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Guide to '''Sullivan County, New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
  
Guide to '''Sullivan County New York genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, military, immigration and naturalization records. {{NYCOIntro}}<br><br>
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=== Sullivan County New York Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Sullivan County New York Historical Facts  ===
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==== Sullivan County, New York Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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===== Parent County  =====
 
===== Parent County  =====
  
Created 27 March 1809 from part of [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster County]].<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 492. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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Created 27 March 1809 from part of [[Ulster County, New York Genealogy|Ulster County]].<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 492. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Delaware County, New York|Delaware]]{{·}} [[Orange County, New York|Orange]]{{·}} [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]]{{·}} '''''Pennsylvania counties:''''' [[Pike County, Pennsylvania|Pike]]{{·}} [[Wayne County, Pennsylvania|Wayne]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
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[[Delaware County, New York Genealogy|Delaware]]{{·}} [[Orange County, New York Genealogy|Orange]]{{·}} [[Ulster County, New York Genealogy|Ulster]]{{·}} '''''Pennsylvania counties:''''' [[Pike County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pike]]{{·}} [[Wayne County, Pennsylvania Genealogy|Wayne]]<ref>''Handybook'', 478.</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
[[Image:Fire.png|left|25px|Fire.png]] {{Whambam}} to the extensive Sullivan County Courthouse fire 10 August 1909, alternative records must be consulted.
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[[Image:Fire.png|left|25px|Fire.png]] '''1909'''  A fire destroyed Will volumes 1-7, but all or most of the files survived.<br><br>
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=== Sullivan County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
 
=== Sullivan County New York Genealogy Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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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.
 
| 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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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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| bgcolor="#bdb76b" align="center" | [[New York 1875 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|1875]]  
 
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
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==== Maps ====
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[[Image:Nysullivan.jpg|right|500px]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)]
  
 
==== Migration  ====
 
==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to Sullivan County for European settlers included:
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:*'''[[Minsi Path]]''' from [[Kingston, New York]] to [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]]; from the '''''[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' to the '''''[[Great Valley Road]]'''''.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''Civil War'''  
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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 
  
 
{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}  
 
{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}  
  
''Available towns.'' Registers are available for: [[Bethel, New York|Bethel]]{{·}} [[Callicoon, New York|Callicoon]]{{·}} [[Cochecton, New York|Cochecton]]{{·}} [[Fallsburg, New York|Fallsburg]]{{·}} [[Forestburgh, New York|Forestburgh]]{{·}} [[Fremont, Sullivan County, New York|Fremont]]{{·}} [[Highland, Sullivan County, New York|Highland]]{{·}} [[Liberty, New York|Liberty]]{{·}} [[Lumberland, New York|Lumberland]]{{·}} [[Mamakating, New York|Mamakating]]{{·}} [[Neversink, New York|Neversink]]{{·}} [[Rockland, New York|Rockland]]{{·}} [[Thompson, New York|Thompson]].  
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''Available towns.'' Registers are available for: [[Bethel, New York|Bethel]]{{·}} [[Callicoon, New York|Callicoon]]{{·}} [[Cochecton, New York|Cochecton]]{{·}} [[Fallsburg, New York|Fallsburg]]{{·}} [[Forestburgh, New York|Forestburgh]]{{·}} [[Fremont, Sullivan County, New York Genealogy|Fremont]]{{·}} [[Highland, Sullivan County, New York Genealogy|Highland]]{{·}} [[Liberty, New York|Liberty]]{{·}} [[Lumberland, New York|Lumberland]]{{·}} [[Mamakating, New York|Mamakating]]{{·}} [[Neversink, New York|Neversink]]{{·}} [[Rockland, New York|Rockland]]{{·}} [[Thompson, New York|Thompson]].  
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in&nbsp;Sullivan 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>  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in&nbsp;Sullivan 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>  
  
