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Herkimer County, New York
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Herkimer County, New York Facts

Herkimer County

When was Herkimer County, NY Created?
Herkimer County was created on February 16, 1791 from Montgomery County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Herkimer County, NY?
Bordering Counties are St. Lawrence County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, Fulton County, Otsego County, Oneida County, Lewis County.

Herkimer County, NY Vital Records

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

Herkimer County, NY Census Records

What Herkimer County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Herkimer County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Herkimer County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Herkimer County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Herkimer County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Herkimer 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 Herkimer 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.

Herkimer County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Herkimer Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Herkimer Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Herkimer Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Herkimer Co. NY General and History Websites

Herkimer Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Herkimer Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Herkimer Co. NY Military Records

Herkimer Co. NY Schools & Directories

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