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New York County, New York
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New York County, New York Facts

When was New York County, NY Created?
New York County was created on 1683 as one of 12 original counties created in the New York colony. This particular county was named in honor of King James II of England (1633–1701), who was Duke of York and Albany before he ascended the throne of England, Duke of York being his English title .

What is the County Seat of New York County, NY?
The County Seat is located in New York City and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to New York County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Bergen County, NJ (west/northwest), Hudson County, NJ (west/southwest), Bronx County, New York (The Bronx) (northeast), Queens County, New York (Queens) (east/southeast), Kings County, New York (Brooklyn) (south/southeast), Richmond County (Staten Island) (southwest).

What cities and towns are in New York County, NY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alphabet City, Battery Park City, Bowery, Carnegie Hill, Chelsea, Chinatown, Civic Center, Columbus Circle, Cooperative Village, Diamond District, East Village, Ellis Island, Financial District, Five Points, Flatiron District, Garment District, Governors Island, Gramercy, Gramercy Park, Greenwich Village, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Hell's Kitchen, Herald Square, Hudson Heights, Hudson Yards, Inwood, Kips Bay, Koreatown, Lenox Hill, Liberty Island, Lincoln Square, Little Germany, Little Italy, Loisaida, Lower East Side, Lower Manhattan, Madison Square, Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Marble Hill, Meatpacking District, Midtown, Morningside Heights, Murray Hill, NoHo, NoLIta, Peter Cooper Village, Polo Grounds, Radio Row, Randall's Island, Roosevelt Island, Rose Hill, San Juan Hill, SoHo, South Street Seaport, Spanish Harlem, Stuyvesant Town, Sugar Hill, Sutton Place, Tenderloin, Theatre District, Times Square, TriBeCa, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Two Bridges, Union Square, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Upper West Side, Ward's Island, Washington Heights, West Village, Yorkville. Islands of New York City include Barren Island, The Blauzes, Broad Channel Island, Chimney Sweeps, City Island, Coney Island, Ellis Island, Governors Island, Hart Island, High Island, Hoffman Island, Hunter Island, Isle of Meadow, Liberty Island, Long Island, Manhattan, Mill Rock, North Brother Island, Prall's Island, Randall's Island, Rat Island, Rikers Island, Roosevelt Island, Shooters Island, South Brother Island, Staten Island, Swinburne Island, Twin Island, U Thant Island, Ward's Island..

New York County, NY Vital Records

Where can find New York County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
New York County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 (A marriage license may also sometimes be found in the office of the town or city clerk who issued the license) and a Divorce records since 1847 (Is handled in the supreme court for the county in which the divorce was heard. Divorce files, however, are sealed for one hundred years). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.

You can search online for New York County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

You can also get vital records from the New York City Vital Records Office, Dept of Health, 125 Worth Street, Rm #133, New York City, NY 10013; (212) 788-4520, (212) 788-8580 Archives

New York County, NY Census Records

What New York County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for New York County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

New York Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. New York Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. New York Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide

New York County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

New York County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the New York County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in New York County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.

New York County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for New York County, NY?
A list of New York County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other New York County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in New York County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to New York County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

New York Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

New York Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

New York Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

New York Co. NY General and History Websites

New York Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

New York Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

New York Co. NY Military Records

New York Co. NY Schools & Directories

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