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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Schoharie County'''<br><br>{{NYCOIntro}}<br><br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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Guide to '''Schoharie County New York genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military, immigration and naturalization records. {{NYCOIntro}}<br><br>  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Schoharie County New York Historical Facts  ===
  
 
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[[Albany County, New York|Albany]]{{·}}[[Delaware County, New York|Delaware]]{{·}}[[Greene County, New York|Greene]]{{·}}[[Montgomery County, New York|Montgmery]]{{·}}[[Otsego County, New York|Otsego]]{{·}}[[Schenectady County, New York|Schenectady]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
 
[[Albany County, New York|Albany]]{{·}}[[Delaware County, New York|Delaware]]{{·}}[[Greene County, New York|Greene]]{{·}}[[Montgomery County, New York|Montgmery]]{{·}}[[Otsego County, New York|Otsego]]{{·}}[[Schenectady County, New York|Schenectady]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
 
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=== Schoharie County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
  
 
==== Bible Records  ====
 
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==== Church Records ====
  
{{NYChurch|Schoharie|791441}}  
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Ann Mensch's [http://localcatholic.webs.com/newyork.htm Local Catholic Church and Family History &amp; Genealogical Research Guide] is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Schoharie County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Schoharie County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the [[New York Church Records#Roman_Catholic|Diocese of Albany]].<br>
  
 
A variety of local church records and histories from the Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed faiths are available online at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/index2.html NYGenWeb].  
 
A variety of local church records and histories from the Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed faiths are available online at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/index2.html NYGenWeb].  
  
:*'''1728-1748''' - [http://www.bettyfink.com/drc1.htm Baptisms, Dutch Reformed Church, Schoharie, NY 1728-1748], courtesy: [http://www.bettyfink.com/ Betty Fink].
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:*'''1731-1742''' - [http://www.bettyfink.com/st1.htm Baptisms, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY 1731-1742], courtesy: [http://www.bettyfink.com/ Betty Fink].
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:*'''1732-1771''' - [http://www.bettyfink.com/mdrcsch1.htm Marriages, Dutch Reformed Church, Schoharie, NY 1732-1771], courtesy: [http://www.bettyfink.com/ Betty Fink].
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:*'''1743-1757''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/baptstpa.html Baptisms, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY 1743-1757], courtesy: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/ NYGenWeb].
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:*'''1747-1781''' - [http://www.bettyfink.com/mstp01.htm Marriages, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY 1747-1781], courtesy: [http://www.bettyfink.com/ Betty Fink]
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:*'''1790s-1830s''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.org/ny/schoharie/church/dutch/blenheim.txt Records of the Congregation of Blenheim, New York], courtesy: [http://usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].
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:*'''1820s-1870s''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.org/ny/schoharie/church/lutheran/summitluth.txt Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Membership Lists, Summit Lutheran Church, Schoharie, New York], courtesy: [http://usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].
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:*'''1860s-1900''' - [http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/churchrecords/ Baptisms 1867-1892, Class Records 1867-1892, Probationers Records 1867-1892, Members in Full Connection, Methodist Episcopal Church, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY], courtesy: [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ RootsWeb].
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.schoharie/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.<br>
  
 
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
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Early migration routes for European settlers to and from {{PAGENAME}} included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref>
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:*[[Catskill Turnpike|'''Catskill Turnpike''']], trail 1760s; turnpike 1804, from [[Catskill, New York]] to [[Bath, New York]] with extensions to [[Buffalo, New York]], or [[Erie, Pennsylvania]]
  
 
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:*'''1795-1903''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#schoharie SAMPUBCO] Browsable index of testators of wills (1795-1903). <br>
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'''Online Abstracts and Indexes'''  
  
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/wills.html Wills]. Miscellaneous years.<br>
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*'''1787-1835''' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=094&Da=7 Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787 - 1835] at [http://newyorkancestors.org/ New York Ancestors] ($); includes {{PAGENAME}}.<ref>About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.</ref><br>
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*'''1795-1903''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#schoharie SAMPUBCO] Browsable index of testators of wills (1795-1903). <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/wills.html Wills]. Individually submitted copies of wills, miscellaneous years.<br>
  
