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26 May 2018, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Kings
(Brooklyn)
, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, New York City
(Manhattan)
, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Richmond
(Staten Island)
, Rockland
30 Apr 2018, St. Lawrence
10 May 2018, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Tryon, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, Yates.

American History and Genealogy Project

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New York Maps and Atlases

  • 1872 Beers Atlas of Monroe County Index
    An alphabetical list of more than 11,500 property owners from Monroe County towns & villages. Pairs with individual maps digitized on Rochester Images or with printed maps available in the Local History & Genealogy Division. Prepared by volunteers from the Genealogy Round Table of Monroe County.

New York Military Records

New York Native American Records

New York Historical Newspapers and their Records

New York Vital Records

  • New York Vital Records
  • Marriages on Long Island, New York, 1802-1855
  • Bronx County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
  • Kings County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
  • Monroe County
    • Early marriages in Rochester, Monroe Co. N.Y. and in the vicinity taken from church records and newspapers.
    • Brockport
      • Brockport Births, 1925-1953
        This is an index to births appearing in the Brockport Republic and the Brockport Democrat (also known as the Brockport Republic-Democrat) from 1925 to 1953. Indexed by Donald P. Specht.
      • Brockport Marriages, 1856-1917
        This is a name index to marriages appearing in the Brockport Republic newspaper from 1856-1917; indexed by Arnold Schockow.
      • Brockport Marriages, 1925-1953
        This is an index to marriages appearing in the Brockport Republic and the Brockport Democrat (also known as the Brockport Republic-Democrat) from 1925 to 1953. Indexed by Donald P. Specht.
      • Brockport Deaths, 1856-1923
        This is a name index to death notices and obituaries appearing in the Brockport Republic newspaper from 1856-1923; indexed by Arnold Schockow.
      • Brockport Deaths, 1925-1953
        This is an index to deaths appearing in the Brockport Republic and the Brockport Democrat (also known as the Brockport Republic-Democrat) from 1925 to 1953. Indexed by Donald P. Specht
    • Ogden
      • Persons Buried in Ogden, NY
        This is a name index to persons buried in Ogden from 1803 to 2004, gleaned from headstones, cemetery records, and death records; indexed by Donald Specht. 2014 edition.

        • Addendum to Persons Buried in Ogden
          This is a companion to Persons Buried in Ogden and contains additional information gleaned from death and other records; indexed by Donald Specht.
  • Nassau County
  • New York County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
    • Bodies in Transit Registers
      This collection consists of bound volumes recording the transportation of bodies in, out and through Manhattan during 1859-1894. These records were maintained by various iterations of New York City’s Health Department to prevent and track disease and death in the city.
  • Queens County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
    • Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium Interment Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 215,000 cremations that took place at the Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium.  It also includes over 4,000 people cremated elsewhere and whose cremains are in niches at the columbarium.
  • Richmond County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
  • Suffolk County

New York Yearbooks

Lawrence Dowse of Legbourne England

Lawrence Dowse of Legbourne, England : his ancestors, descendants and connections in England, Massachusetts and Ireland; compiled under the direction of William Bradford Homer Dowse.

The family of Nelson Drake

The family of Nelson Drake; back to 1630, New York and Michigan pioneers, with genealogy supplement. Surnames: Allen, Barre, Bickford, Boyer, Bravender, Brosius, Brown, Christmas, Corner, Coey, Cozzi, Davis, Day, Diener, Drake, Dust, Engleberg, Fishel, Fookes, Gorton, Groce, Hawkins, Hewes, Hill, Hilton, Hirsch, Huddlestun, Kaiser, Kellogg, Langfield, Lear, Martinchak, McClellan, Point, Rae, Rayner, Ritter, Roehm, Rossi, Shilander, Smith, Soule, Stingley, Tucker, Ward, Wauvle, West, White, Wickham, and Wright.

English and American Drakes

English and American Drakes : paper prepared and read at the Drake reunion / by Medora Corbett, Aug. 8, 1912. Also family record of two sons of Richard and Mary Wood Drake, born in Orange County, New York, by William T. Drake. The two sons are Timothy Drake (1788-1839) and Thomas Wood Drake (1794-1879).

Silas Wood’s sketch of the town of Huntington, L.I.

Author: Wood, Silas; Pelletreau, William Smith Publication date: 1898 Publisher: New York : F. P. Harper Digitizing sponsor: Brigham Young University Contributor: Harold B. Lee Library Repository Archive.org This small manuscript of 63 pages provides an...

Hough Family of New Bedford, Massachusetts

The progenitor in New England of those bearing the family name of Hough was William Hough, son of Edward Hough, of Westchester, in Cheshire, England. This William Hough was known as a house carpenter at Gloucester, Mass., along just prior to the middle of the seventeenth century. He lived at Trynall Cove, where and on Biskie island, opposite, he had land. It is not known that his father came to New England, but it is believed by those who have written of the family that Ann Hough, who died at Gloucester in 1672, aged eighty-five years, was Edward’s widow and the mother of William Hough. The latter was selectman in 1649 and 1650. His departure from Gloucester is spoken of in the latter year, when he joined the migration to New London, Conn., and in that State the family is a numerous one. William Hough married Oct. 28, 1645, Sarah, daughter of Hugh Calkins, and of their ten children the first three were born at Gloucester and the others at New London.

New York World War 2 Casualties – Army, Air Force

This database contains War Department casualties (Army and Army Air Force personnel) from World War II for New York. Information provided includes serial number, rank and type of casualty. The birthplace or residence of the deceased is not indicated. An introduction explaining how the list was compiled, a statistical tabulation, and the descriptions of the types of casualties incurred are also included.

Leach Genealogy of Bridgewater, Massachusetts

This page treats the Leach Genealogy of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, starting with Lawrence Leach, the immigrant ancestor, and descending to the James Cushing Leach family of Bridgewater, Mass.

Biography of Robert Thompson Davis, M. D., of Fall River, MA

ROBERT THOMPSON DAVIS, M. D., late of Fall River, physician, promoter, State senator, mayor, congressman, etc., was one of the most prominent figures in the public and industrial life of Fall River, and as well one of its most widely known and wealthiest citizens. Dr. Davis was the son of John and Sarah (Thompson) Davis, and was born Aug. 28, 1823, in County Down, Province of Ulster, North of Ireland.

Genealogy of the Whitney Family of New Bedford, Massachusetts

The Whitney family of New Bedford, of which the late Amasa Whitney, one of the well known citizens of that place, was a worthy member, is one of the oldest and best known of the early families of America. Its members in every generation here from the Colonial ancestor have been noted for high attainments, vigorous intellect and the qualities which make for influential citizenship. Notable among the descendants of John Whitney, the emigrant ancestor, are Eli Whitney, whose fame as the inventor of the cotton gin and no less in other lines has won a place in the hall of fame; the late William Collins Whitney, lawyer and politician, famous as corporation counsel of New York City and secretary of war, 1885-89; and Henry M. Whitney, of Boston – illustrious names Which have added to the glory of their country as well as to the fame of an honored race.

1776-1805 Dutchess County, New York Marriage Records

These marriage records were transcribed by Lester Card and compiled in 1949. Mr. Card's introduction to this transcription reads: "These marriages are taken from some minister's personal record, entered in a small ( 5 x 8 ) memorandum book. It is endorsed as being the...

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