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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.

Record Sets-State Level

New York Record Sets (Ancestry Collections)

New York Record Sets (Family Search)

Vital Records

New York City Vital Records


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)

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.

Brooklyn Public Library online resources
(Some all access – some require a card $50/yr)

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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New York Genealogy

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

Newspapers 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 )

NYS Historic Newspapers

Additional websites

Historical Markers and War Memorials in New York

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