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Sullivan County Cities and Towns include Bethel (town), Bloomingburg (village), Callicoon (town), Cochecton (town), Delaware (town), Fallsburg (town), Forestburgh (town), Fremont (town), Highland (town), Jeffersonville (village), Liberty (village), Liberty (town), Livingston Manor, Lumberland (town), Mamakating (town), Monticello (village), Narrowsburg, Neversink (town), Rock Hill, Rockland (town), Roscoe, Smallwood, South Fallsburg, Thompson (town), Tusten (town), Woodridge (village), Wurtsboro (village).
Sullivan County, New York Courthouse Records
Sullivan County, NY Courthouse
The Sullivan County Courthouse is located in Monticello, New York. Also contact local Town Clerks. They are responsible for vast amounts of local information from deeds, property transfers, and genealogical materials. Research on place and road names, the history of property transfers and much more are available through your Town Clerk. They are a tremendous resources. Learn More About State of New York Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.
Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Sullivan county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. A fire in 1909 destroyed will volumes 1-7 but all or most of the files survived.
- Sullivan County Clerk has Land Records from 1809, Court Records from 1809 and Naturalization Records. State court naturalization records remain in custody of the county clerks. Older court naturalization records have been transferred to the National Archives--Northeast Region. The County Clerk is the keeper of most civil and criminal trial court records for Supreme Court and County Court, naturalizations, marriages (1908–35), censuses (Some county clerks' offices hold duplicate copies of some of the State censuses taken periodically between 1825 and 1925 and copies of the federal census), as well as deeds and mortgages.
- Sullivan County Surrogate Court Clerk has Probate Records from 1811. The County Surrogate Court Clerk maintain records of wills, letters testamentary, letters of administration, orders and decrees, and appointments of guardians; and filed papers, including original wills, petitions for probate (gives date of death and lists next of kin), performance bonds, property inventories (seldom found after ca. 1900), administrator's or executor's accountings, etc. Surrogate's Courts create comprehensive indexes to records and files.
- Sullivan County Treasurer is responsible for the collection of taxes.
- Sullivan County Historian maintains archival holdings for virtually every facet of the county’s history. In New York State, every municipality (town, city, village, county) must have an appointed historian. Most of the towns have their own historians as well and each can be contacted. The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.
Sullivan County, New York Census Records
- Learn More: State of New York Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820
- State Population Schedules: 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925
- Other State Census Schedules: Census of Inmates in Almshouses and Poorhouses, 1830-1920, Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880, Non-Population Schedules 1850-1880
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Sullivan County, New York Vital Records
- Learn More: State of New York Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1880 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1880 to present
- Divorce Records: from January 1963 to present. Earlier Records are in the County Clerk's Office.
- Locations: New York State Dept of Health, Vital Records Section
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate, Genealogy Applications.
- In Person: New York State Dept of Health, Vital Records Section, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237; (518) 474-3077, (518) 474-3038 Information
Sullivan County, New York Resources
- State of New York Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for New York
- Sullivan County Historical Society
- Fort Delaware - Museum of Colonial History
- New York Genealogy Research Community
- Sullivan County, New York Message Boards
- Sullivan County, New York Genealogy Forum
Sullivan County, New York External Links
- Historical Newspapers from New York (1719 - 1992)
- The Sullivan Whig, published at Bloomingburgh, N.Y.
- Sullivan County, New York Books - Amazon
- Index of wills of Sullivan County, New York
- Index to proceedings in administration of interstates [sic] estates
- Graveyards of Cohecton [sic]
- Gravestone inscriptions of Grahamsville Reformed Dutch Church and others.
- Gravestone inscriptions of Liberty Town Cemetery (old section) Liberty, Kenoza lake, and others.
- Graveyard inscriptions of New Vernon Cemetery and others
- Graveyard inscriptions of Callicoon Centre Cemetery, Callicoon Centre, Rock Ridge Cemetery, Thompson, Old Youngsville Cemetery,
- Gravestone inscriptions of Gonsalus Farm Cemetery, Sylvan Cemetery, Wurtsboro, N.Y., Forestburg Cemetery, and others.
- Graveyard inscriptions of Baptist Church Cemetery, Parksville, Youngsville Cemetery, and others.
- Graveyard inscriptions of Velie & Neversink Cemetery and others.
- Graveyard inscriptions of Old Bethel Cemetery, New Cemetery, Bethel, Hurd Settlement Cemetery, Hurd Settlement, Swan Lake, form
- Gravestone inscriptions of Bridgeville Cemetery, Bridgeville, Old Fulton or Fraser Cemetery, Ferndale, Old Fallsburg (Palen's)
- Graveyard inscriptions of the Bloomingburgh Cemetery, Bloomingburgh, Sullivan County, New York
- Gravestone inscriptions, Stanton or Centennial Cemetery, of Wurtsboro of Sullivan County-New York
- Sullivan Co., New York - FindaGrave
- Records of the Presbyterian Church, Monticello, Sullivan County, New York
- Records of the Dutch Reformed Congregation of Mamakating
- Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church
- Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Bloomingburgh, Sullivan County, N.Y.
- Records of the White Lake Presbyterian Church of Bethel, Sullivan County, New York
- Records of the Associated Reformed Church of Mongaup Valley, Sullivan County, New York
- Records of the Presbyterian Church of Cochecton, Sullivan County, New York
- Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Swan Lake, Rockhill and Bridgeville, N.Y.
- Record of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Barryville, N.Y. (Sullivan County)
- Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Grahamsville, Sullivan County, N.Y.
- Record of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Half Way Brook Village, Sullivan County, N.Y., now known as Pond Eddy, N.Y.
- Records of the Reformed Dutch Church, Woodbourne, Sullivan County, New York
- Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Sandburgh, Sullivan County, N.Y.
- Methodist Episcopal Church records
- Records of the Barryville Congregational Church of Barryville, Sullivan County, New York
- Records of the Baptist Church at Parksville and Liberty, N.Y., Sullivan County, N.Y.
- Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rock Hill, Sullivan County, N.Y.
- Records of the First Presbyterian Church, Lake Huntington, Sullivan County, N.Y.
- Records of Consistory of the Union Tabernacle Reformed Church, Unionville, Sullivan County, N.Y.
- Records of the Free Methodist Church, Ferndale, Sullivan County, N.Y.
- History of Sullivan County
- Sullivan County, New York Links - Cyndi's List
- Sullivan Co. NYGenweb
- Sullivan County, New York Ancestry Database Collections
- Sullivan County, New York Military Records