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Released October 24!

History of Livingston County, New York

Location
Livingston County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Covering more than 300 years of history, this book provides an in-depth historical account of Livingston County, including detailed information on Native Americans, colonial history and the development of the area during the 18th and 19th centuries. Biographical dedications to significant historical...

Released August 15!

History of Niagara County, N.Y.

Location
Niagara County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Use the links below to jump to a specific section or get an overview of the book's contents. Table of Contents Outline History of the State of New York The History of Niagara County City, Town and Village Histories Sanford & Co. published History of Niagara County, N.Y. in 1878.

Released January 08!

History of Onondaga County, New York

Location
Onondaga County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

This book was written by Professor W. W. Clayton and published in 1878 by D. Mason and Co. of Syracuse, NY. It contains information about Onondaga County, including details of events and relations with the Iroquois Confederacy and other Native American tribes. Clayton notes in the introduction that...

Released July 27!

History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York, From the Earliest Historic Times to the Beginning of 1907

Location
Monroe County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Details included in document Detailed and extensive historical overview of Monroe County and Rochester Native American history of the area Colonial settlement of the area Historical photos, illustrations and maps are encompassed Provides extensive biographical information on individuals with an...

Released January 10!

History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins and Schuyler Counties, New York

Location
Tioga County
Chemung County
Tompkins County
Schuyler County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

This book was written by Henry B. Peirce and D. Hamilton Hurd and published in 1879 by Everts & Ensign. It contains histories of the four south-central New York counties of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, and Schuyler. The introductory section includes information about settlers’ conflicts with Native...

Released January 30!

History: Town of Spafford, Onondaga County, New York

Location
Onondaga County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

This fully searchable text is a comprehensive history of the town of Spafford in Onondaga County. It contains various sketches related to occupations, military history, and the history of the settlers of the area. View the full volume.

Released January 23!

Inscriptions from Cemeteries in Onondaga County, New York

Location
Onondaga County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Digitize New York
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 January 06!

Jefferson County Histories and Directories

Location
Jefferson County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Histories and directories of Jefferson County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context and contain information on the people of Jefferson County. Researchers can search all volumes or browse volumes individually. The collection description contains an overview of each volume.

Released February 06!

Kings County Admin Proceedings, 1817 - 1856

Location
Kings County
Collection Category
Wills & Probate
Collection Type
OCR
Body

This collection contains abstracts of the Administration Proceedings (1817-1856) for Kings County, and are based on the genealogical information found in the Notes of the Clerk of the Surrogate's Court, who was required to briefly write up the details of a Proceeding. This collection can be searched and browsed.

Released February 06!

Kings County Cemetery Records

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

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Kings County, New York. Some volumes are searchable, others can only be browsed by image. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church.

Released February 07!

Kings County Religious Records

Location
Kings County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Kings County, New York. Researchers can search these records by text and can browse digital images. The collection page contains a complete list of all congregations available, including waypoint links to images from each church.

Released July 14!

Landmarks of Monroe County

Location
Monroe County
Collection Category
County Histories
Biographies
Collection Type
OCR
Body

The first section of the book, “Part I,” contains the early history of the county. This section outlines the chronological history of the county up until the Civil War, major cultural developments within Monroe County, and the history of 19 different towns. The cultural section dedicates itself to...

Released August 10!

Landmarks of Niagara County

Location
Niagara County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Landmarks of Niagara County provides a full history of the county from the earliest settlement to the nineteenth century. Town and family histories are recorded, along with biographies and portraits. This volumes also provides a chapter on the medical profession and Niagara County Medical Society...

Released September 21!

Landmarks of Orleans County

Location
Orleans County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Published in Syracuse, New York, by D. Mason & Company in 1894, this illustrated history of Orleans County also includes sections dedicated to biographies and "family sketches." The Honorable Isaac S. Signor of Albion, New York, edited the volume with the assistance of H. P. Smith "and others."...

Released February 07!

Long Island Cemetery Records

Location
Nassau County
Suffolk County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries on Long Island, in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. Researchers can browse digital images of these records, but they cannot currently be searched. The collection page contains a complete list of all cemeteries available, including waypoint links to view images from each cemetery.