Statehood: 9 July 1776
11th state of the United States
South: New Jersey, Pennsylvania
East: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont
Largest city: New York City
Map: New York, 1799, (click map to enlarge), Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1777 New York Constitution, Sect. 3: Albany, Charlotte, Cumberland, Dutchess, Gloucester, Kings, Orange, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk, Tryon, Ulster, and Westchester. New York County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 62.
State of New York
Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites
New York Public Library Digital Collections
New York Public Library Research
New York State Library Digital Collections
Dutchess County Genealogical Society
Dutchess County Historical Society
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Online Resources & Databases
Record Sets-State Level
New York Record Sets (Ancestry Collections)
New York Record Sets (Family Search)
New York, New York, Index to Birth Certificates, 1866-1909 (Ancestry)
New York State, Birth Index, 1881-1942 (Ancestry)
New York, New York, U.S., Birth Index, 1910-1965 (Ancestry)
New York, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1847-1849, 1907-1936 (Ancestry)
New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967 (Ancestry)
New York, New York, U.S., Marriage License Indexes, 1907-2018 (Ancestry)
New York, New York, Index to Marriage Licenses, 1908-1910, 1938-1940 (Ancestry)
New York, U.S., Death Index, 1852-1956 (Ancestry)
New York, New York, Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948 (Ancestry)
New York, New York, U.S., Death Index, 1949-1965 (Ancestry)
New York State, U.S., Death Index, 1957-1969 (Ancestry)
New York State, Card Index to Supreme Court and Court of Chancery Documents, 1684-1848 (Ancestry)
Fresh Pond Crematory and U. S. Columbarium Interment Index, index to over 215,000 cremations, Middle Village, Queens County, New York (German Genealogy Group)
Cemeteries Index Database,
(German Genealogy Group)
State of New York
A History of New York, Washington Irving, 1824.
A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, Diedrich Knickerbocker, 1864.
History of the State of New York, Alexander C. Flick, 1934.
History of the State of New York, First Period, 1609–1664, John Romeyn Brodhead, 1863.
Brooklyn Public Library online resources
(Some all access – some require a card $50/yr)
History of Onondaga County, New York, W. W. Clayton, 1878.
Memorial History of Syracuse, N.Y., From its Settlement to the Present Time, Dwight H. Bruce, 1891.
Onondaga, or, Reminiscences of Earlier and Later Times, vol. 2, Joshua V. H. Clark, A.M., 1849.
Past and Present of Syracuse and Onondaga County, New York , From Prehistoric Times to the Beginning of 1908, Rev. William M. Beauchamp, S.T.D., 1908.
Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, 1891.
The Dutch Records of Kingston, Ulser County, New York (Esopus, Wildwyck, Swanenburgh, Kingston) 1658-1684, part 1, Samuel Oppenheim, 1912.
History of the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York, from its Earliest Discovery, C. M. Woolsey, 1908.
History of Ulster County, New York, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, 1880.
The History of Ulster County, New York, Alphonso T. Clearwater, L.L.D., 1907.
The Old Court Houses of Ulster County, New York, and Interesting Incidents Connected with Their History, Chaplain Roswell Randall Hoes, U.S.N., 1918.
Southeastern New York, a History of the Counties of Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Putnam, vol. 2, Louise Hasbrouck Zimm, 1946.
Ulster County, N. Y., Probate Records in the Office of the Surrogate, and in the County Clerk’s Office at Kingston, N. Y, vol. 2, Gustave Anjou, 1906.
New York, Emigrant Savings Bank Records, 1850-1883 (Ancestry)
New York Maps, Library of Congress
New York Landowner Maps, Library of Congress
Interactive Map of New York County Formation History, Maps of U.S.
Historical Maps Works: New York
New York Manuscripts, Archive Grid
New York Manuscripts, Library of Congress
Chronicling America, digitized: New York
Community History Archive Newspapers: New York
Small Town Newspapers
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