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''This article is about a southern county of New York. For other uses, see [[Delaware (disambiguation)|Delaware (disambiguation)]]''.  
 
''This article is about a southern county of New York. For other uses, see [[Delaware (disambiguation)|Delaware (disambiguation)]]''.  
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York|New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[Delaware_County,_New_York|Delaware County]]'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New York|New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''[[Delaware_County,_New_York|Delaware County]]'''  
  
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Guide to '''Delaware 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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=== Delaware County New York Historical Facts  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
 
Created 10 March 1797 from [[Orange County, New York|Orange]] and [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]] counties. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 489. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Created 10 March 1797 from [[Orange County, New York|Orange]] and [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]] counties. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 489. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Image:Nydelaware.jpg|right|500px]]
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'''New York counties'''
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*[[Broome County, New York|Broome]]
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*[[Chenango County, New York|Chenango]]
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*[[Greene County, New York|Greene]]
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*[[Otsego County, New York|Otsego]]
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*[[Schoharie County, New York|Schoharie]]
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*[[Sullivan County, New York|Sullivan]]
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*[[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]]
  
[[Broome County, New York|Broome]]{{·}} [[Chenango County, New York|Chenango]]{{·}} [[Greene County, New York|Greene]]{{·}} [[Otsego County, New York|Otsego]]{{·}} [[Schoharie County, New York|Schoharie]]{{·}} [[Sullivan County, New York|Sullivan]]{{·}} [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]]<br>'''''Pennsylvania county:''''' [[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Tioga]]  
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'''Pennsylvania county'''  
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*[[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Wayne]]  
  
 
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=== Resources  ===
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=== Delaware County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
  
 
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| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York State Census, 1855 (FamilySearch Historical Records)|1855]]
 
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==== Church Records <br> ====
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==== Church Records <br> ====
  
{{NYChurch|Delaware|495851}}  
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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 Delaware County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Delaware County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the [[New York Church Records#Roman_Catholic|Diocese of Albany]].<br>
  
 
:*'''1839-1895''' - [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/oldnewsidx/pastorp.html Pastor Julius S. Pattengill, Ledger of Marriages &amp; Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1839-1895''' - [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/oldnewsidx/pastorp.html Pastor Julius S. Pattengill, Ledger of Marriages &amp; Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygenweb/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
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{{NYChurch2|Delaware+county|495851}}
  
 
==== Court Records  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
 
==== Genealogy  ====
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:*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.delaware/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  ====
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'''Additional Sources:'''<br>Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History: [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/munsell.html The History of Delaware County<ref name="Munsell">Munsell, W.W. "The History of Delaware County." ''Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History Site.''  http://www.dcnyhistory.org/munsell.html, accessed 4 January 2012.</ref>]
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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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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'''Microforms'''
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:*'''1792-1962''' Deed Records 1792-1907 {{FHL|124485|item|disp=FHL film 557758 (first of 120 films)}} - Index included: 1797-1962<br>
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:*'''1797-1913''' Mortgage Records 1797-1862 {{FHL|240608|item|disp=FHL film 831869 (first of 20 films}} - Index included: 1797 - 1913 <br>
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:*'''1797-1804''' - [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/deedsbookA.html Abstracts of Deed Book A (1797-1804)], courtesy: NYGenWeb.  
 
:*'''1797-1804''' - [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/deedsbookA.html Abstracts of Deed Book A (1797-1804)], courtesy: NYGenWeb.  
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:*'''1798-1866''' - [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/tax.html Various Tax, Assessment, Lease and Mortgage Records], courtesy: NYGenWeb.
 
:*'''1798-1866''' - [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/tax.html Various Tax, Assessment, Lease and Mortgage Records], courtesy: NYGenWeb.
  
