New York Family History Societies (J-Q)

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

County and Other Societies

Jefferson County Genealogical Society

The association publishes The Informer and a Table of Contents for issues from 1994-2004 are available on the site. 

They sell an Every Name Index to the Publication from 1994-2008, The Informer itself from 1994-1997, JCNYGS Pedigrees - 203 pages of Pedigrees with an Every Surname Index and Will Abstracts 1830-1850.


Niagara County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1979.  A number of resources are available at the Society's Library, which incorporate Cemetery Records and Census Returns.

Resources also include Genealogies, City Directories, DAR Books, Maps and Atlases. 

It is possible to download a list of Family Documents available from the site, along with a list of Cemeteries they have records for.

A number of publications are available for sale, which include 1860 Niagara County Map, Civil War Letters and Diary of Jesse Kieffer of Lockport.

They also have a Table of Contents for their Newsletter from 2008-2009, and Back Issues are available for sale.  It is also possible to download their Newsletter Index.


Orange County Genealogical Society

The association has a Research Room where a number of resources are available, which include The Elizabeth Horton, Helen Predmore, Myrtle Edwards and Florence Tate Collections, approximately 500 Family Genealogies and Index to Revolutionary War Service Records.

Resources available also include:

  • 34 Volumes of Mayflower Descendant
  • 1850 Maps of the area
  • DAR Patriot Index
  • Deeds
  • English Origins of New England Families
  • Federal Census Returns
  • Genealogies of Connecticut Families
  • Genealogies of New Jersey Families
  • Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families
  • Genealogies of Rhode Island Families
  • Genealogy and Family History of Connecticut
  • Marriages 1908-1932

In addition, archives also comprise:

  • Mayflower Source Records
  • Mexican War Pension Files (Index)
  • New England Marriages
  • New York Soldiers in the Civil War
  • Newspapers
  • NJ Marriages 1665-1800
  • NJ Newspaper Extracts 1704-1782
  • Pennsylvania Church Registers
  • Revolutionary War Pension Records Abstracts
  • Roll of Honour from Civil War
  • State Census Returns
  • Tax Assessment Rolls NY State
  • Town Clerk Civil War Reports for NY State
  • Will Abstracts 1670-1817 for New Jersey

They also have many books which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Listings
  • Church Records
  • City Directories 1899-1956
  • Early Will Abstracts 1787-1830
  • Whig Press Marriages and Deaths 1851-1865

A number of publications are also available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1702 List of Orange Co. Inhabitants
  • 1714 List of Dutchess Co. Inhabitants
  • 1720 List of Freeholders of Albany
  • Death Records
  • Early Wills 1731-1830
  • Genealogical History of Blacks in Orange County
  • Goshen Independent Republican Marriage Notices 1866-1903
  • Jury Lists
  • Marriages and Deaths from the New York State 1865 and 1875 Censuses
  • Orange Co. Maps
  • Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Whig Press Marriage and Death Notices 1851-1865