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Guide to '''Madison County New York genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military, immigration and naturalization records. {{NYCOIntro}}
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Madison County New York Historical Facts  ===
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[[Chenango County, New York|Chenango]]{{·}} [[Cortland County, New York|Cortland]]{{·}} [[Oneida County, New York|Oneida]]{{·}} [[Onondaga County, New York|Onondaga]]{{·}} [[Oswego County, New York|Oswego]]{{·}} [[Otsego County, New York|Otsego]]  
 
[[Chenango County, New York|Chenango]]{{·}} [[Cortland County, New York|Cortland]]{{·}} [[Oneida County, New York|Oneida]]{{·}} [[Onondaga County, New York|Onondaga]]{{·}} [[Oswego County, New York|Oswego]]{{·}} [[Otsego County, New York|Otsego]]  
  
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=== Madison County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
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:*'''1809-1833''' - [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdny3066_fortplain&utm_content=1546952 Fort Plain Reformed Church Records], courtesy: [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ World Vital Records] ($). Births, Marriages, Deaths.
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:*'''1809-1833''' - [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdny3066_fortplain&utm_content=1546952 Fort Plain Reformed Church Records], courtesy: [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ World Vital Records] ($). Births, Marriages, Deaths.  
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48356 Baptist Church of New Woodstock, First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, and Methodist Church of Cazenovia] records are part of the collection ''Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. II,'' courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). <ref>Linkpendium assisted in locating this collection.</ref><br>
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48356 Baptist Church of New Woodstock, First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, and Methodist Church of Cazenovia] records are part of the collection ''Early Settlers of New York State, Vol. II,'' courtesy: [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). <ref>Linkpendium assisted in locating this collection.</ref><br>  
:*'''1809-1862''' Society of Friends. De Ruyter Monthly Meeting Madison County: Hicksite {{FHL|127242|item|disp=FHL film 17336 Item 2-3}} Contains Marriages, removal certificates 1809-1862 and Men's meeting minutes 1820-1852
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:*'''1809-1862''' Society of Friends. De Ruyter Monthly Meeting Madison County: Hicksite {{FHL|127242|item|disp=FHL film 17336 Item 2-3}} Contains Marriages, removal certificates 1809-1862 and Men's meeting minutes 1820-1852  
:*'''1935-1941''' Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Oneida District {{FHL|173680|item|disp=FHL film 1962 Item 13}} Record of members from Oneida and Madison Counties.  
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:*'''1935-1941''' Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Oneida District {{FHL|173680|item|disp=FHL film 1962 Item 13}} Record of members from Oneida and Madison Counties.
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*[http://www.madisoncounty.org/Incorp1806.pdf Early Religious and Other Incorporations In Madison County, NY 1806-1932]
  
 
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.madison/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board ] for {{PAGENAME}} has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.madison/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board ] for {{PAGENAME}} has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
  
{{Wikipedia|Madison County, New York}}&nbsp;
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'''Genealogical Resources''': Link to the different town pages at the top of the page to find information about different types of records throughout Madison County (Example: The [http://www.madisoncountynyhistory.com/Nelson.html Town of Nelson] has information about the Welsh Church).
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:*{{RecordSearch|1920234|Historical Records}} - '''Madison County:''' Administration bonds, 1890-1903; Bonds, '''Bond index, 1889-1901'''; Decrees, Minutes, Orders, 1830-1902; '''General index, 1890-1919'''; Hierships, 1893-1925; '''Judicial settlements index, 1806-1890'''; Judicial settlements, 1836-1900; '''Letters of administration index, 1806-1927'''; Letters of administration, 1830-1903; '''Sales index, 1806-1890'''; Sales, 1807-1899; Wills, 1806-1900
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1920234|Historical Records}} - '''Madison County:''' Administration bonds, 1890-1903; Bonds, '''Bond index, 1889-1901'''; Decrees, Minutes, Orders, 1830-1902; '''General index, 1890-1919'''; Hierships, 1893-1925; '''Judicial settlements index, 1806-1890'''; Judicial settlements, 1836-1900; '''Letters of administration index, 1806-1927'''; Letters of administration, 1830-1903; '''Sales index, 1806-1890'''; Sales, 1807-1899; Wills, 1806-1900
  
