Steuben County, New York
Genealogy, History & Facts
Steuben County, New York Facts
When was Steuben County, NY Created?
Steuben County was created on March 12, 1772 from Ontario County.
What counties are adjacent to Steuben County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Yates County, Ontario County, Chemung County, Schuyler County, Tioga County, PA, Potter County, PA, Allegany County, Livingston County.
Steuben County, NY Vital Records
Where can find Steuben County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Steuben County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 and a Divorce records since 1847 . There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Steuben County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
Steuben County, NY Census Records
What Steuben County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Steuben County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Steuben Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Steuben Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Steuben Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide
Steuben County, NY Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Steuben County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Steuben County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Steuben County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Steuben County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 3 Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810
- Steuben County Clerk
- Phone: 1-607-664-2563
- Land Records: 1796
- Court Records: 1796
- Steuben County Surrogate Court Clerk
- Phone: (607) 776-7126
- Probate Records: 1796
- Steuben County Historian
- Address: 3 East Pulteney Square, Bath, NY 14810
- Phone: 1-607-664-2199
- New York Wills, 1626-1836
- BLM Land Records
Steuben County, NY Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Steuben County, NY?
A list of Steuben County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Steuben County Historical Society, 1 Cohocton Street, PO Box 349, Bath, New York 14810, Phone:(607) 776-9930; Records available: Genealogical records, Steuben County Census index, Burial records, Newspapers 1831-1960 on microfilm, Indexed abstracts of Steuben County Sorrogate records of probate 1790-1900
- Painted Hills Genealogy Society
- Central New York Genealogical Society, Box 104, Calvin Station , Syracuse, New York 13205
- Avoca Free Library, P O Box S, 5 Griswold Street, Avoca, NY 14809, Phone: 1-607-566-9279
- Dormann Library, 101 West Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810, Phone: 1-607-776-4613
- Prattsburgh Free Library, P O Box 426, 26 Main Street, Prattsburgh, NY 14873, Phone: 1-607-522-3490
- New York State Archives and Records Administration, 11th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-8955
- New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
- The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 122 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022-1939
- New York State Historical Association, West Lake Road, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York, 13326-0800
Where can I connect with other Steuben County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
- New York Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- New York State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Steuben County, New York Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Steuben County, New York Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Steuben County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Steuben County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.