:- [[143rd Regiment, New York Infantry]]
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:- [[1st Regiment, New York Jackson Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, New York Jackson Heavy Artillery]], Company F.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles|2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles]], Company G.
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:- [[5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery|5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery]], Company F.
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:- [[15th Regiment, New York Cavalry|15th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company L.
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:- [[18th Regiment, New York Infantry|18th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[25th Regiment, New York Cavalry|25th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies A, B and C.
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:- [[28th Regiment, New York Infantry|28th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company H.
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:- [[56th Regiment, New York Infantry|56th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies F, H, I, K and L.
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:- [[143rd Regiment, New York Infantry|143rd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I K.
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
:*'''1824–1941''' {{RecordSearch|1840501|New York, Southern District Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1828-1941}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
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===== Indexes  =====
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:*'''1792-1989''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7733 Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in New York City, 1792-1989] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). This database is based on NARA's ''Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts located in New York City, 1792-1989.'' All 5 boroughs are included.
  
:*'''1917-1950''' {{RecordSearch|1840493|New York, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1917-1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
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:*'''1824-1941''' - {{RecordSearch|1840501|New York, Southern District Index to Petitions for Naturalization, 1828-1941}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
  
===== Indexes  =====
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:*'''1824-1946''' - {{RecordSearch|2060123|New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
:*'''1792-1989''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7733 Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in New York City, 1792-1989] at [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] ($). This database is based on NARA's ''Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts located in New York City, 1792-1989.'' All 5 boroughs are included.
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:*'''1917-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1840493|New York, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1917-1950}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
  
 
The Family History Library has also acquired this comprehensive index for the years 1792 through 1906 on microfilm: {{FHL|319796|item|disp=FHL Film 1419807 (1st of 294 films)}}. The courts this index covers are:  
 
The Family History Library has also acquired this comprehensive index for the years 1792 through 1906 on microfilm: {{FHL|319796|item|disp=FHL Film 1419807 (1st of 294 films)}}. The courts this index covers are:  
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:*U.S. Circuit Court Southern District, 1846-1876  
 
:*U.S. Circuit Court Southern District, 1846-1876  
 
:*U.S. District Court Eastern District, (Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties), 1865-1906  
 
:*U.S. District Court Eastern District, (Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties), 1865-1906  
:*U.S. District Court Southern Court Southern District, (New York, Bronx and also Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties), 1824-1906<ref>Family History Library Catalog, ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 6 December 2011, http://www.familysearch.org.</ref>
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:*U.S. District Court Southern Court Southern District, (New York, Bronx and also Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties), 1824-1906<ref>FamilySearch Catalog, ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 6 December 2011, http://www.familysearch.org.</ref>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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Sullivan County Democrat -- 1891 thru present.
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The River Reporter -- 1975 thru present.
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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'''Online Abstracts and Indexes'''  
 
'''Online Abstracts and Indexes'''  
  
*'''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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*'''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/ Link].</ref><br>  
 
*'''1811-1909''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Index to Proceedings in Administration of Interstates [sic] Estates: 1811-1909, A-K: Sullivan County, New York Courts, Surrogate Court, Monticello, New York'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18931 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
 
*'''1811-1909''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Index to Proceedings in Administration of Interstates [sic] Estates: 1811-1909, A-K: Sullivan County, New York Courts, Surrogate Court, Monticello, New York'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18931 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
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*'''1866 - 1923''' {{RecordSearch|1466356|New York Kings County Estate Files 1866-1923}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images <br>
 
*'''1876-1909''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Index of Wills of Sullivan County, New York'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18938 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*'''1876-1909''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Index of Wills of Sullivan County, New York'' Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18938 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
'''Probate Records on Microfilm'''  
 
'''Probate Records on Microfilm'''  
  
