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Warren County, New York
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Warren County, New York Facts

Warren County

When was Warren County, NY Created?
Warren County was created on March 12, 1813 from Washington County. This particular county was named in honor of Joseph Warren (1741–1775), the early American patriot and American Revolutionary War general .

What is the County Seat of Warren County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Queensbury and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Warren County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Essex County (north), Washington County (east), Saratoga County (south), Hamilton County (west).

What cities and towns are in Warren County, NY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bolton (town), Chester (town), Glens Falls North, Glens Falls (city), Hague (town), Horicon (town), Johnsburg (town), Lake George (town), Lake George (village), Lake Luzerne (town), Queensbury (town), Stony Creek (town), Thurman (town), Warrensburg (town), West Glens Falls.

Warren County, NY Vital Records

Where can find Warren County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Warren 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 Warren 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.

Warren County, NY Census Records

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

Warren Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Warren Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Warren 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

Warren County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Warren County Courthouse

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

  • Warren County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1340 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845
    • Also contact local Town Clerks. They are responsible for vast amounts of local information from deeds, property transfers, and genealogical materials. Research on place and road names, the history of property transfers and much more are available through your Town Clerk. They are a tremendous resources.
  • Warren County Clerk  is the keeper of most civil and criminal trial court records for Supreme Court and County Court, naturalizations, marriages (1908–35), censuses (Some county clerks' offices hold duplicate copies of some of the State censuses taken periodically between 1825 and 1925 and copies of the federal census), as well as deeds and mortgages.
    • Phone: 518-761-6427
    • Land Records: 1813 (Land conveyances, deeds and mortgages are recorded in the county clerks' offices or in the New York City Register's Office. Recording of deeds became mandatory statewide in 1840. Before that many deeds were not recorded)
    • Court Records: 1813
    • Naturalization Records: State court naturalization records remain in custody of the county clerks. Older court naturalization records have been transferred to the National Archives--Northeast Region.
  • Warren County Surrogate Court Clerk maintain records of wills, letters testamentary, letters of administration, orders and decrees, and appointments of guardians; and filed papers, including original wills, petitions for probate (gives date of death and lists next of kin), performance bonds, property inventories (seldom found after ca. 1900), administrator's or executor's accountings, etc. Surrogate's Courts create comprehensive indexes to records and files.
    • Phone: 518-761-7514
    • Probate Records: 1813 (each county generally has records dating back to the establishment of the county or 1787, whichever was later. Record keeping was systematized by an 1830 statute)
  • Warren County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes.
  • Warren County Historian maintains archival holdings for virtually every facet of the county’s history. In New York State, every municipality (town, city, village, county) must have an appointed historian. Most of the towns have their own historians as well and each can be contacted. 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.
    • Address: Warren County Clerk's Wing, Warren County Municipal Center, 1340 State Route 9, Lake George NY 12845
    • Phone: 518-761-6544
  • New York Wills, 1626-1836
  • BLM Land Records

Warren County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Warren County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Warren 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.

Warren Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Warren Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Warren Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Warren Co. NY General and History Websites

Warren Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Warren Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Warren Co. NY Military Records

Warren Co. NY Schools & Directories

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