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=== Herkimer County New York Historical Facts ===
 
==== Description ====
 
The County was named for Nicholas Herkimer. The County is located in the central area of the state.
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Herkimer, New York" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herkimer_County,_New_York'' accessed 19 Nov 2018 </ref>
==== Herkimer County, New York Record Dates ====
{| width="60%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Herkimer County, New York. Page 488-493 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 490-492.</ref></center>
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| width="10014.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan| '''[[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="6#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy#Marriage| Marriage]]'''<| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''Beginning Dates for Major [[Herkimer County , New York Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''</| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center>" | '''[[Herkimer County, New York Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" bgcoloralign="center" |1880 | width="#e4d8e514.2%" align="center" | '''[[#Birth|Birth]]''' 1908| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Marriage|Marriage]]''' 1880 | width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Death|Death]]''' 1804| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]''' 1791| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''1792| width="1614.62%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''1663
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==== Parent County ====
*Created 16 February 1791 from [[Montgomery County, New York Genealogy|Montgomery]] County.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 489. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
[[Fulton County, New York Genealogy|Fulton]]{{·}} [[Hamilton County, New York Genealogy|Hamilton]]{{·}} [[Lewis County, New York Genealogy|Lewis]]{{·}} [[Madison County, New York Genealogy|Madison]]{{·}} [[Montgomery County, New York Genealogy|Montgomery]]{{·}} [[Oneida County, New York Genealogy|Oneida]]{{·}} [[Otsego County, New York Genealogy|Otsego]]{{·}} [[St. Lawrence County, New York Genealogy|St. Lawrence]]
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Cemeteries ====
Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information. {| width="8090%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi memorial Findagrave.com]*
| {{FHL|391730|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}*
| [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/fg.cgiUSA/New-York/Herkimer-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=36&CScntyid=1999 county_1999 Findagrave.com]*
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| [http://www.interment.net/us/ny/herkimer.htm Interment.net]*
| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Herkimer+County%2C+New+York+Cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]*
| [http://usgwtombstones.org/newyork/herkimer.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]*
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| [http://www.onentofl.com/tcsnyherk.html Cemetery Site]*
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| [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/herkcocems.html NYGenWeb Cemeteries]*
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| [http://www.newyorkgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 New York Gravestones]*
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22477&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=NY&stateName=new_york epodunk]*
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| [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/herkcocems.html NYGenWeb Cemeteries]*
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| [httphttps://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]*
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| [httphttps://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]*
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| [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]*
| colspan="3" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*See the [[New York Cemeteries#Online_Resources|New York Cemeteries]] page for details about each site.
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 *'''1800-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|2552111|New York, Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, militaryAbstracts, and religious information1800-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Census ====
| align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | 1835
| align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | 1845
| align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | [[New York State Census, 1855 (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|1855]] | align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | [[New York 1865 State Census (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|1865]] | align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | [[New York 1875 State Census (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|1875]]
| align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | [[New York 1892 State Census|1892]]
| align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | [[New York 1905 State Census Records|1905]]
| align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | [[New York State Census, 1915 (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|1915]] | align="center" bgcolor="#bdb76b" | [[New York State Census, 1925 (- FamilySearch Historical Records)|1925]]
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| Ancestry.com
:*'''11781-1814''' ''Marriage record of German Flats Reformed Church, 1781-1814; and Herkimer Reformed Church, 1801-1899'',&nbsp; transcribed and indexed by Arthur C. M. Kelly. {{FHL|294279|item|disp=FHL book 974.761 V2k}} {{WorldCat|10653965}}. Includes bride and groom index and parents/witnesses index.
:*'''1801-1899''' ''Baptism record of the Reformed Church, Herkimer, N.Y., 1801-1899'', transcribed and indexed by Arthur C. M. Kelly {{WorldCat|10605990}} {{FHL|248084|item|disp=FHL book 974.761/H1 V2k}} Includes index of parents and index of sponsors.
:*'''1823-1878''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/herkuniversalistmars1.html Herkimer County, NY Marriages from Universalist Sources], courtesy: [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free. :*'''1823-1878''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/herkuniversalistdeas1.html Herkimer County, NY Deaths from Universalist Sources], courtesy: [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free. :*'''1840-1855''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/trinmars.html Herkimer/Montgomery Marriages at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Utica, NY] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free. :*'''1854-1886''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/cornhillmars.html Marriages at the Old Corn Hill Methodist Church, Utica, N.Y., 1854-1886] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free. :*'''1888-1889''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/callmars.html Marriages Performed by Rev. Samuel Call, 1888-1889] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.
:*'''1895''' ''- New York Baptist Annual, 1895.'' 1895. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4088 Ancestry] ($).
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
==== Maps and Gazetteers ===={{NY Maps Intro|Herkimer}}{{NY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NY Herkimer County}}}} 
==== Genealogy ====
*[httphttps://boardswww.rootswebancestry.com/boards/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.herkimer/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board ] for {{PAGENAME}} has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.
==== History ====
*[http://archive.org/details/historyofherkime00hard History of Herkimer county, New York (1893)]
*[http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/ NY GenWeb]
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20898 History of Herkimer County, New York]
*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=20897 A History of Herkimer County : including the Upper Mohawk Valley]
==== Land and Property ====
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
 
