also listed on this web page.
- County, Town, and Village Historians arranged alphabetically by county, town, or village of the appointment
- County and Local Historical Societies arranged alphabetically by name of the society or library — Mountain Top Historical, not Haines Falls
- State, County, and Local Museums arranged alphabetically by name of the museum — Anonymous Arts, not Charlottesville
- A listing of specialists in archeology, geology, spelunking, etc.
[Directory information to be added here]
- Dutch Barns — Harold Zoch
- Caves — Bob Addis, Northeastern Cave Conservancy
- Trees & Arborculture — Fred Breglia, Landis Arboretum
- Relevant staff from the Iroquois Indian Museum (to come).
- Kevin Moody, Field Archeologist, Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc.
- Christina B. Rieth, State Archeologist and Director of the Cultural Resource Survey Program (CRSP) of the New York State Museum (NYSM). Works: Rieth, Christina B. 2009. Schoharie Creek III Site, Town of Jefferson, Schoharie County, New York. Newsletter of the New York Archeology Council 3; Rieth, C. B., Rafferty, S., and Saputo, D. 2007. A Trace Element Analysis of Ceramics from the Pethick Site, Schoharie County, New York. North American Archeologist 28(1):59-80; Rieth, C. B. 2006. Schoharie Valley Archeology Field School. Schenectady County Community College Public Archeology Program Newsletter 2-3.
- Relevant faculty from the SUNY Cobleskill Department of Social Sciences. Courses in archeology and archeological fieldwork are included within the current course catalog (to come).
- National database
- Delaware County
- Greene County
- Schoharie County
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Brigham Young University Family History Library
- Ancestry.com (advertisements are heavily used)
- First started in 1996 in Kentucky, this project now includes information from thoughout the United States and from all over the world.
- United Kingdom
- Immigrants to the United States through New York port, 1892 – 1924 ( Ellis Island, Castle Garden)
- Started in 1996, Cyndislist links to more that 250,000 genealogy web sites
- Huntington Memorial Library’s Online Genealogy Workshop
- Italian descent? That doesn’t matter with this great resource for New York City researchers.
- Want to throw your computer out the window? Maybe it’s your search or maybe it’s the web site you are using. Stephen Morse has done a lot of work to help make searching difficult web sites easier. His one-step approach is aimed at allowing users to search for information using fewer steps than the web sites that index the information, and some allow for searching across multiple web sites at once. Not all of the searches point to free resources, but most do. If you need help figuring out an Enumeration District or a street name change, this site is for you too.
- Bob Titus (vita to come)
- Linda VanAller Hernick, Paleontology Collections Manager, New York State Geological Survey of the NYSM. Works: Stein, W. E., Mannolini, F., VanAller Hernick, L., Landing, E., and Berry, C.M. 2007. Giant Cladoxylopsid Trees Resolve the Enigma of the Earth’s Earliest Forest Stumps at Gilboa. Nature 446:904-907; Hernick, L.A. 2003. The Gilboa Fossils. New York State Museum Circular 65. The University of the State of New York, Albany, New York.
Historical Support Organizations (National)
- The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums serves those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums, and outdoor museums of history and folklife. Since its founding in 1970, ALHFAM has been at the forefront of the growth and professionalization of the use of living history techniques in museum programs. ALHFAM members and member institutions can be found across the United States and Canada and in many other countries.
- American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) began in 1904, under the wing of the American Historical Association. Then called the Conference of State and Local Historical Societies, AASLH broke out on its own in December 1940 to become the American Association for State and Local History. Now, 100 years after the first organization was created in support of the burgeoning field of state and local history, AASLH is still the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to the field at large. From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH is proud to provide a home for those who work and volunteer in the field of state and local history.
Historical Support Organizations (State)
- Documentary Heritage Program: The Document Heritage Program is one of the services that will be of greatest interest to the readers of this site.
- Archives staff are located in nine regional offices, and as usual, the Northern Catskills are split among three of these nine regional offices.
- Capital District Library Council (CDLC) serves Albany, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, and Washington Counties. Location: 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206 518 438-2872.
- Greater Hudson Heritage Network serves the museum and history communities of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. Location: 2199 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, New York 10523 914 592-6726 email@example.com. Director: Tema Harnik, Coordinator: Dianne Macpherson.
- Upstate History Alliance serves Allegheny, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties. Location: 11 Ford Avenue, Oneonta NY 13820 800-895-1648; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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. From its main facility, it also administers statewide programs that reach out to state agencies, local governments and community organizations. There is also a site for publications.
- The New York State Barn Coalition is a nonprofit organization formed for educational purposes. The coalition is dedicating to promoting the appreciation, preservation, rehabilitation, and re-use of historic barns. The organization seeks to promote a broad understanding of the educational, economic, historic, symbolic, and aesthetic values of historic barns and farmsteads in order to revitalize communities and promote pride in New York’s cultural heritage. The coalition’s members include preservationists, students, teachers, government employees, barn owners, farmers, architects, engineers, contractors, craftsman, historians, and general enthusiasts.
- Established in 1971, the Upstate History Alliance is a nonprofit service organization that provides support, advice, and training to historical societies, museums, historians, archivists, and other heritage organization in New York State. By providing resources, training and expertise to New York’s heritage organizations and museums, the Upstate History Alliance strengthens their capacity to better serve their communities and meet their institutional missions. Stephanie Lehner, Program Coordinator.
- Image Permanence Institute
- Northeast Document Conservation Center
Some suggested reading related to the care of photograph collections
- Storage and Care of KODAK Photographic Materials Before and After Processing (PDF document for download)
- Monique Fischer, Senior Photograph Conservator, Northeast Document Conservation Center, A Short Guide To Film Base Photographic Materials: Identification, Care, and Duplication (rev. 2006)
- Gary Albright and Monique Fischer, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Care of Photographs (rev. 2006)
- Cornell University Library/ Research Department: Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging Tutorial.
- Besser, Howard. Edited by Sally Hubbard and Deborah Lenert: Introduction to Imaging, Revised Edition.
Please note that appearing on this list does not in any way endorse or recommend the use of these particular persons or companies.
New York State Library has an extensive set of resources to help historians, genealogists, and supports cooperative associations of autonomous public libraries spread throughout the state. Working together, they improve local library service for all residents of their areas by online ordering of books, providing statewide research facilities, supporting historical programs, etc. Their purpose is to serve the member libraries within their geographic areas, but they have web sites that also support historians, genealogists, and historical societies. Serving the Catskills:
- New York State Library, New York State Library Cultural Education Center, 310 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230 518-474-5355. Search for historical or genealogical databases.
- Four County Library Service, 304 Clubhouse Road, Vestal, New York 13850 607-723-8236. Serving Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego counties
- MidHudson Library System, 103 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 845-471-6060. Serving the staff and trustees of public libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster Counties.
- Upper Hudson Library System, 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206 518 437-9880. Serving Albany and Rensselaer Counties.
Historical programs NICHE
Heritage Preservation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation, and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage. 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 233-0800
Heritage Preservation has a new publication (non-member regular price: $24.95, member regular price: $18.00). A team of top museum professionals, assembled by Heritage Preservation, provide practical advice and easy-to-use guidelines on how to polish silver and furniture without diminishing their value; how to preserve a wedding dress for future generations; the safest materials and procedures for creating a scrapbook that will last; how to care for a photograph album that is deteriorating; how to create safe display conditions for ceramics, dolls, quilts, or other treasured collections; and much more.