New York

Quick Facts

  • Statehood: 1788
  • Colony Founded: 1620s as New Netherland
  • US Federal Census beginning 1790
    • 1810: Cortland and part of Broome County – missing
    • 1860: Chenango and Columbia counties – damaged
    • 1880: Suffolk County and New York City Wards 21 and 22 – damaged
    • 1890: fragment – parts of Eastchester (Westchester County) and Brookhaven (Suffolk County) survived.
    • Industrial and Agricultural Schedules: 1820 (industrial only), 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
    • Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
    • Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
  • Colonial and State Census
    • Every 10 years from 1825-1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925 (pre 1825 and 1855 to 1905 were destroyed in 1911 state library fire except for fragments of the 1790 state census.)
  • Statewide Birth, Death and Marriage Records Begin: 1880
  • Marriage – Earliest items that could be classified as vital records in New York were marriage licenses, issued from 1639 to 1783.  See online book Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784.)

Resources

New York State Department of Health
http://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/genealogy.htm

Albany County Records
http://www.albanycounty.com/achor/

Albany RDC Records
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/albany/

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683-1809
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/albany/refchurch.html

Early New Netherlands
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rclarke/

Huguenot Hist Society

http://www.huguenotstreet.org

NY GenWeb
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/county.htm

NYG&BS
http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org

NY Hist Soc
https://www.nyhistory.org/web/

NY Hist Timeline
http://home.eznet.net/~dminor/NYNY.html

NYS Archives
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml

NYS Library
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/

NYS Offline Resources
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nysource/

Northern NY Hist Newspapers
http://news.nnyln.net

Northern NY Genealogy
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hubbard/NNY_index/surnames.html

Old Fulton Postcards
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

Olive Tree Genealogy NY
http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/

People of Colonial Albany
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/

PCA Bio Index
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/bios/bioindex.html#v

Schenectady DHA
http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/index.html

Schenectady Hist Society
http://www.schist.org

Tri-Counties Gen Hist
http://www.joycetice.com/jmtindex.htm

Ulster County Families
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~luke/

Book: “History of New Paltz, New York and its old families (1678 to 1820) including the Huguenot pioneers and others who settled in New paltz previous to the revolution”. Online Full Text.
http://archive.org/stream/historyofnewpalt01ralp/historyofnewpalt01ralp_djvu.txt