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{{Infobox U.S. County
| state = New York
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| latd = 43.41
| longd = 74.96
| founded year = 1791
| founded date = February 16
| building image = Ny-herkimer-ch-historic.jpg
| building address = 109 Mary Street<BR>Suite 1111<BR>Herkimer, NY 13350<br>[http://herkimercounty.org/content/ '''Herkimer County Website''']
| adoption_sign = Adoption Go Ancestry
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=== Herkimer County New York Historical Facts ===
==== Parent County Description ====
*Created 16 February 1791 from [[Montgomery The County, New York|Montgomery]] was named for Nicholas Herkimer. The Countyis located in the central area of the state.<ref name=>Wikipedia contributors, "HBGHerkimer, New York">in ''Handybook for Genealogistshttps: United States of America//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herkimer_County, 10th ed._New_York'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 489. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.accessed 19 Nov 2018 </ref>
==== Neighboring Counties Herkimer County, New York Record Dates ====
{| 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>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Fulton Herkimer County, New YorkGenealogy#Birth|FultonBirth*]]{{·}} '''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hamilton Herkimer County, New YorkGenealogy#Marriage|HamiltonMarriage]]{{·}} '''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Lewis Herkimer County, New YorkGenealogy#Death|LewisDeath*]]{{·}} '''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Madison Herkimer County, New YorkGenealogy#Court Records|MadisonCourt]]{{·}} '''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Montgomery Herkimer County, New YorkGenealogy#Land and Property Records|MontgomeryLand]]{{·}} '''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Oneida Herkimer County, New YorkGenealogy#Probate Records|OneidaProbate]]{{·}} '''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Otsego Herkimer County, New YorkGenealogy#Census Records|OtsegoCensus]]{{·}'''|-| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880 | width="14.2%" align="center" |1908| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880 | width="14.2%" align="center" |1804| width="14.2%" align="center" |1791| width="14.2%" align="center" |1792| width="14.2%" align="center" |1663|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. <br>General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.</center>|}  ==== Parent County ==== *Created 16 February 1791 from [[St. Lawrence Montgomery County, New YorkGenealogy|St. LawrenceMontgomery]] 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>
==== Boundary Changes ====
For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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Three partitions over the years set off these counties:
*''5 March 1794:'' [[Onondaga County, New YorkGenealogy|Onondaga]] *''15 March 1798:'' [[Oneida County, New YorkGenealogy|Oneida]] *''15 March 1798:'' [[Chenango County, New YorkGenealogy|Chenango]]
==== Record Loss ====
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county. === Herkimer County New York Genealogy Resources ===
==== Bible Records ====
 
:*'''1581–1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4615 ''New York, Family Bible Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.<br>
==== Business Records and Commerce ====
==== Cemeteries ====
Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 
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| [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]*
| {{FHL|391730|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}*
| [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-York/Herkimer-County?id=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 Project]*
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| [http://www.onentofl.com/tcsnyherk.html Cemetery Site]*
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| [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/herkcocems.html NYGenWeb]*
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| [http://www.newyorkgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 New York Gravestones]*
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| [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]*
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| [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]*
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| [http://www.namesinstone.com/Search.aspx Names in Stone]*
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| [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/herkcocems.html Herkimer County Tombstone Inscriptions] &nbsp;
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| [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NY/Herkimer Linkpendium]*
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-York/Herkimer/Default.aspx Ancestry]*
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| 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''' - {{RAOGKcemeteryRecordSearch|2552111|New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
==== Census ====
===== Federal =====
{{NYFedMortalitySch}} *The 1890 Census is lost. For a substitute, see [[Herkimer County, New York#Directories|directories]].<br>
===== State =====
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==== Church Records ====
 
{{NYChurch}}
 
Ann Mensch's [http://localcatholic.webs.com/newyork.htm Local Catholic Church and Family History &amp; Genealogical Research Guide] is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Herkimer County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Herkimer County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the [[New York Church Records#Roman_Catholic|Diocese of Albany]].
 
