Nelson Greene's "History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West
1614-1925" is a four-volume set covering the history of Fulton,
Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Schenectady and Schoharie Counties. The
first two (historical) volumes, including more than 300 photos and
maps, were completed during the summer and the beginning of the
biographical section is now online at the Schenectady Digital History
Archive - more than 2000 pages so far.
Greene's History joins the Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family
Memoirs, a four-volume set with more than 1300 family entries from
Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga,
Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington Counties.
The Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is pleased to announce
the launch of a new website, HRVH Historical Newspapers
http://news.hrvh.org/, part of the Hudson River Valley Heritage (HRVH)
service. The Kingston Daily Freeman is the first newspaper to be
included in this new digital newspaper repository and was completely
digitized for the years 1903 to 1912. The entire contents of the
newspaper issues can be searched by word and browsed by date. Complete
issues of the newspaper can be viewed by full page or individual
articles can be highlighted and viewed.
Note from a genealogist:
Here are 2 sites that I have used for my NY State genealogy, both with great success.
They are very easy to use and free - donations are appreciated.
The first is The Italian Genealogy Group found at www.italiangen.org. This organization has put together some great data bases for the New York City researcher. They have naturalizations and vital records for the 5 boroughs from about 1860 thru 1937. For the vital records that you find you will be given the certificate number for that event. Take that and go to the New York City archives (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,
www.nyc.gov/health for births after 1909 and deaths after 1948) or (the New York City
Municipal Archives, www.nyc.gov/records for births before 1910 and deaths before 1949). You can request the records on line using the certificate number from your previous search or on a by name/s basis for certain year spans. Quick and easy - really works well, as I mentioned a couple of weeks if you supply the certificate number of the document you want.
The other site that I have found useful is the Mattituck-Laurel Library, www.suffolk.lib.ny.us/libraries/matt then click Local History. This is for finding folks living in Eastern Long Island. I have used the obituary index a number of times. Search the index, note the date and page then e-mail the Library. They will scan the obit and send via e-mail at no cost. They will accept donations to the library's general fund. You will usually get them back within a couple of days.
Note from a reader:
You will notice many of the resources listed here provide their services free of charge and consist of a staff of volunteers. Genealogy research is very time-consuming and many times the records needed are stored off-site somewhere like with a pods storage service or in a dusty
warehouse. Sometimes the information is simply in the basement of the same building, but sometimes it may also be miles away at a private pods storage facility like
UPack. As a former historical society volunteer, I can tell you that requests for genealogy information are fairly frequent and usually take at least a full day of a volunteer's time to look through related records. For many non-profit organizations, volunteers are the lifeblood that keeps the doors open and the office running smoothly. I strongly urge you to consider the time required of someone when you make a records request, and make a donation to the
organization. Between some grants and some sizable donations, the historical society I worked with was able to hire a historian specifically for genealogy requests!
Thank you AR
Access newspaper obituaries and discover your genealogy online. Discover how to use vital records, obituary resources, old
newspaper obituary archives, genealogy forms and printable family tree charts.
USDA has scanned the statistical volumes for 1840 to 1950 at
and 1840 has the census for military pensioners.
The USGenWeb Archives Marriage Project:
Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor:
USGenWeb Revolutionary War Pension Project:
Valley Forge Muster Rolls:
American Revolutionary War Soldiers’ Websites:
New York in the Revolution as colony and state http://www.americanwars.org/american-revolution-new-york.htm
USGenWeb Pension Project:
The web site for find a grave is http://www.findagrave.com
links to state-by-state sites - NY has 4000 listings
United States Internet Genealogy Society Revolutionary War Links:
The David Library of the American Revolution:
Sir William Johnson Papers Online
Valley Families at http://orvf.com
Commercial - NY
County maps with towns listed
My County Maps http://www.mycountymaps.com/
Links to rotating animated maps showing all the county boundary changes for each year overlayed with past and present maps so you can see the changes in county boundries and State Department of Transportation Maps
My Census Maps http://www.mycensusmaps.com/
Links to rotating animated maps showing all the county boundaries for each census year overlayed with past and present maps so you can see the changes in county boundries
New York Census transcription project
Steven Mann will try to help with genealogical inquiries for
Dutchess County. Please email email@example.com and be patient, it usually takes a week. No fee, but a donation to Museum of Rhinebeck History, PO Box 816, Rhinebeck NY 12572 is
is a web site of volunteers who will do various types of look ups in many
states such as Birth, Death, Census, Cemetery, Marriage, and obituaries.
