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Guide to '''Schoharie County, New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
== History and Tidbits  ==
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{{NYCOIntro}}
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/aboutsco.html Shoharie County before 1860] - from French's Gazetteer-State of NY - includes early settlers' names<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/towns.html Towns of Schoharie County] - from French's Gazetteer-State of NY - also includes early settlers' names<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/simms.html History of Schoharie County by Jeptha R. Simms] - Complete text and graphics <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/roscoes.html History of Schoharie County by William E. Roscoe] - Complete text and graphics <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/brbook.html Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of the County of Schoharie by the Germans by John M. Brown] - 1823 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/jayoung.html Genealogical Notes (Young Family) by J. A. Young] - 1886 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/jeffidx.html Index to "A History of the Town of Jefferson" by Mildred L. Bailey] 1771 - 1976 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/BlenheimHill.html History of Blenheim Hill by Albert C. Mayham] 1905-1907 <br>[http://www.fortklock.com/schoharie.htm Schoharie and Mohawk Valley Raids] - 1780 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/histmark.html Historical Markers] - Information about historical markers in Schoharie County
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{{Click|Image:NY_ORP.png|New York Online Genealogy Records}} 
  
=== Towns  ===
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Schoharie County
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| county_map = Ny-schoharie.png
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| state = New York
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| state_map = New-york.png
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| latd =  
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| longd =  
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| founded title= [[New York County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1795
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| founded date =
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| seat wl = Schoharie
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| building image = Schoharie County Courthouse.jpg
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy Doug Kerr
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| building address = 290 Main Street<br>Schoharie, NY 12157<br>[http://www4.schohariecounty-ny.gov/ '''Schoharie County Website''']
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Go Ancestry
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}}
  
=== Villages ===
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=== Schoharie County New York Historical Facts ===
  
=== Hamlets  ===
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==== Description ====
  
=== Unincorporated Communities  ===
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The County was named for the Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood." The County is located in the east central area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Schoharie, New York" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoharie_County,_New_York'' accessed 22 Nov 2018 </ref> 
  
=== County Government Site  ===
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==== Schoharie County, New York Record Dates ====
  
== Neighboring Counties ==
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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|-
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| 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), Schoharie 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="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Schoharie County, New York Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1880
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1795
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1854
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1795
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1663
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|-
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.</center>
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|}
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==== Parent County  ====
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Schoharie County was created 6 April 1795 from parts of [[Albany County, New York Genealogy|Albany]] and [[Otsego County, New York Genealogy|Otsego]] counties. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 491. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes ====
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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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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1845'''  Courthouse was destroyed by fire.
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{{Fire+}}
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=== Schoharie County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
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==== Bible Records  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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:*'''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>
  
 
==== Biographies  ====
 
==== Biographies  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/crbook.html The Blue-Eyed Indians: The Story of Adam Crysler and His Brothers in the Revolutionary War by Don Chrysler] - 1999 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/vanalsti.html Life and Dying Confession of John Van Alstine] - 1819  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/crbook.html The Blue-Eyed Indians: The Story of Adam Crysler and His Brothers in the Revolutionary War by Don Chrysler] - 1999  
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/vanalsti.html Life and Dying Confession of John Van Alstine] - 1819
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==== Business Records and Commerce  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/cemindex.html Index to Schoharie Cemeteries]  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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{| width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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|-
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]*
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| {{FHL|395026|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}*
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| [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-York/Schoharie-County?id=county_2025 Findagrave.com]*
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| [http://www.interment.net/us/ny/schoharie.htm Interment.net]*
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Schoharie+County%2C+New+York+Cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]*
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| [http://usgwtombstones.org/newyork/schoharie.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]*
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| [http://www.onentofl.com/tcsnyscho.html Cemetery Site]*
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| &nbsp;
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| [http://schoharie.nygenweb.net/cemindex.html NYGenWeb Cemeteries]*
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| [http://www.newyorkgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 New York Gravestones]*
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| &nbsp;
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| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22503&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=NY&stateName=new_york epodunk]*
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| [http://schoharie.nygenweb.net/cemindex.html NYGenWeb Cemeteries]*
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| &nbsp;
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| [https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]*
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|-
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| [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]*
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| &nbsp;
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| [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]*
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| [http://www.namesinstone.com/Search.aspx Names in Stone]*
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| [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NY/Schoharie Linkpendium]*
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-York/Schoharie/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''' - {{RecordSearch|2552111|New York, Cemetery Abstracts, 1800-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Census Records ====
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==== Census  ====
  
===== State Census Records  =====
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For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see [[New York Census]].
  
