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=== Cattaraugus County New York Historical Facts ===
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===Cattaraugus County New York Historical Facts===
  
==== Description ====   
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====Description====   
  
 
The County was named for a Seneca word for "bad smelling banks," and was named for the "odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams." The County is located in the southwest area of the state.
 
The County was named for a Seneca word for "bad smelling banks," and was named for the "odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams." The County is located in the southwest area of the state.
 
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cattaraugus, New York" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_County,_New_York'' accessed 19 Nov 2018 </ref>   
 
<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cattaraugus, New York" in ''https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_County,_New_York'' accessed 19 Nov 2018 </ref>   
  
==== Cattaraugus County, New York Record Dates ====
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====Cattaraugus County, New York Record Dates====
  
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cattaraugus County, New York. Page 488-493 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 490-492.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cattaraugus County, New York. Page 488-493 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 490-492.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.</center>
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| colspan="7" |<center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.</center>
 
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==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''11 March 1808:''' Created from [[Genesee County, New York Genealogy|Genesee]] County.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 488. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
'''11 March 1808:''' Created from [[Genesee County, New York Genealogy|Genesee]] County.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 488. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
 
For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps"] (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
====Populated Places====
 
====Populated Places====
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://newyork.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,009,c,cattaraugus.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cattaraugus County, New York," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_County%2C_New_York, accessed 16 December 2019.</ref>  
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://newyork.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,009,c,cattaraugus.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cattaraugus County, New York," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_County%2C_New_York, accessed 16 December 2019.''</ref>  
  
 
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=== Cattaraugus County New York Genealogy Resources ===
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===Cattaraugus County New York Genealogy Resources===
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
 
:*'''1581–1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4615 ''New York, Family Bible Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.<br>
 
:*'''1581–1917''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4615 ''New York, Family Bible Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.<br>
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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====Cemeteries====
 
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| [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/New-York/Cattaraugus-County?id=county_1982 Findagrave.com]*
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Cattaraugus+County%2C+New+York+Cemeteries&qt=results_page WorldCat]*  
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| [http://usgwtombstones.org/newyork/cattaraugus.htm Tombstone Project]*
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|[http://usgwtombstones.org/newyork/cattaraugus.htm Tombstone Project]*
 
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| [http://www.newyorkgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 New York Gravestones]*  
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| [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/NY/Cattaraugus Linkpendium]*  
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| [http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-York/Cattaraugus/Default.aspx Ancestry]*  
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| [http://www.paintedhills.org/cattco.html#CEMETERIES Painted Hills Genealogical Society]  
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|[http://www.paintedhills.org/cattco.html#CEMETERIES Painted Hills Genealogical Society]
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| colspan="3" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*See the [[New York Cemeteries#Online_Resources|New York Cemeteries]] page for details about each site.
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| colspan="3" |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;*See the [[New York Cemeteries#Online_Resources|New York Cemeteries]] page for details about each site.
 
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=36&countyId=1982 Find a grave Cattaraugus County Cemetery Map]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/mapCems.cgi?countryer=4&stater=36&countyId=1982 Find a grave Cattaraugus County Cemetery Map]
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see [[New York Census]].  
 
For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see [[New York Census]].  
  
===== Federal =====
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{{NYFedMortalitySch}}  
 
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'''1890''': Census records were damaged and destroyed prior to the establishment of the National Archives and Records Service (NARA). Even though the census is lost, through [[Cattaraugus County, New York#Directories|directories]], it is possible to reconstruct the population.<br>  
 
'''1890''': Census records were damaged and destroyed prior to the establishment of the National Archives and Records Service (NARA). Even though the census is lost, through [[Cattaraugus County, New York#Directories|directories]], it is possible to reconstruct the population.<br>  
  
===== State =====
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=====State=====
  
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==== Church Records ====
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====Church Records====
  
 
{{NYChurch}}  
 
{{NYChurch}}  
  
===== Methodist Episcopal =====
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=====Methodist Episcopal=====
  
:*'''1855-1969 '''Porterville {{FHL|217203|item|disp=FHL film 1381557}}&nbsp; Baptisms 1855-1926, marriages 1855-1929, record of probationers including deaths 1854-1930, alphabetical record of members in full connection including deaths 1863-1953, class record 1857-1878, record of pastors 1884-1969, record of official members 1885-1886  
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:*'''1855-1969 '''Porterville {{FHL|217203|item|disp=FHL film 1381557}}&nbsp; Baptisms 1855-1926, marriages 1855-1929, record of probationers including deaths 1854-1930, alphabetical record of members in full connection including deaths 1863-1953, class record 1857-1878, record of pastors 1884-1969, record of official members 1885-1886
 
:*'''1868-1888''' Hamlet Charge Church {{FHL|425604|item|disp=FHL film 1437513 Item 11}} Includes baptisms, marriages, membership lists, and class records.
 
:*'''1868-1888''' Hamlet Charge Church {{FHL|425604|item|disp=FHL film 1437513 Item 11}} Includes baptisms, marriages, membership lists, and class records.
  
===== Salem Welch Church =====
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=====Salem Welch Church=====
  
 
:*[http://salemwelshchurch.com/ Salem Welsh Church]. Includes burials.<br>
 
:*[http://salemwelshchurch.com/ Salem Welsh Church]. Includes burials.<br>
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{{NYChurch2|Cattaraugus+county|424900}}  
  
===== Church Histories =====
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=====Church Histories=====
  
 
:*Kysor, Kenneth. ''Benjamin Titus Roberts and the Free Methodist Church''. 1987. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13554 Ancestry] ($). {{WorldCat|15182794|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|619935|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6062030 (1 fiche)}}
 
:*Kysor, Kenneth. ''Benjamin Titus Roberts and the Free Methodist Church''. 1987. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=13554 Ancestry] ($). {{WorldCat|15182794|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|619935|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6062030 (1 fiche)}}
  
==== Court Records ====
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====Court Records====
  
 
{{NYCourts}}  
 
{{NYCourts}}  
  
==== Directories ====
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====Directories====
  
*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/ny/cattaraugus Cattaraugus County, New York Online Historical Directories&nbsp; ](Source: [http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/ Online Historical Directories])
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/Home/usa/ny/cattaraugus Cattaraugus County, New York Online Historical Directories&nbsp;] (Source: [http://sites.google.com/site/onlinedirectorysite/ Online Historical Directories])
  
==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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====Emigration and Immigration====
  
 
*'''1906-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2299396|New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1906-1942''' - {{RecordSearch|2299396|New York Book Indexes to Passenger Lists, 1906-1942}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups ====
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====Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups====
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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===Maps and Gazetteers===
 
{{NY Maps Intro|Cattaraugus}}
 
{{NY Maps Intro|Cattaraugus}}
 
{{NY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NY Cattaraugus County}}}}
 
{{NY Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{NY Cattaraugus County}}}}
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{{Nycattaraugus-townmap}}
 
{{Nycattaraugus-townmap}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
:*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.cattaraugus/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board ]for {{PAGENAME}} has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.
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:*[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.newyork.counties.cattaraugus/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board] for {{PAGENAME}} has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.
  
==== History ====
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====History====
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
{{NYLand}}  
 
{{NYLand}}  
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'''Microforms'''  
 
'''Microforms'''  
  
:*'''1818-1877''' Deed Records 1818 - 1917{{FHL|241361|item|disp=FHL film 578141 (first of 153 films)}} - Index included: 1818-1968<br>  
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:*'''1818-1877''' Deed Records 1818 - 1917{{FHL|241361|item|disp=FHL film 578141 (first of 153 films)}} - Index included: 1818-1968<br>
 
:*'''1800-1887''' Mortgage Records {{FHL|230236|item|disp=FHL film 582097 (first of 10 films}} - Index included: 1800 - 1877 <br>
 
:*'''1800-1887''' Mortgage Records {{FHL|230236|item|disp=FHL film 582097 (first of 10 films}} - Index included: 1800 - 1877 <br>
  
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{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Land|376544}}
 
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Land|376544}}
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
  
 
[[Image:Nycattaraugus-HTLmap.jpg|left|200px|Hometown Locator]][[Image:Nycattaraugus.jpg|right|300px|Nycattaraugus.jpg]]  
 
[[Image:Nycattaraugus-HTLmap.jpg|left|200px|Hometown Locator]][[Image:Nycattaraugus.jpg|right|300px|Nycattaraugus.jpg]]  
  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/newyork/ Maps of New York (1683-1915)]
*[http://nycattar.org/ Simple Town Map of Cattaraugus County] via NYGenWeb Page  
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*[http://nycattar.org/ Simple Town Map of Cattaraugus County] via NYGenWeb Page
*[http://rkn.buffalo.edu/imagePopup.cfm?Graphic=32 Map of Towns of Cattarugus County] via Regional Knowledge Network  
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*[http://rkn.buffalo.edu/imagePopup.cfm?Graphic=32 Map of Towns of Cattarugus County] via Regional Knowledge Network
 
*[http://newyork.hometownlocator.com/ny/cattaraugus/ NY&nbsp;Home Town Locator Cattaraugus County Gazateer] By Name of Cities, Towns , Census Designated Places, Neighborhoods, Subdivisions &amp; Settlements<br>
 
*[http://newyork.hometownlocator.com/ny/cattaraugus/ NY&nbsp;Home Town Locator Cattaraugus County Gazateer] By Name of Cities, Towns , Census Designated Places, Neighborhoods, Subdivisions &amp; Settlements<br>
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
 
[[Image:Catskill Turnpike.png|right|550px|Catskill Turnpike.png]]Migration routes for early European settlers to and from {{PAGENAME}} included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref><br><br>  
 
[[Image:Catskill Turnpike.png|right|550px|Catskill Turnpike.png]]Migration routes for early European settlers to and from {{PAGENAME}} included:<ref>''Handybook'', 847-61.</ref><br><br>  
  
*[[Catskill Road]] 1750s from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 6 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="AncramTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28A%29 Ancram Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Ancram Turnpike''' went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the '''''Catskill Road'''''.</ref> <ref name="Morgan">Almira E Morgan, ''The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path'' (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. [http://tcpl.org/local-history/documents/nys-cny/Catskill_Turnpike.pdf Online digital copy].</ref> <ref name="CatskillTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28C%29 Catskill Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Catskill Turnpike''' went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the '''''Susquehanna Turnpike'''''.</ref> <ref>Huntting, 97-99.</ref>  
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*[[Catskill Road]] 1750s from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 6 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="AncramTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28A%29 Ancram Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Ancram Turnpike''' went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the '''''Catskill Road'''''.</ref> <ref name="Morgan">Almira E Morgan, ''The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path'' (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. [http://tcpl.org/local-history/documents/nys-cny/Catskill_Turnpike.pdf Online digital copy].</ref> <ref name="CatskillTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28C%29 Catskill Turnpike] in ''Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes'' (accessed 6 November 2014). The '''Catskill Turnpike''' went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the '''''Susquehanna Turnpike'''''.</ref> <ref>Huntting, 97-99.</ref>
*'''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' (aka '''Susquehannah Turnpike&nbsp;''') from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by the 1750s; toll booths opened by 1804.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="Morgan" /> <ref>Anastassia Zinke, [http://www.catskillmtn.org/guide-magazine/articles/2001-11-the-susquehanna-turnpike-and-america-s-frontier-history.html The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History] in ''Catskill Mountain Foundation'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Joan Odess, [http://www.dcha-ny.org/turnpike.pdf The Susquehanna Turnpike] (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).</ref>  
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*'''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' (aka '''Susquehannah Turnpike&nbsp;''') from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by the 1750s; toll booths opened by 1804.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="Morgan" /> <ref>Anastassia Zinke, [http://www.catskillmtn.org/guide-magazine/articles/2001-11-the-susquehanna-turnpike-and-america-s-frontier-history.html The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History] in ''Catskill Mountain Foundation'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Joan Odess, [http://www.dcha-ny.org/turnpike.pdf The Susquehanna Turnpike] (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).</ref>
*[[Forbidden Path|'''Forbidden Path''']], 1767 from [[Athens, Pennsylvania]] to [[Salamanca, New York]]<ref>Paul A. W. Wallace, ''Indian Paths of Pennsylvania'' (Harrisburg, Pa.: PA Historical and Museum Commission, 1971), 46-48. {{WorldCat|538004|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|272147|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 H2wp}}.</ref>  
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*[[Forbidden Path|'''Forbidden Path''']], 1767 from [[Athens, Pennsylvania]] to [[Salamanca, New York]]<ref>Paul A. W. Wallace, ''Indian Paths of Pennsylvania'' (Harrisburg, Pa.: PA Historical and Museum Commission, 1971), 46-48. {{WorldCat|538004|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|272147|item|disp=FHL Book 974.8 H2wp}}.</ref>
*[[Lake Shore Path|Lake Shore Path]] 1792 from [[Buffalo, New York]] to [[Sandusky County, Ohio]]<ref>''Handybook'', 850.</ref>  
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*[[Lake Shore Path|Lake Shore Path]] 1792 from [[Buffalo, New York]] to [[Sandusky County, Ohio]]<ref>''Handybook'', 850.</ref>
*[[Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths|'''Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths''']] 1766 from [[Unadilla, New York]] to [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]], that is, from the '''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' to the '''''[[Great Valley Road]]'''''.<ref>''Handybook'', 850-51.</ref>  
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*[[Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths|'''Lehigh and Lackawanna Paths''']] 1766 from [[Unadilla, New York]] to [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]], that is, from the '''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' to the '''''[[Great Valley Road]]'''''.<ref>''Handybook'', 850-51.</ref>
 
*[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]] 1802 from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
 
*[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]] 1802 from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== Revolutionary War =====  
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=====Revolutionary War=====  
  
 
''Revolutionary Soldiers Burried in Cattaraugus County, New York. ''by Julia G. Pierce and Maud D. Brooks. FHL Fiche:&nbsp;&nbsp;6061377  
 
''Revolutionary Soldiers Burried in Cattaraugus County, New York. ''by Julia G. Pierce and Maud D. Brooks. FHL Fiche:&nbsp;&nbsp;6061377  
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932388|New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932388|New York, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}  
 
{{NYCivilWarTownReg}}  
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'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Cattaraugus County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Cattaraugus County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.<ref>Frederick Phisterer, ''New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.'' (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). [http://www.archive.org/details/newyorkinwarofre05phisrich Internet Archive digital copy]; {{WorldCat|11490201|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|647247|item|disp=FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p}}.</ref>  
  
:- [[2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles|2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles]], Company B.  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles|2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles]], Company B.
:- [[6th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery|6th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery]], Company I.  
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:- [[6th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery|6th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery]], Company I.
 
:- [[6th Regiment, New York Cavalry|6th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company I.
 
:- [[6th Regiment, New York Cavalry|6th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Company I.
:- [[9th Regiment, New York Cavalry|9th Regiment, New York Cavalry ]], Companies B and E.  
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:- [[9th Regiment, New York Cavalry|9th Regiment, New York Cavalry]] , Companies B and E.
:- [[10th Regiment, New York Cavalry|10th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies L and M.  
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:- [[10th Regiment, New York Cavalry|10th Regiment, New York Cavalry]], Companies L and M.
:- [[37th Regiment, New York Infantry|37th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies H and I.  
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:- [[37th Regiment, New York Infantry|37th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies H and I.
:- [[64th Regiment, New York Infantry|64th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, F, I and K.  
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:- [[64th Regiment, New York Infantry|64th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, F, I and K.
:- [[71st Regiment, New York Infantry|71st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies H and I.  
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:- [[71st Regiment, New York Infantry|71st Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies H and I.
:- [[85th Regiment, New York Infantry|85th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A and K.  
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:- [[85th Regiment, New York Infantry|85th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A and K.
:- [[100th Regiment, New York Infantry|100th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B and E.  
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:- [[100th Regiment, New York Infantry|100th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B and E.
:- [[105th Regiment, New York Infantry|105th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company K.  
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:- [[105th Regiment, New York Infantry|105th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company K.
:- [[116th Regiment, New York Infantry|116th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company F.  
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:- [[116th Regiment, New York Infantry|116th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company F.
:- [[122nd Regiment, New York Infantry|122nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company C.  
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:- [[122nd Regiment, New York Infantry|122nd Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company C.
:- [[154th Regiment, New York Infantry|154th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I and K.  
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:- [[154th Regiment, New York Infantry|154th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I and K.
:- [[160th Regiment, New York Infantry|160th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company K.  
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:- [[160th Regiment, New York Infantry|160th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company K.
:- [[179th Regiment, New York Infantry|179th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies D and H.  
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:- [[179th Regiment, New York Infantry|179th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Companies D and H.
 
:- [[194th Regiment, New York Infantry|194th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company F.
 
:- [[194th Regiment, New York Infantry|194th Regiment, New York Infantry]], Company F.
  
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[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/newyork/cattaraugas1.htm World War II Casualities], Army and Army AIr Corps&nbsp; (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ AccessGenealogy])
 
[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/newyork/cattaraugas1.htm World War II Casualities], Army and Army AIr Corps&nbsp; (Source: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ AccessGenealogy])
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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====Naturalization and Citizenship====
  
:*[http://www.sampubco.com/nats/ny/newyork.htm#cattaraugus SAMPUBCO] Index of naturalization records  
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:*[http://www.sampubco.com/nats/ny/newyork.htm#cattaraugus SAMPUBCO] Index of naturalization records
 
;*'''1791-1980''' - {{RecordSearch|1999177|New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
;*'''1791-1980''' - {{RecordSearch|1999177|New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1907-1966''' {{RecordSearch|1854307|New York, Western District Naturalization Index, 1907-1966}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
 
:*'''1907-1966''' {{RecordSearch|1854307|New York, Western District Naturalization Index, 1907-1966}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free; Index. <br>
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{NY Fulton}}  
 
{{NY Fulton}}  
  
:*''Ellicottville NY American Union ''1855-1863  
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:*''Ellicottville NY American Union ''1855-1863
:*''Ellicottville NY Cataraugus Republican ''1834-1859  
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:*''Ellicottville NY Cataraugus Republican ''1834-1859
:*''Ellicottville NY News ''1884-1901  
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:*''Ellicottville NY News ''1884-1901
:*''Ellicottville NY Post ''1884-1969  
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:*''Ellicottville NY Post ''1884-1969
:*''Randolph NY Register ''1842-2003  
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:*''Olean NY Times Herald'' 1932-1985
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:*''Olean NY Herald'' 1933, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1980
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:*''Randolph NY Register ''1842-2003
 
