HERKIMER 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.
HERKIMER 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 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
NY State Historic Markers
NYS Library List of County Newspapers Holdings
New York State Historical Association Research Library
GENERAL GENEALOGY RESOURCES
US GenWeb Archives Table of Contents
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
LDS Records Search
Find-a-Grave: state-by-state listings of cemeteries and person search
Interment.net: state-by-state listings of online cemeteries
Searchable Social Security Death Index: might require ancestry.com membership
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 No longer being updated.
A Guide to New York Historical Resources
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
Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society
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
Geneanet's Known and Unknown Family Photographs
Association for Gravestone Studies: articles and links to cemetery-related materials
Historical Societies of NY State: listings of societies all over the state
Archiving Early America
The Poorhouse Story: clearinghouse for information about 19th century American poorhouses
Census Online - Links to Online Census Records
Census Online: New York State
TheHistoryCalendar.com: calendar of historical events, activities, meetings, exhibits, lectures, etc. from all over the U.S.
COUNTY HISTORY RESOURCES
Three Rivers... Hudson-Mohawk-Schoharie Site : large website covering history of the Mohawk Valley and beyond
Adirondack Research Library
Town of Webb Historical Association
Erie Canal Chronology and Bibliography
The Erie Canal Home Page
Erie Canal Time Machine
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
The Political Graveyard of Herkimer County:
birthplaces, death places, and cemeteries of politicians
Existing Old Railroad Stations of New York State: searchable database
The Old Mohawk-Turnpike Book
Mid-York Library System: search catalogs of Mohawk Valley Region libraries
Adirondack Research Library
Elgin County Ontario Canada Genealogical Society: much information about Loyalist families who emigrated
Herkimer County Poorhouse History
New World Dutch Barns Society
Tryon County NYGenWeb: visit the "parent county" of Herkimer and Montgomery; source for regional pre-Revolutionary War history and genealogy. A legacy site frozen in time and last updated in 1998; no longer updated and no coordinator.
HERKIMER COUNTY MAILING LIST
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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:
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OTHER COUNTY RESOURCES
The Herkimer Evening Telegram: Herkimer; covers Herkimer, Ilion, Mohawk, Frankfort, Schuyler and the Kuyahoora Valley
Herkimer Evening Telegram Obituary Index
The Evening Times: Little Falls
Utica Observer Dispatch: Utica's paper, lots of Herkimer coverage
Ilion Jr/Sr High School Alumni Home Page
Little Falls, NY Page
Fenner Funeral Home
Central New York Fire Apparatus: many great pictures of fire trucks from all over the State.
Thomas Kitchin's Mohawk Valley Map of 1772
Herkimer County Geological Map
United States Digital Map Library : a project of the USGenWeb Archives.
Central New York Town Map
Panoramic View Maps of the U.S.
LINKS FOR TRAVELERS
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.
Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce: Planning a research trip to Herkimer County? This site has links to motels, campsites, historic sites, restaurants, etc.
Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 129
28 W. Main Street
Mohawk, New York 13407
Phone: (315) 866-7820
Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce
Erie Canal Village: driving to or from Herkimer 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
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W. David Samuelsen's Will Testators Indexes Online
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