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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Schuyler County'''<br><br>{{NYCOIntro}}<br><br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Schuyler County'''<br><br>  
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Guide to '''Schuyler 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Schuyler County New York Historical Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent Counties  ====
 
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[[Chemung County, New York|Chemung]]{{·}} [[Seneca County, New York|Seneca]]{{·}} [[Steuben County, New York|Steuben]]{{·}} [[Tompkins County, New York|Tompkins]]{{·}} [[Yates County, New York|Yates]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
 
[[Chemung County, New York|Chemung]]{{·}} [[Seneca County, New York|Seneca]]{{·}} [[Steuben County, New York|Steuben]]{{·}} [[Tompkins County, New York|Tompkins]]{{·}} [[Yates County, New York|Yates]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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For a list of record loss in New York Counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/ny-counties/#courthouse New York Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== Schuyler County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
{{NYChurch|Schuyler|545218}}  
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{{NYChurch}}  
  
 
A variety of local church records from the Baptist and Methodist faiths is available online at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/resource.htm#Church NYGenWeb].  
 
A variety of local church records from the Baptist and Methodist faiths is available online at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/resource.htm#Church NYGenWeb].  
  
[http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/eguides/lists/churchlist1.htm Cornell University's Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York] has an online guide to Schuyler County church records in their library.  
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:*[http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/eguides/lists/churchlist1.htm Cornell University's Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York] has an online guide to Schuyler County church records in their library.  
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:*'''1863-1900''' Presbyterian Church Sugar Hill, {{FHL|97956|item|disp=FHL film 505508}} Organization 1863 -- Members 1864 -- Minutes (preparatory) 1864-1865 (includes baptisms) -- Members 1866 -- Minutes (preparatory) 1866-1869, 1871-1884 (includes baptisms) -- Members 1884 -- Minutes (preparatory and session) 1884-1900 -- Subscription list 1862
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{{NYChurch2|Schuyler+county|545218}}
  
 
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==== Gazetteers  ====
 
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[[Image:Watkins Glen, New York.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Watkins Glen, New York.jpg]]Watkins Glen, New York with view of Seneca Lake.
  
 
==== Genealogy  ====
 
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*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.schuyler/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>
  
 
==== History  ====
 
==== History  ====
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
  
{{NY FHLC Land|375321}}
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Original land records in {{PAGENAME}} began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Nyschuyler.jpg|right|500px]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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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]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Schuyler County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Schuyler County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>  
  
:- [[141st Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[23rd Regiment, New York Infantry|23rd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company I.
:- [[161st Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[89th Regiment, New York Infantry|89th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company A.
:- [[175th Regiment, New York Infantry]]
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:- [[100th Regiment, New York Infantry|100th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[107th Regiment, New York Infantry|107th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company H.
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:- [[141st Regiment, New York Infantry|141st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A and B.
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:- [[161st Regiment, New York Infantry|161st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies B, E and G.
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:- [[175th Regiment, New York Infantry|175th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies D and E.
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:- [[179th Regiment, New York Infantry|179th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[194th Regiment, New York Infantry|194th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company B.
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
:*'''1907-1966''' {{RecordSearch|1854307|New York, Western District Naturalization Index, 1907-1966}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
 
:*'''1907-1966''' {{RecordSearch|1854307|New York, Western District Naturalization Index, 1907-1966}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
==== Probate Records  ====
  
{{NYProbate|Schuyler|Schuyler+County|422255}}  
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{{NYProbate}} <br>{{NYProbate petitions|Schuyler}}  
  
:*'''1854-1861''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#schuyler SAMPUBCO] Browsable index of testators of wills.  
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*'''1854-1861''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#schuyler SAMPUBCO] Browsable index of testators of wills.  
:*'''1800s-1900s''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/resource.htm#Courthouse NYGenWeb] offers several probate resources: Index to Will Book 4; Old "Lost" Wills of Schuyler area; Misc. Wills; Guardianship Orders Books 1 and 2; Misc. Guardianship Records.
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*'''1800s-1900s''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/resource.htm#Courthouse NYGenWeb] offers several probate resources: Index to Will Book 4; Old "Lost" Wills of Schuyler area; Misc. Wills; Guardianship Orders Books 1 and 2; Misc. Guardianship Records.
  
