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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 A Fire Destroyed The 1890 Census, Bridging the 1890 Census Gap.

The 1890 Veterans and Widows census schedules for New York state did survive and are often used as a helpful census substitute. See 1890 Veterans Schedules at Ancestry.

Soundex code (phonetic indexes) for New York Federal census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880,  1900, and 1920.

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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Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online.  This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.


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1790-1890 New York Census Records

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1890 Census -Veterans Schedules

1900 Census Online 

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1957-1965 NY State Death Index


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1815-1985 Historical Newspapers

1841-1902 Brooklyn Eagle Online


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 US Census Mortality Schedule Indexes


 

New York

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Statewide New York Census Records Online

1774-1776 Inhabitants of New York at Ancestry

1790-1890 New York Census at Ancestry

1790-1920 Census Images

1790 Federal Census of the US at the U. S. Census Bureau

1840 Census of Pensioners in New York

1850 Federal Census Index and 1850 Census Images

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index and Images

1855 New York State Census Index & Images

1860 Federal Census Index

1865 New York State Census Index and Images

1870 Federal Census Index and 1870 Census Images

1875 New York State Census Index & Images

1880 Federal Census - Search and View the images

1880 Federal Census Search at Family Search

1880, 1892 & 1905 New York State Census Collection at Ancestry

1892 New York State Census Index and Images

1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

1905 New York State Census Index and Images

1910 Federal Census Index

1915 New York State Census Index and Images

1920 Federal Census Index

1925 New York State Census Index and Images

1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

New York State Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records

 

Other NY Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

1693 Civil List of Province of New Yorke

1700 Militia Officers in the Province of New Yorke

 


NY Census Records Online by County

Albany County Census Records

(Formed 1683 - Original County.)

 

1720 Census of Freeholders in the city and county of Albany

1790 Federal Census Records of Catskill

1790 Federal Census Records of Coxsackie

1790 Federal Census Index of Rensselaerville

1790 Federal Census Records of Rensselaerville

1790 Federal Census Index of Watervliet

1790 Federal Census Records of Watervliet

1790 Federal Census Records of towns that became part of Saratoga County in 1791

1840 Census of Pensioners

1860 Federal Census Records for Ward 7

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1920 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Index & Census Records (partial)

 

Other Records

8th Regiment - Albany Militia

1630-1658 Settlers of Rensselaerswyck

1683-1689 Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany - Fantastic resource!

1690-1835 Probate Index - Old Volume 1

1690-1835 Probate Index - Old Volume 2

1690-1856 Wills Index

1744 Tax List for Kinderhook

1763 Freeholders of Claverack

1763 Freeholders of Kinderhook

1763 List of Freeholders

1779 Tax Lists

1787-1791 Probate Index Volume 1

1791-1802 Probate Index Volume 2

1802-1809 Probate Index Volume 3

1809-1817 Probate Index Volume 3

1866 Members of the Pearl Street Baptist Church

Biographies of Early Albany County Residents

Colonial Muster Rolls - Enlistments in Albany County

Genealogies of the First Settlers of Ancient Albany County

 


Allegany County Census Records

(Formed 1806 from Genesee County.)

 

1810 Federal Census Records of Alfred

1810 Federal Census Records of Angelica

1810 Federal Census Records of Caneadea

1810 Federal Census Records of Nunda

1810 Federal Census Records of Ossian

1830 Federal Census Index of Townships

1830 Federal Census Index & Census Transcription (partial)

1840 Census of Pensioners

1850 Federal Census Index of Townships

1850 Federal Census Index & Census Transcription (partial)

1850 Federal Census Records of Angelica

1850 Federal Census Records of Bolivar

1850 Federal Census Records of Cuba

1855 State Census Records of Friendship

1860 Federal Census Records of Bolivar

1860 Federal Census Records for County Poorhouse

1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1875 State Census Records of Friendship Twp

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules

1890 Veterans and Widows Census for Granger Twp

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1920 Federal Census Index of New Hudson

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1  |  Part 2

1930 Federal Census Records of New Hudson

Poorhouse Census Records in Allegany County

 

Other Records

1800s-1900s Court Indexes - Includes Naturalization and Guardianship Records

1804-1906 Probate - Index to Testators Volumes 1-16

1806-1810 Juror Lists

1807-1810 Court Records

1867-1880 Juror Lists

1871-1875 Will Book 7 Index

1875 Gazetteer & Business Directory

Friendship Baptist Church History and Early 1800s Membership List

Military Records

Surrogate Court Index of Box 1

Will Book 1 - Index and Abstracts

 


Bronx County Census Records

(Formed 1914 from New York City Lands.)

 

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

 

Other Records

1914-1931 Bronx Probate Estate Files

Military Records

WWII Army Enlistments

 


Broome County Census Records

(Formed 1806 from Tioga County.)

 

1810 Federal Census Records

1820 Federal Census Index for Lisle

1825 State Census Index

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule for Town of Colesville

1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule for Town of Windsor

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1 | Part 2

1910 Federal Census Transcription for Colesville

 

1910 Federal Census Records of ED 40.

Pages: 

[1B-3B]    [4A-6A]    [6B-8B]    [11B]

 

1910 Federal Census Records of ED 41.

Pages: 

[12B-14B]    [15A-17A]    [17B-20A]    [20B-22B]    [23A-25A]    [25B-26B]

 

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Transcription for Endicott

 

Other Records

1806-1906 Probate - Index to Testators Volumes A-37

1837-1875 Canal Toll Collectors

1907-1919 Naturalization Records Index

Early Settlers of Broome County

WWII Army Enlistments

 


Cattaraugus County Census Records

(Formed 1808 from Genesee County.)

 

1820 Federal Census Index

1820 Federal Census Records for Great Valley

1820 Federal Census Records for Ischua

1820 Federal Census Records for Little Valley

1820 Federal Census Records for Olean

1835 State Census for Hinsdale & Ischua Area

1850 Federal Census Index of Townships Part 1 | Part 2

1850 Federal Census Index for Lyndon

1850 Federal Census Records for Ischua-Rice

1855, 1865, 1875 & 1892 State Census Indexes

1855 State Census Index & Records for Town of Lyndon

1860 Federal Census Index of Townships Part 1 | Part 2

1880 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1880 Federal Census Index for Franklinville

1880 Federal Census Index & Census Transcript for Salmanca

1883 Census of Pensioners at Genealogy Trails

1890 Federal Census - Veterans and Widows Schedules

1900 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1 | Part 2

1920 Federal Census Enumeration Districts

1930 Federal Census Enumeration Districts Part 1 | Part 2

 

Other Records

1830-1916 Wills Index

1907-1954 Naturalization Records Index

1st Presbyterian Church Roll to 1874

Early Settlers of Cattaraugus County

Historical Gazetteer & Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co., NY

Pioneer Settlers

WWII Enlistments

 

 

 

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