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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.




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 System

The Documentarian: local history and genealogy links for the above site

The New York State Newspaper Project: index of old newspapers for all NY State counties; now includes city search option

NYS Library List of County Newspapers Holdings

NY State Historic Markers

New York State Historical Association Research Library


US GenWeb Archives Table of Contents

NYGenWeb Archives

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.

RootsWeb Guides to Tracing Family Trees

Rootsweb WorldConnect Project

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. No longer being updated.

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.

Orphan's Home Site: to aid researchers with ancestral orphans via transcriptions and citations of orphan listings from 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

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 state-by-state listings to online cemeteries

Archiving Early America

The Poorhouse Story: clearinghouse for information about 19th century American poorhouses

Census Online: Links to online census records

New York State Census Online calendar of historical events, activities, meetings, exhibits, lectures, etc. from all over the U.S. New Horizons Genealogy: resources from counties through NYS and New England


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. This site has been honoring the men and women of pre-1800 times for many years!

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: search catalogs of Mohawk Valley Region libraries

Margaret Reaney Memorial Library: St. Johnsville, NY

Adirondack Research Library

Tryon County NYGenWeb: visit the "parent county" of Herkimer and Montgomery; source for regional pre-Revolutionary War history and genealogy. Permanently frozen in time and last updated in 1998, this site is kept on line as a legacy site due to its great information.

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.

New World Dutch Barns Society



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UNITED-EMPIRE-LOYALIST: a Rootsweb mailing list. The United Empire Loyalists left the United States for Canada during and after the American Revolution. Follow the same instructions as given for the lists above: (mail mode - you get all the messages) or (digest mode - you get a summary of all the messages)


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: many great pictures of fire trucks from all over the State.


Thomas Kitchin's Mohawk Valley Map of 1772

United States Digital Map Library : a project of the USGenWeb Archives.

Central New York Town Map

Panoramic View Maps


Over the years we've received requests for tourism information. The Herkimer County NYGenWeb page isn't sponsored by any government or other agency or historical society. In response to your requests, we never had ready or up-to-date answers to your questions and weren't able to be of much help, a mutual waste of our time. We recommend you check for what's out there by usin a search engine.

Fulton - Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce

Visit Montgomery County, NY

St. Johnsville Community Website

Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce

Erie Canal Village: driving to or from Montgomery County, stop in to nearby 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


Listing of commercial resources for books does not imply our endorsement of any business or their service. Companies on this short list have been in existence for yeares, are dedicated to helping researchers in the online genealogical community, and are committed to giving good personal service.

W. David Samuelsen's Will Testators Indexes Online

Hope Farm Press

Heritage Books


Sorry, but it's our firm policy to NEVER, EVER recommend or endorse professional and/or "for hire" genealogists. As we're not historians or professional genealogists ourselves, we're in no position to vouch for anyone's qualifications, track record or honesty. To do so would be akin to setting up a blind date for two parties we don't know and can't vouch for. If something goes wrong, guess who's blamed? As genealogy becomes more popular and commercialized, unqualified "researchers" and services run by charlatans are hanging up their shingles and eager to flatten your wallet. To engage the services of **qualified researchers**, please contact the societies listed on our historical societies page. Society personnel are personally familiar with professionals (some certified, some not) who regularly use their collections and can put you in contact with someone qualified to undertake your particular assignment. This advice should be heeded with any location you're researching in. Caveat emptor = Buyer Beware.

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