Preservation and Primary Documents:

American Experience War Letters:

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.:

Historical Background & Research Sites:

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

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.

Genealogical Resources

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

History of Orleans County with links to many other Rochester Area counties:
Monroe County:
Rochester Genealogical Society:

Ellis Island Family History Center:

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