The New York State Archives preserves and makes accessible over 250 million records of New York State and colonial governments dating from 1630 to the present. They have vast onsite collections as well as considerable online collections that can be accessed 24/7.

 

 

 

 

Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

BIRTH, MARRIAGE, & DEATH RECORDS

 

Wills & Probate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

RESIDENCE RECORDS

 

Dutch Colonial Records

 

Land Records

 

Naturalization & Citizenship

 

Voting

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

MILITARY RECORDS

 

American Revolutionary War, 1774-1783

 

Mexican War 1846-1848

 

US Civil War, 1861-1865

 

 

 

 

 

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

DAILY LIFE RECORDS

 

Courts

 

Ethnic

 

Government & Legal

 

Library Research Topics

 

Names & Surnames

 

Prisons & Inmates

 

 

 

 

 

MORE ONLINE COLLECTIONS

 

The New York State Archives has Digital Collections. Below is an alphabetical listing. These collections can also be searched by Collection, Place, Repository, or State Agency.

  • Adirondack Museum Historical Photograph collection
  • Patrick F. Farrell collection
  • Russell Mack Little Carson papers
  • Tahawus Club records
  • Broadside collection
  • Harry Wade Hicks papers
  • Fay Welch papers
  • Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks. Annual reports of the President.
  • MacIntyre Iron Works records
  • William H. H. Murray collection
  • Seneca Ray Stoddard collection
  • Noah John Rondeau papers
  • George Davis papers
  • Citizens’ Northway Committee records
  • Adirondack Trail Improvement Society records
  • Saranac Lake Photograph collection
  • Lucelia Arvilla Mills Clark collection
  • William West Durant collection
  • Camp Riverdale records
  • Temporary Study Commission on the Future of the  Adirondacks records
  • Henry and Earl Covey papers
  • Adirondack Museum Library, Pamphlet files, folder – ADK Forest Preserve – National Park Issue.
  • Hale Insurance Company records
  • Noah John Rondeau papers, MS 61-7
  • Mt. Marcy Ascents – Winter
  • Richard Lawrence papers
  • Noah John Rondeau papers, MS 89-4
  • New York State Forest Commission records
  • Real estate development, Ga-Wan-Ka vertical file
  • Helen Rodríguez-Trías Papers
  • José E. Velázquez Papers
  • Richie Pérez Papers
  • Felipe N. Torres Papers
  • Alice Cardona Papers
  • Antonia Pantoja Papers
  • Petra Allende Papers
  • Clara Colón Papers
  • Diana Caballero Papers
  • Diana Ramírez de Arellano Papers
  • Edward Mercado Papers
  • Emelí Vélez de Vando Papers
  • Frank Torres Papers
  • Juanita Arocho Papers
  • Joseph Monserrat Papers
  • Lillian López Papers
  • Lourdes Torres Papers
  • Luis O. Reyes Papers
  • Oscar García Rivera Papers
  • Petra Santiago Papers
  • Rafael Anglada López Papers
  • Ruth M. Reynolds Papers
  • Genoveva de Arteaga Papers
  • Graciany Miranda Archilla Papers
  • Pura Belpré Papers
  • Jesús Colón Papers
  • Pedro Pietri Papers
  • Erasmo Vando Papers
  • The Records of United Bronx Parents, Inc.
  • Records of ASPIRA of New York, Inc.
  • Centro Genealogy Collection
  • Kathy Andrade Papers, 2001-2004
  • Pre-1960 Publications, 1923-1969
  • Records of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, 1935-2003
  • Hispanic Labor Collection, 1920-2005
  • Justo A. Marti Photographic Collection
  • Jaime Haslip-Peña Papers, 1918-1951
  • Joaquin Colón López Papers, 1914-1947
  • Joffre Sureda Family Scrapbook Collection, ca. 1930s
  • Juan Avilés Papers, 1955-1989
  • Julia Jorge Papers, 2001-2007
  • OGPRUS/Archivos Históricos de la Migración Records, 1948-1989
  • Olga Méndez Papers
  • Peter Rivera Photograph Collection
  • Pedro “Piquito” Marcano Papers, 1920-1972
  • Postcards and Stereocards Collection, 1898-present
  • Records of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), 1973-1993
  • Rudy Castilla Photographic Collection
  • Ramón Delgado Ramos Papers
  • Robert Garcia Papers, 1979-1988
  • Santiago Iglesias Educational Society, Inc. Papers
  • Torres-Ortiz Family Papers, 1911-1975
  • Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, 1966-1989
  • Ralph Sheldon Hosmer papers
  • New York State College of Forestry pamphlets
  • New York State College of Forestry records
  • Farm Bureau scrapbooks, New York State
  • Lake Mohonk Mountain House records
  • Clifton Mines photographs and miscellany
  • Federation of New York State Bird Clubs records
  • Cornell Migrant Program records
  • Cornell Migrant Program campus collection
  • Robert Garcia Papers
  • Latino Studies Program Records
  • Bernhard Eduard Fernow papers
  • Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers
  • Philip H. Cornick papers
  • Regional History Photos
  • Regional History Maps, NY State Maps
  • Tito Enrique Cánepa Collection
  • Zunilda Fondeur Collection
  • Juan Paulino Collection
  • Margarita Madera Collection
  • Normandía Maldonado Papers
  • Rafael Petitón Guzmán Collection
  • Anthony Stevens-Acevedo Papers
  • Asociación de Egresados de la Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
  • Hispanic/Latino Collection
  • Farmingville Collection