{| style="width: 652px; height: 214px" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York State Census, 1855 - FamilySearch Historical Records|1855]]
 
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York State Census 1865 Records|1865]]  
 
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York State Census 1865 Records|1865]]  
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | 1875  
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| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York 1875 State Census - FamilySearch Historical Records|1875]]
 
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York 1892 State Census|1892]]  
 
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York 1892 State Census|1892]]  
 
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York 1905 State Census Records|1905]]  
 
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York 1905 State Census Records|1905]]  
| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | 1915  
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| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York State Census, 1915 - FamilySearch Historical Records|1915]]
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| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York State Census, 1925 - FamilySearch Historical Records|1925]]
 
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| align="center" | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=85503&disp=State+census+of+Schoharie+County%2C+New+++ Yes]
 
 
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| align="center" | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=85503&disp=State+census+of+Schoharie+County%2C+New+++ Yes]
 
| align="center" | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=85503&disp=State+census+of+Schoharie+County%2C+New+++ Yes]
 
| align="center" | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=85503&disp=State+census+of+Schoharie+County%2C+New+++ Yes]
 
| align="center" | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=125075&disp=Schoharie+Co.%2C+New+York%2C+census+re++ Yes]
 
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7250 Yes]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8940&path=1892.Schoharie Yes] &amp; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3212 Yes]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8940&path=1905.Schoharie Yes]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2703 Yes]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2704 Yes]
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| align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes]  
 
| align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes]  
 
| align="center" | [http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/nyscens.htm Yes]  
 