*'''1876–1909''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Index of wills of Sullivan County, New York&nbsp;: this index includes the records of all wills admitted to probate from April, 1876, to the date of the fire, August 10, 1909&nbsp;: being Liber of Wills 8 to 16, inclusive&nbsp;: also the wills recorded pursuant to Chapter 219 of the Laws of 1910 in Book of Wills number one&nbsp;: will records one to seven, inclusive, were burned on August 10, 1909'' (Ann Arbor, Michigan&nbsp;: University Microfilms International - Books on Demand, 1990). {{FHL|1198886|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6081262}}
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*'''1876–1909''' Gertrude A. Barber, ''Index of wills of Sullivan County, New York: this index includes the records of all wills admitted to probate from April, 1876, to the date of the fire, August 10, 1909: being Liber of Wills 8 to 16, inclusive: also the wills recorded pursuant to Chapter 219 of the Laws of 1910 in Book of Wills number one: will records one to seven, inclusive, were burned on August 10, 1909'' (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International - Books on Demand, 1990). {{FHL|1198886|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6081262}}
  
{{NY FHLC Probate|Sullivan+County|613298}}  
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{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Probate|Sullivan+County|613298}}
  
 
==== Repositories  ====
 
==== Repositories  ====
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Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Sullivan County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1988). {{FHA|IE116113|disp=ExLibris digital copy}} - free; {{WorldCat|18891788|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|336838|item|disp=FHL Book 974.735 A3g}} Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>  
 
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Sullivan County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1988). {{FHA|IE116113|disp=ExLibris digital copy}} - free; {{WorldCat|18891788|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|336838|item|disp=FHL Book 974.735 A3g}} Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>  
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{{NYfhc|Middletown}}  
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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>
 
:*'''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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:*'''1847–1848''' and '''1908–1936''' {{RecordSearch|1618491|New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images<br>
  
 
:*'''1908–1935''' {{RecordSearch|1618491|New York, County Marriages 1908–1935}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; {{FHL|88794|item|disp=FHL Film 1031939 Item 2 (first of 11 films)}}.<br>
 
:*'''1908–1935''' {{RecordSearch|1618491|New York, County Marriages 1908–1935}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; {{FHL|88794|item|disp=FHL Film 1031939 Item 2 (first of 11 films)}}.<br>
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===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
{{NYdeath}}<br> ''Death Substitutes''<br>  
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''Death Indexes''<br>
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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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''Death Substitutes''<br>  
  
:*'''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>
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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>
 
:*'''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>
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United States
New York
Sullivan

Guide to Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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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Sullivan County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Sullivan County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1809
County Seat Monticello
Courthouse
Sullivan County Courthouse.jpg
Address 100 North Street
Monticello, New York 12701
Sullivan County Website


Sullivan County New York Historical Facts

Sullivan County, New York Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1810 1809


Parent County

Created 27 March 1809 from part of Ulster County.[1]

Neighboring Counties

Delaware · Orange · Ulster · Pennsylvania counties: Pike · Wayne[2]

Boundary Changes

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

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1909 A fire destroyed Will volumes 1-7, but all or most of the files survived.

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

Sullivan County New York Genealogy Resources

Bible Records

  • 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.

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

Cemeteries

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.

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

Census

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

Federal

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.[3]
  • 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
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
Ancestry.com - - - Yes - Yes - - Yes Yes
Family History Library Films - - - Yes - Yes - - Yes Yes
FamilySearch Images Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York State Library Films - - - 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

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.

  • Barber, Gertrude A. Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Sandburgh, Sullivan County, N.Y. 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional Church Records

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

Court Records

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

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

  • Rootsweb message board for Sullivan 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

There is an every name index to the History of Sullivan County, New York by James Eldridge Quinian published by G. M. Beebe and W. T. Morgans in 1873, and republished by Fallsburg Printing Company in 1965-6, and 1975 online. Indexed was compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor in 2011.

Land and Property

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

Online

Microforms

Books

Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

Additional resources

Additional resources for Sullivan County, New York Genealogy land records may be found in the Sullivan 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

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Migration

Early migration routes to Sullivan County for European settlers included:

Military

Civil War

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: Bethel · Callicoon · Cochecton · Fallsburg · Forestburgh · Fremont · Highland · Liberty · Lumberland · Mamakating · Neversink · Rockland · Thompson.

