Seneca County, New York
Genealogy, History & Facts
Seneca County, New York Facts
When was Seneca County, NY Created?
Seneca County was created on March 24, 1804 from Cayuga County.
Seneca County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Seneca County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Seneca 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 Seneca 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.
- Vital records from the Ovid bee : published at Ovid Village, Seneca Co., N.Y., 1822-1869
- 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
Seneca County, NY Census Records
What Seneca County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Seneca County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Seneca Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Seneca Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Seneca 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
Seneca County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Seneca County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Seneca 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 Seneca 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.
- Seneca County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 48 West Williams Street, Waterloo, NY 13165
- Seneca County Clerk
- Address: 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, New York 13165
- Phone: 315-539-1771
- Land Records: 1804
- Court Records: 1804
- Seneca County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Phone: (315) 539-7531
- Probate Records: 1804
- Seneca County Historian
- Address: 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, New York 13165
- Phone: 315-539-1785
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Seneca County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Seneca County, NY?
A list of Seneca County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Seneca Falls Historical Society, Cayusa Street, Seneca Falls 13148
- Seneca Indian Historical Society, 12199 Brant-Reservation Rd., Irving 14081
- Waterloo Library and Historical Society, 31 E. Williams St., Waterloo, New York 13165, Phone: 315-539-3313
- Central New York Genealogical Society, Box 104, Calvin Station , Syracuse, New York 13205
- The National Memorial Day Museum, 35 East Main Street, Waterloo, New York 13165, Phone: 315-539-9611
- Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall Street, P.O. Box 388, Seneca Falls, New York 13148, Phone: 315-568-1510
- 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 Seneca County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Seneca County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Seneca County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Seneca County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Seneca 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.