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*'''1795–1933''' Probate Records: '''Index, 1795–1902''', Wills, 1895–1903; Letters, testamentary, administration 1812–1875, 1897–1911; Guardianship, 1830–1933; Minutes and orders, 1830–1891. {{FHL|429525|item|disp=FHL Film 857179 (46 films)}}
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*'''1851–1901''' Miscellaneous Records. {{FHL|39797|item|disp=FHL Film 868876}}
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[http://www.schohariehistory.net/Library/library.htm Old Stone Fort Library]  
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[http://www.schohariehistory.net/Library/library.htm Old Stone Fort Library]<ref>''Old Stone Fort Library'' at [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html] (accessed 12 December 2011).</ref><br>145 Fort Road<br> Schoharie, NY 12157<br> Phone: 518.295.7192
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| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Holdings''': Cemetery indexes, Censuses, Church Records, Directories, Military Records, Newspapers and Obituaries, Will Abstracts, and more. The Library is maintained by the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html Scoharie County Historical Society] and is part of the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/index.html Old Stone Fort Museum Complex]. The Library is open regularly May through October and by appointment November through April.The library also accepts [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/gene.html Genealogy Requests].<br>
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[http://www.schohariecounty-ny.gov/CountyWebSite/CountyHistorian/historianoffice.html Schoharie County Historian]<br> Harold Zoch<br> PO Box 732 <br> Middleburgh, NY 12122
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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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[http://www.schohariehistory.net/schs.htm Schoharie County Historical Society]  
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[http://www.schohariechamber.com/display.asp?id=1430 Gilboa Historical Society]
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://www.schohariehistory.net/schs.htm Schoharie County Historical Society]<ref>''Schoharie County Historical Society'' at [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html] (accessed 12 December 2011).</ref><br> 145 Fort Road<br> Schoharie NY 12157 <br> Phone: 518.295.7192 <br> Fax: 518.295.7187 <br> E-mail: [mailto:office@schohariehistory.net office@schohariehistory.net]
 
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| valign="top" | The Schoharie County Historical Society maintains the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/index.html Old Stone Fort Museum Complex] and the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html Old Stone Fort Library]. Meetings are held monthly and individual membership costs $25 a year and include a subscription to the ''Weathervane'', the society's monthly newsletter, and the bi-yearly ''Historical Review''.
[http://www.richmondvillehistoricalsociety.com/ Richmondville Historical Society]
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[http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html Capital District Genealogical Society]<ref>''Capital District Genealogical Society (Internet site)'' at http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html (accessed 31 October 2011).</ref><br>Empire State Plaza Station<br>PO Box 2175<br>Albany, NY 12220-0175
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| valign="top" | Offers: Member queries, surname research list, online resources, and 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. Serves 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 Counties.<br>
 
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:Counties served: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, '''Schoharie''', and Washington.
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| valign="top" | [http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html Capital District Genealogical Society]<ref>''Capital District Genealogical Society (Internet site)'' at http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html (accessed 31 October 2011).</ref><br>Empire State Plaza Station<br>PO Box 2175<br>Albany, NY 12220-0175
 
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| valign="top" | $3 for non-member queries in their newsletter. Monthly meetings. They staff a genealogy support desk at the Town of Colonie Library. Counties served include Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, '''Schoharie''', and Washington.
:$3 for non-member queries in their newsletter. Monthly meetings. They staff a genealogy support desk at the Town of Colonie Library.<br><br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm Central New York Genealogical Society]<ref>''Central New York Genealogical Society'' at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).</ref><br>Box 104, Calvin Station <br>Syracuse, New York 13205 <br>E-mail: [mailto:CNYGS@yahoo.com CNYSG@yahoo.com]  
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:Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publishes ''Tree Talks ''({{WorldCat|1585719|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|253012|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2t}}) quarterly with annual index.
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:Counties served: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oreleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, '''Schoharie''', Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wayne, Warren, Wyoming, and Yates.<br><br>
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:*'''1780''' - Scott, Kenneth. "Schoharie District, New York, 1780 Tax List," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 74 (1986):295-298. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 74 (1986)}}.
  
 
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:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University<span style="text-decoration: underline;"> </span>[http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
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:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University [http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
  
 
:*'''1847–1850, 1852''' Marriage Records {{FHL|72354|item|disp=FHL Film 1032567 Items 1–2}}. Records of County Clerk.
 
:*'''1847–1850, 1852''' Marriage Records {{FHL|72354|item|disp=FHL Film 1032567 Items 1–2}}. Records of County Clerk.
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/marriagecerts.html Marriage Certificates]<br>
 
:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/marriagecerts.html Marriage Certificates]<br>
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=== Schoharie County New York Genealogy Websites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NY_Schoharie.html Schoharie County New York Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NY_Schoharie.html Schoharie County New York Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/histmark.html Historical Markers] - Information about historical markers in Schoharie County
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/histmark.html Historical Markers] - Information about historical markers in Schoharie County
  
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Revision as of 23:46, 11 March 2013

United States go to New York go to Schoharie County

Guide to Schoharie 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 Schoharie 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.

