This is a list of free New York Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are New York birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more New York collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your New York ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.




How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.





Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

New York Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Birth Records


Guardianship Records


Marriage Records


Death Records


Cemetery Records


Obituary Records


Wills & Probate





Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

New York Residence Records






Land & Property




Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship


Passenger LIsts









Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

New York Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records






Building records & Commerce


Business Records & Commerce




Court Records


Description & Travel


Employment Records


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records




Native American Records










Government & Town Records


Government & Politics




Law & Legislation


Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals


Names & Surnames






Officials & Employees


Public Records


Slavery & Bondage


Social Life & Customs







Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

New York Military Records



Military History


Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


French and Indian War, 1755-1763


Revolutionary War


War of 1812


Military records – 1824


Mexican-American War


US Civil War


Indian Wars


Spanish-American War


World War I


World War II


Korean War



Vietnam War

Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions




New York Modern Helps

Family Search Articles

New York Introduction




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