OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Bronx County, New York
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Bronx County, New York Facts
When was Bronx County, NY Created?
Bronx County was created on 1914 and formed from New York County.
What is the County Seat of Bronx County, NY?
The County Seat is located in New York City and in addition the county government website is www.nyc.gov/
What counties are adjacent to Bronx County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Westchester County (north), Queens County, New York County, Bergen County, NJ.
Bronx County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Bronx County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bronx 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 Bronx 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.
- New York City Deaths, 1892-1902
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives New York Marriage Project
- New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962
- New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
- New York Marriages, 1686-1980
- New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952
Bronx County, NY Census Records
What Bronx County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bronx County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Bronx Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bronx Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bronx 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
Bronx County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Bronx County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Bronx 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 Bronx 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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Bronx County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 851 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451
- Bronx County Clerk
- Phone: (866) 797-7214
- Land Records: 1914
- Court Records: 1914
- Bronx County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Phone: (718) 618-2300
- Probate Records: 1914
- Bronx County Historian
- Address: 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10467
- Phone: 718-881-8901
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Bronx County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bronx County, NY?
A list of Bronx County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Bronx County Historical Society, 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, New York, 10467
- City Island Historical Society and Nautical Museum, 190 Fordham Street, P.O. Box 82, Bronx, New York 10464; Phone: 718-885-0008
- Kingsbridge Historical Society, 426 West 259th Street, Bronx, New York 10471; Phone: 718-796-1195
- Bronx Library Center, New York Public Library, 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, New York 10458; Phone: 718-579-4244
- Lehman College Library of the City, University of New York, 250 Bedford Park Blvd, West, Bronx, New York 10468-1589; Phone: 718-960-8577 and 718-960-7766
- New York State Archives and Records Administration, 11th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-8955
- New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 122 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022-1939
- New York State Historical Association, West Lake Road, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York, 13326-0800
Where can I connect with other Bronx County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Bronx County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Bronx County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Bronx County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bronx 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.
Bronx Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications
- New York Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- New York historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from New York (1719 – 1992) (genealogybank.com)
- Bronx County, New York Books (amazon.com)
- Search New York Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Bronx Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records
- New York Cemetery Research Guide
- New York City, Dutch Church Burials (search.ancestry.com)
- Bronx Co., New York Graves (findagrave.com)
- Bronx County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Bronx Co., New York Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Bronx Co., New York Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- New York Church & Bible Research Guide
- History of the Church of the Mediator (search.ancestry.com)
- New York, Family Bible Records, 1581-1917 (search.ancestry.com)
- Bronx County, New York Church Books (amazon.com)
Bronx Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- New York Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
- Nichols and Related Families (nicholsgenealogy.com)
Bronx Co. NY General and History Websites
- See Also State History for New York
- Bronx County, New York Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- History of Bronx County NY (newyorkoggi.com)
- The Bronx and its people : a history, 1609-1927 (search.ancestry.com)
- A check list of books, maps, pictures and other printed matter relating to the counties of Westchester and Bronx (search.ancestry.com)
- The Great north side, or, borough of the Bronx, New York (search.ancestry.com)
- A study of the lower Bronx (search.ancestry.com)
- Bronx County, New York Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Bronx Co. NY Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Bronx County, New York (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – New York – Counties – Bronx (cyndislist.com)
- Bronx County New York (genealogytrails.com)
- Bronx Co. NYGenweb (rootsweb.ancestry.com)
- Bronx County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Bronx Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Bronx Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization
- See Also Statewide Immigration and Naturalization Links for New York
- New York City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland), 1891 (search.ancestry.com)
- New York City Immigrants (Austria, Galicia, Poland), 1890 (search.ancestry.com)
- New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924 (familysearch.org)
- Early New York Naturalizations (search.ancestry.com)
Bronx Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of New York Links and Information
- 1895 Bronx County Map (livgenmi.com)
Bronx Co. NY Military Records
- New York Military Records Research Guide
- New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 (familysearch.org)
- New York Civil War Records (1861-65) (search.ancestry.com)
- New York Military Records (Fold3.com) provides easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents of the New York both women and men who served. Perfect for Bronx County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.
Bronx Co. NY Schools & Directories
- Morrisania and Tremont directory, 1871-2 (search.ancestry.com)
- Henry’s directory of Morrisania and vicinit[y] for 1853-4 (search.ancestry.com)