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Saratoga County Links Page

This Links page provides you with a link to many other sites that may be of interest to those researching Saratoga County. If you find additional sites which are not already listed on this Saratoga County page and which offer substantial information to a wide audience seeking information on Saratoga County NY, please send an e-mail message to Pat Peck with the URL and name of the site so that a link may be made. Note: This list has been broken up into a number of basic categories but are still in no particular order!

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This page lasted updated on 28 January 2017.

Saratoga County Places On Line

The Ballston Spa Public Library welcomes you to visit their web site to learn about the services and resources they provide to you both on-line and on-location. This site also includes a link to the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS)and Mohawk Valley Library Association (MVLA) online catalog search engine which avails you to 18 public libraries in the area.

Brookside Museum , this Saratoga County History Center site describes the center's educational programs, adult classes and special events. The site also describes in some detail the genealogical resources available at the Museum including a list of surname files, census and other government records, histories and a queries board. Be sure to visit their website before making a visit to the Museum itself.

Experience our Revolutionary History and enjoy great waterfront recreation along Upstate New York's Champlain Canal Byway.

The Saratoga Springs Urban Cultural Park and Visitor Center is physically located in the tourist building across from Congress Park where you can pick up all kinds of Saratoga County information. Email - visitorcenter .

The Village of Round Lake in the Town of Malta includes lots of great information on the founding of the village, its history and government. Be sure to check out the Introduction , Walking Tours and soon to be added History links.

At the Town of Clifton Park site you will find a brief history of the town (under the About Clifton Park link) as well as listings of community groups including a number of Churches on line, a map of the town and additional resources on line.

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library in the Town of Clifton Park provides much information on the library itself as well as descriptions of their historical collections including the Howard Becker Collection , the George Dows Collection and miscellaneous history files about Clifton Park, Halfmoon and Waterford. See our Local Related Resources for a further description of the library, contact information and the hours the library is open.

Peebles Island State Park in Waterford is the headquarters of the Bureau of Historic Sites and the Bureau of Historic Preservation Field Services. Check the site for services available.

See this map of Saratoga County . In the northern reaches of Saratoga County, Hadley is part of the Adirondack Park. This page is part of Adirondack.Net , "your complete guide to the Adirondacks" on the Web. Be sure to visit the Virtual Outdoors and An overview of the Adirondacks while you're in the neighborhood.


Saratoga County Maps On Line

The New York Public Library site has 1866 Beers maps layered over current maps, for Saratoga County and for other locations.

D.Pane-Joyce has placed high-quality black-and-white scans of the 1866 Beers atlas maps online. Some towns are indexed by surname of the residents whose locations are shown on the maps.


Saratoga County Friends

The Saratoga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has a new webpage and invites you to visit for information about their society, membership and projects.

Frank Doherty, author of "The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, NY an Historical and Genealogical Study of all the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent" has finished his tenth volume (surnames Paine through Rogers). To date he has published over 10,000 pages on the people in the Patent. Many of these people are traced to Saratoga and Washington Co. areas. Frank Doherty has a new Web site where he makes available books, CDs, and individual chapters on the families in the first four books. He is also looking for information on all the families who will be in future volumes.

Friends of Saratoga Battlefield - a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the public's awareness, interest and education on the Battles of Saratoga, which was the turning point in our nation's revolution.

Visit the Capital District Civil War Round Table whose "primary purpose is to promote, educate, and stimulate interest in all aspects of the Civil War period." Make sure you scroll down to the Calen of Events, Monthly Features and links to other CWRTs.

The Capital District Genealogical Society organized since 1981, their site includes recent news, calendar and contact information.

The Central New York Genealogical Society was formed in 1961 for the purpose of preserving, publishing and sharing genealogical information and resources. Toward that end, it has published Tree Talks, a highly respected, 64-page quarterly.

The RiverSpark Visitor Center in Troy is home to the Hudson Mohawk Heritage area which includes the town of Waterford. Check out the link for the Research Bibliography to search an extensive list of sources about the history and industrial heritage of the Hudson-Mohawk region. Use one of the six categories or use the 'click here' link and enter "Saratoga" to find specific Saratoga references.

The Albany Public Library card catalog and databases are searchable online. To get to the genealogical finding aid, click on WEB LINKS, then GENEALOGY, then GENEALOGY RESOURCES AT THE MAIN LIBRARY. The resources themselves are not online, you have to come in to the library to see them, or you can request a lookup (email address on the site).


Military Links with Reference to Saratoga

Saratoga National Historical Park - Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history. Visit this website and learn all about the Battles and the national park.

