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The Church History of Alexandria New York, provides a brief history of each of the churches in existence in Alexandria in 1878, including their members and leaders.
This 1890 Business Directory of Alexandria New York is transcribed from Child’s Geographical gazetteer of Jefferson county, N.Y., 1685-1890.
Washington County New York Genealogy is part of the New York History and Genealogy Project. My name is Dennis Partridge and I am the county coordinator. If you have information about this county you would like to place online, then please contact me using the contact form on this website. The American History & Genealogy Project (AHGP) is a group of like-minded individuals committed to providing free access to American genealogical and historical information online. Organized by locations, volunteers host states, counties, and sometimes town or city websites specializing in their areas of interest. Come join us today!
FamilySearch has placed online the Washington County, New York mortgage records in the form of images, without an index, in their New York Land Records, 1630-1975 collection. Land records usually contain the following information: Names of interested parties; Date of transaction; Legal description of the property; Monies exchanged; Details of the transaction; Names of witnesses.
This manuscript was reprinted from the appendix of the author’s “History of the Somonauk United Presbyterian church near Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois: with ancestral lines of the early members” published in Chicago in 1928. While we don’t have online access to this manuscript we do have online access to the original. The appendix covering the Argyle Patent can be found on pages 297-346. The Washington County New York Families can be found on pages 347-358: Clark, Gillespie, Livingston, McNaughton, and Savage.
Colonel George Walton Flower, the subject of the following memoir, was of English descent, his ancestors, known by the name Floier, holding large possessions in Devonshire at the time of the Conquest. One of the ancestors, Captain William Floier, was born near the city of Exeter in 1450 and accompanied the army of King Edward IV in the descent on France in 1490. He married Phillipa Crooke and became later a resident of Willston, Dorsetshire. Of his three sons, William, born 1530, married Elizabeth Kirk.
Archibald White was a circuit minister for the Presbyterian Church and early in his career traveled to Virginia, Maryland, North & South Carolina and parts of Pennsylvania in his quest to deliver the Good news. In his official capacity of clergyman he would often baptize those requesting it. In the spring of 1793, Rev. White moved to Washington County, New York where he also performed numerous baptisms. The following are from his own journal, and record his baptisms over a 15 year period.
New York Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. While the original thought was to provide this website as a resource for finding genealogy and historical data concerning New York on the web, we have begun adding specific data to this site for your personal use.
In an attempt to further expand our offerings and refine your search, we have begun the creation of county websites. Those county sites can be found in the menu at the top of each page.
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- New York Indorsed Land Papers, 1643-1676
One of the most useful New York genealogical records is the type that deals with land, because, especially early in its history, New York was heavily involved with agriculture. One type of land record involves transfers from the colonial government to the first private owners. What follows is an index to the earliest years of the New York Land Grant Application Files from the New York Secretary of State’s Office. We have alphabetized this list to make it easy to find names, but we included the variable Record #, so that the original order of the data can be determined.
- Long Island New York – Historic Account Books
The East Hampton Library has placed online a treasure trove of original and unique genealogical data in the form of digitized account books of former residents of Long Island. They have placed these online as part of the Digital Long Island Collection. Most of these account books pertain to East Hampton and the area surrounding it on Long Island.
- Early Long Island Wills of Suffolk County, 1691-1703
An index to the wills listed in the unabridged copy of the manuscript volume known as “The Lester will book;” being the record of the Prerogative court of the county of Suffolk, New York; with genealogical and historical notes, by William S. Pelletreau. Also contains a link to view the entire manuscript online for free.
- Index to New York City Marriage Applications, Affidavits, and Licenses, 1908-1929
One of the most exciting research items to become “available” to the general public on the Internet this year are the indices to New York City Marriage Applications, Affidavits, and Licenses for the years 1908-1929. Not just because they’re finally online in digital format, but because it’s the culmination of a years long battle taken on by Reclaim The Records.
- Old Houses of the North Country
730 (numbered) Articles written by David F. Lane about the old homes and the families who built and lived in them in the area of New York called “North Country”. These articles were published in the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, 1941-1956 in a series titled Old Mansions of the North Country (No. 1-87), Old Homes of the North Country (No. 91-99, 103), and Old Houses of the North Country. Placed online by the Genealogy Department of Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, NY.
- The Vosburgh Collection of Congregational Church Records
A large collection of church records for New York was commissioned by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and is known by the name of its editor, Royden Woodward Vosburgh. Its 101 volumes cover mostly Dutch, German-Lutheran, and Presbyterian records, but not all are indexed. The information below will provide you with a general idea of which churches are available and the years of the records transcribed. You can find the specifics for each church as to which type of records and specific years covered for those records at the Connecticut State Library online catalog or directly by clicking on any linked town names.
- Ecclesiastical Records, State of New York
These records bring together a larger number of the ecclesiastical documents of the colonial period relating to New York and New Jersey than any other single collection. The original design of the enterprise was to gather the documents of the Reformed Dutch church as the oldest denomination in the State. But as the work progressed it seemed desirable to bring in collateral documents of other religious bodies, because the documents of one denomination throw light on those of other bodies of the same period, the external circumstances being identical. The different bodies were also often so intermingled in their relations or contentions that the history of one could not be well understood without dealing with the history of the others.
- New York Births and Baptisms, Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys, 1694-1906
This collection of birth and baptism records, compiled by Arthur and Nancy Kelly, was taken from the New York church registers and minister’s records 1694-1906, and town birth records 1846-49. It contains over 61,000 records from Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Saratoga Counties, and provides details on more than 215,000 individuals. In addition to the child’s name and date of birth or baptism, researchers may find information on parents’ names, names of sponsors, and notes included in these vital records.
- New York Baptist Church Records at the Samuel Colgate Historical Library
More than 500 volumes of original records of churches, associations, and state bodies have been placed in the American Baptist – Samuel Colgate Historical Library. These records were placed there voluntarily. Baptist polity does not have any mechanism to require a local congregation to deposit its records at this site or at any site. As a result, the records of many Baptist churches over the years have been lost. The original records deposited there are arranged alphabetically by state. Records of state bodies are placed first, then associational records. Local church records are placed next, alphabetically by city or town and name of church. The few international records which they hold are found at the end of this inventory. Their holdings include microfilmed and photo duplicated copies as well.
- Genealogy and History of Adams New York
Includes an extensive history on the township and people of Adams, including Adams Center, Adams Village, North Adams, East Adams (Honeyville) and Smithville Village.
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- 1896 Census of New York Indians
- Abstracts Of Wills On File In The Surrogates Office City Of New York
- Great Riots of New York
- History of Chenango and Madison Counties New York
- History of Cayuga County New York
- History of Seneca County New York
- Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY
- Churches and Pastors of Seneca County New York
- An Historical Sketch of the Seneca County Medical Society
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- A History Of Lake Champlain
- Albany County
- Bronx County
- Camden County
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