  • Gerald J. Meyer Collection
  • Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art Records
  • Hostos Arts and Culture Collection
  •  The Faces of Hostos Collection, 1970-1979
  • Records of Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College/CUNY
  • Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Collection
  • Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Local 1199 Drug and Hospital Union. Hospital Division Records
  • International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Local 22. Education Department records.
  • International Ladies Garment Workers Union. Local 105 Records
  • Borough President of the Bronx Fernando Ferrer Records
  • Federal Writers’ Project Spanish Book Project
  • Water Supply Commission survey questionnaires
  • New York State Provincial Congress correspondence of the Provincial Congress, Provincial  Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety
  • Drainage basin subject files
  • Verplanck Colvin maps of the Adirondack wilderness
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Bureau of Real Property field books of Verplanck Colvin for the Adirondack Survey
  • Town and city registers of men who served in the Civil War
  • Revolutionary War accounts and claims
  • World War I veterans’ service data and photographs
  • Census of inmates in almshouses and poorhouses
  • New York State Commissioner of Social Services César Perales Subject and Correspondence Files
  • Subject files
  • Correspondence, reports and testimony on work force composition and affirmative action in state and local government
  • Subject, correspondence and project files
  • Grand Army of the Republic Department of New York records
  • New York State Engineer and Surveyor records of surveys and maps of state lands
  • New York State Auditor General copies of accounts audited by the Auditor General for bills presented to the State
  • Investigation files of the Rapp-Coudert Committee
  • Entry documentation relating to pension claims, First N.Y. Regiment Volunteers, Mexican War
  • New York State Adjutant General’s Office abstracts of Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, and China Relief Expedition military and naval service
  • New Netherland Council Dutch colonial administrative correspondence
  • Audio and video tapes of speeches and interviews of Commissioner Gordon M. Ambach
  • Gordon M. Ambach education policy papers
  • Superintendent’s diaries
  • Memorial tribute to Richard J. Conners
  • Event and activity planning files
  • Subject, correspondence, and meeting files
  • Adirondack Park centennial meeting and background files
  • Reports, testimony, and background files
  • Videotapes on solid waste management
  • NY-SCAN program videotapes
  • New York State Board of Elections political advertisements and campaign literature files
  • New York State Temporary Commission on Dioxin Exposure working files
  • New York State Assembly Sub-committee on Casino Gambling hearing transcripts and subject files
  • New York State Senate debate on the state equal rights amendment
  • New York State Senator James H. Donovan hearing files
  • Colored slides produced for various department projects
  • Educational motion picture film, “Day after Tomorrow”
  • New York State Office of General Services Empire State Plaza (South Mall) construction progress photographs
  • Plans, photographs, and working files of the Planning Committee for the Shrine for the Emancipation Proclamation
  • New York State Governor daily scheduling log
  • Assistant Commissioner’s correspondence and subject files
  • Motion pictures of Thruway construction and related matters
  • New York State Governor audiovisual records
  • New York State Department of Economic Development Bureau of Media Services New York State promotional films
  • Aerial photographic prints and negatives of New York State sites
  • New York State Division of Human Rights discrimination case files
  • Photographs, press releases, and press clipping files
  • Federal advisory and instructional releases and promotional material
  • Photographs of War Council agency activities
  • Citizen assistance and preparation films
  • Home front information publications file
  • General correspondence
  • Publicity photographs negatives
  • Minutes and investigations files
  • Governor’s office correspondence on war issues
  • Historic preservation photographs
  • Advertising portfolio of state tourism promotions during 1939 World’s Fair
  • Case files of inmates sentenced to electrocution
  • Jones Beach Photographs
  • State Director’s publications working files
  • Photographs of historic sites and structures
  • New York State Department of Transportation Map Information Unit aerial photographs
  • Training and publicity motion pictures and videotapes
  • New York State Department of Health Commissioner’s Office subject files
  • Photographs of observances of the 150th Anniversary of the American Revolution
  • Photographs of health department offices and employees
  • Photographs of occupations, programs, and activities for the blind
  • Board of Regents annual literacy test files
  • License application case files
  • Photographs of Sing Sing Prison