{{NY FHLC Land|378681}}
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{{NY FHLC Land|378681}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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==== 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 Road|'''Catskill Road''']] (or Ancram Turnpike<ref name="Ancr">"Map and  Timeline: 1800 to 2020 (and Beyond)" in Susquehanna Turnpike.org at http://www.susquehannaturnpike.net/15901.html (accessed 28 December 2011).</ref>) before 1766 from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]
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:*[[Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths|'''Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths''']] 1766 from [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]] to [[Unadilla, New York]]
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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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:*'''Ulster and Delaware Turnpike''' (or ''Jericho'', or ''Esopus Turnpike''<ref name="Gall">Lyman H. Gallagher, "The Catskill Turnpike in Stage Coach and Tavern Days," ''Crooked Lake Review'' (Fall 2005) at http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/136_167/137fall2005/137palmer2.html (accessed 28 December 2011).</ref>) 1804 from [[Kingston, New York]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
'''Civil War'''  
 
'''Civil War'''  
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The [http://www.dcha-ny.org/ Delaware County&nbsp; Historical Association ]has an alphabetical list of Delaware County's Civil War Soldiers on their website. Corrently there are nearly 2500 names. It comes from a compilation by Shirley Houck and other staff at the Delaware County Clerk's office of soldiers enumerated in the 1865 New York State Census and other sources.&nbsp; The list includes the soldier's name, unit, census district in the 1865 state census, age, and occasional comments. To access the list [http://www.dcha-ny.org/civilwarlist.pdf Click here].<br>
  
 
{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}  
 
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Delaware 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 Delaware 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>  
  
:- [[118th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[25th Regiment, New York Cavalry|25th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies A and B.
:- [[129th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[71st Regiment, New York Infantry|71st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company I.
:- [[130th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[72nd Regiment, New York Infantry|72nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies I and L.
:- [[136th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[89th Regiment, New York Infantry|89th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company I.
:- [[144th Regiment, New York Infantry]]  
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:- [[93rd Regiment, New York Infantry|93rd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company D.
:- [[156th Regiment, New York Infantry]]
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:- [[101st Regiment, New York Infantry|101st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies D, F and G.
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:- [[118th Regiment, New York Infantry|118th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company G.
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:- [[129th Regiment, New York Infantry|129th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company M.
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:- [[130th Regiment, New York Infantry|130th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[136th Regiment, New York Infantry|136th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company H.
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:- [[142nd Regiment, New York Infantry|142nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[144th Regiment, New York Infantry|144th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
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:- [[156th Regiment, New York Infantry|156th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies H, I and K.
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
:*[http://www.dcnyhistory.org/naturali.html Naturalization Records for Delaware County] at [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*[http://www.dcnyhistory.org/naturali.html Naturalization Records for Delaware County] at [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
  
 
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:*''Catskill Mountain News ''1902-1943'', ''Margaretville, NY
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:*''Stamford NY Stamford Mirror ''1874-1931
  
 
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==== Probate Records  ====
 
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{{NYProbate|Delaware|Delaware+County|365444}} '''Abstracts'''
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{{NYProbate}}<br>{{NYProbate petitions|Delaware}}<br>The petitions for {{PAGENAME}} are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:
  
:*'''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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*'''1799–1905''' Listed as "Estate papers and proceedings" {{FHL|297470|item|disp=FHL Film 833575(first of 331 films)}} Indexed by surname in general index to wills and proceedings. {{FHL|256921|item|disp=FHL Film 833549–50}}. [[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|How to use Family History Library Catalog ]]<br>
  
:*'''1797-1875 '''- Barber, Gertrude A. ''Letters of Administration of Delaware County, New York: Copied from the Original Records at the Court House, Delhi, N.Y.'' 4 vols. 1988. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16648 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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'''Online Probate Abstracts and Indexes'''  
  
:*'''1834-1875''' - Barber, Gertrude A. ''Abstracts of Wills of Delaware County, New York''. 6 vols. New York, 1989. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18068 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/Abstracts-Early-Wills.htm NYGenWeb] (free); [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ World Vital Records] ($).<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] ($); includes {{PAGENAME}}.<ref>About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.</ref><br>
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*'''1797-1875 ''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Letters of Administration of Delaware County, New York: Copied from the Original Records at the Court House, Delhi, N.Y.'' 4 vols. 1988. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16648 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*'''1834-1875''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Abstracts of Wills of Delaware County, New York''. 6 vols. New York, 1989. Digital copy at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18068 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/Abstracts-Early-Wills.htm NYGenWeb] (free); [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ World Vital Records] ($).<br>
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*'''1797-1916''' [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#delaware SAMPUBCO] Free online browsable index of will testators. <br>
  
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:*'''1797-1916''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#delaware SAMPUBCO] - Browsable index of testators of wills.<br>
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:*{{RecordSearch|1920234|Historical Records}} - '''Delaware County:''' Wills, 1901-1920
  