:*'''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.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.
:*'''1823-1878''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/herkuniversalistdeas1.html Herkimer County, NY Deaths from Universalist Sources], courtesy: [http://www.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.
:*'''1840-1855''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/trinmars.html Herkimer/Montgomery Marriages at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Utica, NY] at [http://www.nygenweb.net/ 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.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.
:*'''1888-1889''' - [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/callmars.html Marriages Performed by Rev. Samuel Call, 1888-1889] at [http://www.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.
:*'''1895''' ''- New York Baptist Annual, 1895.'' 1895. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4088 Ancestry] ($).
 
{{NYChurch2|Herkimer+county|580069}}
==== Court Records ====
==== Directories ====
 
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
 
*'''1906-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2299396|New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
==== Maps and Gazetteers ===={{NY Maps Intro|Herkimer}}{{NY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NY Herkimer County}}}} 
==== Genealogy ====
 
*[https://www.ancestry.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 ====
 
===== Additional Resources =====
 
*[http://www.hopefarm.com/herkimny.htm Early Herkimer County History]<ref name="Hope">"Early Herkimer County History". Hope Farm Press. http://www.hopefarm.com/herkimny.htm, accessed 12 January 2012.</ref>
*[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 ====
 
{{NYLand}}
 
Original land records in {{PAGENAME}} began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].
 
'''Online'''
 
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'''Microforms'''
 
:*'''1804-1952''' Deed Records 1804-1907 {{FHL|240688|item|disp=FHL film 842701 (first of 107 films)}} - Index included: 1804-1952<br>
:*'''1799-1864''' Deed Records of Onida County (includes Herkimer) {{FHL|318293|item|disp=FHL film 364841 (first of 305 films)}} - Index included: 1791-1912<br>
:*'''1804-1855''' Mortgage Records 1804-1851 {{FHL|234728|item|disp=FHL film 845718 (first of 16 films}} - Index included: 1804 - 1855 <br>
:*'''1864-1970''' Lis Pendens 1864-1902 {{FHL|631047|item|disp=FHL film 631047 (first of 7 films}} - Index included: 1864 - 1970 <br>
 
'''Books'''
 
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{{NYLandB|1|2}}
 
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Land|377445}}
==== Maps ====
 
[[Image:Nyherkimer.jpg|right|500px|Nyherkimer.jpg]]
 
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)]
==== Migration ====
==== Military ====
===== Civil War ===== *'''Civil War1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932388|New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men from Herkimer County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were formed in Herkimer County.<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>
:- [[1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery|1st Battalion, New York Light Artillery]], Battery A. :- [[2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles|2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles]], Company M. :- [[18th Regiment, New York Cavalry|18th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies L and M. :- [[20th Regiment, New York Cavalry|20th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company M. :- [[34th Regiment, New York Infantry|34th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies B, C, F, G and K. :- [[44th Regiment, New York Infantry|44th Regiment, New York Infantry]]<br> :- [[59th Regiment, New York Infantry|59th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company H :- [[97th Regiment, New York Infantry|97th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies D, F, G and I. :- [[115th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company A , D and K . :- [[121st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, G, H, I . :- [[152nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, I and K . :- [[153rd Regiment, New York Infantry]]: Company B.
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
 
:*'''1791-1980''' - {{RecordSearch|1999177|New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Newspapers ====
 
