There are obviously a large variety of options when choosing a Hudson Valley topic. The lists below are meant to help you think about the range of possibilities. They should be used as a general guide to areas of research you might delve into further, not as a complete list of fully fleshed-out topics you should or must use. These lists were generated by James Merrell, Robert Brigham, Miriam Cohen, Rebecca Edwards, Nikki Taylor, Kappa Waugh, and Gretchen Lieb.
Another approach to framing a topic about Hudson Valley history is to think about how the local community experienced a particular event or time period. Examples include:
Look at the websites for the major repositories of primary source material in the region.
Browse through some of the major print sources on local history, such as:
Browse the repositories of digital materials that include local history, such as: