New York State Census Records

Various censuses were taken by the State of New York (usually at ten-year intervals). This table lists those censuses which the State Library has available for the use of on-site researchers.

  • The Microfilm does not circulate on interlibrary loan. State Library staff cannot search or provide printouts from census records or indexes in response to mail or phone requests. State census microfilm is available for loan through a local Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • The original records for the State's pre-1915 census are kept at the county level and are not available at the New York State Library. Contact the county clerk's office to ascertain their availability and location. Original manuscripts of the 1915 and 1925 census are maintained by the State Archives.
New York State Census Microfilm at New York State Library
County 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925 County
ALBANY       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked ALBANY
ALLEGANY       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked ALLEGANY
BRONX                 checked checked BRONX
BROOME #1 checked   checked checked checked checkedchecked checked checked BROOME
CATTARAUGUS checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked CATTARAUGUS
CAYUGA       checked checked checked checked #2 checked checked CAYUGA
CHAUTAUQUA checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked CHAUTAUQUA
CHEMUNG       checked checked   checked checked checked checked CHEMUNG
CHENANGO       checked checked checked   checked checked checked CHENANGO
CLINTON             checked checked checked checked CLINTON
COLUMBIA     #3 checked checked checked   checked checked checked COLUMBIA
CORTLAND checked checked #4 checked checked checked checked checked checked checked CORTLAND
DELAWARE       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked DELAWARE
DUTCHESS         checked checked checked   checked checked DUTCHESS
ERIE       checked checked I I I checked checked ERIE
ESSEX       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked ESSEX
FRANKLIN           checked   checked checked checked FRANKLIN
FULTON     checked checked checked checked   checked checked checked FULTON
GENESEE           checked checked checked checked checked GENESEE
GREENE       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked GREENE
HAMILTON             checked checked checked checked HAMILTON
HERKIMER   checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked HERKIMER
JEFFERSON         I checked   checked checked checked JEFFERSON
KINGS       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked KINGS
LEWIS checked checked   checked checked checked checked checked checked checked LEWIS
LIVINGSTON       checked checked checked     checked checked LIVINGSTON
MADISON       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked MADISON
MONROE       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked MONROE
MONTGOMERY       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked MONTGOMERY
NASSAU                 checked checked NASSAU
NEW YORK       checked         checked checked NEW YORK
NIAGARA       checked checked checked   checked checked checked NIAGARA
ONEIDA                 checked checked ONEIDA
ONONDAGA #5       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked ONONDAGA
ONTARIO       checked checked checked checked   checked checked ONTARIO
ORANGE checked checked checked checked checked checked     checked checked ORANGE
ORLEANS       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked ORLEANS
OSWEGO       checked checked checked checked   checked checked OSWEGO
OTSEGO checked     checked checked checked checked checked checked checked OTSEGO
PUTNAM                 checked checked PUTNAM
QUEENS                 checked checked QUEENS
RENSSELAER       checked checked checked   checked checked checked RENSSELAER
RICHMOND       checked checked checked     checked checked RICHMOND
ROCKLAND       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked ROCKLAND
ST. LAWRENCE #6     I   I     checked checked checked ST. LAWRENCE
SARATOGA       checked checked checked checked checked checked checked SARATOGA
SCHENECTADY   checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked SCHENECTADY
SCHOHARIE checked checked   checked checked checked checked checked checked checked SCHOHARIE
SCHUYLER       checked checked checked     checked checked SCHUYLER
SENECA                 checked checked SENECA
STEUBEN checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked checked STEUBEN
SUFFOLK         checked       checked checked SUFFOLK
SULLIVAN       checked   checked     checked checked SULLIVAN
TIOGA checked checked   checked checked checked checked checked checked checked TIOGA
TOMPKINS checked checked     checked checked checked checked checked checked TOMPKINS
ULSTER       checked checked checked   checked checked checked ULSTER
WARREN       #7 checked checked checked checked checked checked WARREN
WASHINGTON checked checked   checked checked checked checked checked checked checked WASHINGTON
WAYNE             checked checked checked checked WAYNE
WESTCHESTER               checked checked checked WESTCHESTER
WYOMING           checked     checked checked WYOMING
YATES checked checked checked checked checked checked checked   checked checked YATES

I   Indicates an incomplete census
#1 BROOME 1825 Statistical
#2 CAYUGA 1905 Auburn only
#3 COLUMBIA City of Hudson only
#4 CORTLAND 1845 Solon, Scott and Willett only
#5 ONONDAGA 1850-1905 Syracuse street/ward index
#6 ST. LAWRENCE 1815 partial census
#7 WARREN Agricultural census only

Last Updated: April 11, 2012