This resource is a comprehensive index of more than 600,000 individuals who lived in New York between 1675 and 1920. It indexes a broad range of New York records including passenger lists, land records, city directories, and census records. This index helps you locate a particular individual at a specific place and point in time.
In general, each record in the index tells you about an event, giving the individual’s name and the year and location in which the event took place. Each record typically also tells you what the source of this information is, so you can refer to the original materials for more detailed information about the individual. Knowing a name, location, and year may help you find your ancestor in other records of genealogical value, which are not necessarily included in this index.