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United States  Gotoarrow.png  New York

Erie Canal Lock 32, Pittsford, New York
Welcome to New York,
the Empire State

Most unique genealogical features:
  • early NY records are in Netherlands
  • NY/NJ combined probate 1702-1738
  • NY town historians help genealogists 

New York Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
Chautauqua CountyCattaraugus CountyAllegany CountySteuben CountyChemung CountyTioga CountyBroome CountyChenango CountyMadison CountyOneida CountyLewis CountyJefferson CountyOswego CountyOnondaga CountyCortland CountyCayuga CountyWayne CountyMonroe CountyOrleans CountyNiagara CountyErie CountyWyoming CountyGenesee CountyLivingston CountyOntario CountySeneca CountyYates CountySchuyler CountyTompkins CountySt. Lawrence CountyFranklin CountyClinton CountyEssex CountyHamilton CountyHerkimer CountyWarren CountyFulton CountyMontgomery CountySaratoga CountySchenectady CountyWashington CountyRensselaer CountyAlbany CountySchoharie CountyOstego CountyDelaware CountyGreene CountyColumbia CountyUlster CountySullivan CountyDutchess CountyOrange CountyPutnam CountyWestchester CountyRockland CountyBronx CountyNew York CountyQueens CountyKings CountyRichmond CountyNassau CountySuffolk CountyNew-york-county-map.gif

Extinct or Renamed Counties:
Charlotte · Cornwall · Cumberland · Dukes · Gloucester · Tryon

Major Repositories

New York Public Library · New York State Archives · New York State Library · New York Historical Society · New York Genealogical and Biographical Society · New England Historic Genealogical Society · National Archives (New York City) · National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)

Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Lake Champlain · Lake Erie · Lake Ontario · Long Island Sound · Hudson River · Mowhawk River · St. Lawrence River · Chambly Canal · Champlain Canal · Erie Canal · Albany Post Road (sometimes called King's Highway) · Catskill Road · Forbidden Path or Catskill Turnpike · Great Genesee Road · Great Shamokin Path · Greenwood Road · Hudson River Path · King's Highway (or Boston Post Road) · Lake Champlain Trail · Lehigh and Lakawanna Paths · Minsi Path · Mohawk or Iroquois Trail · New York Turnpikes · Old Connecticut Path · Tuscarora Path

Did You Know?

  • There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland; more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy; and more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • The Digital Collections of the New York States Archives includes Native American censuses covering the reservations of the Tuscarora, Oneida, Onondaga, Buffalo Creek Seneca, Seneca of Cattaragus, Cayuga, Tonawanda and St. Regis Mohawk tribes.
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  • Nearly one-third of all Revolutionary War battles took place in New York, including the battles of Long Island, Oriskany, Bennington, and Saratoga. During the Civil War, New York had 465,000 Union soldiers serve - more than any other state. For more information and resources on military records for New York, go to the New York Military Records page.
  • The earliest European settlers were from the Netherlands.

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