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Herkimer County, New York Genealogy

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Herkimer County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Herkimer County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 16, 1791
County Seat Herkimer (village)
Courthouse
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Address 109 Mary Street
Suite 1111
Herkimer, NY 13350
Herkimer County Website


Historical FactsEdit

  • Named for Gen. Nicholas Herkimer, who was mortally wounded after Battle of Oriskany in the American Revolutionary War.
    Herkimer-at-oriskany.jpg

County Historian
318 Margaret St.
Herkimer, NY 13350
ph: (315) 866-1398

Parent CountyEdit

Neighboring CountiesEdit

Boundary ChangesEdit

Three partitions over the years set off these counties:

Record LossEdit

ResourcesEdit

Bible RecordsEdit

Business Records and CommerceEdit

CemeteriesEdit

Census RecordsEdit

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see New York Census.

FederalEdit
StateEdit
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Family History Library Yes

Index

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Index

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Index

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FamilySearch Historical Records - - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes - -
New York State Library - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ancestry.com - - - - - - Yes - - -

Church RecordsEdit

Court RecordsEdit

Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

Crime and CriminalsEdit

DirectoriesEdit

Ethnic, Political, or Religious GroupsEdit

GazetteersEdit

GenealogyEdit

HistoryEdit

Land and PropertyEdit

MapsEdit

MigrationEdit

Early migration routes to and from Herkimer County for European settlers included:[2]

MilitaryEdit

Civil War 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.

- 115th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company A 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 CitizenshipEdit

NewspapersEdit

ObituariesEdit

 

Probate RecordsEdit

SAMPUBCO Browsable index of testators of wills.

RepositoriesEdit

Archives, Libraries and MuseumsEdit

  

Frank J. Basloe Public Library
245 N. Main Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: 315-866-1733
Email: LPaul@midyork.org
Online obituary index. The Evelyn Dexter Arthur Collection is housed in th the Basloe Genealogy Room. The collection includes local files,historical maps, city directories, and the Herkimer Evening Telegraph newspaper on microfilm 1945-present. Ancestry and HeritageQuest are available.

Ilion Free Public Library
78 West Street
Ilion, New York 13357
Phone: 315-894-5028
Local history room. Call ahead to confirm schedule.

CourthouseEdit

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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 Courthouse page.

Family History CentersEdit


SocietiesEdit

Herkimer County Historical Society
400 North Main Street
Herkimer, New York 13350
Phone: 315-866-6413
E-mail: Herkimerhistory@yahoo.com
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.

TaxationEdit

Vital RecordsEdit

BirthEdit
MarriageEdit
DeathEdit
DivorceEdit

Additional Resources

Voting RegistersEdit

PlacesEdit

WebsitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 489. WorldCat entry. FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook for Genealogists, 847-61.