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{NYChurch}}
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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 Schoharie County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Schoharie County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the [[New York Church Records#Roman_Catholic|Diocese of Albany]].<br>
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A variety of local church records and histories from the Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed faiths are available online at [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/index2.html NYGenWeb].
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{{NYChurch2|Schoharie+county|791441}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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{{NYCourts}}
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==== Crime and Criminals  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1906-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2299396|New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers  ===
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{{NY Maps Intro|Schoharie}}
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{{NY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NY Schoharie County}}}}
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*[https://mailinglists.rootsweb.com/listindexes/details?list_name=nyschoha 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.<br>
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==== History  ====
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[http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/schoharieindex.html Schenectady Digital History Archive] includes  "Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Index to Families" includes people from Schoharie County.
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{NYLand}}
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Original land records in {{PAGENAME}} began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].
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'''Books''' 
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[[Image:Nyschoharie.jpg|right|400px|Nyschoharie.jpg]]
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{{NYLandB|1|2}}
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{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Land|376183}}
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)]
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==== Migration  ====
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[[Image:Catskill Turnpike.png|right|550px|Catskill Turnpike.png]][[Image:NY MA CT.png|right|450px|NY MA CT.png]]Migration routes for early European settlers to and from {{PAGENAME}} included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref><br><br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson_River '''Hudson River'''] a navigable river stretching from north of [[Albany, New York|Albany]] then flowing south to empty into the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Ocean Atlantic Ocean] at [[New York City, New York|New York City]]
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*'''Susquehanna River'''
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*[[Albany Post Road]] from [[New York City New York genealogy|New York City]] to [[Albany, New York]]<ref name="Old Alb">Wikipedia contributors, "Old Albany Post Road" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Albany_Post_Road (accessed 23 June 2011).</ref> 1669
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*Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike<ref>Frederic J. Wood, ''The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland'' (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), map between 56 and 57, and 168. [https://archive.org/stream/turnpikesofnewen00woodrich#page/168/mode/1up Internet Archive version online].</ref> 1812
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*Ancram (NY) Turnpike<ref>Isaac Huntting, ''History of the Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Dutchess County'' (Amenia, NY: Chas. Walsh, 1897), 99-101. [{{Huntt}} Google Book edition].</ref> 1805, also sometimes called the '''''Catskill Road''''', from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Catskill, New York]]
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*[[Catskill Road]] 1750s from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 6 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="AncramTpk">[http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~tqpeiffer/genealogy/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28A%29 Ancram Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Ancram Turnpike''' went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the '''''Catskill Road'''''.</ref> <ref name="Morgan">Almira E Morgan, ''The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path'' (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. [http://tcpl.org/local-history/documents/nys-cny/Catskill_Turnpike.pdf Online digital copy].</ref> <ref name="CatskillTpk">[http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~tqpeiffer/genealogy/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28C%29 Catskill Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Catskill Turnpike''' went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the '''''Susquehanna Turnpike'''''.</ref> <ref>Huntting, 97-99.</ref>
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*'''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' (aka '''Susquehannah Turnpike&nbsp;''') from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="Morgan" /> <ref>Anastassia Zinke, [http://www.catskillmtn.org/guide-magazine/articles/2001-11-the-susquehanna-turnpike-and-america-s-frontier-history.html The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History] in ''Catskill Mountain Foundation'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Joan Odess, [http://www.dcha-ny.org/turnpike.pdf The Susquehanna Turnpike] (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).</ref>
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*Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
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*Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.</ref> 1812
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*[[Greenwood Road]]<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.</ref> 1799 from [[Hartford, Connecticut]] to [[Albany, New York]]
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*Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.</ref> 1826
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*Hillsdale and Chatham Turnpike 1805 from [[Alford, Massachusetts]] to [[Albany, New York]]
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*Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.</ref> 1809
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*[[Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths|'''Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths''']] 1766 from [[Unadilla, New York]] to [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]], that is, from the '''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' to the '''''[[Great Valley Road]]'''''.<ref>''Handybook'', 850-51.</ref>
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*Massachusetts 10th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.</ref> 1800
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*Massachusetts 12th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.</ref> 1812
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*[[Minsi Path]] 1766 from [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]] to [[Kingston, New York]]<ref>''Handybook'', 851.</ref> <ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_Pike Bethlehem Pike] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 17 November 2014).</ref>
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*Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
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*Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.</ref> 1801-1829
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*[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]] 1802 from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
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==== Military  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932388|New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}
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''Available towns.'' Registers are available for: [[Blenheim, New York|Blenheim]]{{·}} [[Broome, New York|Broome]]{{·}} [[Carlisle, New York|Carlisle]]{{·}} [[Conesville, New York|Conesville]]{{·}} [[Esperance, New York|Esperance]]{{·}} [[Fulton, Schoharie County, New York Genealogy|Fulton]]{{·}} [[Gilboa, New York|Gilboa]]{{·}} [[Middleburgh, New York|Middleburgh]]{{·}} [[Richmondville, New York|Richmondville]]{{·}} [[Schoharie, New York|Schoharie]]{{·}} [[Seward, New York|Seward]]{{·}} [[Sharon, New York|Sharon]]{{·}} [[Summit, New York|Summit]]{{·}} [[Wright, New York|Wright]].
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Schoharie County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their 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>
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:- [[16th Regiment, New York Cavalry|16th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company L.
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:- [[102nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company I.
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:- [[129th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company L.
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:- [[134th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies C, D, E, G, I and K.
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:
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: A Crooked Gun: The Civil War Dead of Schoharie County. by Peter Lindemann
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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:*'''1791-1980''' - {{RecordSearch|1999177|New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/obitgilb.html Obituaries] - from Selected issues of the Gilboa Monitor (1878-1880)]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/obitindex.html Obituaries and Death Notices] Nov 4
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*[http://www.obitcentral.com/ ObitCentral]
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==== Periodicals  ====
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==== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.  ====
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{NYProbate}} <br>{{NYProbate petitions|Schoharie}}
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'''Online Abstracts and Indexes'''
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*'''1629 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1920234|New York Probate Records 1629-1971}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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*'''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 $
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*'''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>
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*'''1795-1903''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#schoharie SAMPUBCO] Browsable index of testators of wills (1795-1903). <br>
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/wills.html Wills]. Individually submitted copies of wills, miscellaneous years.<br>
 +
*'''1866 - 1923''' {{RecordSearch|1466356|New York Kings County Estate Files 1866-1923}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
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'''Probate Records on Microfilm'''
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*'''1795–1933''' Probate Records: '''Index, 1795–1902''', Wills, 1895–1903; Letters, testamentary, administration 1812–1875, 1897–1911; Guardianship, 1830–1933; Minutes and orders, 1830–1891. {{FHL|429525|item|disp=FHL Film 857179 (46 films)}}
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*'''1851–1901''' Miscellaneous Records. {{FHL|39797|item|disp=FHL Film 868876}}
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{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Probate|Schoharie+County|422187}}
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==== Repositories  ====
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 +
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Schoharie County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1983). {{WorldCat|9664682|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|40951|item|disp=FHL Book 974.745 A3g}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>
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===== Archives, Libraries and Museums  =====
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[http://www.schohariehistory.net/Library/library.htm Old Stone Fort Library]<ref>''Old Stone Fort Library'' at [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html] (accessed 12 December 2011).</ref><br>145 Fort Road<br> Schoharie, NY 12157<br> Phone: 518.295.7192
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| valign="top" | '''Genealogical Holdings''': Cemetery indexes, Censuses, Church Records, Directories, Military Records, Newspapers and Obituaries, Will Abstracts, and more. The Library is maintained by the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html Scoharie County Historical Society] and is part of the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/index.html Old Stone Fort Museum Complex]. The Library is open regularly May through October and by appointment November through April.The library also accepts [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/gene.html Genealogy Requests].<br>
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===== County Historian's Office  =====
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[http://www.schohariecounty-ny.gov/CountyWebSite/CountyHistorian/historianoffice.html Schoharie County Historian]<br> Harold Zoch<br> PO Box 732 <br> Middleburgh, NY 12122
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'''Genealogical Resources''': 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.
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===== Courthouses  =====
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The Schoharie County Clerk's office has divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Schoharie County are held, see the [[Schoharie County, New York Courthouses|Schoharie County Courthouses]] page.
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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{{NYfhc|Schoharie Valley}}
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===== Societies  =====
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| width="40%" valign="top" | [http://www.schohariehistory.net/schs.htm Schoharie County Historical Society]<ref>''Schoharie County Historical Society'' at [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html] (accessed 12 December 2011).</ref><br> 145 Fort Road<br> Schoharie NY 12157 <br> Phone: 518.295.7192 <br> Fax: 518.295.7187 <br> E-mail: [mailto:office@schohariehistory.net office@schohariehistory.net]
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| valign="top" | The Schoharie County Historical Society maintains the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/index.html Old Stone Fort Museum Complex] and the [http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html Old Stone Fort Library]. Meetings are held monthly and individual membership costs $25 a year and include a subscription to the ''Weathervane'', the society's monthly newsletter, and the bi-yearly ''Historical Review''.
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| valign="top" | [http://cnygs.org/ Central New York Genealogical Society]<ref>''Central New York Genealogical Society'' at http://cnygs.org/ (accessed 21 November 2018).</ref><br>Box 104, Calvin Station <br>Syracuse, New York 13205 <br>E-mail: [mailto:CNYGS@yahoo.com CNYSG@yahoo.com]
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| valign="top" | Offers: Member queries, surname research list, online resources, and six meetings/year; publishes ''Tree Talks ''({{WorldCat|1585719|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|253012|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 B2t}}) quarterly with annual index. Serves 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 Counties.<br>
 