:*''Randolph NY Weekly Courant ''1879-1891
 
:*''Randolph NY Weekly Courant ''1879-1891
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:*''Salamanca NY Republic Press'' 1874-1993 (misc.)
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:*''Salamanca NY Pennysaver'' 1994-2001
  
==== Obituaries ====
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====Obituaries====
 
 
 
   
 
   
  
==== Periodicals ====
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====Periodicals====
  
==== Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc. ====
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====Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.====
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
 
{{NYProbate}}<br>{{NYProbate petitions|Cattaraugus}}<br> '''Online Probate Abstracts and Indexes'''  
 
{{NYProbate}}<br>{{NYProbate petitions|Cattaraugus}}<br> '''Online Probate Abstracts and Indexes'''  
  
 
*'''1629 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1920234|New York Probate Records 1629-1971}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
 
*'''1629 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1920234|New York Probate Records 1629-1971}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images
*'''1659 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8800 New York Wills and Probate Records 1659-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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*'''1659 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8800 New York Wills and Probate Records 1659-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1787-1835''' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=094&Da=7 Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787 - 1835] at [http://newyorkancestors.org/ New York Ancestors] ($); includes {{PAGENAME}}.<ref>About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.</ref><br>  
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*'''1787-1835''' [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=094&Da=7 Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787 - 1835] at [http://newyorkancestors.org/ New York Ancestors] ($); includes {{PAGENAME}}.<ref>About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.</ref><br>
*'''1830-1916''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#cattaraugus SAMPUBCO] - Index of testators of wills. {{WorldCat|38141706|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|760021|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6002835 (2 fiche); Book 974.794 P22s}}.<br>  
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*'''1830-1916''' - [http://www.sampubco.com/wills/ny/newyork.htm#cattaraugus SAMPUBCO] - Index of testators of wills. {{WorldCat|38141706|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|760021|item|disp=FHL Fiche 6002835 (2 fiche); Book 974.794 P22s}}.<br>
 
*[http://www.sampubco.com/guard/ny/newyork.htm#broome SAMPUBCO] Index of guardianships (names of children).<br>
 
*[http://www.sampubco.com/guard/ny/newyork.htm#broome SAMPUBCO] Index of guardianships (names of children).<br>
*'''1866 - 1923''' {{RecordSearch|1466356|New York Kings County Estate Files 1866-1923}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images<br>{{NYOnlineProbate}}
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*'''1866 - 1923''' {{RecordSearch|1466356|New York Kings County Estate Files 1866-1923}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images<br>
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{{NYOnlineProbate}}
  
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1920234|Historical Records}} – '''Cattaraugus County:''' Administration bonds, 1890-1905; '''General index, 1800-1956'''; Guardianship bonds, 1890-1912; Guardianship records, 1830-1916; Judicial settlements, 1885-1902; Letters of administration, 1820-1901 (gaps); Letters of guardianship, 1870-1922; '''Letters of testamentary index, 1852-1887'''; Letters of testamentary, 1850-1904; '''Minutes index, 1847-1893'''; Minutes, 1830-1906; '''Will index, 1832-1893'''; Wills, 1830-1916
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1920234|Historical Records}} – '''Cattaraugus County:''' Administration bonds, 1890-1905; '''General index, 1800-1956'''; Guardianship bonds, 1890-1912; Guardianship records, 1830-1916; Judicial settlements, 1885-1902; Letters of administration, 1820-1901 (gaps); Letters of guardianship, 1870-1922; '''Letters of testamentary index, 1852-1887'''; Letters of testamentary, 1850-1904; '''Minutes index, 1847-1893'''; Minutes, 1830-1906; '''Will index, 1832-1893'''; Wills, 1830-1916
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'''Probate Records on Microfilm'''  
 
'''Probate Records on Microfilm'''  
  
*'''1800-1956''' Probate records, 1820-1936; general index, 1800-1956; index to wills, 1832-1893 {{FHL|88817|item|disp=FHL Film 585000 (57 films)}}.  
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*'''1800-1956''' Probate records, 1820-1936; general index, 1800-1956; index to wills, 1832-1893 {{FHL|88817|item|disp=FHL Film 585000 (57 films)}}.
 
*'''1800-1911''' Miscellaneous records including letters of administration, letters testamentary, and adoption papers {{FHL|423061|item|disp=FHL Film 583803 (14 films)}}.
 
*'''1800-1911''' Miscellaneous records including letters of administration, letters testamentary, and adoption papers {{FHL|423061|item|disp=FHL Film 583803 (14 films)}}.
  
 
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Probate|Cattaraugus+County|512580}}
 
{{NY FamilySearch Catalog Probate|Cattaraugus+County|512580}}
  
==== Repositories ====
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====Repositories====
  
  
 
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Cattaraugus County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). {{WorldCat|10783418|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419251|item|disp=FHL Book 974.794 A3g and film 1425056 Item 8}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>  
 
Cornell University, ''Guide to Historical Resources in Cattaraugus County, New York Repositories''. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). {{WorldCat|10783418|disp=At various libraries}}; {{FHL|419251|item|disp=FHL Book 974.794 A3g and film 1425056 Item 8}}. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies. <br>  
  
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[http://www.cattco.org/museum/research/ Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library]<br>9824 Route 16<br>PO Box 352<br>Machias, NY 14101 <br>1-716-353-8200 <br>  
 
[http://www.cattco.org/museum/research/ Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library]<br>9824 Route 16<br>PO Box 352<br>Machias, NY 14101 <br>1-716-353-8200 <br>  
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'''Ellicottville Memorial Library'''<br>1 Washington Street<br>Ellicottville, NY 14731<br>Phone: 1-716-699-2842<br>  
 
'''Ellicottville Memorial Library'''<br>1 Washington Street<br>Ellicottville, NY 14731<br>Phone: 1-716-699-2842<br>  
  
'''King Memorial Library'''<br>Town Hall, Roszyk Hill Road<br>Machias, NY 14101<br>Phone: 1-716-353-9915<br>Website: [http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/MACHIAS http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/MACHIAS]<br>  
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'''King Memorial Library'''<br>Town Hall, Roszyk Hill Road<br>Machias, NY 14101<br>Phone: 1-716-353-9915<br>Website: http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/MACHIAS<br>  
  
