For the Local Historian
Research local history
The Adirondack Experience Library
: Browse the collection of books, manuscripts, and documents relating to the Adirondack region.
Adirondack History Museum
: AHM's Brewster Memorial Library contains genealogies, letters, and photographs.
Adirondack Research Room
: Search their collection of historic maps, publications, and documents, including some TB patient records, and copies of old village tax rolls.
: This website is a treasure trove of Saranac Lake history, run by local historian Phil "Bunk" Giffin.
Essex County Clerk:
Contact their office to request non-vital records such as property deeds.
Franklin County Historical and Museum Society
: Research genealogy and local history at FCHMS's Schryer Center.
Franklin County Records Management
: Contact their office to request non-vital records such as property deeds.
Historic Saranac Lake
: contact us to use our collection on the history of the tuberculosis industry in Saranac Lake, and for assistance locating information on local history.
Historic Saranac Lake's LocalWiki Website
: Search over 6,000 user-edited pages of Saranac Lake history.
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society
: Find information about Lake Placid history and explore the museum.
: Browse digitized collections from museums across the state, including Paul Smith's College and Adirondack Experience.
NY State Department of Health Vital Records Section
: Find birth, death, and marriage records kept by NY State. Vital records are also available through the town hall in which the event took place.
NY State Historic Newspapers
: Use this website to search old editions of NY newspapers (including the Adirondack Daily Enterprise) by key word, date, and county.
Paul Smith's College Joan Weill Adirondack Library
: Browse their collection of historical photographs and publications.
Guides for Oral historians
Fundamentals of Oral History
by Texas Historical Commission
by UCLA Center for Oral History Research
Oral History Project Guidelines
by Minnesota Historical Society
Oral History Guidelines
by the Center for Cultural Preservation
Principles and Best Practices for Oral History
by the Oral History Association
Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History
by Judith Moyer
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