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| valign="top" | [http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html Capital District Genealogical Society]<ref>''Capital District Genealogical Society (Internet site)'' at http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html (accessed 31 October 2011).</ref><br>Empire State Plaza Station<br>PO Box 2175<br>Albany, NY 12220-0175
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==== Documents ====
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==== Social Groups Online ====
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:*[http://www.facebook.com/search/results.php?q=Wayne%20County%20Historical&init=quick&tas=0.6642029619580626#!/oldstonefort Old Stone Fort Museum &amp; Schoharie County Historical Society] - Facebook.<br>
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:*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York Genealogy Research Community] (FamilySearch on Facebook)<br>
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==== Taxation  ====
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 +
:*'''1780''' - Scott, Kenneth. "Schoharie District, New York, 1780 Tax List," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 74 (1986):295-298. Digital version at [http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ National Genealogical Society website] ($); {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng v. 74 (1986)}}.
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{{NYTwnRc}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{NY vitals}}
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===== Birth  =====
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{{NYbirth}}
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/birthcerts.html Birth Certificates]<br>
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''Birth Substitutes'' <br>
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:*'''1640–1962''' {{RecordSearch|1680842|New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index.<br>
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:*'''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(WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|673477|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 V2bo}}. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.<br>
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:*'''1847–1850''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/vitsumm.html Vital Records] - Summit (1847-1850)<br>
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:*'''1848''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/vitsumm.html Vital Records] - Middleburgh (1848)<br>
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:*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>
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===== Marriage  =====
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{{NYmarriage|Schoharie|1908|1926}}
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:*'''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 $
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:*'''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($)]; {{WorldCat|1508227|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|342358|item|disp=FHL Film 514675 Item 1 or 930131 Item 2}}. Marriage bonds issued in the State of New York prior to 1784, and the earliest record dating 1664.<br>
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:*'''1847–1850, 1852''' Marriage Records {{FHL|72354|item|disp=FHL Film 1032567 Items 1–2}}. Records of County Clerk.
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:*'''1851–1921''' Marriage certificates {{FHL|25675|item|disp=FHL Film 1032568 Items 3-4 (first of 2 films)}}. Miscellaneous records of County Clerk including marriage certificates.
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''Marriage Substitutes''
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:*'''1686-1980''' {{RecordSearch|1680847|New York Marriages, 1686–1890}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.<br>
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:*'''1800–1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4244 ''New York Marriage Notices''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry($)]; 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>
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:*'''1801–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8936 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br>
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:*'''1808–1850''' Fred Q.Bowman, ''7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850'' (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). {{WorldCat|37822622|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|673477|item|disp=FHL Book 974.7 V2bo}}. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.<br>
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:*'''1819–1836''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/pdf/DelGaz1819.pdf 1819-1836] <br> Deaths and Marriages in the ''Delaware Gazette''<br>
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:*'''1837–1849''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/pdf/DelGaz1837.pdf 1837-1849]<br> Deaths and Marriages in the ''Delaware Gazette''<br>
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:*'''1847–1850''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/vitsumm.html Vital Records] - Summit (1847-1850)<br>
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:*'''1848''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/vitmidd.html Vital Records] - Middleburgh (1848)<br>
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:*'''Mid 1800s''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschuyl/MonMarr.html Marriage Records from Havana Newspapers (Havana ''Republican'' and Havana ''Journal'')] at [http://www.rootsweb.com RootsWeb] - free.
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:*'''1856–1863''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49240 ''Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); 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>
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:*'''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>
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:*'''1865''' [http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1865-marriage-schoharie.htm 1865 Marriage Records from the Schoharie County State Census] <br>
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:*'''1878–1880 '''[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/margilbo.html Marriages] from selected issues of the ''Gilboa Monitor'' (1878-1880)<br>
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:*'''1879-1908''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/marbeard.html Marriages] Beard's Hollow Residents <br>
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/marcoble.html Marriages] from selected issues of the Cobleskill Index <br>
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/marlutheran.html Marriages] from Lutheran newspapers: ''The Lutheran Observer'' and ''The Southern Lutheran'' <br>
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/marriages.html Marriages] from various sources<br>
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/marriagecerts.html Marriage Certificates]<br>
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===== Divorce  =====
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{{NY Divorce}}
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===== Death  =====
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{{NYdeath}}<br>
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''Death Indexes''<br>
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:*'''1824-1962''' - {{RecordSearch|2373798|New York, Church and Civil Deaths, 1824-1962}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1880-1956''' - {{RecordSearch|2803479|New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''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>
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:*'''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>
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''Miscellaneous''
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:*'''1918–1953''' Deaths, 1918–1953, Schoharie and Otsego counties {{FHL|258292|item|disp=FHL film 1298603 Item 5}}.<br>
  
