Schoharie County, New York Genealogy
United States New York Schoharie County
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.
|Schoharie County, New York|
Location in the state of New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
|Address||290 Main Street|
Schoharie, NY 12157
Schoharie County Website
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 Resources
- 2.1 Bible Records
- 2.2 Biographies
- 2.3 Business Records and Commerce
- 2.4 Cemeteries
- 2.5 Census
- 2.6 Church
- 2.7 Court Records
- 2.8 Crime and Criminals
- 2.9 Directories
- 2.10 Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- 2.11 Gacetteers
- 2.12 Genealogy
- 2.13 History
- 2.14 Land and Property
- 2.15 Maps
- 2.16 Migration
- 2.17 Military
- 2.18 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 2.19 Newspapers
- 2.20 Obituaries
- 2.21 Periodicals
- 2.22 Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
- 2.23 Probate Records
- 2.24 Repositories
- 2.25 Social Groups Online
- 2.26 Taxation
- 2.27 Town Records
- 2.28 Vital Records
- 2.29 Marriages
- 2.30 Deaths
- 2.31 Voting Registers
- 3 Websites
- 4 Places
- 5 References
Historical Facts[edit | edit source]
Parent County[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
Bible Records[edit | edit source]
Biographies[edit | edit source]
- The Blue-Eyed Indians: The Story of Adam Crysler and His Brothers in the Revolutionary War by Don Chrysler - 1999
- Life and Dying Confession of John Van Alstine - 1819
Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]
Cemeteries[edit | edit source]
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.
- 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]
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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[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.
A variety of local church records and histories from the Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed faiths are available online at NYGenWeb.
- 1728-1748 - Baptisms, Dutch Reformed Church, Schoharie, NY 1728-1748, courtesy: Betty Fink.
- 1731-1742 - Baptisms, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY 1731-1742, courtesy: Betty Fink.
- 1732-1771 - Marriages, Dutch Reformed Church, Schoharie, NY 1732-1771, courtesy: Betty Fink.
- 1743-1757 - Baptisms, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY 1743-1757, courtesy: NYGenWeb.
- 1747-1781 - Marriages, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, NY 1747-1781, courtesy: Betty Fink
- 1790s-1830s - Records of the Congregation of Blenheim, New York, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
- 1820s-1870s - Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Membership Lists, Summit Lutheran Church, Schoharie, New York, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
- 1860s-1900 - Baptisms 1867-1892, Class Records 1867-1892, Probationers Records 1867-1892, Members in Full Connection, Methodist Episcopal Church, Richmondville, Schoharie Co., NY, courtesy: RootsWeb.
Court Records[edit | edit source]
Crime and Criminals[edit | edit source]
Directories[edit | edit source]
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]
Gacetteers[edit | edit source]
Genealogy[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Migration[edit | edit source]
Military[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 ($).
Regiments. Service men in Schoharie County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.
- - 102nd Regiment, New York Infantry
- - 129th Regiment, New York Infantry
- - 134th Regiment, New York Infantry
Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Obituaries[edit | edit source]
- Obituaries - from Selected issues of the Gilboa Monitor (1878-1880)]
- Obituaries and Death Notices Nov 4
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.
Repositories[edit | edit source]
Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
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]
Societies[edit | edit source]
- Counties served: Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, and Washington.
- $3 for non-member queries in their newsletter. Monthly meetings. They staff a genealogy support desk at the Town of Colonie Library.
- Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publishes Tree Talks (At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 B2t) quarterly with annual index.
- Counties served: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oreleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wayne, Warren, Wyoming, and Yates.
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:
- Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). NEHGS 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.
- Journal of the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Putnam County for the Year 1904 (New York: Martin B. Brown, 1905)
- Journal of the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of Putnam County for the Year 1922 (Poughkeepsie: Lansing Broas, 1923)
- List of Town Clerks, Record Managers and Historical Societies
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.
Births[edit | edit source]
Marriages[edit | edit source]
- 1865 Marriage Records from the Schoharie County State Census
- Marriages Beard's Hollow Residents
- Marriages from selected issues of the Gilboa Monitor (1878-1880)
- Marriages from selected issues of the Cobleskill Index
- Marriages from Lutheran newspapers: The Lutheran Observer and The Southern Lutheran
- Marriages from various sources
- Marriage Certificates
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- 1865 Deaths from the Schoharie County Census Mortality Schedules
- Deaths - from Lutheran newspapers: The Lutheran Observer and The Southern Lutheran
- Deaths and Burials in Schoharie County from the records of Henry Cady
- Death Certificates
- Funerals conducted by Alva J Stewart, 1926-1928 undertaker in Charlotteville
- Sharon Register of Deaths (partial list)
Deaths and Marriages in the Delaware Gazette
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Voting Registers[edit | edit source]
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Schoharie County New York Genealogy
- Shoharie County before 1860 from French's Gazetteer State of NY - includes early settlers' names
- Towns of Schoharie County from French's Gazetteer State of NY - also includes early settlers' names
- History of Schoharie County by Jeptha R. Simms Complete text and graphics
- History of Schoharie County by William E. Roscoe Complete text and graphics
- Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of the County of Schoharie by the Germans by John M. Brown 1823
- Genealogical Notes (Young Family) by J. A. Young 1886
- Index to "A History of the Town of Jefferson" by Mildred L. Bailey 1771 - 1976
- History of Blenheim Hill by Albert C. Mayham 1905-1907
- Schoharie and Mohawk Valley Raids 1780
- Historical Markers - Information about historical markers in Schoharie County
Places[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 491. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Handybook, 478.
- 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.
- 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.
- Capital District Genealogical Society (Internet site) at http://www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org/index.html (accessed 31 October 2011).
- Central New York Genealogical Society at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs/index.htm (accessed 1 November 2011).