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Federal New York Census Records were taken every decade beginning in 1790. They are available to the public for census years 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 & 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.

1890 Federal New York Census Records were destroyed in a 1921 warehouse fire with the exception of some small fragments of Suffolk and Westchester Counties. See Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.

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New York State Census Records Availability - Due to the high volume of immigration, the state of New York took a census enumeration every 10 years between 1825 and 1875, then again in 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925. NY state censuses taken before 1915 are kept at the county level. Contact the County Clerk in the county of interest to ask where the originals are held for that county.  The 1865 & 1875 NY state census records included schedules which recorded marriages and deaths occurring in the census year. These may prove helpful if you are lucky enough to have ancestors who had these events occur during the census year.  Most of the New York state census records are not indexed.  Some of these early NY state censuses are available online at New York State Census Collection at Ancestry. For more helpful information about these early NY censuses See More New York State Census Records Info.

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Steuben County (formed 1796 from Ontario)

1800 Federal Census Index (partial)

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1825 State Census Records Transcription of Pulteney

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1830 Federal Census Transcription - Use above indexes.

1835 State Census Records of Addison

1835 State Census Records of Jasper

1835 State Census Records of Prattsburg

1835 State Census Records of Troupsburg

1835 State Census Records of Woodhull

1840 Federal Census Records of Greenwood

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Extraction of County Jail Inmates at Bath

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1860 Federal Census Records of Addison

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1891 Directory of Steuben County, New York

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1967-2003 Index of Obituaries

 


Suffolk County Census Records (formed 1683 - Original County)

1675 Census of East Hampton

1790 Federal Census Heads of Households

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1920 Federal Census Records of Lindenhurst

1920 Federal Census Records of Southampton

1920 Federal Census Index.  (partial)

Surnames starting with:

[A-C]   [D-G]   [H-L]   [M-R]   [S-Z]
1920 Federal Census Transcription - Use above index.  (partial)

1920 Federal Census Records. (partial)

ED#: 

[140]    [141]    [142]    [254A-255A]
[64]    [77]    [78]    [79 - Deer Park]

1930 Federal Census Records of ED 44.  

Pages: 

[249B-250B]    [251A-252A]    [252B-253B]    [254A-255A]
[255B-256B]    [257A-260A]    [260B-262B]    [263A]

1930 Federal Census Transcription at USGenWeb Archives (partial)

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1898 Postmasters of Suffolk County

 


Sullivan County (formed 1809 from Ulster)

1880 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-K (partial)

1880 Federal Census Index - Surnames L-Z (partial)

1880 Federal Census Records. (Partial - Includes EDs 85 & 86.)

Use indexes above.

ED #85 

[1A-5A]    [5B-9A]    [9B-12B]
ED #86 
[13A-16B]    [17A-20A]    [20B-23B]    [24A-27A]

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Civil War Soldiers in Sullivan County

1869 Postmasters in Sullivan County

 


Tioga County (formed 1791 from Montgomery)

1820 Federal Census Records of Candor

1820 Federal Census Transcription of Candor at Tioga County USGenWeb

1820 Federal Census Records of Caroline

1820 Federal Census Records of Catharine

1820 Federal Census Transcription of Catherine at Tioga Co. USGenWeb

1820 Federal Census Records of Cayuta

1820 Federal Census Records of Chemung

1825 State Census Records of Catlin

1830 Federal Census of Veteran Twp

1840 Census of Pensioners

1845 State Census Records of Factoryville in Barton

1850 Federal Census Records of Barton

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War of 1812 Reimbursement Claims

1850-1896 Records of Reverend Wm. H. King at First Baptist Church of Oswego

1856 Business Directory of Waverly & Factoryville

1887-88 Directory of Berkshire

1887-88 Directory of Candor - Surnames A - F

1887-88 Directory of Newark Valley - Surnames A - E

1887-88 Directory of Newark Valley - Surnames F-M

1887-88 Directory of Newark Valley - Surnames N-Z

1887-88 Directory of Nichols - Surnames A-L

1887-88 Directory of Nichols - Surnames M-Z

1933 Telephone Directory for Candor

 


Tompkins County Census Records (formed 1817 from Cayuga & Seneca)

1820 Federal Census Transcription of Dryden

1820 Federal Census Records of Hector - Now in Schuyler County.

1825 State Census Records of Danby

1850 Federal Census Transcription of Caroline - Pages 1B-11B

1850 Federal Census Transcription of Caroline - Pages 12A-22A

1850 Federal Census Transcription of Caroline - Pages 22B-31B

1850 Federal Census Transcription of Enfield

1850 Federal Census Records of Ulysses

1850 Federal Census - Mortality Schedule for Hector

1860 Federal Census Index (partial)

1860 Federal Census Records of Groton (partial)

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Index of Caroline

1870 Federal Census Index of Dryden

1880 Federal Census Records of Danby

1880 Federal Census Records of Dryden - Book 1

1880 Federal Census Records of Dryden - Book 2

1880 Federal Census Records of Newfield

1880 Federal Census Records of Ulysses

1892 State Census Records of Caroline - 1st District

1892 State Census Records of Caroline - 2nd District

1892 State Census Records of Caroline - 3rd District

1892 State Census Records of Danby - 1st Election District

1892 State Census Records of Danby - 2nd Election District

1892 State Census Records of Danby - 3rd Election District

1892 State Census Records of Newfield 1st District

1892 State Census Records of Newfield 2nd District

1892 State Census Records of Newfield 3rd District

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Records of Tompkins County, New York

1817-1860 Deeds Index

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1850 Deaths in Groton

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