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Released February 15!

1882 Membership Roll of the Association of Exempt Firemen of the City of New York

Location
New York City
Collection Category
Directories
Occupations
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Collection Type
Indexed
Body

This summary was provided by the donor of the records, W. Scott Fisher: In 1882, George W. Sheldon published his iconic “The Story of the Volunteer Fire Department of the City of New York.” (Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, New York. Available online through Google Books.) In it, the author...

Released February 17!

Account Ledger of Michael W. Divine, New York County, 1864-1884

Location
New York City
Collection Category
Account Books
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Creator
Michael William Divine
Body

Michael William Divine was born in Tallow, County Waterford, Ireland in December of 1828. He immigrated as a young boy and is found in New York City as early as 1850. By 1864, he was working as an attorney at a firm located at 52 Exchange Place; it was during his time at this firm that he created...

Released November 20!

Ansley Family Letters

Location
Richmond County
Collection Category
Family and Personal Papers
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

This is a collections of 19th-century letters written to Ozias Ansley of Staten Island, primarily from his children. There are 15 sub-collections of letters. Thirteen of those collections are letters to Ansley from his children, with two other miscellaneous collections of dated and undated materials...

Released May 02!

Chemung County Solider Index for Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, Vol. II

Location
Chemung County
Collection Category
Military
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Collection Type
Indexed
Body

This volume of select biographies of Chemung county Civil War veterans was extracted from Presidents, Soldiers and Statesmen Vol. II, with an index compiled by Judy Bliss Slade. This chapter of the book also includes families from Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, and Tioga counties. In addition to...

Released May 31!

Church Family Account Book, Churchville, Monroe County, 1849-1854

Location
Monroe County
Collection Category
Account Books
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Creator
Church Family
Body

Details about this book The account book belonged to the family of Dennis Church, the second generation of the family that the town of Churchville was named after. Transactions found in this volume took place in the towns of Riga and Churchville, Monroe County. Flour milling seems to have been the...

Released April 08!

Church of the Transfiguration

Location
New York City
Collection Category
Religious Records
Marriage Records
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Collection Type
Indexed
Body

The Church of the Transfiguration collection consists of marriage certificates and register books organized by year for the Episcopalian parish located at 1 East 29th Street, New York, NY. While both record types can be browsed by clicking on each year, the marriage certificates can also be searched...

Released January 19!

Danby Rural Cemetery

Location
Tompkins County
Collection Category
Cemetery
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Collection Type
Indexed
Body

This collection consists of a searchable index of the interred at Danby Rural Cemetery, an active cemetery in Tompkins County, New York. It includes individuals with dates of death from the early 19th century through 1951. In addition to a searchable index of names, this rich dataset includes...

Released January 23!

Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Onondaga County, New York

Location
Onondaga County
Collection Category
Cemetery
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Collection Type
Text & Images
Body

This collection of Onondaga Cemetery records contains four sub-collections, which can be browsed individually. Most of the sub-collections are image browse only, while Old Village Cemetery, Marcellus is searchable. Revolutionary Soldiers Cemetery Old Village Cemetery, Marcellus Warners Grave Yard...

Released November 21!

Onondaga Court Records

Location
Onondaga County
Collection Category
Court
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Collection Type
Indexed
Body

The Onondaga Court Records collection consists of three searchable collections containing Supreme Court judgements, Surrogate records, and a Common Please Judgement Register. Records can also be browsed. Onondaga Supreme Court Judgements Onondaga County Surrogate Records, 1795-1834 Onondaga Common...

Released December 15!

Onondaga Religious Records

Location
Onondaga County
Collection Category
Religious Records
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Collection Type
Indexed
Body

The Onondaga Religious Records collection consists of a volume of records of the Oakland Religious Society from 1845 to 1920, First Onondaga Religious Society Records, and Records of the First Congregational Church of Onondaga, Vol. IV. Additions to the collection from other religious organizations...

Released November 20!

Pine Family Account Books, Rye, Westchester County, 1794-1832

Location
Westchester County
Collection Category
Account Books
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

This collection of manuscript images dated from 1794 to 1832 includes a shop ledger, account book, and cipher book belonging to James Pine of Rye, New York. Shop Ledger of James Pine This title is dated from 1794 and is James Pine's shop ledger. Goods like rum, tobacco, and sugar are frequently...

Released May 18!

School Records, Riga, Monroe County, 1843-1862

Location
Monroe County
Collection Category
Town Records
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Creator
Town of Riga
Body

Background on the Collection Details Included in the Documents Pupils who attended school during each 16 week term The number of days students attended class during a term The names of the teachers and superintendent of the district during the given terms The ages of some pupils (ranging from 5-16)...

Released May 02!

Sherwood Journals, Cayutaville, Tompkins County, 19th Century

Location
Tompkins County
Collection Category
Account Books
Unlocked
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

The first book includes handwritten records of 150 patient names and fees/expenditures of Dr. Amaziah Church Sherwood's, the second book is Orlando Sherwood's account ledger, and the third book is the latter's medical journal. It is unclear if the medical journal represents the same patients that...

Released March 24!

Town Records, Sterling, Cayuga County, 1829-1880

Location
Cayuga County
Collection Category
Census
Town Records
Unlocked
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Creator
Town of Sterling
Body

The Town of Sterling, which is located in Cayuga County, was named after American Revolutionary War general William Alexander, Lord Stirling. As a revolutionary town, Sterling has a rich history and offers a wealth of materials to researchers. As part of our Statewide Initiative program, we worked...

Released June 23!

Union Hill Cemetery, Cato, Cayuga County, Established 1802

Location
Cayuga County
Collection Category
Cemetery
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Collection Type
Image Browse
Creator
Village of Cato
Body

Union Hill Cemetery, Cato, is an active cemetery which dates back to the 19th century and covers over 200 years of burial records, from the time that Cato was established in 1802. The Cemetery records include various family plots and inform researchers about who owned them, the date the deed was...