'''Probate Records on Microfilm''' <br>
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'''Probate Records on Microfilm''' <br> Probate records found at Historical Records and described in Online Probate Records above are also found on microfilm as follows:  
Probate records found at Historical Records and described in Online Probate Records above are also found on microfilm as follows:  
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:*'''1806–1920''' General Index to Registers of Estates {{FHL|item|252328|disp=FHL Film 408531}}  
 
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:*'''1847–1899''' Letters Testamentary, Index 1806–1890 {{FHL|item|249689|disp=FHL Film 415204 (4 films)}}
 
:*'''1847–1899''' Letters Testamentary, Index 1806–1890 {{FHL|item|249689|disp=FHL Film 415204 (4 films)}}
  
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==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
  
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Madison County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1982). {{WorldCat|9664610|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419314|item|disp=FHL Book 974.764 A3g}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>
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Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Madison County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1982). {{WorldCat|9664610|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419314|item|disp=FHL Book 974.764 A3g}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>  
  
 
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[http://www.midyork.org/oneida/OPL_Local_History/OPL_HISTORY_ROOM.htm Oneida Public Library]<br>220 Broad Street<br>Oneida, New York 13421<br>Phone: 315-363-3050
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[http://www.midyork.org/oneida/OPL_Local_History/OPL_HISTORY_ROOM.htm Oneida Public Library]<br>220 Broad Street<br>Oneida, New York 13421<br>Phone: 315-363-3050  
  
 
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'''Genealogical resources''': Local History Room<br>The Oneida Public Library’s Local History Room contains a noncirculating collection of over 1,560 books, pamphlets, maps and genealogical materials relating to the City of Oneida, Madison County, Oneida County and New York State. It also contains on microfilm Oneida City and Madison County newspapers dating back to 1846, a complete set of published directories of Oneida City and surrounding communities and U.S. Census data for Madison County from 1850 to 1930.
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'''Genealogical resources''': Local History Room<br>The Oneida Public Library’s Local History Room contains a noncirculating collection of over 1,560 books, pamphlets, maps and genealogical materials relating to the City of Oneida, Madison County, Oneida County and New York State. It also contains on microfilm Oneida City and Madison County newspapers dating back to 1846, a complete set of published directories of Oneida City and surrounding communities and U.S. Census data for Madison County from 1850 to 1930.  
  
 
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Matthew Urtz, [http://home.comcast.net/~ingallsam/historians.htm Historian]<br>Box 668<br>Wampsville, NY 13163<br>Phone: 315–366-2453<br>E–mail: [mailto:matthew.urtz@co.madison.ny.us matthew.urtz@co.madison.ny.us]
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Matthew Urtz, [http://home.comcast.net/~ingallsam/historians.htm Historian]<br>Box 668<br>Wampsville, NY 13163<br>Phone: 315–366-2453<br>E–mail: [mailto:matthew.urtz@co.madison.ny.us matthew.urtz@co.madison.ny.us]  
  
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'''Genealogical Resources''': The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.
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'''Genealogical Resources''': The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.  
  
 
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435 Main Street<br>Oneida, NY 13421<br>Phone: 315-363-4136/315-361-9735<br>E–mail: [mailto:history@mchs1900.org history@mchs1900.org]  
 
435 Main Street<br>Oneida, NY 13421<br>Phone: 315-363-4136/315-361-9735<br>E–mail: [mailto:history@mchs1900.org history@mchs1900.org]  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm Central New York Genealogical Society]<ref>''Central New York Genealogical Society'' at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).</ref><br>Box 104, Calvin Station <br>Syracuse, New York 13205 <br>E-mail: [mailto:CNYGS@yahoo.com CNYSG@yahoo.com]<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm Central New York Genealogical Society]<ref>''Central New York Genealogical Society'' at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).</ref><br>Box 104, Calvin Station <br>Syracuse, New York 13205 <br>E-mail: [mailto:CNYGS@yahoo.com CNYSG@yahoo.com]<br>  
  
