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Schuyler County, New York
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Schuyler County, New York Facts

When was Schuyler County, NY Created?
Schuyler County was created on April 17, 1854 from Tompkins CountySteuben County and Chemung County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Schuyler County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Seneca CountyTompkins County, Chemung CountySteuben CountyYates County.

Schuyler County, NY Vital Records

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

Schuyler County, NY Census Records

What Schuyler County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Schuyler County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Schuyler County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Schuyler County Courthouse

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

  • Schuyler County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 105 Ninth Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
  • Schuyler County Clerk All Land and Naturalization records are maintained at the Schuyler County Clerk’s Office. The Schuyler County Courthouse has an exceptionally well maintained and organized set of records dating back to the incorporation of the 1854. There are transcribed copies of indices from Steuben, Chemung and Tompkins Counties, the three counties Schuyler was formed from. The office also has the local census from the years 1855, 1860, 1864, 1870, 1875, 1880, 1915 and 1925 as well as naturalization records including applications for citizenship, declarations of intentions to become a citizen, and petitions that date from 1864 – 1954.
    • Phone: 607-535-8133
    • Land Records: 1854
    • Court Records: 1854
  • Schuyler County Surrogate Court Clerk
    • Phone: (607) 535-7144
    • Probate Records: 1854
  • Schuyler County Historian
    • Address: 3460 County Route 28, Watkins Glen, New York 14891
    • Phone: 607-535-4577
  • New York Wills, 1626-1836
  • BLM Land Records

Schuyler County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Schuyler Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Schuyler Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Schuyler Co. NY Church & Bible Records

Schuyler Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Schuyler Co. NY General and History Websites

Schuyler Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Schuyler Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Schuyler Co. NY Military Records

Schuyler Co. NY Schools & Directories