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There are numerous genealogy and history books which have been scanned or transcribed online and available to read.  These books can take some time to read or peruse but are well worth the time to learn how your ancestors lived.  Many of these include biographical sections too which are rich in family connections.


Links to Free New York History Books Online

Genealogical and Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley

a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation.  by Cuyler Reynolds, 1914.

Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families

Published 1883 by S. V. Talcott

Historical Events of The Early Settlers of Fairfield, White Creek and Vicinity

History of the pioneer settlement of Phelps & Gorham's purchase, and Morris' reserve

1853 History of New Amsterdam

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1928 NYC Telephone Directory

1940 Staten Island Directory


New York County History Books Online

Albany County

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, NY 1683-1809


Bronx County

Atlas of the Borough of The Bronx, Sections 9 to 13

Pocket and Desk Edition. 1912.

G. W. Bromley & Co.

The Borough of the Bronx, 1639-1913

it's development and historical surroundings

by Harry T. Cook, Published 1913.

The Great North Side, or, Borough of the Bronx, New York

Published 1897..

The Methodist Church Home for aged in the city of New York, 1850-1950

by Constance Newell McClure. Published 1951.

The Story of the Bronx

from the purchase made by the Dutch from the Indians in 1639 to the present day.

Westchester Path

by Westchester and Bronx Title and Mortgage Guaranty Co. Published 1903.


Broome County

1859 Binghamton Directory

Located at the USGenWeb.  GIF Files.

1894 Biographical Review of Broome County

This volume contains biographical sketches of the leading citizens of Broome County. 

The Annals of Binghamton

And of the country connected with it.

by J. B. Wilkinson. Published 1840.

Gazetteer and Business Direcctory of Broome and Tioga Counties, N. Y.

For 1872-3.  Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child.


Cayuga County

1859-60 Boyd's Directory of Auburn

Located at NYGenWeb.  Features image scans of this book.

1879 History of Cayuga County

Cayuga in the field: a record of the 19th N. Y. Volunteers, all the batteries of the 3rd New York Artillery, and 75th New York Volunteers

by Henry Hall and James Hall.  Published 1873.

History of Auburn

by Henry Hall.  Published 1869.


Chemung County

1868-69 Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chemung & Schuyler Counties, NY

by Hamilton Child.

An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York

by John L. Sexton.  1885.

History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins & Schuyler Counties

New York, With Illustrations. Published 1879.

Oxford, NY - 1906

Annals of Oxford, New York with illustrations & biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and early pioneers.


Chenango County

Annals of Oxford, New York

by H. J. Gilpin

Oxford, NY - 1906

Annals of Oxford, New York with illustrations & biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and early pioneers.


Clinton County

Old Chazy

Reminiscences of Old Chazy given by Descendants of the Early Settlers at a

Literary and Musical Entertainment

Held at Academy Hall, Chazy, N. Y., Aug 23, 1898.


Cortland County

1869 Gazetteer and Business Directory

by Hamilton Child. 1869.

Grip's Historical Souvenir of Cortland

History of Cortland County

By H. P. Smith. 1885.

Homer Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Directory

Cortland, N. Y. 1918.

Past and Present

A historical and descriptive sketch of Cortland, N. Y. and it's manufacturing and commercial interests. by D. Morris Kurtz. 1883.

Pioneer History

or Cortland County and the border wars of New York.  From the earliest period to the present time. by Henry C. Goodwin. 1855.


Delaware County

Biographical Review - 1895

The leading citizens of Delaware County, NY.

Historical Sketches by Lincoln R. Long

The History of Delaware County

by W. W. Munsell. 1797-1880.

History of Delaware County and Border Wars of New York

A Sketch of Early Settlements in the County

And a History of the Late Anti-Rent Difficulties in Delaware

With Other Historical and Miscellaneous Matter.

by Jay Gould.  Published 1856.

Stories of Early Settlers in the Wilderness

By Josiah Priest. Published 1837.


Dutchess County

General History of Dutchess County fro 1609-1876

Inclusive: illustrated with numerous wood-cuts, maps, and full page engravings.  by Philip Henry Smith.  Published 1877.

Historical and Genealogical Records Dutchess and Putnam Counties

Published 1912.


Erie County

1832 City Directory for the City of Buffalo

Containing the names and residence of the heads of families and householders, in said city, on the first of July 1832: to which is added a sketch of the history of the village from 1801 to 1832.

Online City Directories for Buffalo


Genesee County

1953 Masonic Directory, Batavia Lodge 475

Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Edition (1821-1921)

Published in 1927, the Amherst College Biographical Record, Centennial Editin, contains biographical sketches of all 9,110 graduates and non-graduates of Amherst College in the classes of 18222-1921, plus brief information about the classes of 1922-1925.


