New York-related pages show useful statewide sources.
For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page. Copies of books found in the Family Search Catalog may be found in World Cat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. The registers include an index at the start of each town. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Explore how to search the Family Search Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
See New York Vital Records for a discussion about beginning dates and availability of vital records in New York.
Use substitute records for birth, marriage, and death information.
The petitions for Jefferson County, New York Genealogy are also available on microfilm at the Family History Library and its centers: Online Probate Records Original county-by-county New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 are available free online at Family Search.
To access these records, click Historical Records below, then click "Browse through 1,630,900 images".
Guide to Jefferson County, New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.
This page describes sources of genealogical data about Jefferson County, New York Genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page.
These substitute records include Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.
Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town.
Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. At various libraries (World Cat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.