New York State Census Records 1825-1925

Information and Links to Some Online Indexes

A Guide for Non-Federal New York Census Records

Introduction - New York State Census Records
The U.S. Federal Census is taken every ten years, beginning with 1790. This guide is for New York City and State censuses taken between the federal census years or made separately from the federal census. (For information on Federal Census Records for New York (and other states) see... US Census Records 1790-1940.)

New York State censuses are available for some counties for 1825, 1835, 1845 and 1855, and for most counties for 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915 and 1925. The 1915 and 1925 New York State Censuses are fairly complete.

New York State Census Records Online at Ancestry
Ancestry has these databases for New York state census records. All 4 are included with a subscription to their online genealogy records collection. New York County - Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan) is missing from most New York State censuses. However, it is included in the 1855, 1905 (includes the Bronx), 1915 and 1925 state censuses. Also, an incomplete Manhattan census (the "police census") exists for 1890... New York State Census Records Indexes Online New York City and State Census Records - Helpful Links and Sources
  • New York State Census Records Information
    guide for offline researching at the New York State Library; includes information about the incomplete 1825, 1835 and 1845 NY State Censuses
    • To see what FamilySearch has for earlier NY State Census Records, do a place search in the FamilySearch Catalog for United States, New York, then look for the census topics.
New York State Census Records - Guidebook
  • New York State Censuses and Substitutes (Amazon Link) This book identifies 448 state census originals for New York's 62 counties, located at 68 different New York repositories, plus transcripts, extracts, and indexes in print. Also includes information about census substitutes such as tax lists, voter registrations, military lists, deed indexes, and more. Click on the title for ordering information from Amazon. You might also try your local library.
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