'''Myers Memorial Library'''<br>P.O. Box 559<br>26 Ivory Street<br>Frewsburg, NY 14738<br>Phone 1-716-569-5515<br>Website: [http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/FREWSBURG http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/FREWSBURG]<br>  
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'''Myers Memorial Library'''<br>P.O. Box 559<br>26 Ivory Street<br>Frewsburg, NY 14738<br>Phone 1-716-569-5515<br>Website: http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/FREWSBURG<br>  
  
 
[http://www.cclslib.org/snic/snic.html '''Seneca Nation Library-Cattaraugus Branch''']<br>1490 Route 438<br>Irving, NY 14081<br>Phone: 1-716-532-9449  
 
[http://www.cclslib.org/snic/snic.html '''Seneca Nation Library-Cattaraugus Branch''']<br>1490 Route 438<br>Irving, NY 14081<br>Phone: 1-716-532-9449  
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[http://www.senecamuseum.org/default.aspx Seneca-Iroquois National Museum]<br>814 Broad Street<br>Salamanca, NY 14779<br>Phone: (716) 945-1760  
 
[http://www.senecamuseum.org/default.aspx Seneca-Iroquois National Museum]<br>814 Broad Street<br>Salamanca, NY 14779<br>Phone: (716) 945-1760  
  
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[http://www.gahwny.org/cattaraugus.html Cattaraugus County Historian]<br>Sharon Fellows<br>E-mail: sfellows@cattco.org<br>Office Located at the: [http://www.cattco.org/museum/ Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library]<br>9824 Route 16<br>P.O. Box 352<br>Machias, NY 14101<br>Phone: (716) 353-8200<br>E-mail: [http://ww2.cattco.org/form/contact-museum Contact]  
 
[http://www.gahwny.org/cattaraugus.html Cattaraugus County Historian]<br>Sharon Fellows<br>E-mail: sfellows@cattco.org<br>Office Located at the: [http://www.cattco.org/museum/ Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library]<br>9824 Route 16<br>P.O. Box 352<br>Machias, NY 14101<br>Phone: (716) 353-8200<br>E-mail: [http://ww2.cattco.org/form/contact-museum Contact]  
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The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.  
 
The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.  
  
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The County Clerk's office has marriage, military, naturalization, divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court office has probate records. For further information about where the records for Cattaraugus County are held, see the [[Cattaraugus County, New York Courthouse|Cattaraugus County Courthouse]] page.  
 
The County Clerk's office has marriage, military, naturalization, divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court office has probate records. For further information about where the records for Cattaraugus County are held, see the [[Cattaraugus County, New York Courthouse|Cattaraugus County Courthouse]] page.  
  
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[http://ww2.cattco.org/museum Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library]<br>9824 Route 16<br>P.O. Box 352<br>Machias, NY 14101<br>Phone: (716) 353-8200  
 
[http://ww2.cattco.org/museum Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library]<br>9824 Route 16<br>P.O. Box 352<br>Machias, NY 14101<br>Phone: (716) 353-8200  
  
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'''Genealogical Resources''': Family genealogies, vital records, obituary and cemetery records, maps, local history information.  
  
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:Focus is on eight Western New York counties - Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Chautauqua, '''Cattaraugus''', and Allegany - which comprise the area of the original Holland Land Company purchase.
 
:Focus is on eight Western New York counties - Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Chautauqua, '''Cattaraugus''', and Allegany - which comprise the area of the original Holland Land Company purchase.
  
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[http://www.paintedhills.org/ Painted Hills Genealogy Society]<br>Mary E. Bryant: Founder and President<br>E-mail: paint@paintedhills.org  
 
[http://www.paintedhills.org/ Painted Hills Genealogy Society]<br>Mary E. Bryant: Founder and President<br>E-mail: paint@paintedhills.org  
  
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'''Genealogical Resources''': This&nbsp; Society covers the Painted Hills Area of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, particularly the counties of Allegany, [http://www.paintedhills.org/cattco.html Cattaraugus], Chautauqua, Steuben in New York and the Pennsylvania counties of McKean and Potter .  
 
'''Genealogical Resources''': This&nbsp; Society covers the Painted Hills Area of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, particularly the counties of Allegany, [http://www.paintedhills.org/cattco.html Cattaraugus], Chautauqua, Steuben in New York and the Pennsylvania counties of McKean and Potter .  
  
 
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*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York Genealogy Research Community] (FamilySearch)
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkGenealogy New York Genealogy Research Community] (FamilySearch)
  
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:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for birth information.<br>
 
:*See ''Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War'' in the Civil War section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Military|Military]] for birth information.<br>
  
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:*'''1639-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=new%20york%2cny New York, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
:*'''1639-1962''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=new%20york%2cny New York, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
  
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:*'''1800–1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4244 ''New York Marriage Notices''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.<br>
 
:*'''1800–1855''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4244 ''New York Marriage Notices''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.<br>
  
:*'''1801–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8936 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br>  
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:*'''1801–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8936 ''Barber Collection- Newspaper Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]– ($); Index. Information extracted from the "Brooklyn Eagle" and the "New York Evening Post." <br>
 
:*'''1809-1850''' [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc9780806310992&utm_content=1546952 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York] at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ World Vital Records] ($).
 
:*'''1809-1850''' [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc9780806310992&utm_content=1546952 10,000 Vital Records of Western New York] at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/ World Vital Records] ($).
  