The site is: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genealogylookup/
New York Militia Rolls War of 1812
20th New York
State Militia Seward Osborne's Great site!
Roster of the 57th New York State Volunteer Infantry
Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No.168 "New York Camp" Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
We can also do Limited Lookups for descendants whose ancestors were Veterans In the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and China Relief Expedition 1898-1902 respectfully out of New York State.
1810 Census Greene County, NY
Ulster County New York Library Resources email,
addresses, hours, holdings, etc
Greene County New York Library Resources email, addresses,
hours, holdings, etc
Church of the Latter Day Saints - Impressive list of Ulster County
The Ulster County
Archives at Rootsweb
Rootsweb Tombstone Transcription site
for Ulster Co
A family web-site that contains BYRON/KATHRYN PALMER genealogy information.
Genealogical New York Current Events share the Comunity Events
Misc Genenealogy Links share the Hotlist page, but this link
avoids the banner ads
A very good Rootsweb Greene
Fulton-Montgomery photo archives, with Amsterdam and Gloversville
which contains a number of tidbits related to census materials in various New York counties.
NYGenWeb County Links Page
courtesy of Robert Sullivan.
Will Testators Indexes. (testators are ones who wrote wills,
leaving inheritances to heirs or screwing them out of their inheritances.)
Search engine is online.
Wills that had been transcribed and posted on RW Message Boards
and/or in USGenWeb Archives are hot-linked direct from the indexes for ease of
navigation. Just follow the appropriate links to counties.
CensusTools - 35 free electronic spreadsheets for archiving federal, state and international census data!
Part of the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress
includes a collection of digitized maps.
You may search this by geographic listing (city or county), and even
save the search to check back periodically for new entries.
New York Historical Newspapers http://expertgenealogy.com/websearch
for the counties of Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton and Essex.
and for the rest of the state:newspaper abstracts -
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New York COUNTY CONTACT INFORMATION
names, addresses, phone numbers, newspapers, museums, etc.
Greene County contact info
Ulster County contact info
Post to the list
Post to the list
Delaware County Historian -- Clara Stewart -- 1-607-746-2544
Orange County Historian -- Theodore Sly
101 Main Street Goshen NY 10924 1-845-291-2388
A good Orange County History/Genealogy website
Dutchess County has no Historian
Dutchess County Records Management
170 Washington Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 -- 1-(845) 486-3677
Vital Records other New York counties http://vitalrec.com/ny.html
policies concerning birth, death and marriage records in New York State for
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PAINTED HILLS GENEALOGY SOCIETY
Covering the Pennsylvania Counties McKean | Potter and the New York Counties of Allegany| Cattaraugus | Chautauqua | Steuben
Contact us at: http://www.paintedhills.org/
Genealogy CONTRIBUTIONS SOUGHT
contributions of genealogical material should be from the owner or originator and will be
posted for non-commercial use only. Full credit will be given to the contributor, and
their wishes as to its use will be honored.
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About the New York GenWeb Project
A message was sent out over the GEN-NYS-L list in June 1996 asking if
anyone would be interested in starting a New York State GenWeb page similiar to a highly
successful project underway in Kentucky. Many people expressed an interest in this idea.
About the same time, Jeff Murphy, coordinator of the KY GenWeb, decided to go national
with the idea, and out of that grew the US GenWeb project, and the NY GenWeb project. At
the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of
databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Contact the volunteer shown
on the county page if you have a desire to add your data to the database. If the county in
which you are interested does not have a page and you wish to participate, please
contact NYS GenWeb Coordinator.
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New York GenWeb Coordinator
To give the new NYS coordinator a better
understanding of my page I'm asking anyone who frequents it to email him with their
comments - good, bad or indifferent. If you don't mind, you could also CC me at
firstname.lastname@example.org -- BUT -- that is not required. If you use the genealogy section, or
have an opinion about a commercial site hosting a NYGenWeb page - your participation is
This program works because we all contribute.
- is the coordinator for New
York State - Tell him what you think!