Research your New York city and state genealogy and find your ancestors with these online resources which include births, marriages and deaths, military records and much more.
- New York State Archives
The New York State Archives preserves and makes accessible over 250 million records of New York’s State and colonial governments dating from 1630 to the present.
Births, Marriages & Deaths
- New York City Birth Index 1910-1965
Over 15 million records that include the child’s name, birth date and borough where they were born.
- New York Marriage License Indexes 1907-2018
- New York Interments
Search or browse cemetery records for many counties of New York state.
- Old Stone Fort Cemetery Schoharie, NY Burials
- Spencer, NY Cemetery Inscriptions 1795-1906
Census, Land & Tax
Search the state census records on Ancestry from 1865-1925, with over 38 million records in total.
- New York State Census 1855
- New York State Census 1865
- New York State Census 1875
- New York State Census 1892
- New York State Census 1905
- New York State Census 1925
- Brooklyn, NY General Directory 1905
- Flushing, NY Directory 1885-86
With names, occupation and addresses.
- New York Directory 1786
An amazing online resource with names and addresses.
- New York City Business Directory 1885
With indexes to advertisers and business categories.
- New York State Historical Newspapers
New York Historical Newspapers has an online collection which currently consists of more than 10,435,000 pages from sixty-five newspapers. Great for researching your local and family history. The newspapers cover all of New York State between 1803-2013.
- New York Newspaper Archives
Search 945 New York state newspapers and obituaries.
Societies and Groups
- Central New York Genealogical Society
Members can attend meetings, receive their quarterly publication, meet other researchers in the area and get help.
Wills and Probate
- New York Wills & Probate 1659-1999
Search nearly 3 million records from this collection.