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Released May 02!

Sherwood Journals, Cayutaville, Tompkins County, 19th Century

Location
Tompkins County
Collection Category
Account Books
Unlocked
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 February 20!

Shipwrecked Passengers Bound for the Americas, 1817 - 1875

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Immigration
Collection Type
OCR
Body

This collection was researched and transcribed by NYG&B Fellow Frank A. Biebel in 2013. He states that the Act of 1819 "made no provision for the inevitable shipwreck(s), including survivors.” This lead to there being “no comprehensive list” of the names of the victims of the shipwrecks, leaving most of them unknown.

Released September 27!

Sketches of the Village of Albion

Location
Orleans County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Sketches of the Village of Albion by Arad Thomas was published by Willsea & Beach in 1853. Its subtitle reads, in full, "Containing Incidents of Its History and Progress, From Its First Settlement, and a Statistical Account of Its Trade, Schools, Societies, Manufactures, &c." Access the volume...

Released December 13!

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Colonial
Collection Type
Indexed
Body

Background on the Collection These records represent over 25 years worth of applications, beginning with the 1892 incorporation of the society. Applications document pertinent information from the colonial period, such as birth, immigration, and military service records. Additionally, these...

Released August 15!
Released July 20!

Steuben County Histories

Location
Steuben County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Digitized histories of Steuben County, New York. These volumes provide crucial historical context and contain information on many individuals who lived in Steuben County. Researchers can search all volumes or browse volumes individually. The collection description contains an overview of each volume.

Released February 20!

Suffolk County Cemetery Records

Location
Suffolk County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Suffolk 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 April 27!

Suffolk County Probate Records

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

Early Long Island Wills of Suffolk County, 1691-1703 This title, originally published in 1897 by F. P. Harper, is accessible to us today thanks, in no small part, to some canny recognition of its value. The book's editor, William S. Pelletreau, recounts: Up to 1844 the County Clerk's office was...

Released September 14!

Swart's Orleans County, NY, Directory, 1894

Location
Orleans County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Compiled by Joseph Swart, attorney at law, in Medina, New York, in 1894. This volume's complete subtitle reads: "Containing the names of the adult residents of the county, in alphabetical order, giving the town, post office address, number of acres assessed for, and the amount of each person's...

Released October 28!

The Capital (Periodical)

Location
Albany County
Rensselaer County
Collection Category
Periodicals
Collection Type
OCR
Body

The Capital , a quarterly periodical created and edited by Arthur C.M. Kelly, founder of Kinship Books, includes rare and essential record extracts and transcriptions from Albany and Rensselaer counties. Individual issues cover a wide range of materials documenting families who lived in (and around) Albany and Rensselaer counties in the 1700s and 1800s.

Released February 15!

The Colonial Laws of New York from the Year 1664 to the Revolution

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Colonial
Collection Type
OCR
Body

The Colonial Laws of New York from the Year 1664 to the Revolution is a fully searchable volume that includes the Charters to the Duke of York, the Commissions and Instructions to Colonial Governors, the Duke's Laws, the Laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, the Charters of Albany and New York...

Released June 08!

The Columbia (Periodical)

Location
Columbia County
Collection Category
Periodicals
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Issues of The Columbia contain a variety of extracted and transcribed records from Columbia County and beyond—many of which cannot be found anywhere else online. These materials often represent previously unpublished records from private individuals, churches, and other record holders.

Released February 15!

The History of Ulster County, New York

Location
Ulster County
Collection Category
County Histories
Collection Type
OCR
Body

The History of Ulster County, New York, includes illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. The text also includes lists of men from Ulster County who served in the Civil War. View the full volume.

Released April 29!

The Mohawk (Periodical)

Location
Montgomery County
Schenectady County
Collection Category
Periodicals
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Issues of The Mohawk contain a variety of extracted and transcribed records from Montgomery County, Schenectady County, and beyond—many of which cannot be found anywhere else online. These materials often represent previously unpublished records from private individuals, churches, and other record holders.

Released February 11!

The Saratoga (Periodical)

Location
Saratoga County
Collection Category
Periodicals
Collection Type
OCR
Body

The Saratoga, a quarterly periodical created and edited by Arthur C.M. Kelly, founder of Kinship Books, includes rare and essential record extracts and transcriptions from Saratoga County. Individual issues cover a wide range of materials documenting families who lived in (and around) Saratoga County in the 1700s and 1800s.