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Below you will find a complete list of each online collection. Click the title of each collection to view a full description and search the collection individually.

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Released July 06!

Marriage Contract Index, New York City Municipal Archives, 1902-1907

Location
New York City
Collection Category
Marriage Contracts
Collection Type
Indexed
Body

Marriage Contracts, 1901-1967, New York City historical vital records, courtesy of Municipal Archives , City of New York. In addition to the 8,613 contracts documented for 1902-1907, there are seven contracts in the database that fall outside this range. If you would like to contact the Municipal...

Released February 07!

Montgomery County Cemetery Records

Location
Montgomery County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Transcribed gravestones inscriptions from cemeteries in Montgomery County, New York. Researchers can search these records by text and can browse digital images. The collection page contains a complete list of all cemeteries available, including waypoint links to view images from each cemetery.

Released February 07!

Montgomery County Religious Records

Location
Montgomery County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
Text & Images
Body

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Montgomery 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 January 30!
Released December 07!

Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses were Issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784

Location
Province of New York
Collection Category
Marriage Contracts
Collection Type
OCR
Body

View this volume Under Roman-Dutch law, those who wished to be wed were required to present before the Court of Justice of a local church minister and make a request for said license across three Sundays or “Market days”. Should this not be possible, provisions were made to allow marriage licenses...

Released February 07!

Nassau County Cemetery Records

Location
Nassau County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Nassau County, New York. 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.

Released February 07!

New Amsterdam, Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court, 1655 - 1664

Location
New Amsterdam
Collection Category
Court
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Abstracted information from court documents on orphans and widows of New Amsterdam between 1655 and 1663. Produced by the Society of Colonial Dames of the State of New York and published by the NYG&B in 1908. This collection can be searched, and images can also be browsed - it is particularly useful for researchers seeking hard-to-find colonial Dutch ancestors.

Released May 01!

New Jersey Religious Records

Location
New Jersey
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in the State of New Jersey. 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 June 10!

New York Biographical Index

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Biographies
Unlocked
Collection Type
Indexed
Body

A name index to biographical information in thousands of books, monographs, and journals related to various aspects of New York State history.

Released June 10!

New York Biographical Index

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Biographies
Unlocked
Collection Type
Indexed
Body

A name index to biographical information in thousands of books, monographs, and journals related to various aspects of New York State history.

Released September 28!

New York City Birth Index

Location
New York City
Collection Category
Vital Records
Unlocked
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Collection Category: Vital Records | Collection Type: OCR | Location: New York City This collection contains text searchable images of the official New York City birth index produced by the NYC Department of Health. Organized by year, names are arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the last...

Released February 07!

New York County Cemetery Records

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Cemetery records from New York County, New York. 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.

Released March 02!

New York County Coroner's Report Abstracts

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Death
Collection Type
OCR
Body

The Minutes of Coroners Proceedings: City and County of New York, John Burnet, Coroner, 1748-1758 and the two volumes of Coroners’ Reports New York City, 1823-1842, 1843-1849 reports the deaths of people in British colonial New York and nineteenth cenury New York City, respectively. The causes of deaths are many, such as smallpox, accidents, drowning, murder, and falls.

Released February 07!

New York County Harlem Cemetery Disinterments

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

These records contain information about disinterments and the chartering of what would become Harlem. Along with lists of the vaults disinterred and moved between 1869 and 1875, researchers will find a letter and a legal document that chartered New Harlem in 1667. The collection description contains detailed information on the these records and their historical significance.

Released February 07!

New York County Naturalizations in the Marine Court, 1827 - 1840

Location
New York County
Collection Category
Naturalization
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Abstracts of naturalization records from the Marine Court between 1834-1840. Records contain the name of the naturalized citizen, the date of naturalization, name of character witness, and possibly other details like occupation or previous nationality. This collection can be searched by text and the images can also be browsed. Read the collection description for more detail on the Marine Court any why so many immigrants got naturalized there.