New York Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that New York court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.
New York Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.
New York Court Records
- New York Court Record Books (amazon.com)
New York Land Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research
New York Probate Records
- New York Probate Record Books (amazon.com)
New York Tax Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research
- New York Tax Record Books (amazon.com)
New York Immigration & Naturalization Records
- New York Immigration Record Books (amazon.com)
New York County & City Government Links
New York contains 62 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. Five of New York’s counties are coterminous with the five boroughs of New York City and do not have functioning county governments, except for a few borough officials. New York City is considered the county seat of these five counties: New York County (Manhattan), Kings County (Brooklyn), Bronx County (The Bronx), Richmond County (Staten Island), and Queens County (Queens).
The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a New York county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. New York State Government is located in Albany.