===== Births  =====
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/deathcerts.html Death Certificates] <br>
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/birthcerts.html Birth Certificates]  
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/sharondeathregister.html Sharon Register of Deaths] (partial list)<br>
  
===== Deaths  =====
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''Death Substitutes''
  
[http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ny-schoharie-1865-d.htm 1865 Deaths from the Schoharie County Census Mortality Schedules]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/deathlutheran.html Deaths] - from Lutheran newspapers: ''The Lutheran Observer'' and ''The Southern Lutheran''<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/cadydeaths.html Deaths and Burials in Schoharie County] - from the records of Henry Cady<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/deathcerts.html Death Certificates]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/stewartfunerals.html Funerals conducted by Alva J Stewart, 1926-1928] - undertaker in Charlotteville<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/sharondeathregister.html Sharon Register of Deaths] (partial list)<br>
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:*'''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>
  
Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
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:*'''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>
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/pdf/DelGaz1819.pdf 1819-1836]<br>
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:*'''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>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/pdf/DelGaz1837.pdf 1837-1849]
 
  
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:*'''1819–1836''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/pdf/DelGaz1819.pdf 1819-1836] <br> Deaths and Marriages in the ''Delaware Gazette''<br>
  
[http://www.newhorizonsgenealogicalservices.com/1865-marriage-schoharie.htm 1865 Marriage Records from the Schoharie County State Census]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/marbeard.html Marriages] - Beard's Hollow Residents<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/margilbo.html Marriages] - from selected issues of the Gilboa Monitor (1878-1880)<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/marcoble.html Marriages] - from selected issues of the Cobleskill Index<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/marlutheran.html Marriages] - from Lutheran newspapers: ''The Lutheran Observer'' and ''The Southern Lutheran''<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/marriages.html Marriages] - from various sources<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/marriagecerts.html Marriage Certificates]
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:*'''1837–1849''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/pdf/DelGaz1837.pdf 1837-1849]<br> Deaths and Marriages in the ''Delaware Gazette''<br>
  
===== Obituaries  =====
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:*'''1847–1850''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/vitsumm.html Vital Records] - Summit (1847-1850)<br>
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/obitgilb.html Obituaries] - from Selected issues of the Gilboa Monitor (1878-1880)]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/obitindex.html Obituaries and Death Notices] Nov 4<br>[http://www.obitcentral.com/ ObitCentral]
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:*'''1848''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/vitmidd.html Vital Records] - Middleburgh (1848)<br>
  
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:*'''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>
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/vitmidd.html Vital Records] - Middleburgh (1848)<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/vitsumm.html Vital Records] - Summit (1847-1850)<br>[http://www.vitalrec.com/ny.html Vital Records Information]
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:*'''1856–1863''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschuyl/DthIndex.html ''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>
  
===== Wills  =====
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:*'''1861-1865''' [http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ny-schoharie-1865msd.htm Military Service Deaths - 1865 State Census, Schoharie County, New York] at [http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ Mortality-Schedules.com] - free.<br>
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyschoha/wills.html Wills]  
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:*'''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>
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:*'''1864-5''' [http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ny-schoharie-1865-d.htm Deaths - 1865 State Census, Mortality Schedule, Schoharie County, New York] at [http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ Mortality-Schedules.com] - free.<br>
  