  • New York State Department of Transportation Graphic Arts Unit transportation and state facilities related photographs and photo logs
  • Photographic prints and negatives of department officials, facilities, and activities
  • Scrapbook
  • Administrative records and manuals relating to military training enrollments and the Farm Cadet Corps
  • Working files for a publication on New York in World War I
  • Abstracts of National Guard service in World War I
  • Muster rolls of New York National Guard units that served in the United States Army during World War I
  • Abstracts of World War I military service
  • Health and hospital resources files from the Adjutant General’s Office
  • Correspondence files
  • Correspondence with National Council of Defense
  • Records of the commissioner’s visit to France
  • Correspondence, drafts, and printed material related to commission investigation of fire hazards in stores
  • Proofs of brief supporting the conviction of Jacob Balofsky
  • Inmate record cards
  • Publicity photographs
  • Meeting and administrative files
  • Lists of businesses, occupations, and code numbers used in the Wage Investigation
  • Background report on Buffalo department stores employees strike
  • Wage investigation planning and research files
  • Glass plate negatives and photographic prints of factory and housing conditions
  • Press clippings concerning Commission activities
  • New York State Athletic Commission minutes
  • Inspector’s reports on investigations
  • New York State Governor public information photographs
  • Photographs of custodial institutions for the mentally deficient
  • Glass plate negatives depicting construction of the Western Division of the Barge Canal
  • Barge Canal construction photographs
  • New York State Public Service Commission annual reports of public utility companies
  • Photographs of inmates, staff, and facilities
  • Photographic prints and negatives
  • Index book to mortgages, land sales, and bank accounts of loan commissioners
  • Union label registration application files
  • Photographs
  • Photographic images of mental health patients, staff, and facilities
  • Photographs of Clinton Prison
  • Appointment books
  • Resident case files
  • Plans, blueprints, and drawings relating to the operation and maintenance of the Barge Canal
  • Correspondence and subject files
  • Photographs of activities and facilities
  • Inmate admission registers
  • New York State Department of State Bureau of Miscellaneous Records proclamations by the governor
  • Photographs of custodial facilities in New York and other states
  • Industrial Department cash book
  • Register of deaths
  • Printed material, correspondence and photographs from the Canal Investigating Commission
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets
  • Special lantern slide sets
  • New York State Department of Transportation Western Division canal maps and plans
  • New York State Adjutant General’s Office National Guard muster rolls
  • New York State Governor Thanksgiving Day proclamations by the Governor
  • Photographs of the new State Capitol during construction
  • Plans of the new State Capitol
  • Proposed constitution of the State of New York
  • New York State Bureau of Records of the War of the Rebellion abstracts of muster rolls of the 26th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops from New York State
  • Surgeon’s report on examinations of applicants in Steuben County claiming exemption from military duty on account of physical disability
  • Civil War muster roll abstracts of New York State Volunteers, United States Sharpshooters, and United States Colored Troops
  • Telegrams received and sent by the Governor’s Office
  • Assorted printed material
  • Accounts submitted by local officials detailing monies raised and expended and men furnished during the Civil War
  • Administrative correspondence and related records
  • New York State Commissary General’s Office administrative files
  • Political papers of Frank Wayland Higgins
  • Administrative correspondence files
  • New York State Education Department Division of Visual Instruction negatives and positive transparencies of instructional photographic images
  • Instructional lantern slides
  • Journal of New York State Electoral College
  • Special orders
  • “The Opal” patient newsletter
  • Historical sketches and photographs of school systems in cities and villages
  • Population census of Indian reservations
  • Inmate admission registers
  • New York State Canal Commissioners canal system survey maps
  • Maps, plans, details, and drawings of structures and locations for work on the Erie, Genesee Valley, Chemung, and Oswego canals
  • Naturalization papers
  • State Museum Director’s, State Geologist’s, and State Paleontologist’s correspondence files
  • Map and plan books of the location and construction of the state’s canal system
  • Alien depositions of intent to become U.S. citizens
  • Correspondence and petitions
  • Second constitution of the State of New York
  • Contracts and accounts for construction and repair
  • Cancelled state stock certificates
  • Payment authorization to treasurer for support and maintenance of children born to slaves