 
:Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publishes ''Tree Talks ''({{WorldCat|1585719|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|253012|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2t}}) quarterly with annual index.<br>
 
:Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publishes ''Tree Talks ''({{WorldCat|1585719|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|253012|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2t}}) quarterly with annual index.<br>
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:*Wiles, Harriett M. ''Marriages and Deaths from the Lyons Republican and Inscriptions from the Lyons Rural Cemetery: Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y.'' 1900. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19036 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
:*Wiles, Harriett M. ''Marriages and Deaths from the Lyons Republican and Inscriptions from the Lyons Rural Cemetery: Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y.'' 1900. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19036 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:*'''1795–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records, and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.<br>
 
:*'''1795–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records, and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nymadiso/ The Madison County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nymadiso/ The Madison County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/madison/madison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Madison County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/madison/madison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Madison County.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ny/madison/madison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Madison County. (Backup site)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/madison/madison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Madison County. (Backup site)
  
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United States go to New York go to Madison County

Guide to Madison County New York genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military, immigration and naturalization records. This page describes sources of genealogical data about Madison County, New York families, including links to smaller localities in the county. New York-related pages show useful statewide sources. United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records.

link=http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/New York_Online_Genealogy_Records New York
Online Records


Madison County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 21, 1806
County Seat Wampsville
Courthouse
Ny-madison-ch.jpg
Address Madison County Office Building #4
138 North Court Street
PO Box 668
Wampsville, NY 13163
Madison County Website

Contents

Madison County New York Historical Facts

Parent County

21 March 1806: Created from Chenango County.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Chenango · Cortland · Oneida · Onondaga · Oswego · Otsego

Boundary Changes

1836: A part taken to add to Oneida County.

Record Loss

Madison County New York Genealogy Resources

Bible Records

  • 1581–1917 New York, Family Bible Records at Ancestry– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
Findagrave.com* Family History Library* Findagrave.com*
Interment.net* WorldCat* Tombstone Transcription Project*
Cemetery Site*   NYGenWeb Cemeteries*
New York Gravestones*   epodunk*
NYGenWeb Cemeteries*   Billion Graves*
Billion Graves*   Names in Stone*
Names in Stone*    
Linkpendium*    
Ancestry*    
   *See the New York Cemeteries page for details about each site.


Census

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see New York Census.

Federal

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for New York, 1850-1880:

  • Available online at Ancestry ($).
  • Deaths are included for the 12 months prior to the census, 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, and 1879-80 beginning 1 June and ending 31 May of the census year.[2]
  • Basic contents of the records include: Name, sex, age, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. 1870 also has parents' birthplace. 1880 lists how long a resident of the county.
  • Also on FHL Films 1415128–42 which can be ordered through any Family History Center.
  • The 1890 Census is lost. For a substitute, see directories.
State
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
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Family History Library - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FamilySearch Historical Records - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York State Library - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

New York State 1865 and 1875 Census Marriage, Mortality; and 1865 Soldier Mortality records:

  • Images available online at New York State Census, 1865 and New York State Census, 1875. Click on the link to go to the page, then click on the ‘Browse through images’ link and select your county, then select an ancestor's town and browse to the end of the population schedule until you find the Marriage, Mortality, and 1865 soldier mortality schedules.
  • Includes marriages and deaths for the 12 months prior to the census, ending 1 June of the census year.
  • Marriage entry content: Husband's name, wife's name, ages and previous marital status, month and day and place of marriage, and church or civil ceremony.
  • Death entry content: Name, age, sex, color, marital status, month and day of death, native state or country, occupation and cause of death.
  • 1865 deaths of officers and enlisted men entry content: Name, age, marital status, citizenship status, enlistment date, original regiment, original rank, regiment at death, rank at death, promotions, death date and place, manner of death, surviving associates, and burial place.
  • Also on microfilm. See the Family History Library line in the above State Census Chart. These can be ordered through any Family History Center.

