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Tioga County, New York
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Tioga County, New York Facts

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

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

What counties are adjacent to Tioga County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Cortland County, Broome CountySusquehanna County, PA, Bradford County, PA, Chemung CountyTompkins County.

Tioga County, NY Vital Records

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

Tioga County, NY Census Records

What Tioga County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tioga County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Tioga County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Tioga County Courthouse

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

Tioga County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Tioga Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Tioga Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Tioga Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tioga Co. NY General and History Websites

Tioga Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Tioga Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tioga Co. NY Military Records

Tioga Co. NY Schools & Directories