cover image
cover image

New York State Censuses and Substitutes

William Dollarhide

Print Price: $39.00

Format: paper
Imprint: GPC
ISBN: 9780806317663
Pub Date: 2005
Reprint: 2007
Print Pages: xx + 229 pp.
Item: 1494


Census records and name lists for New York are found mostly at the county level, which is why this book shows precisely which census records or census substitutes exist for each of New York's sixty-two counties and where they can be found. In addition to the numerous statewide official censuses taken by New York, this work contains references to census substitutes and name lists for time periods in which the state did not take an official census. It also shows the location of copies of federal census records and provides county boundary maps and numerous state census facsimiles and extraction forms.


  • Identifies 448 state census originals for New York's 62 counties, located at 68 different New York depositories, plus transcripts, extracts, and indexes in print.

  • Identifies 120 statewide and regional name lists, including tax lists, land records, military lists, newspaper indexes, CD-ROM publications, and online resources.

  • Identifies 105 original 1850-1880 federal censuses held by 30 New York counties.

  • Identifies over 1,200 census substitutes and selected name lists. Substitutes include tax lists, voter registrations, military lists, and deed indexes. Selected lists include county histories, city directories, naturalization indexes, and vital records indexes.

  • Identifies over 1,500 online town references to find direct links to census extracts, indexes, or other name lists online.

  • Identifies over 3,700 bibliographic citations in total, each with detailed descriptions and notes, library call numbers, and FHL film numbers.<br
  • Includes 19 county boundary maps for the period 1683-1915, showing the evolution of all New York counties and adjoining jurisdictions in bordering states and Canada.

  • Includes 26 New York State Census Extraction Forms, 1825-1925, with all population, military, agriculture, industry, birth, death, and marriage schedules; plus the 1890 New York Police Census and the 1880 Short Form; as well as 26 facsimilies showing the actual state census schedules, tables, pages, and columns.



". . . does a very good job of presenting the complicated data about sources of federal and state population census schedules. . . .--Dr. James D. Folts, Supervisor, Reference Services, New York State Archives


"If you are doing genealogical research in New York State during the period from the 1600s to the 1920s, then this book is an absolutely, hands down, positively, must have, reference!--Richard Hillenbrand (, December 2005