Jerusalem, Yates County, New York Genealogy

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United StatesGotoarrow.png New YorkGotoarrow.png Yates CountyGotoarrow.pngTown of Jerusalem

Village: Penn Yan



List and address source [1]

Keturah Barnes

East of Lynn Road, north of Belknap Hill Road

Beddoe Family

Walking trail from parking lot, east of West Bluff Drive, off Pepper Road, south of NYS Route 54A

Daniel Brown Family

West of County House Road/Yatesville Road, north of Willet Road


East of Keech Road, north of Italy - Friend Road


Gravel road west of NYS Route 54A, south of Italy Hill Road / NYS Route 54A intersection


Off south of Italy Hill Road, west of Guyanoga Road / NYS Route 54A


West of Shanty Plains Road, north of Champlin Road

County House

South of Court House Road, west of County House Woods Road


Southeast of intersection of Belknap Hill Road and Corwin Road. Also known as Conklin Cemetery.


West of Guyanoga Road, north of Italy Hill Road

Friends' Burying Ground

Almost in the middle between Friend Hill Road (north), Guyanoga Road (east), Friend Road (south), Friend Road (west)

Garrett Memorial Chapel

On property owned by winemaker Paul Garrett on Bluff Point, between Skyline Drive and East Bluff Drive


South of Italy-Friend Road, east of Keech Road


West of Skyline Drive, north of intersection of Vrooman Road, Vine Road and Skyline Road


South of Belknap Hill Road, east of Armstrong Road

Keuka Park

On tax map, is Oak Knoll. Walkway, extension from Almond, north of Keuka Park on property of Keuka College.


West of Shipman Road, between Willett Road and Sid White Road


South of crooked point of Sid White Road, east of East Valley Road

Old Fort

South of Friend Road/Comstock Road, west of the intersection of the same.


North of County House Road, between County House Woods Road and Sutton Road / Coats Road

Benjamin Stoddard Family

Just off Keech Road, north of Italy Friend Road

Joshua Stoddard Family

South of Old County Road, between Guyanoga Road and Yatesville Road

Unknown Locations

Church Records

  • 1794-1828 - "Marriages of the Dutch Reformed Churches of Helderbergh, Jerusalem, New Salem, and Princetown, New York, 1795-1855," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1794-1802: Vol. 94, No. 2 (Apr. 1963):83-92; 1802-1808: Vol. 94, No. 4 (Oct. 1963):214-223; 1809-1813: Vol. 95, No. 1 (Jan. 1964):46-51; 1814-1818: Vol. 95, No. 4 (Oct. 1964):233-238; 1818-1828: Vol. 96, No. 1 (Jan. 1965):40-47. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 94-96.


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Penn Yan Public Library
214 Main Street
Penn Yan, New York 14527
Phone: 315-536-6114

Modeste Bedient Memorial Library
3699 Route 54A
Branchport, New York 14418
Phone: 315-595-2899


Town Clerk

Jerusalem Town Clerk
3816 Italy Hill Road
Branchport, New York 14418
Phone: 315-595-6668 extension 2

The following series of records are on microfilm, and, except for the vital records, may be viewed at the town hall, at the Yates County Historian's office in Penn Yan, or at the NY State Library in Albany:

  • 1866-1972 Assessment Rolls (missing 1868-70, 1883, 1887, 1900, 1904)
  • 1798-December 1993 Minute Books
  • 1884-1936; 1942-49, 1957, 1977-1993 Birth records
  • 1884-1936; 1941-1994 Death records
  • 1884-1993 Marriage records
  • 1868-1937 Delayed birth registrations
  • 1798-February 1927 Highway Surveys
  • 1875-1964 Chattel Mortgages; conditional sales 1922-1964
  • 1896-1963 Various years for Justice Dockets
  • 1839-1910 Various years District School Records
  • 1908-1961 Various years Overseer of the Poor and Welfare Records

Town Historian

Jerusalem Town Historian
Italy Hill Road
Branchport, New York 14418

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Jerusalem, Yates County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records


  1. Frances Dumas and Sherry Conybeare, Yates County cemeteries and cemetery burials (Penn Yan, New York F. Dumas and S. Conybeare, 1996); Other Libraries (WorldCat; FHL Book 974.782 V3d v. 1-3