New York State Censuses and Substitutes

Type: Publications
Price: $35.00


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By William Dollarhide

This book is an invaluable resource for New York State researchers. The book identifies: 


448 state census originals for New York's 62, located at 68 different New York repositories, plus transcripts/extracts, abstracts, or indexes in print, all with library call numbers and FHL film number. 

120 statewide and regional name lists for New York, including tax lists, land records, military lists, newspaper indexes, CD-ROM publications, and online resources. 

105 original 1850-1880 federal censuses held by 30 New York counties (county duplicate originals on microfilm that can be compared with the microfilmed federal copies).

Over 1,200 census substitutes and selected name lists. Substitutes include tax lists, voter registrations, military lists, and deed indexes. Selected lists include county histories, city directories, naturalization indexes, vital record indexes, or other unique name lists for a particular county. 

Over 1,500 online town references to find direct links to census extracts, indexes, or other name lists online. 

Over 3,700 bibliographic citations in total, each with detailed descriptions and notes, library call numbers, and FHL film numbers.


The book also includes 19 county boundary maps for the period 1683-1915, showing the evolution of all New York counties and adjoining jurisdictions in bordering states and Canada. 

Readers will also find 26 NY State Census Extraction Forms, from 1825-1925, with all NY population, military, agriculture, industry, births, deaths, and marriage schedules; plus the 1890 Police Census and 1880 Short Form.

There are also 26 New York State Census Facsimiles, showing the actual state census schedules, tables, pages, and columns. 


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