New York Genealogy – Free New York Genealogy

This New York state page of our website provides direct links to genealogy databases, books, and information found on New York genealogy and history; whether they exist on our site, or across the web.

New York Bible Records

New York Biographies

New York Cemeteries

New York Cemetery Records
New York records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the New York county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing.

New York Census

New York Church Records

New York Court Records

New York Directories

Free New York State and City Directories
This is our listing of freely available New York state and city directories.

New York Ethnic Genealogy

New York African American Records

The Jews of Rochester an historical summary of their progress and status as citizens of Rochester

New York Genealogy

New York History

New York Immigration Records

New York Naturalization Records

  • Copies of Petitions for Naturalization
    The Works Progress Administration produced copies of naturalization records for individuals who filed in Federal, state, and local courts in New York from 1790 to 1906, which are contained in this series. The petitions for naturalization originated in various courts, including but not limited to, the New York Court of Common Pleas, the Supreme Court of New York County, the New York County Superior Court, and the County Courts of Kings and Queens Counties. Early petitions for naturalization contained less information than those filed after 1906, but still recorded the petitioner’s name, age, place of birth, occupation, date and place of emigration, as well as date and place of arrival in the United States.

New York Maps and Atlases

  • 1872 Beers Atlas of Monroe County Index
    An alphabetical list of more than 11,500 property owners from Monroe County towns & villages. Pairs with individual maps digitized on Rochester Images or with printed maps available in the Local History & Genealogy Division. Prepared by volunteers from the Genealogy Round Table of Monroe County.

New York Military Records

New York Native American Records

New York Historical Newspapers and their Records

New York Vital Records

  • New York Vital Records
  • Marriages on Long Island, New York, 1802-1855
  • Bronx County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
  • Kings County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
  • Monroe County
    • Early marriages in Rochester, Monroe Co. N.Y. and in the vicinity taken from church records and newspapers.
    • Brockport
      • Brockport Births, 1925-1953
        This is an index to births appearing in the Brockport Republic and the Brockport Democrat (also known as the Brockport Republic-Democrat) from 1925 to 1953. Indexed by Donald P. Specht.
      • Brockport Marriages, 1856-1917
        This is a name index to marriages appearing in the Brockport Republic newspaper from 1856-1917; indexed by Arnold Schockow.
      • Brockport Marriages, 1925-1953
        This is an index to marriages appearing in the Brockport Republic and the Brockport Democrat (also known as the Brockport Republic-Democrat) from 1925 to 1953. Indexed by Donald P. Specht.
      • Brockport Deaths, 1856-1923
        This is a name index to death notices and obituaries appearing in the Brockport Republic newspaper from 1856-1923; indexed by Arnold Schockow.
      • Brockport Deaths, 1925-1953
        This is an index to deaths appearing in the Brockport Republic and the Brockport Democrat (also known as the Brockport Republic-Democrat) from 1925 to 1953. Indexed by Donald P. Specht
    • Ogden
      • Persons Buried in Ogden, NY
        This is a name index to persons buried in Ogden from 1803 to 2004, gleaned from headstones, cemetery records, and death records; indexed by Donald Specht. 2014 edition.
        • Addendum to Persons Buried in Ogden
          This is a companion to Persons Buried in Ogden and contains additional information gleaned from death and other records; indexed by Donald Specht.
  • Nassau County
  • New York County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
    • Bodies in Transit Registers
      This collection consists of bound volumes recording the transportation of bodies in, out and through Manhattan during 1859-1894. These records were maintained by various iterations of New York City’s Health Department to prevent and track disease and death in the city.
  • Queens County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
    • Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium Interment Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 215,000 cremations that took place at the Fresh Pond Crematory and Columbarium.  It also includes over 4,000 people cremated elsewhere and whose cremains are in niches at the columbarium.
  • Richmond County
    • New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940
      The collection consists of an index to the marriage records from the five municipal boroughs of New York City and their predecessor counties.
    • NYC Grooms Record Index
      his database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the groom.
    • NYC Brides Record Index
      This database contains the indexes to over 1,825,000 marriages recorded by the New York City Health department for the 5 Boroughs of New York City, from 1908 to 1936, and the period 1895 to 1897 for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Manhattan. The marriage is listed only by the name of the bride. The index is NOT complete.
  • Suffolk County

New York Yearbooks


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