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1799 New York map, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

New York

Statehood: 9 July 1776
11th state of the United States

Bordering states:
South: New Jersey, Pennsylvania
East: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont

Capital: Albany

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.

Resources

Personal Library

State of New York

History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 1, Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 1,
Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 2, Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 2,
Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 3, Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 3,
Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 4, Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 4,
Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 5, Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
History of New York State, 1523-1927, Vol. 5,
Dr. James Sullivan, editor, 1927.
The Summer Paradise in History, Warwick Stevens Carpenter, 1914.
The Summer Paradise in History, Warwick Stevens Carpenter, 1914.
Also available online
Valentine’s Manual of Old New York, 1927, Henry Collins Brown, editor, 1926

Herkimer County

Gazetteer and Business Directory of Herkimer County, N. Y. for 1869-70, Hamilton Child, 1869.
Also available online

Onandaga County

Images in American, Syracuse, Onondaga Historical Association, 1997.

Saratoga County

Saratoga, Saga of an Impious Era, George Waller, 1967.

Virtual Libraries

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.

Onondaga County

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.

Ulster County

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.

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Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

1777 New York Constitution

New York Public Library Digital Collections

New York Public Library Research

New York State Archives

New York State Library Digital Collections

Dutchess County

Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Dutchess County Historical Society

Historic Hudson Valley

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Hudson River Valley Heritage

Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Online Resources & Databases

Ulster County

Ulster County Clerk Archives Division, Online Documents

Newspapers

Newspapers.com: New York

Newspapers Archive: New York

Genealogy Bank: New York

Chronicling America, digitized: New York

NewsLibrary: New York

Community History Archive Newspapers: New York

Small Town Newspapers
(Scroll to New York )

Additional Websites

New York Genealogy

New York, Emigrant Savings Bank Records, 1850-1883 (Ancestry)

Maps

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

Manuscripts

New York Manuscripts, Archive Grid

New York Manuscripts, Library of Congress

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