Welcome to the official website of the Colonial Albany Social History Project. It is intended to introduce everyone to the people of colonial Albany and their world. It is also the best contact point
for the operations and programs of the Colonial Albany Project.
New information based on project research and other experiences is being added on an ongoing basis. You might consider the gallery page as a starting point. The images and icons selected to appear there represent major themes, resources, and activities related
to understanding and interpreting the life of this important early American community.
Each subsequent page further explains and enhances a gallery image. Highlighted features lead to more information, opportunities
for in-depth learning, and further digression. All gallery images are "live" - meaning each link from the gallery leads to
an explanatory essay. At this point, each essay page includes some highlighted links to related information and materials.
As quickly as possible, we intend to provide illustrated, explanatory links from every person, place, and thing mentioned in the eighteen theme essays and the four logistical sections.
During 2004, an unprecedented 300 new items were added to the "People of Colonial Albany Live Here Website." In addition, several hundred existing pages were substantially
improved with new information and links! This basic educational endeavor again will represent the project's chief ambition
for the year 2005. The information pyramid will be complete when all of the significant resources assembled and developed by the Colonial
Albany Project since 1981 appear on this website. A link to the alphabetical index appears at the bottom of each page to facilitate site navigation. Biographies now are indexed in more detail!
Since 1999, "The People of Colonial Albany Live Here Website" has become an increasingly popular vehicle for finding out
about the people of colonial Albany, for more general Albany history and other community-based information, and for news on
the operations of the Colonial Albany Project. It this point, the website is our principal educational resource!
In order to provide the most efficient service while continuing to learn and to add new resources and programs, we have
set priorities for website development:
1. Introduce and integrate the individual people of colonial Albany through new website biographies.
2. Articulate the most frequently requested elements of the "Early Albany Story" in webpage format.
3. Accord highest priority to time-driven concerns such as upcoming programs and important news items.
4. Provide Internet access to project publications and related news items.
5. Provide family-based historical information and links in a project useful manner.
6. Provide external leads and links to related historical resources.
Given current demands and resources, other priorities must fall in behind those outlined above.
n the meantime, please stay tuned, be patient, and check-in
on our progress on a regular basis! And, above all, please understand that your comments are appreciated and always welcome!