New York State Archives
The Archives holds many
records containing information on individuals. Among these
records are indexes to vital records (births, marriages, deaths);
records documenting war service (Revolutionary War through World
War I); land records (mostly transactions involving the Colony or
State of New York); trial court records (including colonial wills
and early nineteenth century civil cases); and records of some
State-run correctional and custodial institutions.
New York State Family History Centers
Family History Centers
are associated with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City,
and have access to its large collection (over 2 million rolls of
microfilm) via a special loan arrangement. Family History Centers
also have the International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File,
and the catalog of the Family History Library's holdings.
NYSL: Genealogy: Starting Your Family Tree
Reprints of some of the
State Library's collections and resources that may be of interest
to genealogists. Many of these pages were originally developed as
information sheets for onsite researchers, so they focus on
materials available at the New York State Library.
RECORDS OF THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY
The Family History
Library has most of the records described in this outline. The
library has over 50,000 microfilms and continues acquiring
additional materialsparticularly for New York City and Long
Island. Although the Family History Library has microfilm copies
of some twentieth century records, most are of pre-1900 records
NY Genealogy Web Sites
A list of possible
sources for further genealogy research in New York State.
New York Maps
Library Map Collection
State Maps, City Maps, Historical City Maps, Maps of National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites
New York State Archives and Records Administration.
specifically a genealogical site, some information is provided
about the genealogical sources, war service records, and
naturalization records held by the Archives. The records
themselves are not available on line.
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
"The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, popularly known as the "G & B," was founded in 1869. As a non-profit educational institution, our purpose is to collect and make available information on genealogy, biography and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State."
Includes information on
their Library and Record Search Service, Publications, Online
Resources and a Portrait Collection.
New York State Newspaper Project
This site includes an
on-line database that lists newspapers published in New York,
dates of publication, and the NY libraries that have microfilm
copies of these papers available; identifies, describes,
preserves, and makes available to researchers the significant
newspapers in all communities in New York State since the first
publication in 1725.
Union Regiments - New York
This website has an
amazing amount of information on the history of Cavalry,
Artillery, Engineers, and Infantry units from New York State.
New York State and the
This site deals with New
York's role in the Civil War and its aftermath, and the
contributions and sacrifices of her sons and daughters.
New York Public Library, Local History and Genealogy Division.
This site presents
descriptions of some of the resources available to family
historians. Resources are held at the Library, and are not
available on line.
EDWARD P. ROMAINE
COUNTY OF SUFFOLK (52)
COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
310 CENTER DRIVE
RIVERHEAD, NY 11901
(516) 852-2099 or 852-2048
FAX #(516) 852-2004
Ancestors: Resource Guide- New York
From the PBS television
series' companion web site. Contact information for archives,
libraries, genealogical & historical societies, church
records and ethnic resources.
Everton's Genealogy: New York
Helper Magazine site -- provides a list of research sources in
New York State.
Census Online - NY
A listing of New York
census information available online -- arranged by county.
New York State Archives Military Service Records
Military records in the New York State Archives document the service of many (but not all) individuals who served in the State's armed forces during conflicts prior to World War II.
Includes: Print Out the
War Service Records Search Request & Reply Form
ACHOR -- Online Naturalization Records
The Albany County Hall
of Records holds paper naturalization indexes from 1821-1991.
Searchable online database holds all of the records from
ACHOR Naturalization Indexes Search Page
New York Indorsed Land Papers, 1643-1676
An index to the earliest
years of the New York Land Grant Application Files from the New
York Secretary of State's Office.
Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York
from Foreign Ports 1789 1919
Set of twenty-seven rolls records information about vessels arriving at the port of New York from foreign ports for the years 1789 1919. This set does NOT provide names of ancestors. Rather, for a specific time period, it provides : the name of each vessel arriving in New York, harbor from a foreign port , its arrival date , and the foreign port from which it came.
This page was last updated September 7, 2000.