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 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: check this out for old newspapers for all NY State counties; now includes city search option
NY State Historic Markers
NYS Library List of County Newspapers
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.
to Tracing Family Trees
Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project
GenSeeker: search engine accessing almost all sites at RootsWeb and many genealogical sites elsewhere on the Web
US GenWeb Archives Table of Contents
NYGenWeb Archives - NY State
Rootsweb's Searchable Social Security Death Index
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.
A Guide to New York Historical Resources
Making Of America: Cornell Univ. online history books and useful genealogical resources.
National DAR Homepage: Discover resources you never knew existed.
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 Home Page
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 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.
Yahoo's 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)
Geneanet's Unknown Photographs
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 person 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
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
Town of Webb Historical Association: according to Peg Masters, director, "Our museum is located at the corner of Gilbert and Main St. in Old Forge across from the postoffice - the
Goodsell Memorial Home.
Adirondack Research Library
Erie Canal Chronology and Bibliography
The Erie Canal Home Page
Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Drums Along the Mohawk: The American Revolution on the New York Frontier
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
Elgin County Ontario Canada Genealogical Society: look here for members' Loyalist surnames
Herkimer County Poorhouse History
Herkimer County N.Y. Genforum Board
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. Site last updated in 1998; no coordinator.
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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
Herkimer County Community College
Little Falls, NY Page
Fenner Funeral Home
Central New York Fire Apparatus: lots of great pictures of fire trucks from all over.
Adirondack History Network
Thomas Kitchin's Mohawk Valley Map of 1772
Herkimer County Map
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 Herkimer 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.
Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce: Planning a research trip to Herkimer County? This site includes 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 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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