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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

NY State Historic Markers

NYS Library List of County Newspapers Holdings

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

LDS Records Search

Find-a-Grave: state-by-state listings of cemeteries and person search state-by-state listings of online cemeteries

Searchable Social Security Death Index: might require 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 No longer being updated.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 calendar of historical events, activities, meetings, exhibits, lectures, etc. from all over the U.S.


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.


German Flatts
The Sufferers at German Flatts - a list of the sufferers in German Flatts from the Tory and Indian attacks in 1778.

Newport History Center

The Daniels of Massachusetts Bay Colony - inc. lineage of Nahum Daniels of Newport, NY

Newport Telephone History

Ilion (village)
Ilion Jr/Sr High School Alumni Home Page: make contacts with current and former residents and classmates. Excellent!

Indian Castle Cemetery, Danube

The Herkimer Evening Telegram: Herkimer; covers Herkimer, Ilion, Mohawk, Frankfort, Schuyler and the Kuyahoora Valley

Herkimer Evening Telegram Obituary Index

Little Falls
Little Falls, NY Page

Salisbury Rural Cemetery: online listing Stark
The Life and Times of Robert Flint, The Pioneer: This is an old site, but with some valuable information on it about the Mohawk Valley during the Revolution. The author is a descendant and a native of the Town of Stark. County wide
Coffin Family Wills and Deeds from Herkimer and Oneida County

The Evening Times: Herkimer and Little Falls newspaper

Utica Observer Dispatch: Utica's paper, lots of Herkimer coverage

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.


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


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. 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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