:*'''1791-1980''' - {{RecordSearch|1999177|New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Newspapers ====
==== Obituaries ====
 
==== Probate Records ====
'''Museums'''
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestryvillageofherkimer.com/~nyhchs/museumattraction-detail.html php?id=6&attraction=Herkimers-Historic-Four-Corners Herkimer's Historic Four Corners]<br>400 North Main Street<br>Herkimer, New York 13350<br>Phone: 315-866-6413 <br>E-mail: Herkimerhistory@yahoo.com<br>Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm<br>July and August also on Saturdays from 10 am - 3 pm
The Historic Four Corners is composed of the 1884 Herkimer County Historical Society Suiter Building Museum, the 1834 Herkimer County Jail, the 1873 Herkimer County Courthouse and the 1834 Herkimer Reformed Church.<br>
===== Family History Centers =====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
{{NYfhc|Herkimer}}
===== Societies =====
*[httphttps://rootswebwww.ancestryfacebook.com/~nyhchsherkimerhistory/ Herkimer County Historical Society]<br>400 North Main Street<br>Herkimer, New York 13350<br>Phone: 315-866-6413 <br>E-mail: Herkimerhistory@yahoo.com<br>The society houses a genealogy collection including directories, biographies, cemetery files, local newspapers, family genealogies,and a will index. The society has a research fee policy listed on their website.<br><br>
*[http://lfhistoricalsociety.org/ Little Falls Historical Society]<br>319 South Ann Street<br>Little Falls, NY 13365<br>Phone: 315-823-0643<br>E-mail: lfhistor@ntcnet.com <br><br>
*[http://wwwcnygs.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygsorg/index.htm Central New York Genealogical Society]<ref>''Central New York Genealogical Society'' at http://www.rootsweb.ancestrycnygs.com/~nycnygsorg/index.htm (accessed 1 November 201129 July 2018).</ref><br>Box 104, Calvin Station <br>Syracuse, New York 13205 <br>E-mail: [mailto:CNYGS@yahoo.com CNYSG@yahoo.com]
:Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publication: ''Tree Talks ''({{WorldCat|1585719|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|253012|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2t}}) quarterly with annual index.
:*'''1847–1848''' Vital records {{FHL|38641|item|disp=FHL film 845911}} These records are listed in individual towns in Herkimer County, and the towns are listed alphabetically. The births list name, parents name and date of birth.
:*'''1864-5''' [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cnyfamilies/genealogy/Vitals/hcvitals.html 1000 Vital Records from 1865 Herkimer Co., NY Census] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
:*'''1902-3''' [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/1902HDVitals.html Birth &amp; Death Notices, 1902-1903 from the ''Herkimer Democrat'' Newspaper] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
===== Marriage =====
:*'''1908–1927''' Marriages records(to 1927), and Index (to 1935) {{FHL|38634|item|disp=FHL film 845869 (first of 4 films)}}<br>
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/herkimer/vitals/marriages/v01a.htm Herkimer County New York Marriage Record Vol. 1, pages 1-500] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/ USGenWeb Archives] - free; includes abstracts.
''Marriage Substitutes''
:*'''1808–1850''' Fred Q.Bowman, ''7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). {{WorldCat|37822622|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|673477|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 V2bo}}. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.<br>
:*'''1818-1834''' [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/chervalgazmars.html Marriages from the ''Cherry Valley Gazette'' 1818-1834] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
:*'''1849-50''' [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/herkmort50.html The 1850 US Mortality Schedule - Herkimer County, NY] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseablebrowsable.<br>
:*'''1864-5, 1874-5''' See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.<br>
:*'''1864-5''' [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cnyfamilies/genealogy/Vitals/hcvitals.html 1000 Vital Records from 1865 Herkimer Co., NY Census] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
===== Divorce =====
{{NYdeath}}<br>
''Death Indexes''<br>
:*'''1824-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2373798|New York, Church and Civil Deaths, 1824-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
:*'''1880-1956''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61535 New York, Death Index, 1880-1956] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>
:*'''1957-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2285574|New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index only<br>
:*'''1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80''' See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for death information.<br>
:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. These newspaper notices refer to people up and down the East Coast as well as midwesterners and persons from as far west as the State of California. Also browseablebrowsable. <br>
:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for death information.<br>
:*'''1864-5, 1874-5''' See Mortality Schedule information in the State Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for death information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.<br>
:*'''1864-5''' [https://web.archive.org/web/20120314015144/http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cnyfamilies/Vitals/hcvitals.html 1000 Vital Records from 1865 Herkimer Co., NY Census] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestrynygenweb.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
:*'''1902-3''' [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/1902HDVitals.html Birth &amp; Death Notices, 1902-1903 from the ''Herkimer Democrat'' Newspaper] at [http://www.rootswebnygenweb.ancestry.com/~nygenwebnet/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
:*'''2000-present''' [http://www.jseatonmcgrath.com/ Obituaries -- J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home: Serving Otsego and Herkimer Counties Since 1912] - free.<br>
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