Kings County

Register in alphabetical order, of the early settlers of Kings County, Long Island, N.Y. : from its first settlement by Europeans to 1700 : with contributions to their biographies and genealogies, compiled from various sources.  Published 1881.


New York County

Harlem (City of New York) : It's Origin and Early Annals

How the Dutch Came to Manhattan


Livingston County

1887 History of Springwater


Madison County

Early History of Rochester. 1810-1827

with comparisons of its growth and progress to 1860.

History of Madison County, State of New York

by L. M. Hammond, Syracuse, NY. 1872.

Sketches of Rochester

with incidental notices of western New York

by Henry O'Reilly. 1838.


Monroe County

The Biographical Record of the City of Rochester and Monroe County, New York

Published 1902.

Early History of Rochester. 1810-1827

with comparisons of its growth and progress to 1860.

Henrietta Heritage (PDF)

by Eleanor C. Kalsbeck. 1977.

History of Monroe County, New York

by W. H. McIntosh. Published 1877.

Irondequoit Centennial Album, 1839-1939 (PDF)

Published by Irondequoit Centennial Committee.

Ogden Centennial Pioneer Reminiscences (PDF)

1802-1902.  Compiled by Mrs. Augusta E. N. Rich.

Rochester; a story historical

by Jane Parker. Published 1884.

Rochester; its founders and founding

by Howard Lawrence Osgood. Published 1894.

Sketches of Rochester

with incidental notices of western New York

by Henry O'Reilly. 1838.

The Story of Brockport for One Hundred years

1829-1929. As told by Charlotte Elizabeth Martin.


Onondaga County

1872-1873 Boyd's New York State Directory for Syracuse


Richmond County

Annals of Staten Island

from its Discovery to the Present Time, Volume 2.

Published 1877.

Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island

by Ira K. Morris. 1900.


Rockland County

Portrait and Biographical Record of Rockland and Orange County, New York

Published 1895.


Putnam County

Historical and Genealogical Records Dutchess and Putnam Counties

Published 1912.


Queens County

History of Long Island

Contains an account of the discovery and settlement/ with other important and interesting matters to the present time.  By Benjamin F. Thompson (Benhamin Franklin).  Printed 1839.


Schenectady County

Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of Schenectady


Schoharie County

1845 History of Schoharie County and Border Wars of New York

1882 History of Schoharie County


Schuyler County

1868-69 Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chemung & Schuyler Counties, NY

by Hamilton Child.

An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York

by John L. Sexton.  1885.

Descriptive Guide Book of the Watkins Glen

1879.

Early History, The Village of Havana, N.Y.

by Wayne E. Morrison.

History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins & Schuyler Counties

New York, With Illustrations. Published 1879.

Oxford, NY - 1906

Annals of Oxford, New York with illustrations & biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and early pioneers.

Reference Business Directory of Schuyler County, NY, 1893-94

by Hamilton Child


Steuben County

1853 History of the Settlement of Steuben County, New York

An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York

by John L. Sexton.  1885.


Tioga County

An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York

by John L. Sexton.  1885.

History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins & Schuyler Counties

New York, With Illustrations. Published 1879.

Oxford, NY - 1906

Annals of Oxford, New York with illustrations & biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and early pioneers.


Tompkins County

An Outline History of Tioga and Bradford Counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York

by John L. Sexton.  1885.

History of Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins & Schuyler Counties

New York, With Illustrations. Published 1879.

Oxford, NY - 1906

Annals of Oxford, New York with illustrations & biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and early pioneers.


Warren County

Warren County: A History and Guide

Copyright 1942 by the Warren County Board of Supervisors.


Washington County

1877 History of the Town of Greenwich


Wayne County

1905 Grips Historical Souvenir of Wolcott, NY

Wolcott, N.Y. and Vicinity.  Copyrighted June 1905.

History of the Town of Marion, Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3

History of the Town of Marion, Wayne County

State of New York, 1795-1937.

by Vera Curtis.


Westchester County

1664-1784 Wills of Westchester County Plus some Genealogies and Notes

Biographical History of Westchester County, New York

Volume 1.  Published 1899.

Biographical History of Westchester County, New York, Volume 2

Volume 1.  Published 1899. 

History of Westchester County, New York

Including Morrisania, Kings Bridge and West Farms which have been annexed to New York City. by J. Thomas Scharf. Published 1886.

North Castle Historical Society History Books and Documents

Westchester Path

by Westchester and Bronx Title and Mortgage Guaranty Co. Published 1903.

 

 

 

 

 

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