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Online Resources by Topic

 

Abolitionism, Frederick Douglass and the Civil War

Many Roads to Freedom Pathfinder

Civil War Soldiers Research Guide

Frederick Douglass Research Guide

Underground Railroad Guide

 

Susan B. Anthony and Woman's Suffrage

The Susan B. Anthony Letters Collection Pathfinder

Susan Brownell Anthony Research Guide

 

Architecture in Rochester and Neighborhood Resources

Architecture Pathfinders

Hojack Swing Bridge Over the Genesee River

House History Research Guide   

Neighborhood Resources Research Guide

Neighborhood Transitions and Transformation: The Wegmans East Avenue Mitigation Project

 

Businesses, Local

Advertising Cards

Researching Local Business

Trade Catalog Collection

 

Erie Canal

 Rochester’s First Superhighway: The Erie Canal

 

Ethnic Groups

City Directory of Negro Business and Progress, 1939-40

Directory Published by the Negro League, 1926

Rochester Italian Directory, 1931

 

Immigration

A Guide to the Use of Manifest Arrivals, Alphabetical Index to Petitions for Naturalization, and Miscellaneous Items on Microfilm

Rochester Immigrants’ Research Guide

Rochester Plan of Immigrant Education, 1916

Ship Passenger Lists Research Guide

 

Local Festivals

Rochester Loves Lilacs Pathfinder

 

School History

School Heritage Collection

Spencerport High School Yearbook Index

 

Towns and Villages of Monroe County

Town and Village Pathfinders

 

Wars

 

General

War Dead, from the Revolutionary War to the Korean Conflict

 

War of 1812

 British Raids on Charlotte and Stone's Dragoons, 1812-1814 by Philip G Maples, 1969. 

 

Spanish-American War

New York in the Spanish-American War: Part of the report of the Adjutant-General of the State for 1900. New York (State). Adjutant General's Office. 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

 

World War I

Alson Shantz Photo Collection

The Airscout’s Snapshot Newspaper

World War Service Record of Rochester and Monroe County, New York, published by the city of Rochester, 1924-1930:

Volume 1 

Volume 2 

Volume 3 

 

World War II

World War II: Master Card File Index

World War II and Korean Casualties

Rochester Public Library: Our Pages in the Service, World War II. 1944-1951.  

 

Korean War

 Korean War Scrapbook:

    Volume 1

    Volume 2

 Robert N. Abbott: Korean War P.O.W. and Casualty of Rochester’s Race Riot

 

Online Reference Tools by Format

 

Directories, Local

Rochester City Directories (1827-1930)

Regional Directory Collection

 

Digitized E-Books in PDF

Historic Monographs Collection

 

Images (Photos, prints, postcards, and more)

Rochester Images

 

Indexes, Local

Rochester Newspaper Index (1818-1897)

 

Maps, Local

Digital Map Collections in Rochester Images

 

Newspapers, Local

Historic Newspapers Collection  

 For local history articles see Rochester History Journal

 

Podcasts

Produced by Local History Division

 

Ordering information

Images, Life Records and Newspaper Index articles

 

General Teaching Links

Rochester City School District's Teaching American History Class Exercise

New York Heritage - Digital Collection