  • Accounts of State Militia
  • Executive pardons
  • Historical research working files
  • New York State Legislature correspondence and legislative action files
  • Holland Land Company maps, field notes, and deeds
  • New York State Secretary of State Journal of the proceedings of the State Convention to Consider Ratification of the United States Constitution
  • New York State Secretary of State engrossed copy of the United States Constitution ratified by the Convention of New York State with proposed amendments
  • Military returns, Albany County
  • Papers found on British spy Major Andre (“Andre Papers”)
  • Selected audited accounts of state civil and military officers
  • New York State Department of State Bureau of Miscellaneous Records enrolled acts of the State Legislature
  • Files related to Revolutionary War claims and other subjects
  • First constitution of the State of New York
  • Cockburn field notes, land records, and maps
  • Survey maps of lands in New York State
  • Recorded Indian treaties and deeds
  • New York State Department of Audit and Control maps of undivided tracts and of tracts sold by the comptroller for unpaid taxes
  • Original colonial laws
  • New Netherland Council Dutch colonial administrative records
  • Probated wills
  • New York Colony Council minutes
  • Charter of the proprietary colony from Charles II to the Duke of York
  • New York Colony Council British Delaware River settlement administrative records
  • Letters patent
  • New York Colony Council papers
  • New Netherland Council writs of appeal
  • New Netherland Council Fort Orange settlement administrative records
  • New Netherland Council Dutch colonial land deeds
  • New Netherland Council Dutch colonial ordinances
  • New Netherland Council Dutch Delaware River settlement administrative records
  • New Netherland Provincial Secretary register of the Provincial Secretary
  • New York State Department of State applications for land grants
  • New Netherland Council Curacao records
  • New Netherland Council Dutch colonial council minutes
  • New Netherland Council Dutch colonial patents and deeds
  • World Trade Center geospatial data
  • Motion picture film and videotapes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1995
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1996
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1997
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1998
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1999
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2000
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2001
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2002
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2003
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2004
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2005
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2006
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2007
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2008
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2009
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2010
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2011
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1995 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1995 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1996 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1996 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1997 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1997 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1998 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1998 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1999 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 1999 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2000 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2000 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2001 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2001 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2002 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2002 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2003 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2003 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2004 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2004 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2005 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2005 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2006 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2006 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2007 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2007 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2008 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2008 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2009 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2009 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2010 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2010 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2011 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2011 vetoes
  • New York State Governor Herbert H. Lehman central subject and correspondence files