{{NY Fulton}}
 
:*''Little Falls NY Evening Times'' 1886-1900
:*''Little Falls NY Herkimer Country Journal'' 1853-1858
:*''Little Falls NY Mohawk Courier'' 1836-1859
:*''Little Falls NY Peoples Friend'' 1828-1832
==== Obituaries ====
{{RAOGKobituary}}
==== Probate Records ====
{{NYProbate}}  The estate files for Herkimer County do not have their own index. Rather, they are indexed in the index books to letters of administration (film #846533) and wills (film #846532). The number of the estate file is interlined above the name of the deceased. Finding a given estate file at familysearch.org is slightly tricky as the many scanned microfilm rolls are not listed in order by estate file number, but rather in an almost random order. Search repeatedly for the first letter of the deceased's surname followed by a comma, and this will successively bring up all the films which cover that letter of the alphabet, along with the estate file numbers that they cover. <br>{{NYProbate petitions|Herkimer}}  The petitions for {{PAGENAME}} are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers:  :*'''1792–1900''' Listed as "Estate papers" {{FHL|317437|item|disp=FHL Film 847496 (300 films)}} Filed by Last letter of Surname. [[FamilySearch Catalog Place-name Search|How to use FamilySearch Catalog ]] '''Online Probate Indexes'''  *'''1629 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1920234|New York Probate Records 1629-1971}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images *'''1659 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8800 New York Wills and Probate Records 1659-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $ *'''1787-1835''' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=094&Da=7 Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787 - 1835] at [http://newyorkancestors.org/ New York Ancestors] ($); includes {{PAGENAME}}.<ref>About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.</ref><br> *'''1792-1917''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/sr/ny/newyork.htm#herkimer SAMPUBCO] Browsable Free browsable index of testators of wills .*''''1792-1900''' [http://www.sampubco.com/sr/ny/newyork.htm#herkimer SAMPUBCO] Free browsable index of Estate files (including minors' files) with image numbers.*'''1866 - 1923''' {{RecordSearch|1466356|New York Kings County Estate Files 1866-1923}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images <br> {{NYOnlineProbate}}  :*{{RecordSearch|1920234|Historical Records}} - '''Herkimer County:''' Administration bonds, 1890-1899; Administration records, 1868-1876, 1887-1892; Decrees, Minutes, Orders, 1868-1938; Final decrees, 1800-1902; Guardianship bonds, 1890-1920; '''Guardianship index, 1800-1969'''; '''Letters of administration index, 1792-1970'''; Letters of administration, 1792-1916; Letters of testamentary, 1861-1902; Surrogate records, 1821-1869; '''Will index, 1792-1970'''; Wills, 1792-1917 '''Probate Records on Microfilm''' <br>  Probate records found at Historical Records and described in Online Probate Records above are also found on microfilm as follows:  :*'''1792–1970''' Will Index {{FHL|item|427706|disp=FHL Film 846532}} :*'''1792–1917''' Wills {{FHL|item|427706|disp=FHL Film 846532 (26 films)}} :*'''1792–1970''' Letters of Administration Index {{FHL|item|427793|disp=FHL Film 846533}} :*'''1792–1902''' Letters of Administration{{FHL|item|427793|disp=FHL Film 846533 (16 films)}} :*'''1792–1900''' Estate Papers, Petitions {{FHL|item|317437|disp=FHL Film 847496 (300 films)}} :*'''1800–1920''' Guardianship Records, Index 1800–1969 {{FHL|item|427790|disp=FHL Film 427790}} :*'''1800–1938''' Probate Records {{FHL|item|320028|disp=FHL Film 846534 (31 films)}} :*'''1861–1902''' Letters Testamentary {{FHL|item|92296|disp=FHL Film 846288 (5 films).}} {{NY FamilySearch Catalog Probate|Herkimer+County|393607}}
==== Repositories ====
 
 
 
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Herkimer County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). {{WorldCat|21890484|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419300|item|disp=FHL Book 974.761 A3g}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>
===== Archives, Libraries and Museums =====
'''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>
===== County Historian's Office ===== James M. Greiner, Historian<ref name="Bentley">Elizabeth Petty Bentley, ''Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources, with Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations'', 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 415. {{RAOGKlibraryWorldCat|317917451|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}} ; {{FHL|1619813|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009}}.</ref><br>318 Margaret Street<br>Herkimer, New York 13350<br>Phone: 315-866-1398  The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.
===== Courthouses =====
The Herkimer County Clerk's office has marriage, divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Herkimer County are held, see the [[Herkimer County, New York Courthouse|Herkimer County Courthouse]] page.
{{RAOGKcourthouse}} <br>
===== Family History Centers =====
 
