Ancestry.com. New York State History [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.Original data: O'Callaghan, E.B.. Documentary History of the State of New-York; Arranged Under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State. Vol. I-IV. Albany, NY, USA: Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers, 1849.
This database contains Volumes I-IV of a four volume series called Documentary History of the State of New York. It is comprised of various historical documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. Topics of these documents vary but some of them include native Indian tribes, expeditions, settlements, counties, and cities. As many of these documents are first-hand accounts, or nearly first-hand accounts, they are wonderful sources for learning about the early history of New York. Please look at the contents pages of each volume by viewing the images online to see specifically what documents are included in this history.