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  • Schoharie County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Albany and Otsego Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1795
    County Seat:  Schoharie, New York

    County history - Schoharie County is named using a Mohawk Native American word meaning, "floating driftwood".

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Schoharie County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Schoharie County Vital Records - Schoharie County Clerk, P.O. Box 549, Schoharie, NY 12157-0549.


  • Schuyler County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 30, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Steuben, Chemung, and Tompkins Counties.
    Established:  17-Apr-1854
    County Seat:  Watkins Glen, New York

    County history - Schuyler County is named in honor of Philip Schuyler (1733 1804), the American Revolutionary War general and Senator from New York.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Schuyler County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Schuyler County Vital Records - Schuyler County Clerk, 105 Ninth St, Box 8, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.


  • Seneca County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Albany and Cayuga Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1804
    County Seat:  Ovid, New York and Waterloo, New York. Seneca County is the only county in New York to officially have two county seats.

    County history - Seneca County is named in honor of named for the Seneca Indian Tribe.

    Ovid Courthouse

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Seneca County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Seneca County Vital Records - Seneca County Clerk, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY 13165.

    9. 1859 Land Owners Maps - Previously Cayuga, now Seneca County
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Seneca Falls Historical Society (Seneca Falls, NY)

      Census Information:
    11. Seneca County - 1810 Census (partial)


  • Steuben County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 28, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ontario County (1772).
    Established:  12-Mar-1796
    County Seat:  Bath, New York

    County history - Steuben County is named in honor of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben (1730 1794), the Prussian general who assisted the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Steuben County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Steuben County Vital Records - Steuben County Clerk, Courthouse, Bath, NY 14810.


  • Suffolk County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 28, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of New York Colony, one of 12 original counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1683
    County Seat:  Riverhead, New York

    County history - Suffolk County is named in honor of the county of Suffolk in England, from which its earliest settlers came.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Suffolk County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Suffolk County Vital Records - Suffolk Town Clerk, Registrar, 200 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901.

      Census Information:
    9. Suffolk County - 1920 Census ED-141


  • Sullivan County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 28, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ulster County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1809
    County Seat:  Monticello, New York

    County history - Sullivan County is named in honor of John Sullivan (1740 1795), an American Revolutionary War general.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Sullivan County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Sullivan County Vital Records - Sullivan County Clerk, 100 Main Street, Monticello, NY 12701-1160.


  • Tioga County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  May 4, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Montgomery County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1791
    County Seat:  Owego, New York

    County history - Tioga County is named for an Indian word meaning "at the forks," describing a meeting place.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tioga County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tioga County Vital Records - Tioga County Clerk, P.O. Box 307, Owego, NY 13827.

      Census Information:
    9. 1820 Census (T) - Candor Township


  • Tompkins County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Cayuga and Seneca Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-xxxx
    County Seat:  Ithaca, New York

    County history - Tompkins County is named in honor of Daniel D. Tompkins (1774 1825), who served as Governor of New York and the 6th Vice President of the United States, serving under President James Monroe.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Tompkins County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Tompkins County Vital Records - Tompkins County Health Dept., 401 Harris B. Dates Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (The History Center (Ithaca, NY)

      Census Information:
    10. 1850 Census - Town of Caroline - pg0001b.txt, pg0012b.txt, pg0023b.txt


  • Ulster County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of New York colony territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1683
    County Seat:  Kingston, New York

    County history - Ulster County is named in honor of the Irish province of Ulster, then an earldom of the Duke of York, who was later, King James II of England.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ulster County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ulster County Vital Records - Ulster County Clerk, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (D & H Canal Historical Society & Museum/ High Falls, NY)
    10. Ulster County - Early Ulster County History
    11. Ulster County - Town of Marlboro Genealogy


  • Warren County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 10, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Washington County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1813
    County Seat:  Queensbury, New York

    County history - Warren County is named in honor of Joseph Warren (1741 1775), the early American patriot and American Revolutionary War general.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Warren County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Warren County Vital Records - Warren County Clerk, Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845.


  • Washington County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Vermont territorial lands from the now extinct Albany and Charlotte Counties.
    Established:  12-Mar-1772
    County Seat:  Fort Edward, New York

    County history - Washington County Name: Originally Charlotte County, renamed in 1784 after George Washington (1732 1799), the American Revolutionary War general and first President of the United States. It was originally included in the counties of Albany and Charlotte (no longer in existence) and at the time, a part of Vermont.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Washington County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Washington County Vital Records - Washington County Clerk, Municipal Center-Building A, 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

    9. Washington County - Washington County, NY Photo Gallery


  • Wayne County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 18, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ontario and Seneca Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1823
    County Seat:  Lyons, New York

    County history - Wayne County is named in honor of General Anthony Wayne (1745 1796), the American Revolutionary War general.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wayne County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wayne County Vital Records - Wayne County Clerk, 9 Pearl Street, Lyons, NY 14489-0131.

    9. Office of the County Historian - Research may be done on site at the Office of the County Historian without charge. If
               you can't come into the office you may request the Office of the County Historian to do research, using the Research
               Request Form.
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Historical Societies of Wayne County (Multiple townships, NY)


  • Westchester County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Dec 13, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county].
    Established:  xx-xxx-1683
    County Seat:  White Plains, New York

    County history - Westchester County is named for the city of Chester in England.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Westchester County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Westchester County Vital Records - Westchester County Clerk, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601.

    9. Terrytown Township - 1926 Yearbook Hackley School


  • Wyoming County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 15, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Genesee county.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1841
    County Seat:  Warsaw, New York

    County history - Wyoming County is named for a modification of a word from the Lenape [Indian] language meaning "broad bottom lands".

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Wyoming County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Wyoming County Vital Records - Wyoming County Clerk, 143 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569-1123.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wyoming County Historical Museums (multiple townships, NY)


  • Yates County, New York —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 6, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Ontario and Steuben Counties.
    Established:  05-Feb-1823
    County Seat:  Penn Yan, New York

    County history - Yates County is named in honor of Joseph C. Yates (1768 1837), the eighth Governor of New York.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Yates County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Yates County Vital Records - Yates County Clerk, County Building, Penn Yan, NY 14527.


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