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'''Probate Records on Microfilm'''
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The probate records described above may also be on microfilms like these:
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*'''1796-1963''' General index to wills and proceedings, 1797-1963, guardians index to proceedings, 1797-1965. {{FHL|256921|item|disp=FHL Film 833549 (3 films)}}.
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*'''1795-1885''' Minnie Cowen, ''Index of wills, Delaware County, New York, 1795-1885'' {{FHL|147753|item|disp=FHL Film 860309}}.
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*'''1797-1885''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Index of wills, Delaware County, New York, from 1797-1885'' {{WorldCat|41867814|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|148599|item|disp=FHL Film 844902 Item 2; Book 974.736 P22b}}.
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*'''1797-1900''' Estate papers and proceedings. (Indexed in General index to wills and proceedings) {{FHL|297470|item|disp=FHL Film 833575 (331 films)}}.
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*'''1797-1926''' Wills. {{FHL|221930|item|disp=FHL Film 832859 (26 films)}}.
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*'''1803-1930''' Probate records. {{FHL|221971|item|disp=FHL Film 833519 (20 films)}}.
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[http://www.sidneyonline.com/sha.htm Sidney Historical Museum]<br>Sidney Civic Center<br>21 Liberty Street<br>2nd Floor-Room 218<br>Sidney, NY 13838<br>Library Hours:<br>Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm<br>Thursday 9:00am-11:30am<br>Phone: (607) 563-2542; (607) 563-1425; (607) 563-1547<br>The museum has books, vintage photos, maps and a genealogy section.  
 
[http://www.sidneyonline.com/sha.htm Sidney Historical Museum]<br>Sidney Civic Center<br>21 Liberty Street<br>2nd Floor-Room 218<br>Sidney, NY 13838<br>Library Hours:<br>Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm<br>Thursday 9:00am-11:30am<br>Phone: (607) 563-2542; (607) 563-1425; (607) 563-1547<br>The museum has books, vintage photos, maps and a genealogy section.  
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Gabrielle Peirce, [http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/hist/hist.htm Historian]<br>One Court House Square<br>Suite 1<br>Delhi, N.Y. 13753<br>Phone: (607) 746-8660
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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  =====
 
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:*[http://www.dcnyhistory.org/oldnewsidx/lodelhi.html The Village of Delhi Marriages] at [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/ Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History Site] - free.<br>
 
:*[http://www.dcnyhistory.org/oldnewsidx/lodelhi.html The Village of Delhi Marriages] at [http://www.dcnyhistory.org/ Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History Site] - free.<br>
  
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
{{NY FHLC Vitals|331318|county=Delaware}}
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{{NY FHLC Vitals|331318|county=Delaware}}  
  
 
==== Voting Registers  ====
 
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=== Places  ===
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=== Delaware County New York Places  ===
  
 
{{Delaware County, New York}}  
 
{{Delaware County, New York}}  
  
=== Websites  ===
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=== Delaware County New York Genealogy Websites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.dcnyhistory.org/ The Delaware County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.dcnyhistory.org/ The Delaware County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/delaware/delaware.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Delaware County.  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/delaware/delaware.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Delaware County.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/ny/delaware/delaware.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Delaware County. (Mirror site)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/delaware/delaware.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Delaware County. (Mirror site)
 
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Guide to Delaware 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 Delaware 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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Coordinates: 42.20°0′N 74.96°0′W / 42.2°N 74.96°W / 42.2; -74.96

Delaware County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Delaware 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 1797
County Seat Delhi
Courthouse
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Address Court House Square
P.O. Box 426
Delhi, NY 13753
Delaware County Website

Contents


Delaware County New York Historical Facts

Parent County

Created 10 March 1797 from Orange and Ulster counties. [1]

Neighboring Counties

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New York counties

Pennsylvania county

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Delaware 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
Ancestry.com - - - Yes & Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Family History Library - - Part Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FamilySearch Images - - - 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.

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

Additional Church Records

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

Directories

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Delaware 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

Additional Sources:
Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History: The History of Delaware County[3]

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

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes for European settlers to and from Delaware County, New York included:[4]

Military

Civil War

The Delaware County  Historical Association has an alphabetical list of Delaware County's Civil War Soldiers on their website. Corrently there are nearly 2500 names. It comes from a compilation by Shirley Houck and other staff at the Delaware County Clerk's office of soldiers enumerated in the 1865 New York State Census and other sources.  The list includes the soldier's name, unit, census district in the 1865 state census, age, and occasional comments. To access the list Click here.

