Sunday, February 12, 2006

NYPL Digital

NYPL Digital now has "over 415,000 images from primary sources and printed rarities including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs, illustrated books, and printed ephemera." Individual collections include In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience, Small-Town America Stereoscopic Views, and American Shores: Maps of the Middle Atlantic Region to 1850. Under the heading Explore History & Geography you'll find more maps and photos of genealogical interest.

With the breadth of material offered, it's worth checking the main database for your surnames—you never know what cousins might turn up.