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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 May 22!
Released March 24!

Town Records, Sterling, Cayuga County, 1829-1880

Location
Cayuga County
Collection Category
Census
Town Records
Unlocked
Digitize New York
Collection Type
Image Browse
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 February 20!

Ulster County Cemetery Records

Location
Ulster County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Ulster 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 11!

Ulster County Clerk's Office, Old Dutch & English Records

Location
Ulster County
Collection Category
Colonial
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Before the publication of this survey of microfilm in 2011, Donald C. Lockhart was trying to investigate the life of an ancestor named Reijnier van der Coelen. This ancestor was a “distiller and grain dealer whose misdeed dot the pages of colonial-era records.”

Released June 23!

Union Hill Cemetery, Cato, Cayuga County, Established 1802

Location
Cayuga County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Digitize New York
Collection Type
Image Browse
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...

Released December 07!

Veterans Buried in New York (Nationwide Gravesite Locator)

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

The Nationwide Gravesite Locator is a database that allows researchers to find the gravesite of military veterans and their families. This collection includes all entries in the NGL database for veterans buried in New York State.

Released February 20!

Washington County Cemetery Records

Location
Washington County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Washington 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 20!

Washington County Religious Records

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

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Washington 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 20!

Westchester County Cemetery Records

Location
Westchester County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Westchester 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 May 01!

Westchester County Religious Records

Location
Westchester County
Collection Category
Religious Records
Collection Type
OCR
Body

Transcribed genealogy records from churches in Westchester 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 February 20!

WPA Historical Records Survey - New York State Research Volumes

Location
All NY Counties
Collection Category
Research Aids
Unlocked
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

The Historical Records Survey Project was an ambitious attempt at hiring unemployed clergy members, researchers, historians, teachers and lawyers. This helped assemble historical records that were intrinsic to government and vital records from churches. Part of this initiative, was creating inventories of ecclesiastical records of every church in every state.

Released February 20!

Wyoming County Cemetery Records

Location
Wyoming County
Collection Category
Cemetery
Collection Type
Image Browse
Body

Transcribed gravestone inscriptions from cemeteries in Wyoming 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.