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: Andes · Delhi · Franklin · Hamden · Hancock · Masonville · Meredith · Middletown · Roxbury · Sidney · Stamford · Tompkins · Walton .

Regiments. Service men in Delaware County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.[7]

- 25th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies A and B.
- 71st Regiment, New York Infantry, Company I.
- 72nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies I and L.
- 89th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company I.
- 93rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company D.
- 101st Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies D, F and G.
- 118th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company G.
- 129th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company M.
- 130th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company C.
- 136th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company H.
- 142nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company D.
- 144th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and K.
- 156th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies H, I and K.

Naturalization and Citizenship

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 Delaware County, New York newspaper images:

  • Catskill Mountain News 1902-1943, Margaretville, NY
  • Bloomville NY Mirror 1851-1871
  • Stamford NY Stamford Mirror 1874-1931

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 Delaware 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. [8] [9]

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

Online Probate Abstracts and Indexes


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.

Probate Records on Microfilm

The probate records described above may also be on microfilms like these:

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

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

Repositories

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Delaware County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.736 A3g. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Sidney Historical Museum
Sidney Civic Center
21 Liberty Street
2nd Floor-Room 218
Sidney, NY 13838
Library Hours:
Wednesday 4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-11:30am
Phone: (607) 563-2542; (607) 563-1425; (607) 563-1547
The museum has books, vintage photos, maps and a genealogy section.

County Historian's Office

Gabrielle Peirce, Historian
One Court House Square
Suite 1
Delhi, N.Y. 13753
Phone: (607) 746-8660

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

Family History Libraries

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 Delaware County, New York is the Oneonta New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies

Central New York Genealogical Society[11]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com

Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publication: 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.

Delaware County Historical Association
46549 State Hwy 10
Delhi, NY 13753
Phone: (607) 746-3849
Email: dcha@delhi.net

Many of the County's genealogical resources are available online, through the Delaware County NY - Genealogy and History Site.

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.

Varied Vital Records of Delaware County combines vital record information culled from various sources into a single online resource. Most records date from the nineteenth century.

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 Delaware County, New York clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1931.[12]

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.
  • 1804–1850 Fred Q. Bowman, 8000 More Vital Records of Eastern New York State, 1804-1850 (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship Books, 1991). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bfqa. Abstracts of newspaper marriage and death columns.
  • 1844-1879 Barber, Gertrude A. Marriages Taken from the Delaware Gazette: Delhi, Delaware County, New York: from Aug. 7, 1844 to Dec. 31, 1879. New York: 1934. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 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

  • 1804–1850 Fred Q. Bowman, 8000 More Vital Records of Eastern New York State, 1804-1850 (Rhinebeck, New York: Kinship Books, 1991). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bfqa. Abstracts of newspaper marriage and death columns.
  • 1819-1844 Barber, Gertrude A. Delaware Gazette, Published at Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y., from Nov. 1819 to Aug. 28, 1844, Death Notices. 1933. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Index at NYGenWeb.
  • 1844-1895 Barber, Gertrude A. Deaths Taken from the Delaware Gazette: Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y. 1991. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 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.
  • 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 Delaware County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Delaware– Vital Records topic page of the Family History Library Catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voting Registers

Delaware County New York Places

Delaware County New York Genealogy Websites

Delaware County New York Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 489. 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. Munsell, W.W. "The History of Delaware County." Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History Site. http://www.dcnyhistory.org/munsell.html, accessed 4 January 2012.
  4. Handybook, 847-61.
  5. "Map and Timeline: 1800 to 2020 (and Beyond)" in Susquehanna Turnpike.org at http://www.susquehannaturnpike.net/15901.html (accessed 28 December 2011).
  6. Lyman H. Gallagher, "The Catskill Turnpike in Stage Coach and Tavern Days," Crooked Lake Review (Fall 2005) at http://www.crookedlakereview.com/articles/136_167/137fall2005/137palmer2.html (accessed 28 December 2011).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.
  10. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  11. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).
  12. 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.