{{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.
:Counties served: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, '''Herkimer''', Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oreleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wayne, Warren, Wyoming, and Yates.<br><br>
 
==== Social Groups Online ====
 
:*[http://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=Lewis%20Historical&init=quick&tas=0.6579933515055042#!/pages/Herkimer-County-Historical-Society/103115626395739 Herkimer County Historical Society] - Facebook.<br>
 
:*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York Genealogy Research Community] (FamilySearch on Facebook)
==== Taxation ====
==== Vital Records ====
 
{{NY vitals}}
===== Birth =====
 
{{NYbirth}}
 
''Birth Substitutes''
 
:*'''1640–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index.<br>
 
:*'''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>
 
:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for birth information.<br>
 
:*'''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.rootsweb.com/~cnyfamilies/genealogy/Vitals/hcvitals.html 1000 Vital Records from 1865 Herkimer Co., NY Census] at [http://www.nygenweb.net/ 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.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
===== Marriage =====
 
{{NYMarriage|1908|1934}}
:*'''1639-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=new%20york%2cny New York, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
:*'''1664–1784''' New York. Secretary of State, ''Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued By the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784'' (Albany, New York: Weed, Parsons and Co., 1860). At Cornell University [http://digital.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moamono;idno=tuck0005 digital library]-free; [http://www.archive.org/stream/namesofpersonsfo02newy#page/n5/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3177 Ancestry edition($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
 
:*'''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 marriages are listed by Bride list or Groom list and have the day the marriage took place. No parents are listed.
 
:*'''1847–1848''' and '''1908–1936''' {{RecordSearch|1618491|New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
 
:*'''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] USGenWeb- free; includes abstracts.
 
''Marriage Substitutes''
 
:*'''1686-1980''' {{RecordSearch|1680847|New York Marriages, 1686–1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.<br>
 
:*'''1800–1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4244 ''New York Marriage Notices''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.<br>
 
:*'''1801–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8936 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post."<br>
 
:*'''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.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
:*'''1849-50''' [http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/vitals/herkmort50.html The 1850 US Mortality Schedule - Herkimer County, NY] at [http://www.nygenweb.net/ 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 browsable.<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.rootsweb.com/~cnyfamilies/genealogy/Vitals/hcvitals.html 1000 Vital Records from 1865 Herkimer Co., NY Census] at [http://www.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br>
 
===== Divorce =====
 
{{NY Divorce}}
===== Death =====
:*'''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 deaths list the name, age at death and date of death. {{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''' - {{RecordSearch|2803479|New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images:*'''1880-1956''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61535 New York, Death Index, 1880-1956] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), index only<br>:*'''1957-1963''' - {{RecordSearch|2285574|New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index only<br>''Death Substitutes''  :*'''1795–1952''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as Family Records, Church Records, and Civil Registration. There may be entries that cite a specific source.<br> :*'''1801–1890''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8920 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Deaths''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br> :*'''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= Divorce ====FHL Book 974.7 V2bo}}. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.<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 browsable. <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.nygenweb.net/ 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.nygenweb.net/ NYGenWeb] - free.<br> :*'''2000-present''' [http://www.jseatonmcgrath.com/ Obituaries -- J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home: Serving Otsego and Herkimer Counties Since 1912] - free.<br>
'''Additional Resources'''
 
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Vitals|395022|county=Herkimer}}
==== Voting Registers ====
=== Herkimer County New York Places ===
{{Herkimer County, New York}}
=== Herkimer County New York Genealogy Websites ===
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/herkimer-county/ Herkimer County, NY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116552830480687209686 New York Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210302895672550/ New York Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/ The Herkimer County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/herkimer/herkimer.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Herkimer County.
*[http://www.usgwarchives.orgnet/ny/herkimer/herkimer.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Herkimer County. (Back up site) === References === {{reflist}}{{New_York|New_York}} *[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/Herkimer-County.htm Herkimer County Genealogy]
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