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NYS Places is a site where individuals can document the history of their homes and communities using images, maps, census data, property records, news accounts, and other historical sources. The site was launched in June of 2017 to support an Eagle Scout project by Erik Larson for the Waterville Historical Society.

The site is an experiment in online community building. Whether the project expands much beyond the original 36 "places" lining Waterville's East Main Street is an open question.

If you would like to learn more about the project or begin documenting your own little corner of New York State, contact Reid Larson at rslarson@hamilton.edu.

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