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:*{{RecordSearch|1920234|Historical Records}} - '''Schuyler County:''' Administration bonds 1874-1910; Decrees, Minutes, Orders 1879-1907; Dower records 1859-1880; Final settlements 1858-1898; '''General index 1855-1970'''; Judicial settlements 1880-1917; Letters of administration 1859-1903; Letters of guardianship 1855-1905; Letters of testamentary 1855-1903; Minutes 1860-1871; Real estate records 1895-1916; Wills 1829-1901
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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:<br>
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*'''1855–1970''' General Index, Probate Records {{FHL|40022|item|disp=FHL Film 850008}}
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*'''1829–1917''' Probate Records: Administration bonds 1874-1910; Decrees, Minutes, Orders 1879-1907; Judicial settlements 1880-1917; Letters of administration 1859-1903; Letters of guardianship 1855-1905; Letters of testamentary 1855-1903; Minutes 1860-1871; Real estate records; Wills 1829-1901. {{FHL|40022|item|disp=FHL Film 850008 (24 films)}}
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{{NY FHLC Probate|Schuyler+County|422255}}  
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/ny-society-archive/ New York Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Schuyler County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). {{WorldCat|10781843|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419385|item|disp=FHL Book 974.781 A3g}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>  
 
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Schuyler County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). {{WorldCat|10781843|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419385|item|disp=FHL Book 974.781 A3g}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>  
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[http://www.stls.org/MontourFalls/ Schuyler County Historical Society Museum]<br>108 N. Catharine Street (Rt. 14)<br>P.O. Box 651<br>Montour Falls, New York 14865<br>Phone: 607-535-9741<br>Email: info@schuylerhistory.org  
 
[http://www.stls.org/MontourFalls/ Schuyler County Historical Society Museum]<br>108 N. Catharine Street (Rt. 14)<br>P.O. Box 651<br>Montour Falls, New York 14865<br>Phone: 607-535-9741<br>Email: info@schuylerhistory.org  
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[http://www.schuylercounty.us/historian.htm '''Schuyler County Historian''']<br>3460 County Route 28<br>Watkins Glen, New York 14891<br>Phone: 607-535-4577
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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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{{NYmarriage|Schuyler|1908|1935}}  
 
{{NYmarriage|Schuyler|1908|1935}}  
  
:*'''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($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
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:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University [http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{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>
  
 
:*'''1908-1917''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/MarrigA.html Index of Marriages Schuyler Co., NY 1 Jan 1908 - 11 Apr 1917] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com RootsWeb] - free.
 
:*'''1908-1917''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/MarrigA.html Index of Marriages Schuyler Co., NY 1 Jan 1908 - 11 Apr 1917] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com RootsWeb] - free.
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:*'''1827-1840s''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/1840sRec.html Misc. Records from Trumansburg Newspapers 1827, 1840, 1844-46 Schuyler Co., NY Area] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com RootsWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1827-1840s''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/1840sRec.html Misc. Records from Trumansburg Newspapers 1827, 1840, 1844-46 Schuyler Co., NY Area] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com RootsWeb] - free.<br>
  
:*'''1853-1900''' Jackson, Mary Smith. ''Marriage &amp; Death Notices from Schuyler Co., NY Newspapers, 1853-1900''. 1993. Free index at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/MarIndex.html RootsWeb]. Includes ''Havana Journal'' (1853-1887), ''Watkins Express'' (1871-1900), ''Watkins Democrat'' (1878-1900), and ''Watkins Review'' (1869-1900) - free.<br>
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:*'''1853–1879''' Isaac Easterbrook, ''Account Book of the Reverend Isaac Easterbrook'' (198-). {{FHL|357009|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 K2e and Fiche 6047981}}. Consists of a record of the marriages and funerals of the Rev. Isaac Easterbrook in southern Seneca County, Schuyler County and nearby areas 1853-1879 with some account of the activities of this minister and fees paid him.<br>
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:*'''1853-1900''' Mary Smith Jackson. ''Marriage Death Notices from Schuyler Co., NY Newspapers, 1853-1900''. 1993. Free index at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/MarIndex.html RootsWeb]. Includes ''Havana Journal'' (1853-1887), ''Watkins Express'' (1871-1900), ''Watkins Democrat'' (1878-1900), and ''Watkins Review'' (1869-1900) - free.<br>
  