  • New York State Governor Alfred E. Smith central subject and correspondence files
  • Abstracts of muster rolls of National Guard units mustered into federal service during the Civil War
  • Publicity materials relating to Attica Correctional Facility riot of 1971
  • World Trade Center collection and exhibit files
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2012
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2012 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2012 vetoes
  • New York State Governor Mario M. Cuomo central subject and correspondence files
  • Images from The New York Red Book
  • Dance collection
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2013
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2013 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2013 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2014
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2014 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2014 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2015
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2015 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2015 vetoes
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2016
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2016 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2016 vetoes
  • Minute books
  • New York State Supreme Court of Judicature judgment rolls and other documents on parchment
  • New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (New York) pleadings and other civil and criminal court documents
  • New York State Circuit Court (1st Circuit) engrossed minute books
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2017
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2017 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2017 vetoes
  • New York State Office of General Services Division of Land Utilization lands under water application files
  • New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets agricultural and informational films
  • New York State Education Department Office of Educational Television and Public Broadcasting educational programming videos and associated paperwork
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2018
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2018 bills
  • Legislative bill and veto jackets: 2018 vetoes
  • “Empire State Conservationist” Photographs
  • John A. Thomson Family papers
  • Howard Nash papers
  • John Frederick Kensett papers
  • James Caldwell Family papers
  • Julian Burroughs papers
  • Robert F. Hall papers
  • Charles C. Adams papers
  • Lounsbery DuBois papers
  • Cockburn Family land papers
  • Alfred B. Street papers
  • John Kiersted Family papers
  • Correspondence of Jeremias Van Rensselaer
  • Correspondence of Maria Van Rensselaer
  • Minute book of the Court of Rensselaerwyck
  • Memorandum book kept by Antonio de Hooges
  • Photographs of Sculpture in the Capitol Building
  • Photographic Negatives related to the Construction of the Capitol Building
  • Lewis H. Morgan collection
  • Miscellaneous records
  • Latino Community Organizations and Individuals Records, Syracuse, New York
  • Sue Costa Collection of Hispanic/Latino Papers
  • John Rodriguez and Nydia Padilla Rodriguez Collection
  • Juan Padilla Collection
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry publications
  • Dept. of Forest Entomology, Specimen photographs and negatives
  • File drawer – Floyd Carlson
  • College History Photographs
  • Dean Hugh P. Baker records
  • Edward W. Littlefield collection
  • Acting Dean Nelson C. Brown records
  • New York State Ranger School records
  • New York State Reforestation Commission special atlas
  • Charles Lathrop Pack Demonstration Forest records
  • Photograph collection
  • Division of Lands and Forests. Seedling Distribution records
  • Robert Marshall collection
  • Department of Forest Utilization. Student Reports
  • Department of Forestry Extension records
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry oversize graphic materials collection
  • Scrapbooks
  • Land Partition records
  • Ashokan Reservoir Record collection
  • Ashokan Reservoir Record collection: Supreme Court orders
  • Ashokan Reservoir Record collection: Orders Depositing Money
  • Ashokan Reservoir Record collection: Orders of Confirmation
  • Ashokan Reservoir Record collection: Ashokan Reservoir Papers
  • Ashokan Reservoir Record collection: Ashokan Reservoir Papers/Kingston Viaduct
  • Ashokan Reservoir Record collection: Ashokan Reservoir Transcripts
  • Caldwell Estate papers
  • Common Pleas Actions
  • Warren County Court. Criminal Indictments records
  • Department of Public Works construction photographs
  • Field Book of Essex and Warren County Line, Survey of J. L. Harris, Deputy Surveyor
  • Maps – Miscellaneous collection
  • Supervisor’s papers
  • Miscellaneous items
  • Tax Rolls 1903, Town of Bolton, Non-Resident Lands
  • Maps – Miscellaneous collection  [Duplicate]
  • Dutch Records
  • Bill and Veto Jackets

 

The New York State Archives has multiple ways to search onsite collections and newer acquisitons.

 

 

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