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New York Genealogy & History
Much of New York was originally called New Netherland. New York became a state on July 26, 1788.
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| Ships Passenger Lists contain genealogy information - the name of the passenger, age, occupation, country of origin, port of arrival, port of departure, and more. Deaths and births are recorded on ships passenger lists. OliveTreeGenealogy.com has a large collection of FREE ships passenger lists for USA & Canada. Search for ancestors on Ships Passenger lists arriving in New York including Castle Garden, Ellis Island and other receiving offices.
|| Naturalization Records consist of Declarations of Intent, Certificates of Arrival, Petition for Naturalization and a Certificate of Citizenship . Find New York ancestors in FREE transcribed Declarations of Intent, First Papers, Alien Registrations, Passport Applications, Naturalization Petitions and Citizenship Certificates on NaturalizationRecords.com
| Coffin plates are decorative adornments attached to a coffin or on display at a funeral. Coffin plates (also called casket plaques) contain genealogical information such as the name and death date of the deceased person. Sometimes they contain a birth year or an age. AncestorsAtRest.com has the largest collection of FREE coffin plate records online with almost 500 coffin plates in this growing genealogy collection.
|| * Exclusive * New York Church Records include Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam New York 1639-1801; Reformed Church Conewago 1789-1793; Flatbush RDC Kings Co. Long Island; New Lots Kings County, Long Island 1792-1872; Reformed Dutch Church of Flatlands, Long Island 1747-1802; Reformed Dutch Church of Gravesend 1715-1805; First Reformed Dutch Church of Newtown, Long Island 1736-1846; St. George's Church Hempstead, Long Island 1760- 1763; Reformed Dutch Church of Woodstock, Ulster Co. 1805-1889; Grace Church, Jamaica (Queens) 1710-1810; Jamaica, Flushing and Newtown Churches 1791-1810
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| Wishing you knew what your ancestor looked like? Search 1800s photographs and New York Ancestor Photo Albums on Lost Faces. There are over 2,500 photos in this growing one-of-a-kind exclusive genealogy collection. Quality reproductions available.
| Ledger Books 1772-1925 Find your New York ancestors in unique collection of original Ledger Books, Journals and Diaries from stores, schools, and individuals.Quality reproductions available.
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