 
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable.<br>
 
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable.<br>
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:*'''1864-5, 1874-5''' See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.<br>
 
:*'''1864-5, 1874-5''' See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.<br>
  
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:*'''1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for death information.<br>
 
:*'''1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for death information.<br>
  
:*'''1853-1900''' Jackson, Mary Smith. ''Marriage &amp; Death Notices from Schuyler Co., NY Newspapers, 1853-1900''. 1993. Free index at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/MarIndex.html RootsWeb]. Includes ''Havana Journal'' (1853-1887), ''Watkins Express'' (1871-1900), and ''Watkins Review'' (1869-1900).<br>
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:*'''1853–1879''' Isaac Easterbrook, ''Account Book of the Reverend Isaac Easterbrook'' (198-). {{FHL|357009|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 K2e and Fiche 6047981}}. Consists of a record of the marriages and funerals of the Rev. Isaac Easterbrook in southern Seneca County, Schuyler County and nearby areas 1853-1879 with some account of the activities of this minister and fees paid him.<br>
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:*'''1853-1900''' Mary Smith Jackson, ''Marriage Death Notices from Schuyler Co., NY Newspapers, 1853-1900''. 1993. Free index at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschuyl/MarIndex.html RootsWeb]. Includes ''Havana Journal'' (1853-1887), ''Watkins Express'' (1871-1900), and ''Watkins Review'' (1869-1900).<br>
  
 
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable. <br>
 
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseable. <br>
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
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{{NY FHLC Vitals|422179|county=Schuyler}}
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{{NY FHLC Vitals|422179|county=Schuyler}}  
  
 
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=== Schuyler County New York Genealogy Websites  ===
  
=== Places  ===
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/schuyler-county/ Schuyler County, NY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116552830480687209686 New York Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210302895672550/ New York Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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=== Schuyler County New York Places  ===
  
 
{{Schuyler County, New York}}  
 
{{Schuyler County, New York}}  
  
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Guide to Schuyler 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 Schuyler 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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Schuyler County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Schuyler 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 1854
County Seat Watkins Glen
Courthouse
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Address 105 Ninth Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
Schuyler County Website

Contents

Schuyler County New York Historical Facts

Parent Counties

Schuyler County was created 17 April 1854 from parts of Tompkins, Steuben, and Chemung counties.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Chemung · Seneca · Steuben · Tompkins · Yates[2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps" (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in New York Counties see: New York Counties with Burned Courthouses

Schuyler 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.[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
Family History Library Films - - - Yes Yes Yes - - Yes Yes
FamilySearch Images - - - Yes Yes Yes - - Yes Yes
New York State Library Films - - - 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.

A variety of local church records from the Baptist and Methodist faiths is available online at NYGenWeb.

  • Cornell University's Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York has an online guide to Schuyler County church records in their library.
  • 1863-1900 Presbyterian Church Sugar Hill, FHL film 505508 Organization 1863 -- Members 1864 -- Minutes (preparatory) 1864-1865 (includes baptisms) -- Members 1866 -- Minutes (preparatory) 1866-1869, 1871-1884 (includes baptisms) -- Members 1884 -- Minutes (preparatory and session) 1884-1900 -- Subscription list 1862

Additional Church Records

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

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Watkins Glen, New York with view of Seneca Lake.

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Schuyler 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 Schuyler 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 Schuyler County, New York land records may be found in the Schuyler 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 for European settlers to and from Schuyler 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: Cayuta · Hector · Montour · Reading.

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

- 23rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company I.
- 89th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company A.
- 100th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company B.
- 107th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company H.
- 141st Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 161st Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies B, E and G.
- 175th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies D and E.
- 179th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company C.
- 194th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company B.

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 Schuyler 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 Schuyler County Surrogate Court.

  • 1854-1861 - SAMPUBCO Browsable index of testators of wills.
  • 1800s-1900s - NYGenWeb offers several probate resources: Index to Will Book 4; Old "Lost" Wills of Schuyler area; Misc. Wills; Guardianship Orders Books 1 and 2; Misc. Guardianship Records.


