New York Family History Societies (A-I)

This section lists associations from Brooklyn to Greene giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Brooklyn Historical Society

The association was established in 1863 as the Long Island Historical Society. Their aim is to promote and encourage the study of the history of Brooklyn County.

They have a Library where a number of archives are available, which include Brooklyn and Manhattan Directories, Eardeley NYS Wills Names Index & Eardeley Manuscripts, Brooklyn and Long Island Scrapbooks(Newspaper Clippings from 1860s-1960s).

Resources also comprise:

  • Archives and Manuscript Collections
  • Card Index of Marriage and Death Notices extracted from Long Island Star Newspaper covering 1809-1845
  • Census Returns
  • Family Histories
  • Genealogy Reference Materials
  • Historic Brooklyn Atlases
  • Long Island Star Newspaper
  • Vital Statistics Transcriptions

An on-line catalogue of archives held at the Library is on the site, along with the NYU Finding Aid Portal.

Website:
http://www.brooklynhistory.org


Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which comprise:

  • Books relating to Ireland
  • Cemetery Transcripts of Holy Cross in Lackawanna 1872-1874
  • Everton's Genealogical Helper
  • Guide to connecting Genealogies
  • Irish Telephone Directories
  • List of Nick Names of People from the Old First Ward of Buffalo
  • 'SEPTS' Publications
  • Tracing Irish Clan Heritage

There are also links to many sites you may find of interest.

Website:
http://www.buffaloirish.com/


Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which include:

  • 1847-1851 Vital Records
  • Atlases and Maps
  • Bible Records
  • Cemetery Information
  • Census Returns including 1828 Quaker Census
  • Family File Folders(covers over 800 surnames - please see list on their site)
  • Newspaper Abstracts 1819-1865
  • Photographs
  • Published Genealogies
  • Scrapbooks
  • Will Abstracts
Website:
http://www.colhs.org


Chenango County Historical Society

The James S Flanagan History Research Centre is operated by Chenango Co. Historical Society and the Chenango Co. Historian's Office. 

It has a number of resources, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Company Papers
  • DAR Records
  • Family Files
  • Town Histories
  • Vital Statistics
  • Will Directories
Website:
http://www.chenangohistorical.org


Dutchess County Genealogical Society

The association has a Library where a number of archives are available, which include:

  • Biographies
  • Census Returns
  • Compendiums
  • Genealogies
  • Immigrations
  • Local History
  • Military Resources
  • Vital Records

The association publishes a quarterly Publication The Dutchess, and Tables of Contents are available on the site.  It is also possible to purchase Back Issues.  They also publish the DCGS which is sent with The Dutchess.  It is possible to download Back Issues of this publication in PDF Format.

Some information relating to Vital Records is on the site, which include Dutchess Co. Registrars and Dutchess Co. Communities.

Website:
http://www.dcgs-gen.org


Greene County Historical Society

The association was established in 1929.  The Vedder Research Library has many documents, which include:

  • 1828 Quaker Census
  • 2000 Cards with information relating to Ashland and Jewett Townships Genealogical Data
  • Cemeteries Index
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Family Name Folders
  • Funeral Home Registers
  • Index to Greene County Surrogate Court Records 1800-1930
  • State and Federal Census Returns
  • Vital Notices from Greene County Newspapers 1810-1885
  • Vital Statistics
Website:
http://www.gchistory.org