== Genealogy and History Websites  ==
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:*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>
  
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:*'''1865''' [http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ny-schoharie-1865-d.htm 1865 Deaths from the Schoharie County Census Mortality Schedules] <br>
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:*'''1874-5''' [http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ny-schoharie-1875-d.htm Deaths - 1875 State Census, Mortality Schedule, Schoharie County, New York] at [http://www.mortality-schedules.com/ Mortality-Schedules.com] - free.<br>
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/deathlutheran.html Deaths] - from Lutheran newspapers: ''The Lutheran Observer'' and ''The Southern Lutheran'' <br>
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:*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/cadydeaths.html Deaths and Burials in Schoharie County] from the records of Henry Cady <br>
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:*'''1926-1928''' [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/stewartfunerals.html Funerals conducted by Alva J Stewart, 1926-1928] undertaker in Charlotteville <br>
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{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Vitals|335063|county=Schoharie}}
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==== Voting Registers ====
  
[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NY_Schoharie.html Schoharie County New York Genealogy]<br>
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=== Schoharie County New York Genealogy Websites  ===
  
==== Historical Societies  ====
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/schoharie-county/ Schoharie County, NY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116552830480687209686 New York Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210302895672550/ New York Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/NY_Schoharie.html Schoharie County New York Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/Schoharie-County.htm Schoharie County NY&nbsp;Genealogy]
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/aboutsco.html Shoharie County before 1860] from French's Gazetteer State of NY - includes early settlers' names
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/towns.html Towns of Schoharie County] from French's Gazetteer State of NY - also includes early settlers' names
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/simms.html History of Schoharie County by Jeptha R. Simms] Complete text and graphics
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/roscoes.html History of Schoharie County by William E. Roscoe] Complete text and graphics
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/brbook.html Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of the County of Schoharie by the Germans by John M. Brown] 1823
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/jayoung.html Genealogical Notes (Young Family) by J. A. Young] 1886
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/jeffidx.html Index to "A History of the Town of Jefferson" by Mildred L. Bailey] 1771 - 1976
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*[ History of Blenheim Hill by Albert C. Mayham] 1905-1907
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*[http://www.fortklock.com/schoharie.htm Schoharie and Mohawk Valley Raids] 1780
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/histmark.html Historical Markers] - Information about historical markers in Schoharie County
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/index2.html NYGen Web site]
  
[http://www.schohariehistory.net/schs.htm Schoharie County Historical Society] <br>[http://www.schohariehistory.net/Library/library.htm Old Stone Fort Library] <br>[http://www.schohariechamber.com/display.asp?id=1430 Gilboa Historical Society] <br>[http://www.richmondvillehistoricalsociety.com/ Richmondville Historical Society] <br>
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Guide to Schoharie County, New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

This page describes sources of genealogical data about Schoharie County, New York Genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page. New York-related pages show useful statewide sources. United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records.


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Schoharie County, New York
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Location in the state of New York
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Founded 1795
County Seat Schoharie
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Schoharie County New York Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Mohawk word meaning "floating driftwood." The County is located in the east central area of the state. [1]

Schoharie County, New York Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1880 1880 1795 1854 1795 1663
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

Schoharie County was created 6 April 1795 from parts of Albany and Otsego counties. [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps" (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

1845 Courthouse was destroyed by fire.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Schoharie County New York Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1581–1917 New York, Family Bible Records at 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.

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
Findagrave.com* Family History Library* Findagrave.com*
Interment.net* WorldCat* Tombstone Transcription Project*
Cemetery Site*   NYGenWeb Cemeteries*
New York Gravestones*   epodunk*
NYGenWeb Cemeteries*   Billion Graves*
Billion Graves*   Names in Stone*
Names in Stone*    
Linkpendium*    
Ancestry*    
   *See the New York Cemeteries page for details about each site.

Census[edit | edit source]

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

Federal[edit | edit source]

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for New York, 1850-1880:

  • Available online at Ancestry ($).
  • Deaths are included for the 12 months prior to the census, 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, and 1879-80 beginning 1 June and ending 31 May of the census year.[4]
  • Basic contents of the records include: Name, sex, age, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. 1870 also has parents' birthplace. 1880 lists how long a resident of the county.
  • Also on FHL Films 1415128–42.
State[edit | edit source]
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
Ancestry.com - - - Yes - Yes Yes & Yes Yes Yes Yes
Family History Library Films Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FamilySearch Images - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York State Library Films Yes Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

New York State 1865 and 1875 Census Marriage, Mortality; and 1865 Soldier Mortality records:

  • Images available online at New York State Census, 1865 and New York State Census, 1875. Click on the link to go to the page, then click on the ‘Browse through images’ link and select your county, then select an ancestor's town and browse to the end of the population schedule until you find the Marriage, Mortality, and 1865 soldier mortality schedules.
  • Includes marriages and deaths for the 12 months prior to the census, ending 1 June of the census year.
  • Marriage entry content: Husband's name, wife's name, ages and previous marital status, month and day and place of marriage, and church or civil ceremony.
  • Death entry content: Name, age, sex, color, marital status, month and day of death, native state or country, occupation and cause of death.
  • 1865 deaths of officers and enlisted men entry content: Name, age, marital status, citizenship status, enlistment date, original regiment, original rank, regiment at death, rank at death, promotions, death date and place, manner of death, surviving associates, and burial place.
  • Also on microfilm. See the Family History Library line in the above State Census Chart.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records are good substitutes for birth, marriage, and death information and are most often found on a local city/town or county level.  Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page.

Ann Mensch's Local Catholic Church and Family History & Genealogical Research Guide is a free online resource that identifies the parishes of Schoharie County, years parishes were created, contact information, as well as links to online records and research tips. Schoharie County parishes fall under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Albany.

A variety of local church records and histories from the Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed faiths are available online at NYGenWeb.

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Schoharie County, New York Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Court Records[edit | edit source]

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 Criminals[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Albany CountySchenectady CountyMontgomery CountyOtsego CountyDelaware CountyGreene CountyNY SCHOHARIE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Genealogy[edit | edit source]

  • Rootsweb message board for Schoharie County, New York Genealogy 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[edit | edit source]

Schenectady Digital History Archive includes "Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: Index to Families" includes people from Schoharie County.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Original land records in Schoharie County, New York Genealogy began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].

Online

Microforms

Books

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Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

Additional resources

Additional resources for Schoharie County, New York Genealogy land records may be found in the Schoharie County, New York Genealogy – Land Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche may be available for viewing at various Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Migration[edit | edit source]

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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Schoharie County, New York Genealogy included:[5]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Town registers. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Registers are arranged by county, and town. Some town registers are missing. The registers include an index at the start of each town.

Content. Many register entries include full name, residence, date and place of birth, parents names, marital status, date of enlistment and muster and rank, discharges, death, or promotion.

Access. The original registers are at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. Microfilm copies are found at the Family History Library (FHL Film 1993401-37). They are also indexed and available at Ancestry.com ($).

Available towns. Registers are available for: Blenheim · Broome · Carlisle · Conesville · Esperance · Fulton · Gilboa · Middleburgh · Richmondville · Schoharie · Seward · Sharon · Summit · Wright.

Regiments. Service men in Schoharie County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.[27]

- 16th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company L.
- 102nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company I.
- 129th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company L.
- 134th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies C, D, E, G, I and K.
A Crooked Gun: The Civil War Dead of Schoharie County. by Peter Lindemann

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records including original estates and wills for New York are held in the office of the county Surrogate Court beginning in 1787, or when the county was formed. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Content:  Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types:  Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.

Probate Petitions

In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property. This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date. It also lists the heirs, their relationship to the deceased, and their residence. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 479. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.


These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the county Surrogate Court.



Online Abstracts and Indexes

Probate Records on Microfilm

  • 1795–1933 Probate Records: Index, 1795–1902, Wills, 1895–1903; Letters, testamentary, administration 1812–1875, 1897–1911; Guardianship, 1830–1933; Minutes and orders, 1830–1891. FHL Film 857179 (46 films)
  • 1851–1901 Miscellaneous Records. FHL Film 868876

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Schoharie County, New York Genealogy probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Schoharie County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1983). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.745 A3g. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Old Stone Fort Library[29]
145 Fort Road
Schoharie, NY 12157
Phone: 518.295.7192

Genealogical Holdings: Cemetery indexes, Censuses, Church Records, Directories, Military Records, Newspapers and Obituaries, Will Abstracts, and more. The Library is maintained by the Scoharie County Historical Society and is part of the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex. The Library is open regularly May through October and by appointment November through April.The library also accepts Genealogy Requests.


County Historian's Office[edit | edit source]

Schoharie County Historian
Harold Zoch
PO Box 732
Middleburgh, NY 12122

Genealogical Resources: 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[edit | edit source]

The Schoharie County Clerk's office has divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court has probate records. For further information about where the records for Schoharie County are held, see the Schoharie County Courthouses page.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Schoharie County, New York Genealogy is the Schoharie Valley New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies[edit | edit source]
Schoharie County Historical Society[30]
145 Fort Road
Schoharie NY 12157
Phone: 518.295.7192
Fax: 518.295.7187
E-mail: office@schohariehistory.net
The Schoharie County Historical Society maintains the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex and the Old Stone Fort Library. Meetings are held monthly and individual membership costs $25 a year and include a subscription to the Weathervane, the society's monthly newsletter, and the bi-yearly Historical Review.
Central New York Genealogical Society[31]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com
Offers: Member queries, surname research list, online resources, and six meetings/year; publishes Tree Talks (At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 B2t) quarterly with annual index. Serves 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 Counties.
Capital District Genealogical Society[32]
Empire State Plaza Station
PO Box 2175
Albany, NY 12220-0175
$3 for non-member queries in their newsletter. Monthly meetings. They staff a genealogy support desk at the Town of Colonie Library. Counties served include Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington.