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 - Schuyler County: Administration bonds 1874-1910; Decrees, Minutes, Orders 1879-1907; Dower records 1859-1880; Final settlements 1858-1898; General index 1855-1970; Judicial settlements 1880-1917; Letters of administration 1859-1903; Letters of guardianship 1855-1905; Letters of testamentary 1855-1903; Minutes 1860-1871; Real estate records 1895-1916; Wills 1829-1901

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

  • 1855–1970 General Index, Probate Records FHL Film 850008
  • 1829–1917 Probate Records: Administration bonds 1874-1910; Decrees, Minutes, Orders 1879-1907; Judicial settlements 1880-1917; Letters of administration 1859-1903; Letters of guardianship 1855-1905; Letters of testamentary 1855-1903; Minutes 1860-1871; Real estate records; Wills 1829-1901. FHL Film 850008 (24 films)

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

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

Repositories

See also a List of New York Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Schuyler County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.781 A3g. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Libraries

Watkins Glen Public Library
610 S. Decatur Street
Watkins Glen, New York 14891
Phone: 607-535-2346
Email: watkins@stls.org
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm Monday - Friday
Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday 2 - 4 pm

Museum

Schuyler County Historical Society Museum
108 N. Catharine Street (Rt. 14)
P.O. Box 651
Montour Falls, New York 14865
Phone: 607-535-9741
Email: info@schuylerhistory.org

County Historian's Office

Schuyler County Historian
3460 County Route 28
Watkins Glen, New York 14891
Phone: 607-535-4577

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 Schuyler County Clerk's office has divorce, court and land record as well as the state census. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Schuyler County are held, see the Schuyler 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 to assist in the study of genealogy. The closest Family History Centers for Schuyler County are Elmira New York Family History Center and Ithaca New York Family History Center. For additional Family History Centers, search this online FHC directory.

Societies

Schuyler County Historical Society, NY
108 N. Catharine Street
P.O. Box 651
Montour Falls, NY 14865
Phone: 607-535-9741
Email: info@schuylerhistory.org

The collection is held at the museum and "The research room has copied records of births, marriages, and deaths in Schuyler County, family records, past editions of The Review, the Watkins Express, the Havana Journal, and school yearbooks. Members may use the facility at no charge; for non-members the cost is $5 per hour. Copies of material are $ .25 each for all. The charge for our staff to do your research is $ 10 per hour. Requests for information must be done in writing and sent to our mailing address. Enclose a $10 check or money order with your request which will be sent back to you if nothing is found."

Central New York Genealogical Society[8]
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

  • 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 Schuyler County clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1935.

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.
  • 1853–1879 Isaac Easterbrook, Account Book of the Reverend Isaac Easterbrook (198-). FHL Book 974.7 K2e and Fiche 6047981. Consists of a record of the marriages and funerals of the Rev. Isaac Easterbrook in southern Seneca County, Schuyler County and nearby areas 1853-1879 with some account of the activities of this minister and fees paid him.
  • 1853-1900 Mary Smith Jackson. Marriage Death Notices from Schuyler Co., NY Newspapers, 1853-1900. 1993. Free index at RootsWeb. Includes Havana Journal (1853-1887), Watkins Express (1871-1900), Watkins Democrat (1878-1900), and Watkins Review (1869-1900) - free.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
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.
  • 1853–1879 Isaac Easterbrook, Account Book of the Reverend Isaac Easterbrook (198-). FHL Book 974.7 K2e and Fiche 6047981. Consists of a record of the marriages and funerals of the Rev. Isaac Easterbrook in southern Seneca County, Schuyler County and nearby areas 1853-1879 with some account of the activities of this minister and fees paid him.
  • 1853-1900 Mary Smith Jackson, Marriage Death Notices from Schuyler Co., NY Newspapers, 1853-1900. 1993. Free index at RootsWeb. Includes Havana Journal (1853-1887), Watkins Express (1871-1900), and Watkins Review (1869-1900).
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military 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.

Additional Resources

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

Schuyler County New York Genealogy Websites

Schuyler County New York Places

Schuyler 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. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).