Church Records

Church records are good substitutes for birth, marriage, and death information and are most often found on a local city/town or county level.  Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page.

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, New York Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Court Records

Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

Crime and Criminals

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Madison County, New York has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.

History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Madison County, New York

Additional Resources:

Explore Madison County History

Genealogical Resources: Link to the different town pages at the top of the page to find information about different types of records throughout Madison County (Example: The Town of Nelson has information about the Welsh Church).

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Original land records in Madison County, New York began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].

Online

Microforms

Books

Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

Additional resources

Additional resources for Madison County, New York land records may be found in the Madison County, New York – Land Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Maps

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Migration

Early migration routes to and from Madison County for European settlers included:[4]

Military

Civil War

Town registers. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Registers are arranged by county, and town. Some town registers are missing. The registers include an index at the start of each town.

Content. Many register entries include full name, residence, date and place of birth, parents names, marital status, date of enlistment and muster and rank, discharges, death, or promotion.

Access. The original registers are at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. Microfilm copies are found at the Family History Library (FHL Film 1993401-37) and can be ordered for viewing at your local Family History Center. They are also indexed and available at Ancestry.com ($).

Available towns. Registers are available for: Cazenovia, DeRuyter, Fenner, Georgetown, Hamilton, Lebanon, Smithfield, and Stockbridge.

Regiments. Service men in Madison County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.[6]

- 114th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 157th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 161st Regiment, New York Infantry
- 176th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 189th Regiment, New York Infantry

Naturalization and Citizenship

Madison County Declarations of Intent and Petitions for Naturalization, 1852-1953 - data from 27 volumes of naturalization records and numerous unbound records. Reports include last name, first name, alias last name, alias first name, date of birth, city of birth, country of birth, arrival date, arrival port, declaration of intent date, declaration of intent number, naturalization date, and certificate number. Available via the Madison County Clerk website.

Newspapers

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Madison County, New York newspaper images:

  • Brookfield NY Courier 1876-1977
  • Brookfield NY Forest Stream and Farm 1890
  • Brookfield NY Young America 1875-1876
  • Chittenango NY Bridgeport Times 1976-1988
  • Chittenango NY Herald 1831-1836
  • Chittenango NY Madison County Times 1870-1975
  • Chittenango NY Phoenix 1848-1854
  • Deruyter NY Gleaner 1876-1963
  • Deruyter NY New Era 1876-1887
  • Morrisville NY Madison Observer 1847-1877

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Probate Records

Probate records including original estates and wills for New York are held in the office of the Madison County, New York County Surrogate Court beginning in 1787, or when the county was formed. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Content:  Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types:  Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.

Probate Petitions

In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property. This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date. It also lists the heirs, their relationship to the deceased, and their residence. [7] [8]

These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the Madison County Surrogate Court.
The petitions for Madison County, New York are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:

Online Probate Indexes and Abstracts


Online Probate Records

Original county-by-county New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 are available free online at FamilySearch. To access these records, click Historical Records below, then click "Browse through 1,630,900 images". Then select the county name, and then the probate records and time of interest.

  • Historical Records - Madison County: Administration bonds, 1890-1903; Bonds, Bond index, 1889-1901; Decrees, Minutes, Orders, 1830-1902; General index, 1890-1919; Hierships, 1893-1925; Judicial settlements index, 1806-1890; Judicial settlements, 1836-1900; Letters of administration index, 1806-1927; Letters of administration, 1830-1903; Sales index, 1806-1890; Sales, 1807-1899; Wills, 1806-1900

Probate Records on Microfilm
Probate records found at Historical Records and described in Online Probate Records above are also found on microfilm as follows:

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Madison County, New York probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Madison County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1982). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.764 A3g. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Oneida Public Library
220 Broad Street
Oneida, New York 13421
Phone: 315-363-3050

Genealogical resources: Local History Room
The Oneida Public Library’s Local History Room contains a noncirculating collection of over 1,560 books, pamphlets, maps and genealogical materials relating to the City of Oneida, Madison County, Oneida County and New York State. It also contains on microfilm Oneida City and Madison County newspapers dating back to 1846, a complete set of published directories of Oneida City and surrounding communities and U.S. Census data for Madison County from 1850 to 1930.

