New Access to New York Records–

Ancestry/NewYork   A new webpage with free access for New York State residents, use zip code as login.  The records on this page are also available through–with a regular subscription.  And some of these sources can be accessed through
AncestryInstitution at local public and genealogy libraries.
__New York State Census—1892, 1915, 1925
(Being added—1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905)
__New York Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 1830-1920
__Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1900, abstracts for NY
__Town Clerk’s Registers of Men who serve in the Civil War, 1861-1865, for NY
__US Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880, for NY
__US Non-population schedules, 1850-1880, for NY
__US 1880 Schedule of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes, for NY
__World War I Service Cards, for NY (being added)
The site will also add naturalization records, and other sources.

Also on you will find one of the largest collections of records for New York City on the internet, including Methodist Church records, births, marriages, and death.

Study Bibliography for you Winter genealogy reading list:
Dilts, Bryan Lee.  1890 New York Census Index of Civil War Veterans or their Widows. Salt Lake City UT:  Index Publishing, 1984. Also available on FHL microfiche,  6213550.

Jensen, Howard M. Aid to Finding Addresses in the 1890 New York City Police Census.  Heritage Books, 2003.  The 1890 Census is available on 59 microfilm reels through the Family History Library.  Some portions on

Joslyn, Roger D.  “New York City Censuses for 1816, 1819, 1821,” New York Genealogical & Biographical Society Newsletter,Winter 1992.

New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 2013.  More than 100 genealogists and historians have contributed to this new guide.  Covers records in all 62 of New York’s counties.

Remington, Gordon L.  New York State Probate Records:  A Genealogists’ Guide to Testate and Intestate Records (Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2nd edition.

Scott, Andrew Bartley, “Cumberland County New York Census for 1771,” Vermont Genealogy 17 (Spring 2012) 60-96.

Your favorite New York genealogist, Arlene Eakle

PS  You can find these record sources in the catalog online.


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