New York Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  



Project 9: U.S.—New York

Explore research in New York.


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Goal 1: Learn about New York research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your New York ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic New York research strategies.
    FS—Basic New York Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for New York research on Ancestry.
    AC—New York Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for New York research.
    AC—New York State Research Guide, 5 pgs.
  4. Use the New York Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—New York Record Selection Table
  5. For African American research, study the New York state page on FamilySearch.
    FS—African American Resources for New York


Goal 2: Learn about New York archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New York Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: New York Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the New York state archives.
  3. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for New York.
  4. Explore the New York State Archives site.
  5. Explore New York State Archives collection.
  6. Explore the Books We Own site for New York genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.

B. Learn about New York city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Directories
  2. Explore New York city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore New York city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore New York historical directories by county.
  6. Explore additional links for New York city directories on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 3: Learn about New York vital records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York vital records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New York Vital Records
    | AC—Wiki: New York Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the New York Public Health site.
  3. Search for online New York vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore New York birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore New York birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  6. Get help with adoption topics on the New York Adoptees Facebook page.
  7. Explore additional links for New York vital records on the Linkpendium site.
  8. Explore additional links for New York birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore New York marriage and death records.

Summary
  1. Explore links for New York marriage records.
  2. Explore additional links for New York marriage records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  3. Explore the Ancestors at Rest site for New York death records.
  4. Explore the ObituariesHelp site for New York obituaries.
  5. Find additional resources for New York obituaries on the Linkpendium site.
  6. Explore New York death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  7. Explore additional links for New York death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C. Explore New York census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of New York censuses in this article.
    FS—New York Census
  2. Learn about New York census records.
    Census Records for New York
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for New York state and county census records.
  4. Explore additional links for New York census records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore New York census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Learn about New York voting registers in this article.
    FS—New York Voting Registers


Goal 4: Learn about New York church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York church records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of New York church records in this article.
    FS—New York Church Records
  2. Learn about New York church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New York Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for New York church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Explore New York cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore New York cemetery records in this article.
    FS—New York Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for New York cemetery records.
  3. Search for New York cemetery records online.
  4. Explore New York cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for New York cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about New York emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about New York migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Migration
  3. Explore additional links for New York immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about New York military records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to New York military records.
    New York Military Records
  2. Learn about New York military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Military Records
  3. Explore New York military records on the AccessGenealogy site (scroll down).
  4. Explore New York military records on the Linkpendium site.
  5. Explore additional links for New York military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore New York military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about New York probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York probate, land and court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: New York Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: New_York Probate Records
  2. Learn about New York land and property records.
    FS—New York Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about New York land records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—New York Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for New York probate records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for New York land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B. Learn about New York court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Court Records
  2. Learn about New York court records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New York Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about New York maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Maps
  2. Learn about New York maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: New York Maps
  3. Learn about New York gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Gazetteers

B. Explore New York maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of New York maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of New York.
  3. Explore historical New York maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for New York maps.


Goal 9: Learn about New York newspapers.


Choices:

A. Learn about New York newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about New York newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Newspapers
  2. Learn about New York newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: New York Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B. Explore New York newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for New York historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search New York newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search New York newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search New York newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore New York newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. See additional New York newspaper resources on the Linkpendium site.
  7. Explore additional links for New York newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for New York research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from New York.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or New York County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for New York.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the New York Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your New York research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the New York Genealogy Network page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the New York Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. Northeast Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for New York.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for New York research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about New York research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for New York research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the New York research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about New York research.

C. Learn about New York genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in New York in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: New York Societies
  2. Explore the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society site.
  3. Explore New York genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




New York Counties

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

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Albany    A    L Allegany    A    L Bronx    A    L Broome    A    L Cattaraugus    A    L Chemung    A    L
Chenango    A    L Clinton    A    L Columbia    A    L Cortland    A    L Delaware    A    L Duchess    A    L
Erie    A    L Essex    A    L Franklin    A    L Fulton    A    L Genesse    A    LGreene    A    L
Hamilton    A    L Herkimer    A    L Jefferson    A    L Kings    A    L Lewis    A    L Livingston    A    L
Madison    A    L Monroe    A    L Montgomery    A    L Nassau    A    L New York    A    L Niagara    A    L
Oneida    A    L Onondago    A    L Ontario    A    L Orange    A    L Orleans    A    L Oswego    A    L
Otsego    A    L Putnam    A    L Queens    A    L Rensselaer    A    L Richmond    A    L Rockland    A    L
St. Lawrence  A    L Saratoga    A    L Schenectady    A    L Schoharie    A    L Schuyler    A    L Seneca    A    L
Steuben    A    L Suffolk    A    L Sullivan    A    L Tioga    A    L Tompkins    A    L Ulster    A    L
Warren    A    L Washington    A    L Wayne    A    L Westchester  A    L Wyoming  A    L Yates    A    L