MONTGOMERY COUNTY LINKS OF INTEREST
This page is one of the most useful resources on our site. Some of the sites aren't genealogy sites; former area residents can "go back home". Some non-county historical sites and commercial vendors are also listed. Please notify us if a link doesn't work.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY MILITARY LINKS
FAMILY GENEALOGY PAGES WITH HERKIMER/MONTGOMERY CONNECTIONS
National Archives Home Page: the place to go for info about microfilm availability and roll numbers, forms to order military and pension records, info on each regional branch of the National Archives, etc.
New York State Library Home Page
Genealogical Research at the NY State Library
New York State Archives and Records Administration
New York State Historical Association: at Cooperstown, NY. A large site, including info on their research library.
Mohawk Valley Library Association
The Documentarian: award-winning section of the above site, includes a number of resources on the local history and genealogy of our region
The New York State Newspaper Project: old newspapers for all NY State counties and some cities
NY State Historic Markers
New York State Historical Association Research Library
GENERAL GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Ellis Island Immigration Records: searchable records database with millions names of the immigrants who came through Ellis Island between 1 January 1892, when Ellis Island opened, and December 1924.
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Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project
US GenWeb Archives Table of Contents
NYGenWeb Archives - NY State
Rootsweb Town Search: type in town and it will return county and states
New York State Off-line Resources: where to find NY State books in our state libraries. A work in progress.
Making Of America: Cornell Univ. online history books and useful genealogical resources.
National DAR Homepage
Notable Women Ancestors
Newspaper Abstracts Project
Central New York Genealogical Society
New York Roots: formerly the New York History and Genealogy Project
The Grand Army of the Republic Posts in New York State: the G.A.R. was the Civil War veterans organization.
Orphans Home Site:to aid researchers with ancestral orphans via transcriptions and citations of orphan listings from all United State and Canadian censuses, orphanage information (addresses, those not reporting to censuses, location of records), orphanage rosters as obtained, message boards, and more. Search, post, and contribute.
Bing Online Language Translator: translate English to other languages, and vice versa; not totally accurate but sufficient to get the gist
Past Connections: keepsakes that have been found at yard and garage sales, flea markets, estate sales and other sources (thank you to Marie Bartley Coppola for this one)
Association for Gravestone Studies: articles and links to cemetery-related materials
Historical Societies of NY State: listings of societies all over the state
LDS Records Search
Find-a-Grave: state-by-state listings of cemeteries and individual burial search
Interment.net: state-by-state listings to online cemeteries
The Poorhouse Story: clearinghouse for information about 19th century American poorhouses
Census Online - Links to Online Census Records
New York State Census Online
TheHistoryCalendar.com: calendar of historical events, activities, meetings, exhibits, lectures, etc. from all over the U.S.!
COUNTY HISTORY RESOURCES
Montgomery County Dept. of History & Archives in Fonda NY
Montgomery County Department of History and Archives Facebook Page
Online Book - History of Montgomery County; embracing early discoveries, the advance of civilization, the labors and triumphs of Sir William Johnson, the inception and development of manufactures, with town and local records, also military achievements of Montgomery patriots (1892), by Washington Frothingham
Three Rivers... Hudson-Mohawk-Schoharie Site : large website covering history of the Mohawk Valley and beyond
Fort Plank: Colonial history of Canajoharie and Fort Plain
Montgomery County N.Y. Genforum Board
Drums Along the Mohawk: The American Revolution on the New York Frontier
The Erie Canal Home Page
Fort Johnson National Historic Site: home of Sir William Johnson in Ft. Johnson, Montgomery County, NY; visitors information
Mid-York Library System
Margaret Reaney Memorial Library: St. Johnsville, NY
Adirondack Research Library
Adirondack History Network
Tryon County NYGenWeb: visit the "parent county" of Herkimer and Montgomery; source for regional pre-Revolutionary War history and genealogy. Permanently frozen in time, last updated in 1998, this site is still on line at a courtesy.
Elgin County Ontario Canada Genealogical Society: many Mohawk Valley Loyalists moved here
The Political Graveyard of Montgomery County: birthplaces, death places, and cemeteries of politicians
St. John's Reformed Church, St. Johnsville, NY - the church through it's long history, including the 1970 book "A History of St. John's Reformed Church, Formerly The Reformed Calvinist Church of The Upper Part of Palatine In The County of Montgomery", with history, vital records lists, and more.
St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce Page
New World Dutch Barns Society
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OTHER COUNTY RESOURCES
Montgomery County NY official web site
Town of Mohawk Home Page
Existing Old Railroad Stations of New York State: searchable database
Montgomery County Poorhouse History
Central New York Fire Apparatus: lots of great pictures of fire trucks from all over.
Thomas Kitchin's Mohawk Valley Map of 1772
Map of the Erie Canal
United States Digital Map Library : a project of the USGenWeb Archives.
1868 Map of the State of New York Showing its Canals and Railroads: a must see. 249k jpeg
Central New York Town Map
Panoramic View Maps
LINKS FOR TRAVELERS
We've received many requests for tourism information. The Montgomery County NY GenWeb page isn't sponsored by any government or other agency or historical society. In response to most of your requests, we haven't had ready or up-to-date answers to your questions and weren't able to be of much help, a waste of our mutual time. We recommend you do what we'd do ourselves - see what's out there on one of the major search engines.
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 309
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Phone: (518) 842-8200, or 1-800-743-7337
Visit our headquarters at Guy Park Manor Historic Site: Take Thruway Exit 27 (Amsterdam), turn right (north) onto Rte. 30, turn left (west) onto Route 5, proceed 1.5 miles.
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Fort Plain/Nelliston Chamber of Commerce
St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce
Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce
Erie Canal Village: driving to or from Herkimer and Montgomery County, stop in to neighboring Oneida County. Erie Canal Village recreates canal life in the mid-1800s. Includes three museums; a mule-drawn packet boat, narrow gauge railroad ride, horse drawn vehicles, former Merry and Weeks cheese factory, old tavern, blacksmith shop, canal general store, print shop, one-room school house, and other historical buildings.
National Register of Historical Places
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