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  • Erie County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 29, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Niagara County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1821
    County Seat:  Buffalo, New York

    County history - Erie County is named in honor of Lake Erie, which in turn comes from the Erie tribe of Indians who lived south and east of the lake before 1654.

    Erie Courthouse
    1. Erie County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Erie County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Erie County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society (Buffalo, NY)
    4. Erie County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Erie County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Erie County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Erie County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Erie County Vital Records - Erie County Clerk, 25 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202.
      Census Information:
    9. 1800 Tax Roll - The first tax roll prepared for the territory west of the Genesee river, "and then all included in the vast
               township of Northampton," bears date of October 6, 1800.
    10. 1920 Census - City of Buffalo Census Transcriptions for 20,000 Polish-Americans living in Buffalo.


  • Essex County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Jan 4, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Clinton County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Elizabethtown, New York

    County history - Essex County is named, honoring the county of Essex in England.

    Essex Courthouse
    1. Essex County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Essex County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Essex County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Essex County Historical Society & Museum (Elizabethtown, NY)
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    4. Essex County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Essex County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Essex County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Essex County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Essex County Vital Records - Essex County Clerk, Court Street, Elizabethtown, NY 12932.

    9. Crown Point Twp. - Asessors Roll, 1818
    10. Crown Point Twp. - Asessors Roll, 1835
    11. Crown Point Twp. - Asessors Roll, 1872


  • Franklin County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Clinton County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1808
    County Seat:  Malone, New York

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706 1790), the early American printer, scientist, statesman and American Founding Father.

    Franklin Courthouse
    1. Franklin County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Franklin County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Franklin County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Franklin County Historical and Museum Society (Malone, NY)
    4. Franklin County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Franklin County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Franklin County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Franklin County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Franklin County Vital Records - Franklin County Clerk, 63 W. Main Street, Malone, NY 12953-1817.


  • Fulton County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1838
    County Seat:  Johnstown, New York

    County history - Fulton County is named in honor of Robert Fulton (1765 1815), who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

    Fulton Courthouse
    1. Fulton County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Fulton County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Fulton County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Fulton County Historical Society & Museum (Gloversville, NY)
    4. Fulton County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Fulton County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Fulton County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Fulton County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Fulton County Vital Records - Fulton County Clerk, County Building, Johnstown, NY 12095-2331.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Johnstown Historical Society (Johnstown, NY)


  • Genesee County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ontario County.
    Established:  30-Mar-1802
    County Seat:  Batavia, New York

    County history - Genesee County is named for Seneca [Native American] phrase, Gen-nis'-hee-yo, meaning "The Beautiful Valley."

    Genesee Courthouse
    1. Genesee County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Genesee County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Genesee County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Genesee Area Genealogy Society (Batavia, NY)
    4. Genesee County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Genesee County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Genesee County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Genesee County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Genesee County Vital Records - Genesee County Clerk, Main and Court Streets, Batavia, NY 14020.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Genesee County Historians (multiple townships, NY)


  • Herkimer County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  16-Feb-1791
    County Seat:  Herkimer, New York

    County history - Herkimer County is named in honor of General Nicholas Herkimer (1728 1777), who died from battle wounds after taking part in the Battle of Oriskany (American Revolutionary War).

    Herkimer Courthouse
    1. Herkimer County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Herkimer County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Herkimer County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Herkimer County Historical Society (Herkimer, NY)
    4. Herkimer County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Herkimer County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Herkimer County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Herkimer County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Herkimer County Vital Records - Herkimer County Clerk, P.O. Box 471, Herkimer, NY 13350-0471.

      Census Information:
    9. Herkimer County - 1,000 Vital Records from 1865 State Census


  • Jefferson County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Oneida County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1805
    County Seat:  Watertown, New York

    County history - Jefferson County is named in honor of Thomas Jefferson (1743 1826), the early American statesman, author of the Declaration of Independence, and third President of the United States.

    Jefferson Courthouse
    1. Jefferson County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Jefferson County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Jefferson County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Jefferson County Historical Society & Museum (Watertown, NY)
    4. Jefferson County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Jefferson County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Jefferson County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Jefferson County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Jefferson County Vital Records - Jefferson County Clerk, 175 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601-2522.

    9. Jefferson County - Alexandria Township
    10. Jefferson County - Early life in northern NY, & a Family Homepage


  • Kings County, New York —
    (Brooklin Borough, New York City)
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of the New York colony, Native American territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1683
    County Seat:  Brooklyn, New York

    County history - Kings County is named in honor of Charles II (29 May 1630 - 6 February 1685) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Charles was popularly known as the Merrie Monarch, in reference to both the liveliness and hedonism of his court and the general relief at the return to normality after over a decade of rule by Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans.