Social Groups Online[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit source]

Town records in New York may include early births, marriages, deaths, divorces, local histories, selected military records, and town meeting minutes. Vital records from 1880/1882 are kept by town and village clerks, although some (Kent’s and Putnam Valley’s) are available in the County Historian’s Office. For further details, try the links to individual town Wiki pages found in Places. See also:

The County Archives has the following records:

  • 031 Petitions, Licenses, and recognizance to sell liquor (Tavern licenses) 1813-1878
  • 139 Monthly Reports of Hunting and fishing licenses, 1908-1938
  • 165 Certificates of Qualifications as Examiner in Lunacy, 1883-1947

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records of birth, marriage or death were first recorded at the local level in the village clerk, town clerk, or city clerk’s ledger book. If you know where a birth, marriage or death took place, a copy of the certificate or record may be obtained by writing to the town, village or city clerk. See also How to order New York Vital Records or order electronically online.

See the heading Places on this wiki page for links to local community wiki pages and their available records. See New York Vital Records for a discussion about beginning dates and availability of vital records in New York.

Use substitute records for birth, marriage, and death information. These substitute records include Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording births in 1881. Births were not recorded on the county level.

Birth Substitutes

  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries(WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for birth information.
Marriage[edit | edit source]

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) In 1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the New York State Department of Health (state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. Marriages were recorded by the Schoharie County clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1926.

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at 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.
  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • 1819–1836 1819-1836
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1837–1849 1837-1849
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
  • 1878–1880 Marriages from selected issues of the Gilboa Monitor (1878-1880)
  • 1879-1908 Marriages Beard's Hollow Residents
  • Marriages from selected issues of the Cobleskill Index
  • Marriages from Lutheran newspapers: The Lutheran Observer and The Southern Lutheran
Divorce[edit | edit source]

Pre–1787

All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.

1787–1847

All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.

1847–present

All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.

Death[edit | edit source]

Early deaths were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording deaths in 1881. Deaths were not recorded on the county level.

Death Indexes

Miscellaneous

Death Substitutes

  • 1808–1850 Fred Q.Bowman, 7000 Hudson-Mohawk Valley, (NY), Vital Records, 1808-1850 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.7 V2bo. Abstracts from newspapers filed at the New York State Library in Albany.
  • 1819–1836 1819-1836
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1837–1849 1837-1849
    Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of Census for death information.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for death information.
  • Deaths - from Lutheran newspapers: The Lutheran Observer and The Southern Lutheran

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Schoharie County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Schoharie– Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voting Registers[edit | edit source]

Schoharie County New York Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

Schoharie County New York Places[edit | edit source]

Schoharie County New York Genealogy References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Schoharie, New York" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoharie_County,_New_York accessed 22 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Schoharie County, New York. Page 488-493 At various libraries (WorldCat); 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.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 491. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Arlene Eakle, and Johni Cerni, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984), 103. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27ts.
  5. Handybook, 847-61.
  6. Wikipedia contributors, "Old Albany Post Road" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Albany_Post_Road (accessed 23 June 2011).
  7. Frederic J. Wood, The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), map between 56 and 57, and 168. Internet Archive version online.
  8. Isaac Huntting, History of the Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Dutchess County (Amenia, NY: Chas. Walsh, 1897), 99-101. Google Book edition.
  9. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
  10. Ancram Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Ancram Turnpike went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the Catskill Road.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  12. Catskill Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Catskill Turnpike went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the Susquehanna Turnpike.
  13. Huntting, 97-99.
  14. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
  15. Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
  16. Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
  17. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
  18. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
  19. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
  20. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
  21. Handybook, 850-51.
  22. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
  23. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
  24. Handybook, 851.
  25. Bethlehem Pike in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 17 November 2014).
  26. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.
  27. Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). Internet Archive digital copy; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p.
  28. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  29. Old Stone Fort Library at http://www.theoldstonefort.org/Library/index.html (accessed 12 December 2011).
  30. Schoharie County Historical Society at http://www.theoldstonefort.org/SCHS/index.html (accessed 12 December 2011).
  31. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://cnygs.org/ (accessed 21 November 2018).
  32. Capital District Genealogical Society (Internet site) at http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html (accessed 31 October 2011).