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Niagara County, New York Facts

Niagara County

When was Niagara County, NY Created?
Niagara County was created on March 11, 1818 from Genesee County.

What is the County Seat of Niagara County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Lockport and in addition the county government website is www.niagaracounty.com/

What counties are adjacent to Niagara County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Orleans County, Genesee County, Erie County, Province of Ontario, Lake Ontario.


Niagara County, NY Vital Records

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


Niagara County, NY Census Records

What Niagara County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Niagara 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.

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


Niagara County, NY Courthouse and Government Records


Niagara County Courthouse

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


Niagara County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Niagara Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Niagara Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Niagara Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Niagara Co. NY General and History Websites

Niagara Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Niagara Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Niagara Co. NY Military Records

Niagara Co. NY Schools & Directories

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