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Allegany County, New York
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Allegany County, New York Facts

When was Allegany County, NY Created?
Allegany County was created on April 7, 1806 from Genessee County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Allegany County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Livingston CountySteuben CountyPotter County, PA, McKean County, PA, Cattaraugus CountyWyoming County.

Allegany County, NY Vital Records

Where can find Allegany County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Allegany 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 and a Divorce records since 1847 . 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 Allegany County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Allegany County, NY Census Records

What Allegany County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Allegany County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 19051855186518751892190519151925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide

Allegany County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Allegany County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Allegany County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Allegany County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Allegany County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Allegany County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Allegany Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Allegany Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Allegany Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Allegany Co. NY General and History Websites

Allegany Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Allegany Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Allegany Co. NY Military Records