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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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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 (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

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Colonial Muster Rolls - Enlistments in Albany County

8th Regiment - Albany Militia

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

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1690-1856 Wills Index

1779 Tax List of Albany

1779 Tax List of Cambridge District

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

 


Allegany County Census Records (formed 1806 from Genesee)

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

1850 Federal Census Index of Angelica (partial)

1850 Federal Census Records Transcription of Angelica (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 Mortality Schedule

1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1875 State Census Records of Friendship Twp

1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule

1890 Veterans and Widows Census of Granger Twp

1920 Federal Census Index of New Hudson

1930 Federal Census Records of New Hudson

Poorhouse Census Records in Allegany County

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Will Book 1 - Index and Abstracts

Surrogate Court Index of Box 1

Friendship Baptist Church History and Early 1800s Membership List

Military 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

 


Bronx County Census Records (formed 1912 from New York)

Other Records

Military Records

 


Broome County Census Records (formed 1806 from Tioga)

1910 Federal Census Records of ED 40.

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1910 Federal Census Records of ED 41.

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Other Records

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

1907-1919 Naturalization Records Index

 


Cattaraugus County Census Records (formed 1808 from Genesee)

1820 Federal Census Index

Other Records

HistoricalGazetteer & Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus Co., NY

1830-1916 Wills Index

1907-1954 Naturalization Records Index

 


Cayuga County (formed 1799 from Onondaga)

1800 Federal Census Records

1810 Federal Census Records Transcription of Dryden

1860 Federal Census Index.  (Township Data)

Surnames starting with:

[A]   [B]   [C]   [D]   [E]   [F]   [G]   [H]   [I-J]   [K]   [L]
[M]   [N]   [O]   [P]   [Q]   [R]   [S]   [T]   [U]   [V]   [W]   [X-Z]
1860 Federal Census Records Transcription - Use above index.  (Township Data)
1870 Federal Census Index.  (partial)

Surnames starting with:

[A]   [B]   [C]   [D-E]   [F-G]   [H-I]   [J-K]   [L]   [M]   [N-Q]   [R]   [S]   [T-V]   [W-Z]
1870 Federal Census Records Transcription - Use above index.  (partial)

Other Records

Early Court Records - Includes Naturalization and Guardianship Records

1799-1902 Wills Index

Early 1800s Dutch Reformed Church of Owasco - Birth and Baptism Records

1840-1847 Newspaper Abstracts of The Cayuga Patriot - Surnames A-C

1840-1847 Newspaper Abstracts of The Cayuga Patriot - Surnames D-G

1840-1847 Newspaper Abstracts of The Cayuga Patriot - Surnames H-M

1840-1847 Newspaper Abstracts of The Cayuga Patriot - Surnames N-S

1840-1847 Newspaper Abstracts of The Cayuga Patriot - Surnames T-Z

1859 Land Ownership Map for Cayuga & Seneca Counties

1897-1898 City Directory for Auburn is located here.

 


Charlotte County (formed 1772 from Albany.  Renamed Washington in 1784)

No longer exists.  See County History

 


Chautauqua County Census Records (formed 1808 from Genesee)

1825 State Census Index Surnames A-I

1825 State Census Index Surnames J-Y

1845 State Census Index Surnames A-C

1845 State Census Index Surnames D-J

1845 State Census Index Surnames K-R

1845 State Census Index Surnames S-Y

1883 Census of Pensioners

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1887 History of Ellicot Name Index

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