Regiments. Service men in Sullivan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.[4]

- 1st Regiment, New York Jackson Heavy Artillery, Company F.
- 2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles, Company G.
- 5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Company F.
- 15th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company L.
- 18th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company D.
- 25th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies A, B and C.
- 28th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company H.
- 56th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies F, H, I, K and L.
- 143rd Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I K.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Indexes

The Family History Library has also acquired this comprehensive index for the years 1792 through 1906 on microfilm: FHL Film 1419807 (1st of 294 films). The courts this index covers are:

  • City Court of Brooklyn, 1836-1894
  • Kings County Court, 1806-1906
  • New York City Marine Court, 1806-1849
  • New York County Common Pleas Court, 1792-1895
  • New York County Superior Court, 1828-1895
  • New York City and County Supreme Court, 1868-1906
  • Queens County Court, 1799-1906
  • Queens County Surrogate Court, 1888-1898
  • Richmond County Court, 1869-1906
  • U.S. Circuit Court Southern District, 1846-1876
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District, (Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties), 1865-1906
  • U.S. District Court Southern Court Southern District, (New York, Bronx and also Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Richmond, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester counties), 1824-1906[5]

Newspapers

Sullivan County Democrat -- 1891 thru present.

The River Reporter -- 1975 thru present.

Obituaries

Periodicals

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Probate Records

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

  • 1876–1909 Gertrude A. Barber, Index of wills of Sullivan County, New York: this index includes the records of all wills admitted to probate from April, 1876, to the date of the fire, August 10, 1909: being Liber of Wills 8 to 16, inclusive: also the wills recorded pursuant to Chapter 219 of the Laws of 1910 in Book of Wills number one: will records one to seven, inclusive, were burned on August 10, 1909 (Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms International - Books on Demand, 1990). FHL Fiche 6081262

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

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

Repositories

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Sullivan County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1988). ExLibris digital copy - free; At various libraries; FHL Book 974.735 A3g Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums

The libraries in Sullivan County, New York are part of the Catskill Library System (RCLS) which through your library card you have access to some online history and genealogical databases from your home including: HRVH Historical Newspapers, and Hudson River Valley Heritage digital collections.

Fort Delaware - Museum of Colonial History[7]
6615 Route 97
North of Port Jervis
Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 5012
Monticello, NY 12701-5192
Phone: 845–794–3459
Email: SCParks@co.sullivan.ny.us
Offers Genealogical services


County Historian's Office

Sullivan County Historian
John Conway P.O. Box 185
Barryville, NY 12719
Email: jconway52@hotmail.com

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

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

Family History Centers

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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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 Sullivan County, New York Genealogy is the Middletown New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies

Sullivan County Historical Society
265 Main Street
P.O. Box 247
Hurleyville, NY 12747–0247
Phone: 845–434–8044
Email: SCHS@SullivanCountyHistory.org

Website lists county cemeteries that they have listings for, and county histories - on a town by town basis.

Genealogy Department offers searches for a fee.
Contact Barbara Viele
Phone: 845–434 - 8044
Email: Genealogy@scnyhistory.org

Social Groups Online

Taxation

Town Records

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

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

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

  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for birth information.
Marriage

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. 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. The marriages in this county were recorded by the county clerk from 1908 until 1933.[8]

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.
  • 1845-1850 The Sullivan Whig, Published at Bloomingburgh, N.Y. 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1864-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5.
Divorce

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

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

Death Substitutes

  • 1845-1850 The Sullivan Whig, Published at Bloomingburgh, N.Y. 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 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.
  • 1864-5 See Mortality Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for death information for 1864-5.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Sullivan County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Sullivan– 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

Sullivan County New York Genealogy Websites

Between the Lakes Group offers some free material as well as CDs or downloads for a fee.

Sullivan County New York Places

Sullivan County New York Genealogy References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 492. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handybook, 478.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. FamilySearch Catalog, FamilySearch, accessed 6 December 2011, http://www.familysearch.org.
  6. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, Link.
  7. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources, with Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations, 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 483. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.
  8. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 488-493. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.