Montgomery County, New York
Genealogy, History & Facts
Montgomery County, New York Facts
When was Montgomery County, NY Created?
Montgomery County was created on March 12, 1772 from Albany County (Origianall called Tryon County, renamed in 1784). This particular county was originally named after Tryon County after colonial governor William Tryon (1729–1788), renamed after the American Revolutionary War generalRichard Montgomery (1738–1775) in 1784 .
Montgomery County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Montgomery County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.
Montgomery County, NY Census Records
What Montgomery County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Montgomery County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Montgomery Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Montgomery 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
Montgomery County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Montgomery County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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.
- Montgomery County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 9 Park Street, Old Courthouse, Fonda, NY 12068
- Montgomery County Clerk
- Phone: 518-853-8111
- Land Records: 1777
- Court Records: 1777
- Montgomery County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Address: 58 Broadway, Fonda, NY 12068
- Phone: (518) 853-8108
- Probate Records: 1787
- Montgomery County Historian
- Phone: 518-853-8186
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Montgomery County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Montgomery County, NY?
A list of Montgomery County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Central New York Genealogical Society, P.O.Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, NY 13205
- Capital District Genealogical Society, Empire State Plaza Station, PO Box 2175, Albany, NY 12220-0175
- Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley, 366 West Main Street, Route 5, Amsterdam, New York 12010, Phone: 518-843-5151
- Noteworthy Indian Museum, 2 Prospect Street, Amsterdam, New York 12010, Phone: 518-843-4761
- Old Fort Johnson, Phone: 518-843-0300,
- Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, Old Court House, P.O. Box 1500, Fonda, NY 12068-1500, 518-853-8187; Genealogical resources: Family Files Surnames are identified online. Local histories, biographies, cemetery records, compiled genealogies, land records, newspapers, city directories, gazetteers, vital records, church, census, and military records.
- Margaret Reaney Memorial Library and Museum, 19 Kingsbury Ave., St. Johnsville, NY 13452, 518-568-7822; Genealogical resources: Family Bibles, maps, biographies, surname files, obituaries, censuses, cemetery, marriage, military, church records. City directories, county histories, compiled genealogies, and manuscripts. Great place to study Palatine Germans who settled the Mohawk Valley.
- 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 Montgomery County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Montgomery County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Montgomery County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Montgomery County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Montgomery 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.