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Online Records


Schoharie County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Schoharie 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 1795
County Seat Schoharie
Courthouse
Schoharie County Courthouse.jpg
Photo courtesy Doug Kerr
Address 290 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157
Schoharie County Website

Contents

Schoharie County New York Historical Facts

Parent County

Schoharie County was created 6 April 1795 from parts of Albany and Otsego counties. [1]

Neighboring Counties

Albany · Delaware · Greene · Montgmery · Otsego · Schenectady[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Schoharie 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.

Biographies

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.[3]
  • 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.
State
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
Ancestry.com - - - - - - Yes & Yes Yes Yes Yes
Family History Library Films Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FamilySearch Images - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes - -
New York State Library Films Yes Yes - 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.

Ann Mensch's Local Catholic Church and Family History & Genealogical Research Guide is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Schoharie County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Schoharie County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Albany.

A variety of local church records and histories from the Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed faiths are available online at NYGenWeb.

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Schoharie 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

Gacetteers

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Schoharie 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

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 Schoharie 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 Schoharie County, New York land records may be found in the Schoharie 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

Migration

Early migration routes for European settlers to and from Schoharie County, New York 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: Blenheim · Broome · Carlisle · Conesville · Esperance · Fulton · Gilboa · Middleburgh · Richmondville · Schoharie · Seward · Sharon · Summit · Wright.

Regiments. Service men in Schoharie County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.[5]

- 102nd Regiment, New York Infantry
- 129th Regiment, New York Infantry
- 134th Regiment, New York Infantry

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

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 Schoharie 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. [6] [7]

These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the Schoharie County Surrogate Court.

Online Abstracts and Indexes

Probate Records on Microfilm

  • 1795–1933 Probate Records: Index, 1795–1902, Wills, 1895–1903; Letters, testamentary, administration 1812–1875, 1897–1911; Guardianship, 1830–1933; Minutes and orders, 1830–1891. FHL Film 857179 (46 films)
  • 1851–1901 Miscellaneous Records. FHL Film 868876

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

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

Repositories

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Schoharie County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1983). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.745 A3g. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Old Stone Fort Library[9]
145 Fort Road
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: 518.295.7192

Genealogical Holdings: Cemetery indexes, Censuses, Church Records, Directories, Military Records, Newspapers and Obituaries, Will Abstracts, and more. The Library is maintained by the Scoharie County Historical Society and is part of the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. The Library is open regularly May through October and by appointment November through April.The library also accepts Genealogy Requests.


County Historian's Office

Schoharie County Historian
Harold Zoch
PO Box 732
Middleburgh, NY 12122

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 Schoharie County Clerk's office has divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Schoharie County are held, see the Schoharie County Courthouses 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 Schoharie County, New York is the Schoharie Valley New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies
Schoharie County Historical Society[10]
145 Fort Road
Schoharie NY 12157
Phone: 518.295.7192
Fax: 518.295.7187
E-mail: office@schohariehistory.net
The Schoharie County Historical Society maintains the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex and the Old Stone Fort Library. Meetings are held monthly and individual membership costs $25 a year and include a subscription to the Weathervane, the society's monthly newsletter, and the bi-yearly Historical Review.
Central New York Genealogical Society[11]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com
Offers: Member queries, surname research list, online resources, and six meetings/year; publishes Tree Talks (At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 B2t) quarterly with annual index. Serves 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 Counties.
Capital District Genealogical Society[12]
Empire State Plaza Station
PO Box 2175
Albany, NY 12220-0175
$3 for non-member queries in their newsletter. Monthly meetings. They staff a genealogy support desk at the Town of Colonie Library. Counties served include Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington.


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

  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries(WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for birth information.
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 Schoharie County clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1926.

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.
  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • 1819–1836 1819-1836
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1837–1849 1837-1849
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
  • 1878–1880 Marriages from selected issues of the Gilboa Monitor (1878-1880)
  • 1879-1908 Marriages Beard's Hollow Residents
  • Marriages from selected issues of the Cobleskill Index
  • Marriages from Lutheran newspapers: The Lutheran Observer and The Southern Lutheran
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

  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • 1819–1836 1819-1836
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1837–1849 1837-1849
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of Census for death information.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for death information.
  • Deaths - from Lutheran newspapers: The Lutheran Observer and The Southern Lutheran

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Schoharie County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Schoharie– 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

Schoharie County New York Genealogy Websites

Schoharie County New York Places

Schoharie County New York Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 491. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 478.
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook, 847-61.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.
  8. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  9. Old Stone Fort Library at http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html (accessed 12 December 2011).
  10. Schoharie County Historical Society at http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html (accessed 12 December 2011).
  11. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).
  12. Capital District Genealogical Society (Internet site) at http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html (accessed 31 October 2011).