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:*'''1864-5, 1874-5''' See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.<br>
 
:*'''1864-5, 1874-5''' See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of [[{{PAGENAME}}#Census|Census]] for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.<br>
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/cattaraugus-county/ Cattaraugus County, NY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/newyork/cattaraugus-county/ Cattaraugus County, NY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116552830480687209686 New York Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116552830480687209686 New York Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210302895672550/ New York Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/210302895672550/ New York Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*[http://nycattar.org/ The Cattaraugus County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]]  
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*[http://nycattar.org/ The Cattaraugus County NYGenWeb Project], an member of [[NYGenWeb|The NYGenWeb Project]]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/ny/cattaraugus/cattaraugus.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project]  
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*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/NY/Cattaraugus/?cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Roots Web Cattataugus County Links]
*[http://www.mynewyorkgenealogy.com/ny-county-cattaraugus.html My New York Genealogy Cattaraugus County Site]  
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*[http://www.mynewyorkgenealogy.com/ny-county-cattaraugus.html My New York Genealogy Cattaraugus County Site]
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ny-local.htm#O Cyndi's List New York] (Scroll down to Cattagaugus County or word search for "Cattaraugus" )  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/ny-local.htm#O Cyndi's List New York] (Scroll down to Cattagaugus County or word search for "Cattaraugus" )
*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-York/Cattaraugus/Default.aspx ancestry.com Cattaraugus County Search] ''Ancestry.com (S)''  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/New-York/Cattaraugus/Default.aspx ancestry.com Cattaraugus County Search] ''Ancestry.com (S)''
*[http://www.paintedhills.org/cattco.html Painted Hills Genealogical Society Cattaraugus County Page]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/Cattaraugus-County.htm Cattaraugus County Genealogy]
 
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/NY/Cattaraugus-County.htm Cattaraugus County Genealogy]
  
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Guide to Cattaraugus County, New York ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

This page describes sources of genealogical data about Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page. New York-related pages show useful statewide sources. United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records.


Cattaraugus County, New York
Map
Map of New York highlighting Cattaraugus County
Location in the state of New York
Map of the U.S. highlighting New York
Location of New York in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1808
County Seat Little Valley
Courthouse
Ny-cattaraugus-ch.jpg
Address Cattaraugus County
Court House
303 Court Street
Little Valley, NY 14755
Cattaraugus County Website


Cattaraugus County New York Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for a Seneca word for "bad smelling banks," and was named for the "odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams." The County is located in the southwest area of the state. [1]

Cattaraugus County, New York Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1880 1908 1880 1850 1808 1800 1663
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1880. General compliance for births by 1915 and deaths by 1890.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

11 March 1808: Created from Genesee County.[3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps" (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[4]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Hamlets
Native American communities
Census-designated places


Cattaraugus County New York Genealogy Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1581–1917 New York, Family Bible Records at Ancestry– ($); Index. Database is a collection of genealogically important records taken from the Bibles of colony and state residents. Reveals the Bible's original owner, brief record of descendants,and a particular event such as birth or marriage as recorded in Bible.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories
Findagrave.com* Family History Library* Findagrave.com*
Interment.net* WorldCat* Tombstone Project*
Cemetery Site*   Names in Stone*
New York Gravestones*   Billion Graves*
NYGenWeb*  
Billion Graves*  
Names in Stone*    
Linkpendium*    
Ancestry*    
Painted Hills Genealogical Society    
   *See the New York Cemeteries page for details about each site.

Cemetery records often reveal birth, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see New York Census.

Federal[edit | edit source]

U.S. Census Mortality Schedules for New York, 1850-1880:

  • Available online at Ancestry ($).
  • Deaths are included for the 12 months prior to the census, 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, and 1879-80 beginning 1 June and ending 31 May of the census year.[5]
  • Basic contents of the records include: Name, sex, age, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. 1870 also has parents' birthplace. 1880 lists how long a resident of the county.
  • Also on FHL Films 1415128–42.

1890: Census records were damaged and destroyed prior to the establishment of the National Archives and Records Service (NARA). Even though the census is lost, through directories, it is possible to reconstruct the population.

State[edit | edit source]
Source 1825 1835 1845 1855 1865 1875 1892 1905 1915 1925
Ancestry.com - - - Yes - Yes Yes - Yes Yes
Family History Library film Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FamilySearch image - - - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York State Library film Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

New York State 1865 and 1875 Census Marriage, Mortality; and 1865 Soldier Mortality records:

  • Images available online at New York State Census, 1865 and New York State Census, 1875. Click on the link to go to the page, then click on the ‘Browse through images’ link and select your county, then select an ancestor's town and browse to the end of the population schedule until you find the Marriage, Mortality, and 1865 soldier mortality schedules.
  • Includes marriages and deaths for the 12 months prior to the census, ending 1 June of the census year.
  • Marriage entry content: Husband's name, wife's name, ages and previous marital status, month and day and place of marriage, and church or civil ceremony.
  • Death entry content: Name, age, sex, color, marital status, month and day of death, native state or country, occupation and cause of death.
  • 1865 deaths of officers and enlisted men entry content: Name, age, marital status, citizenship status, enlistment date, original regiment, original rank, regiment at death, rank at death, promotions, death date and place, manner of death, surviving associates, and burial place.
  • Also on microfilm. See the Family History Library line in the above State Census Chart.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records are good substitutes for birth, marriage, and death information and are most often found on a local city/town or county level.  Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page.

Methodist Episcopal[edit | edit source]
  • 1855-1969 Porterville FHL film 1381557  Baptisms 1855-1926, marriages 1855-1929, record of probationers including deaths 1854-1930, alphabetical record of members in full connection including deaths 1863-1953, class record 1857-1878, record of pastors 1884-1969, record of official members 1885-1886
  • 1868-1888 Hamlet Charge Church FHL film 1437513 Item 11 Includes baptisms, marriages, membership lists, and class records.
Salem Welch Church[edit | edit source]

Additional Church Records

Additional church records can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy Church Records  in online catalogs like:

Church Histories[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Ancestors may have also been involved in municipal, state, or federal court cases. See also New York Court Records and United States Court Records.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Erie CountyWyoming CountyAllegany CountyMcKean CountyWarren CountyChautauqua CountyNY CATTARAUGUS.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


FreedomFarmersvilleLyndonFranklinvilleMachiasIschuaHinsdalePortvilleOleanAlleganyHumphreyCarrolltonGreat ValleyEllicottvilleAshfordYorkshireEast OttoMansfieldLittle ValleyOttoNew AlbionNapoliPersiaSalamancaRed HouseColdspringSouth ValleyRandolphConewangoLeonDaytonPerrysburgNycattaraugus-townmap.jpg

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

  • Rootsweb message board for Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic.

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies.

Original land records in Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy began in [?dateyear?]. These records are housed at the [?repository?] in [?town?].

