New York Genealogy

New York Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in New York history.

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Neighboring States

New York, by its geographic location, finds itself in two different groupings of states below, New England States, and Great Lakes States. The only neighboring state not found in either of those two lists is:

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Homes and Places of Business in St. Helena

West of the store building in St. Helena was the home of Henry Dixon, head miller for Mr. Parshall for many years. Next, west of Mr. Dixon’s one-half acre lot, was a cross street running south from Main Street past the farm home of Mr. Parshall. This was the street called “Maiden Lane.” On this street at one time were six or seven houses, At the west corner of Maiden Lane and Main Street, J. D. Tallman owned and conducted a hotel business for accommodation of both man and beast. This property was later owned by Mr. Foote. South of…

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St. Helena NY Bridges and Mills

The first bridge across the river was a covered structure with wooden latticework sides, built in 183 5, and was said to be very picturesque. There were 226 feet of latticework spanning the river with fifty feet of different construction at the approaches. This linked Wyoming and Livingston counties and made it possible for the families on the east side of the river to reach the mills and stores without traveling by boat or fording the river. This bridge was in use until 1868, when it became unsafe and was replaced with a four-span bridge of truss style. This bridge,…

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Early Settlers of St. Helena, New York

In 1826, Mr. and Mrs. Parker Nichols emigrated from Vermont and settled in St. Helena, where on September 25, 1827, a daughter, Fanny, was born to them. She could remember seeing Mary Jemison at St. Helena. An abundance of timber and water power for their mills drew the early settlers to the valley. During the early 1800’s, an English surveyor, Stewart by name, laid out the plan for the village. Divided into three sections, residential, business, and manufacturing, the little town began to grow. In 1832, Asa Willey Gifford purchased land there. Asa was born in Vermont in 1798, son…

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Rock Ridge Cemetery, Monticello, New York

Rock Ridge Cemetery, just before you come to Monticello, in the town of Thompson, New York. Located on the main road from Wurtsboro, and in excellent condition. Abeles, Jennie, b. Nov. 23, 1861, d. May 17, 1910.Acker, Clarissa E., d. May 11, 1862, ae 49 yrs, 11 mos & 29 ds, wife of Isaac J.Agnew, Martha Barkley, 1835 – 1895.Agnew, Mary Barkley, 1800 – 1868.Agnew, Stephen Cambreling, 1837 – 1869.Albrecht, William H., b. Jan. 16, 1905, d. Jan. 27, 1910.Allan, Little Tommy, d. June 11, 1866, ae 14 yrs, 10 mos & 28 ds, son of Thomas & Phebe A.…

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New Vernon Cemetery, Middletown, New York

New Vernon Cemetery, also known as the Old Baptist School Cemetery, surrounds the Old Baptist School Church at New Vernon, Sullivan County, New York, near the County line separating Sullivan County from Orange County. Many of those interred here actually lived and died in Orange County. The 604 entries have been transcribed as accurately as possible from the original listings, but have been changed to an alphabetical listing to make it easier to find people.
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Mr. Madison’s War

Northern New York in the War of 1812 — the north country not in sympathy with the war — the capture of Ogdensburg — the battle of Sackets Harbor — Wilkinson’s Expedition — the capture of Oswego and the carrying of the cable.
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