This Battle of Saratoga page describes the military aspects of the Battles developed by the Worchester Polytechnic Institute's Army ROTC as part of an "instructional vehicle for conveying historical lessons from past campaigns to the leadership of the Army in the present." This site includes historical background, a list of key events and biographical sketches of key persons and military units involved in the Battles at Saratoga.!!!

Take a cybertour reliving A Revolutionary Day Along Historical US Route 4 (or Route 9, or even the Champlain Canal, with stops from Castleton, VT through much of historic Saratoga County, including Schuylerville, the Battlefield, and Waterford's Peebles Island, and then on to Albany.

The New York Revolutionary War Pension Lists of 1792 -1795 is a list of Rev War pensions, including some who resided in Saratoga county and some who were wounded at the Battle of Saratoga, "Behmus Heights".

The "Liberty" site present the official online companion to LIBERTY! The American Revolution, a series of six one-hour documentaries originally broadcast on PBS November 23, 24, and 25, 1997.

The Watervliet Arsenal Museum is now closed permanently. It told tells the story of America's development of cannon as well as the history of America's oldest, continuously active arsenal.

National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors System
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 5.4 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers are being entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

New York State and the Civil War , a part of the SUNY Morrisville local history collections. Check out the list of regiments from Saratoga under the link Where the Men Were Obtained and then take that list to the New York Unit Information to learn more about Saratoga's participation in the War Between the States.

Use that same list of regiments from Saratoga obtained from the link above to check out specific Saratoga county information from any of these other Civil War sites:

The Civil War Archive site includes a regimental index with Union Regimental Information. This site includes 393 organizations from New York State, broken down into four categories: cavalry, artillery, engineers and infantry.

Saratoga County G.A.R. Posts includes names, locations and information on the person for whom the post was named; includes links to pictures of Col. E. Elmer Ellsworth who is buried in Hudson View Cemetery in Mechanicville and Major General Phillip H. Sheridan who claimed to have been born in Waterford.

New York Civil War Regiments Online lists links to each regiment that has a presence on the web. Check out any of the Saratoga County Regiments that may have a link here including the 77th, 115th and others.

N. Y. at Gettysburg pages list information including the size, losses, region of state and Corps for all New York Regiments in the Civil War.

Every Known Civil War Regimental History lists bibliographies, descriptions and links to regimental histories.

Roster of the NY 12th Cavalry with additional links to other NY 12th information on the web.
includes link to Flags of the NY 12th Cavalry

The following National Archives sites list U.S. Military personnel who died from hostile action (including missing and captured) in the Korean War, 1950-1957 and in the Vietnam Conflict, 1957-1995 . Scroll down to New York and then to Saratoga under the 'Home of Record'.

A more comprehensive source for Vietnam casualties can be found at The Wall


Miscellaneous Sites Worth Your Time to Visit!

History at Home: a Guide to Genealogy will help you get started in assembling your family history. You'll find links to pages discussing many facets of research, from oral histories to house histories to genetics to maps.

TheNew York State Historical Association Research Library has a large collection of sources and links regarding New York.

The New York State 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". The Saratoga County Newspapers at NYSL page lists Saratoga County newspapers on microfilm that are located at the New York State Library in Albany. The Saratoga County Newspapers around the State page lists Saratoga County newspapers that can be found in locations other than the State Library. The newspapers listed are on microfilm and include date(s) of publication available. Check the InterLibrary Loan page for borrowing policy of the State Library or contact the individual institutions for their policies.

New York State Historic Markers - A listing of New York's counties is given which may be selected to display the historical markers associated with that county. The page isn't very well proof-read: it includes mention of a "Town of Cresent" in Saratoga County. Don't rely too heavily on its geographic placement of markers, either.

Politicians Buried in New York - shows what politicians are buried in your county, with cemetery names/locations with maps which may be helpful.

Changes In Names Of New York State Towns includes old and new names and the name of the county in which the town is situated. Scroll down the county names to find references to Saratoga County. (This page is part of the NYGENWEB state site.)

The USGenWeb Kidz Site - a great starting point for children researching their family trees on-line!

Lake George and Lake Champlain History These two great lakes just to our north have played an important role in the lives of the people living in and around Saratoga County. Check out the American Revolution link from this site for a preview of events from 1775 to 1783, including the Battles at Saratoga.


Links to personal Websites .
If you find a Website with multiple names with a Saratoga County NY connection, contact us about adding it here. (Send e-mail to Pat Peck )

If you have a single surname with a Saratoga County connection, you may wish to enter your contact information on our Surnames page.

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