Online

Microforms

Books

Additional land records can sometimes be found using these catalogs:

  • 1804-1824 - Livsey, Karen E. Western New York Land Transactions, 1804-1824. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • 1825-1835 - Livsey, Karen E. Western New York Land Transactions, 1825-1835. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional resources

Additional resources for Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy land records may be found in the Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy – Land Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche may be available for viewing at various Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Hometown Locator
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Migration[edit | edit source]

Catskill Turnpike.png

Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy included:[6]

Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary Soldiers Burried in Cattaraugus County, New York. by Julia G. Pierce and Maud D. Brooks. FHL Fiche:  6061377

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Town registers. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Registers are arranged by county, and town. Some town registers are missing. The registers include an index at the start of each town.

Content. Many register entries include full name, residence, date and place of birth, parents names, marital status, date of enlistment and muster and rank, discharges, death, or promotion.

Access. The original registers are at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York. Microfilm copies are found at the Family History Library (FHL Film 1993401-37). They are also indexed and available at Ancestry.com ($).

Available towns. Registers are available for: Allegany · Ashford · Coldspring · Conewango · East Otto · Ellicottville · Farmersville · Franklinville · Freedom · Hinsdale · Humphrey · Ischua · Leon · Lyndon · Mansfield · Otto · Portville · Randolph · Salamanca · South Valley · Yorkshire.

Regiments. Service men in Cattaraugus County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.[18]

- 2nd Regiment, New York Mounted Rifles, Company B.
- 6th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery, Company I.
- 6th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Company I.
- 9th Regiment, New York Cavalry , Companies B and E.
- 10th Regiment, New York Cavalry, Companies L and M.
- 37th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies H and I.
- 64th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, F, I and K.
- 71st Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies H and I.
- 85th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A and K.
- 100th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B and E.
- 105th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company K.
- 116th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company F.
- 122nd Regiment, New York Infantry, Company C.
- 154th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, F, G, H, I and K.
- 160th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company K.
- 179th Regiment, New York Infantry, Companies D and H.
- 194th Regiment, New York Infantry, Company F.


Cattaragus County in the Civil War

Brothers One and All: esprit de corps in a Civil War Regiment. by Mark H. Dunkelman. FHL Book: 974.79 M2d

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883  (Source: Internet Archives)

World War II Casualities, Army and Army AIr Corps  (Source: AccessGenealogy)

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy newspaper images:

  • Ellicottville NY American Union 1855-1863
  • Ellicottville NY Cataraugus Republican 1834-1859
  • Ellicottville NY News 1884-1901
  • Ellicottville NY Post 1884-1969
  • Olean NY Times Herald 1932-1985
  • Olean NY Herald 1933, 1935, 1938, 1941, 1980
  • Randolph NY Register 1842-2003
  • Randolph NY Weekly Courant 1879-1891
  • Salamanca NY Republic Press 1874-1993 (misc.)
  • Salamanca NY Pennysaver 1994-2001

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Probate records including original estates and wills for New York are held in the office of the county Surrogate Court beginning in 1787, or when the county was formed. Prior to 1787, most are housed at the New York State Archives. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.
Content:  Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
Record types:  Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.

Probate Petitions

In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property. This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date. It also lists the heirs, their relationship to the deceased, and their residence. Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., 2004), 479. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004. Henry B. Hoff, "Navigating New York Probate," American Ancestors 12 (Fall 2011): 57.


These petitions are often found in the estate files and can be obtained from the county Surrogate Court.



Online Probate Abstracts and Indexes

Online Probate Records

Original county-by-county New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 are available free online at FamilySearch. To access these records, click Historical Records below, then click "Browse through 1,630,900 images". Then select the county name, and then the probate records and time of interest.

  • Historical RecordsCattaraugus County: Administration bonds, 1890-1905; General index, 1800-1956; Guardianship bonds, 1890-1912; Guardianship records, 1830-1916; Judicial settlements, 1885-1902; Letters of administration, 1820-1901 (gaps); Letters of guardianship, 1870-1922; Letters of testamentary index, 1852-1887; Letters of testamentary, 1850-1904; Minutes index, 1847-1893; Minutes, 1830-1906; Will index, 1832-1893; Wills, 1830-1916

Probate Records on Microfilm

Additional Probate Indexes and Abstracts

Additional probate indexes or abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy probate wills in online catalogs like:

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Cornell University, Guide to Historical Resources in Cattaraugus County, New York Repositories. ([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1984). At various libraries; FHL Book 974.794 A3g and film 1425056 Item 8. Includes index. Includes references to some family histories and genealogies.

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library
9824 Route 16
PO Box 352
Machias, NY 14101
1-716-353-8200

  • This is a genealogy/research center, operated by the county. They will perform research requests for a fee. Some the records include: county census, Civil War rolls, cemetery stone abstracts, marriage records (1908-1925 only) and obituary abstracts.

Libraries

Allegany Public Library
90 West Main Street
Allegany, NY 14706
Phone: 1-716-373-1056

Delvan-Yorkshire Public Library
P.O. Box 185
28 School Street
Delevan, NY 14042
Phone: 1-716-492-1961

Gowanda Free Library
56 West Main Street
Gowanda, NY 14070
Phone: 1-716-532-3451
Website: WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/GOWANDA

Memorial Library of Little Valley
110 Rock City Street
Little Valley, NY 14755
Phone: 1-716-938-6301

Ellicottville Memorial Library
1 Washington Street
Ellicottville, NY 14731
Phone: 1-716-699-2842

King Memorial Library
Town Hall, Roszyk Hill Road
Machias, NY 14101
Phone: 1-716-353-9915
Website: http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/MACHIAS

Myers Memorial Library
P.O. Box 559
26 Ivory Street
Frewsburg, NY 14738
Phone 1-716-569-5515
Website: http://WWW.CCLSLIB.ORG/FREWSBURG

Seneca Nation Library-Cattaraugus Branch
1490 Route 438
Irving, NY 14081
Phone: 1-716-532-9449

Museums

Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library
9824 Route 16
PO Box 352
Machias, NY 14101
1-716-353-8200

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
814 Broad Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
Phone: (716) 945-1760

County Historian's Office[edit | edit source]

Cattaraugus County Historian
Sharon Fellows
E-mail: sfellows@cattco.org
Office Located at the: Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library
9824 Route 16
P.O. Box 352
Machias, NY 14101
Phone: (716) 353-8200
E-mail: Contact

The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals. Some historians provide search services for their office records and others may refer you to local genealogists who research in the area.