    Kings Courthouse



    New York City Area - New York City consists of five boroughs (1. Manhattan,
    2. Brooklyn, 3. Queens, 4. The Bronx and  5. Staten Island).

    NYC, [click to enlarge]
    GHLL Kings County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Neighborhoods/ethnic enclaves - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Kings County, NY Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (African Atlantic Genealogical Society / Brooklyn, NY)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Brooklyn Historical Society / Brooklyn, NY)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Italian Historical Society of America / Brooklyn, NY)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Jewish Genealogical Society / Brooklyn, NY)
    9. US/NYGenWeb site - Kings County Archives
    10. US/NYGenWeb - Kings County Genealogy & History
    11. Vital Records - Kings County Clerk, 360 Adam Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201-3712. Note:  All vital records for the 5 boroughs of New York are handled in the Manhattan office of vital records.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             New York County, Manhattan (northwest), Queens County, Queens
             (northeast), Nassau County (southeast), Richmond County, Staten
                Island
    (southwest), Verrazano-Narrows (west).

        Brooklyn - 1840 City Directory (alphabetical listing)
        Kings County - (NYC/Brooklyn), Brooklyn Naturalization Records Index, 1907-1924


  • Livingston County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 12, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Genesee and Ontario Counties.
    Established:  23-Feb-1821
    County Seat:  Geneseo, New York

    County history - Livingston County is named in honor of Robert Livingston (1746 1813), the early American statesman and New York delegate to the Continental Congress.

    Livingston Courthouse
    1. Livingston County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Livingston County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Livingston County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Livingston County Historical Soc. & Museum (Geneseo, NY)
    4. Livingston County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Livingston County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Livingston County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Livingston County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Livingston County Vital Records - Livingston County Clerk, 6 Court Street, Geneseo, NY 14454.


  • Madison County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 16, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Chenango County.
    Established:  21-Mar-1806
    County Seat:  Wampsville, New York

    County history - Madison County is named in honor of James Madison (1751 1836), the early American statesman, principal author of the Constitution of the United States, and fourth President of the United States.

    Madison Courthouse
    1. Madison County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Madison County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Madison County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Madison County Historical Society & Museum (Oneida, NY)
    4. Madison County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Madison County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Madison County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Madison County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Madison County Vital Records - Madison County Clerk, P.O. Box 668, Wampsville, NY 13163-0668.

    9. Madison County - A bit of the past
    10. Madison County - History page for the towns of Cazenovia, Fenner, and Nelson

      Census Information:
    11. 1800 Census (T) - Federal Census, Town of Cazenovia, (formerly Chenango County) (Text: 1 page).
    12. 1855 Census - State Census, Town of Nelson (Text: 1 page).


  • Monroe County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Genesee and Ontario Counties.
    Established:  23-Feb-1821
    County Seat:  Rochester, New York

    County history - Monroe County is named in honor of the 5th President of the United States (1817-1825), James Monroe

    Monroe Courthouse
    1. Monroe County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Monroe County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Monroe County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Monroe County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Monroe County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Monroe County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Monroe County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Monroe County Vital Records - Monroe County Dept. of Health, 111 Westfall Road, Rm. 147, P.O. Box 92832, Rochester, NY 14692. Some records may also be found at the office of the Monroe County Clerk.

    9. Newspaper Transcription Project - (1818-1930)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Rochester Genealogical Society (Rochester, NY)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Rochester Historical Society (Rochester, NY)


  • Montgomery County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 21, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Albany County.
    Established:  12-Mar-1772
    County Seat:  Fonda, New York

    County history - Montgomery County was originally named Tryon County after colonial governor William Tryon (1729 1788) and renamed after the American Revolutionary War General, Richard Montgomery (1738 1775), in 1784. Montgomery died attempting to capture the city of Quebec and was thus honored by his Surname replacing the Surname of the previous British governor, Tryon, for the county name.

    Montgomery Courthouse
    1. Montgomery County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Montgomery County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Montgomery County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Heritage & Genealogical Society (Fonda, NY)
    4. Montgomery County - Genealogical/Historical Society
    5. Montgomery County - US/NYGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Montgomery County - US/NYGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Montgomery County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Montgomery County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Montgomery County Vital Records - Montgomery County Clerk, Broadway, Fonda, NY 12068.

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