County Historian's Office

Matthew Urtz, Historian
Box 668
Wampsville, NY 13163
Phone: 315–366-2453
E–mail: matthew.urtz@co.madison.ny.us

Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday 9-2
Wednesday 12-5

Genealogical Resources: The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.

Courthouses

The Madison County Clerk's office has marriage, divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Madison County are held, see the Madison County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Madison County, New York is the Utica New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies

Madison County Historical Society

435 Main Street
Oneida, NY 13421
Phone: 315-363-4136/315-361-9735
E–mail: history@mchs1900.org

Central New York Genealogical Society[10]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com

Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publishes Tree Talks (At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 B2t) quarterly with annual index.
Counties served: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oreleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wayne, Warren, Wyoming, and Yates.

Social Groups Online

Taxation

Town Records

Town records in New York may include early births, marriages, deaths, divorces, local histories, selected military records, and town meeting minutes. For further details, try the links to individual town Wiki pages found in Places. See also:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). NEHGS online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists.


Vital Records

Vital records of birth, marriage or death were first recorded at the local level in the village clerk, town clerk, or city clerk’s ledger book. If you know where a birth, marriage or death took place, a copy of the certificate or record may be obtained by writing to the town, village or city clerk. See also How to order New York Vital Records or order electronically online.

See the heading Places on this wiki page for links to local community wiki pages and their available records. See New York Vital Records for a discussion about beginning dates and availability of vital records in New York.

Use substitute records for birth, marriage, and death information. These substitute records include Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.

Birth

Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording births in 1881. Births were not recorded on the county level.

Birth Substitutes

  • Mary K. Meyer, Tuttle file: Index to Madison County, New York, Records (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980). (Manuscript on film) FHL Film 1276127 Item 2–1276128Vital records collection from varied records of Madison County.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military.
Marriage

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) In 1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the New York State Department of Health (state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. Marriages were recorded by the Madison County, New York clerk starting in 1905 and go until 1934.[11]

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
  • Mary K. Meyer, Tuttle File: Index to Madison County, New York, Records (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980). (Manuscript on film) FHL Film 1276127 Item 2–1276128 Vital records collection from varied records of Madison County.
  • Wiles, Harriett M. Marriages and Deaths from the Lyons Republican and Inscriptions from the Lyons Rural Cemetery: Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y. 1900. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Divorce

Pre–1787

All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.

1787–1847

All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.

1847–present

All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.

Death

Early deaths were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording deaths in 1881. Deaths were not recorded on the county level.

Death Substitutes

  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of Census for death information.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Mortality Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for death information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military.
  • Mary K. Meyer, Tuttle File: Index to Madison County, New York, Records (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980). (Manuscript on film) FHL Film 1276127 Item 2–1276128 Vital records collection from varied records of Madison County.
  • Wiles, Harriett M. Marriages and Deaths from the Lyons Republican and Inscriptions from the Lyons Rural Cemetery: Nelson, N.Y. and Aurora, N.Y. 1900. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Madison County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Madison– Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voting Registers

Madison County New York Places

Madison County New York Genealogy Websites

Madison County New York Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 490. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Arlene Eakle, and Johni Cerni, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984), 103. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27ts.
  3. Linkpendium assisted in locating this collection.
  4. Handybook, 847-61.
  5. Compare the more northerly route in Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 849, with the more southerly route described in Wikipedia contributors, "New York State Route 5" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_State_Route_5 (accessed 28 June 2011).
  6. Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). Internet Archive digital copy; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p.
  7. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 479. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004.
  8. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.
  9. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  10. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).
  11. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 488-493. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.