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Description[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this task is to find county museums with genealogy-related materials and list their contact information, website, collections and databases for family history research.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please cite at least one source for each item you add. See Albany County for examples. See also

1. NOTE:  If the museum is associated with a society or library (hopefully already listed under those topics on the county page), do not repeat the information.

2. To locate museums in a county, search the following websites:

3. For each county museum you find, add the following:

  • Name of the museum. If the museum has a website, add the link to the name of the museum. See the example below. If there is no website link, bold the name of the museum.
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email

4.You may also wish to include the following:

  • Rules for using the collection
  • Copy policies
  • Research help
  • Cost of entrance

5. If you copy a link and add it to the county page, make sure the link works.  Do not add any broken links.

6. Some museums are also libraries. If the repository is already listed as a library, you do not need to list it again.

7. If you locate a town museum, you may want to add the information to the town page. To go to a town page, click on the town link in the "Municipalities and Communities" box under the "Places" heading at the bottom of the county page. Once on the town page, add a Heading 3 called "Museums" and add the information about the museum using the format given on this page.

8. You do not need to add state level museums to county or town pages.

Example[edit | edit source]

Museums[edit | edit source]

Kent-Delord House Museum
17 Cumberland Avenue
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: 518-561-1035
The museum collection consists of the artifacts acquired by members of the Delord family during the time they owned the house, from 1810 to 1913. It includes family photographs and a library of approximately 3,000 books dating from the mid-18th to the early 20th century. The collection is open to scholars and researchers by appointment only and materials may be used on-site only.