New York State

New York State Archives

New York State Archives genealogy - find the location of New York vital record indexes, military records, probate records and more.

New York Heritage - free, online access to images of cultural and historical significance in New York State.

New York Counties Will Testators Indexes - over 251,000 records of testators who wrote wills.

New York State Health Department Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963

Index to Arch Merrill books - a collection of books with stories of central and western New York from the earliest days to the present.

Portions of Ancestry.com pertaining to New York are free to NY state residents. The New York State Archives partnered with Ancestry to digitize some NY state records of interest to genealogists. This access requires a free Ancestry.com New York account. You will have free access only to the records available through Ancestry.com New York, not to the entire Ancestry database.