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The Yates County Office of Public History is proud to host the YatesCounty page of the NYGenWeb project. Below are listed some local resources posted elsewhere on this site, as well as pages relating to our neighboring counties, and a few other links. Many more can be found by following these to the larger project sites.

Yates County Resources:

Email: mailto:history@yatescounty.org

  Basic resources

  Census resources

  Census indexes

  Vital records

  Cemetery resources

  Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society (email: ycghs@yatespast.com)

Local Municipal Resources

Please note that copies of some original documents (marked with a * in the list below) can be requested by researchers. Certain information must be sent in with the request, and these requirements are set out fully, usually on the summary page of each record series. The County Historian's office gets an enormous number of copy requests, and they can be processed a lot more quickly if we have the correct reference, and the name and postal address of the person to whom they are to be sent. 

  Basic resources

  Town records 

  Service Registers 1861-1865*

  Index to Jerusalem  Record of Roads 1798-1820*

  Index to Jerusalem Minute Book 1: 1799-1868*

  Index to Benton Minute Book 1: 1806-1830*

  Index to Barrington Record of Roads 1826 - 1851*

  Index to Starkey Record of Roads 1826 - 1874

  Index to Potter Record of Roads 1833 -1888*

  Index to Milo Record of Roads 1801-1869*

  Index to Deeds Transmitted from Ontario County 1788-1823*

  Index to Deeds Transmitted from Steuben County 1796-1826*

  Index to Mortgages Transmitted from Ontario County 1788-1826*

  PennYan Tax Rolls for the 1840s and 1850s

  New Index! Vital records   

  Church records: Record Book of the Free Congregational Church in Penn Yan

   Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Penn Yan: 1823 and 1826-28

  Early tax rolls of Ontario County towns now in Yates County

  Innkeepers' Recognizances*

  Index to marriage licenses held by Yates County (1908-1935)*

  Index to certificates in County Marriage Book A (1908-1914)*

  Index to certificates in County Marriage Book B (1914-1921)*

  Index to certificates in County Marriage Book C (1921-1926)*

  Consolidated index to all County Marriage Records 1908-1935*

  Town vital records filed with the County 1847-1848*     

  Yates County estates filed in Ontario County 1789-1824 *

  Every-name indexes to Yates County Surrogate's Records 1823-1925*

  Lists of persons named in Surrogate's Records Packets 1-300*

  Every-name indexes to Yates County Wills, Books A-G *

  Applications for Civil War and War of 1812 pensions and back pay

Other Local Resources

  Vital records in the Penn Yan Democrat 1899-1949*

  Surrogate Court Records Index*

  Civil War Draft Roll 1863*

  World War I Militia Roll 1917*

  Index to World War I Service Record Cards*

  Name Index to Yates County's Boys in Blue

  Deaths of Officers and Enlisted Men from the 1865 Census

  Revolutionary and War of 1812 Pensioners

  Name index to Stafford Canning Cleveland's 1873 History of Yates County  

  Name index to Walter Wolcott's Military History of Yates County

  Index to Nineteenth-Century Indictments*

  Index to Ex parte case files1823-1921*

  1872 Necrology, Yates County Chronicle

  Vital Records from the Yates County Chronicle 1867-1875*

  Vital Records from the Yates County Whig 1840-1841

  Vital Records from Penn Yan Democrat 1840s

  Items of genealogical interest from the Democrat: 1850, 1852, 1853, 1854

  Vital Records from the Penn Yan Democrat 1860s

  Vital Records from the Penn Yan Democrat 1870-1895

  Vital Records from the Penn Yan Express 1894-1897

  Items of genealogical interest from the Dundee Observer 1878
    Records of Penn Yan Presbyterian and Congregational Churches 1823-1900
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Benton
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Milo
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Torrey
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Italy
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Middlesex
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Potter and the village of Rushville
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Jerusalem
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Starkey
   Cemetery project: Burials in the town of Barrington
   Cemetery project: Burials in Hillside cemetery, Dundee
   Cemetery project: Burials in St. Michael's Parish cemeteries, Penn Yan
   Cemetery project: Burials in Lakeview cemetery, Penn Yan (Purchases 1, 2, 3 East, 3 West and the Free Ground)
   New Index! Index to 1892 Census
   New Index! Index to 1905 Census
   New Index! Index to 1915 Census
   New Index! Index to 1925 Census


The New York GenWeb Archives contain a great volume of material submitted by genealogists and others for use by everyone. The posted material isbroken down into categories: Biographies; Obituaries; Wills; Census; Biblerecords; and Cemetery records. The Yates County files have up to now been submitted mostly by Bonnie Bunce, to whom the County Coordinator is most grateful; other researchers with information and records they would like to share with us are encouraged to do the same. 

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  NYGenWeb Archives

 NY State Archives

  Ontario County Archives

  Ontario County Historian

  Ontario County Historical Society

  Ontario County GenWeb

  Steuben County GenWeb

  Schuyler County GenWeb

  NYFingerLakes-L, a mailing list devoted to genealogical research in Cayuga, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yatescounties. To subscribe, send a message to mailto:NYFingerLakes-L-request@rootsweb.comwith ONLY the word subscribe in the message. Please turn off signature files.

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Updated 4 March 2004 
2004 Frances Dumas
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