Courthouses[edit | edit source]

The County Clerk's office has marriage, military, naturalization, divorce, court and land records. The Surrogate Court office has probate records. For further information about where the records for Cattaraugus County are held, see the Cattaraugus County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.

The main FHC for Cattaraugus County, New York Genealogy is the Jamestown New York Family History Center. For additional nearby Family History Centers, search online in the FHC directory.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Cattaraugus County Historical Museum and Research Library
9824 Route 16
P.O. Box 352
Machias, NY 14101
Phone: (716) 353-8200

Genealogical Resources: Family genealogies, vital records, obituary and cemetery records, maps, local history information.

Cattaraugus Area Historical Society
23 Main Street
Cattaraugus, NY 14719
Phone: 716-257-3429 or 716-257-3971

Central New York Genealogical Society[20]
Box 104, Calvin Station
Syracuse, New York 13205
E-mail: CNYSG@yahoo.com

Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publication: Tree Talks (At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 B2t) quarterly with annual index.
Counties served: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Oreleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Washington, Wayne, Warren, Wyoming, and Yates.


Western New York Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 338
Hamburg, New York 14075-0338
Email: info@wnygs.org
Directory

Focus is on eight Western New York counties - Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany - which comprise the area of the original Holland Land Company purchase.

Painted Hills Genealogy Society
Mary E. Bryant: Founder and President
E-mail: paint@paintedhills.org

Genealogical Resources: This  Society covers the Painted Hills Area of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, particularly the counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Steuben in New York and the Pennsylvania counties of McKean and Potter .

Social Groups Online[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit source]

Town records in New York may include early births, marriages, deaths, divorces, local histories, selected military records, and town meeting minutes. Vital records from 1880/1882 are kept by town and village clerks, although some (Kent’s and Putnam Valley’s) are available in the County Historian’s Office. For further details, try the links to individual town Wiki pages found in Places. See also:

The County Archives has the following records:

  • 031 Petitions, Licenses, and recognizance to sell liquor (Tavern licenses) 1813-1878
  • 139 Monthly Reports of Hunting and fishing licenses, 1908-1938
  • 165 Certificates of Qualifications as Examiner in Lunacy, 1883-1947

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital records of birth, marriage or death were first recorded at the local level in the village clerk, town clerk, or city clerk’s ledger book. If you know where a birth, marriage or death took place, a copy of the certificate or record may be obtained by writing to the town, village or city clerk. See also How to order New York Vital Records or order electronically online.

See the heading Places on this wiki page for links to local community wiki pages and their available records. See New York Vital Records for a discussion about beginning dates and availability of vital records in New York.

Use substitute records for birth, marriage, and death information. These substitute records include Bible Records, Cemeteries, Church Records, Newspapers, and Probate Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Early births were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording births in 1881. Births were not recorded on the county level.

Birth Substitutes

  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for birth information.
Marriage[edit | edit source]

Early marriages were sometimes recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) In 1880, town clerks were to record the marriage and a copy was sent to the New York State Department of Health (state level). Town clerks continue to record marriages. Marriages were recorded by the Cattaraugus County clerk starting in 1908 and go until 1935.

  • 1836–1880 Miscellaneous marriages of Cattaraugus County, New York FHL film 1421654 Item 11. Contains miscellaneous entries in a marriage book that lacks place of recording. Includes date of the marriage, place of residence, name and age of bride and groom, and name and residence of person performing the marriage. The residence of the officer or clergyman performing the marriage ceremony is listed as Hinsdale for most of the entries in this record. Some of the record may be hard to read because of smudging.

Marriage Substitutes

  • 1800–1855 New York Marriage Notices at Ancestry– ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage notices published in newspapers around the state. Contains name of bride and groom, marriage date, marriage location, residence, and newspaper found in.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Marriage Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for marriage information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.
Divorce[edit | edit source]

Pre–1787

All divorces were granted by the governor or legislature and were very rare.

1787–1847

All divorces were granted by the court of chancery. These records are found in the New York State Archives or for the New York City area at the New York County Clerk's office.These divorces were granted only on the grounds of adultery.

1847–present

All divorces are handled by the county Supreme Court where the divorce was granted. Divorce files in New York are sealed for 100 years. Contact the County Clerk for information about divorce records.

Divorce judgment papers often include date and place of the marriage and the names and birthdates of any children. Local newspapers may publish notices of divorce actions.

Death[edit | edit source]

Early deaths were recorded on the town level and the years vary by town. (List of towns) The New York State Department of Health (state level) began recording deaths in 1881. Deaths were not recorded on the county level.

Death Indexes


Death Substitutes

  • 1849-50, 1859-60, 1869-70, 1879-80 See Mortality Schedule information in the Federal Census section of Census for death information.
  • See Town Clerks' Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War in the Civil War section of Military for death information.
  • 1864-5, 1874-5 See Mortality Schedule information in the State Census section of Census for death information for 1864-5, and 1874-5.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Cattaraugus County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the New York, Cattaraugus– Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Cattaraugus County New York Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cattaraugus, New York" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_County,_New_York accessed 19 Nov 2018
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cattaraugus County, New York. Page 488-493 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 490-492.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 488. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Cattaraugus County, New York," in "Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_County%2C_New_York, accessed 16 December 2019.
  5. Arlene Eakle, and Johni Cerni, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1984), 103. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27ts.
  6. Handybook, 847-61.
  7. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
  8. Ancram Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Ancram Turnpike went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the Catskill Road.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  10. Catskill Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Catskill Turnpike went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the Susquehanna Turnpike.
  11. Huntting, 97-99.
  12. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
  13. Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
  14. Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
  15. Paul A. W. Wallace, Indian Paths of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Pa.: PA Historical and Museum Commission, 1971), 46-48. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.8 H2wp.
  16. Handybook, 850.
  17. Handybook, 850-51.
  18. Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912). Internet Archive digital copy; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1486494-96; Fiche 6083559-64; Book 974.7 M2p.
  19. About Abstracts of Wills, Admins. and Guardianships in NY State, 1787-1835 at New York Ancestors, accessed 8 December 2011, http://newyorkancestors.org/.
  20. Central New York Genealogical Society at http://cnygs.org/ (accessed 23 May 2018).

Places[edit | edit source]