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Supreme Courts:
  1. Albany | 1799-1829 Supreme Court cases heard in Court, Albany New York from all over the state on appeals.
    Cases: A-Z | 60 cases | Heirs: A-Z | 421 heirs | Slaves: A-Z | 16 slaves
  2. New York City | 1787-1927 Supreme Court cases heard in City Hall, New York City.
    Cases: | A-Z | 179 cases | Heirs: | COMING AS SOON AS FIRST VOLUME IS DONE |
Court of Chancery:
  1. Albany | 1830-1847, out of state cases heard in Albany.
    Cases: | A-Z | 46 cases | Heirs: | COMING SOON |
Court of Appeals:
  1. Albany | 1770s - 1824, cases on appeals, heard in Albany.
    Cases: A-Z | 59 cases | Heirs: A-Z | 338 heirs |
  2. Utica | 1818-1829, cases on appeals, heard in Utica.
    Cases: A-Z | 14 cases | Heirs: A-Z | 338 heirs | Slaves: A-Z | 46 slaves
Original Wills
  1. Early wills were also filed in New York County.
    OLD Section (1629-1836) A-F | G-O | P-Z | 1692 records
  2. 2nd group of original wills (1662-1761), mostly not recorded in New York (Manhattan) county will books.
    | A-K | L-Z | 1184 files
Counties:
  1. Albany - 1 Nov 1683 - NEW Section | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L | M | N-R | S | T-V | W-Z | 10232 records
  2. Allegany - 7 Apr 1806
    | A-D | E-L | M-R | S-Z | completed | 2826 records
  3. Bronx - 1914 from New York. For early years, see Albany or New York or Westchester Counties
  4. Broome - 28 Mar 1806
    | A-B | C-D | E-H | I-M | N-R | S | T-Z | completed | 4245 records
  5. Cattaraugus - 11 Mar 1808
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-J | K-M | N-Z | S | T-Z | completed | 4663 records
  6. Cayuga - 8 Mar 1799
    Probate Files are available - see Surrogate's/Probate Files section
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L-M | N-R | S-T | U-Z | completed | 6086 records | see also: Surrogate's Records
  7. Chautauqua - 11 Mar 1808
    | A-B | C-E | F-H | I-M | N-R | S | T-Z | completed | 5030 records
  8. Chemung - 29 Mar 1836
    | A-D | E-L | M-R | S-Z | completed | 3062 records
  9. Chenango - 15 Mar 1798
    | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z | completed | 4133 records
  10. Clinton - 7 Mar 1788
    | A-C | D-J | K-P | Q-Z | 2169 records
  11. Columbia - 4 Apr 1786 from Albany.
    | A-B | C-F | G-J | K-Q | N-R | S-U | V-Z | completed | 5312 records
  12. Cortland - 8 Apr 1808
    | A-F | G-M | N-Z | completed | 2670 records
  13. Delaware - 10 Mar 1797
    | A-B | C-E | F-G | H-K | L-M | N-R | S | T-Z | completed | 5283 records
  14. Dutchess - formed 1 Nov 1683 from Colonial Lands then annexed to Ulster Co and separated in 1713. Early wills were filed with Albany or New York Counties.
    Probate Files are available - see Surrogate's/Probate Files section
    | A-C | D-H | I-O | P-S | T-Z | updated 30 July 2014 | 8293 records, counting
  15. Erie - 2 Apr 1821 from Niagara.
    No will books at all. Probate Files are available - see Surrogate's/Probate Files section
  16. Essex - 1 Mar 1799
    | A-F | G-O | P-Z | 1343 records
  17. Franklin - 11 Mar 1808
    | A-E | F-L | M-R | S-Z | completed | 2775 records
  18. Fulton - 18 Apr 1838 from Montgomery. Hamilton Co was attached to Fulton 1838.
    | A-C | D-H | I-M | N-R | S | T-Z | 4032 records
  19. Genesee - 30 Mar 1802
    | A-D | E-K | L-Q | R-S | T-Z | 3770 records
  20. Greene - 30 Mar 1802
    | A-B | C-F | G-K | L-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z | 4609 records
  21. Hamilton - 21 Feb 1816 from Montgomery but remained attached until 1838. Attached 1838 to Fulton Co. briefly. Earlier recoRds before 1878 evidently are in Montgomery, Fulton and St. Lawrence Counties.
    | A-Z | completed | 299 records
  22. Herkimer - 16 Feb 1791
    Probate Files are available - see Surrogate's/Probate Files section
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z | completed | 5474 records
  1. Jefferson - 28 Mar 1805
    Testators: | A-B | C-E | F-G | H-K | L-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z | 5246 records
    Heirs: A-Z | 914 heirs, counting
  2. Kings (Brooklyn) - 1 Nov 1683 - Check New York County for many wills filed from Kings County in early years
    | A-C | D-G | H-L | M-R | S-V | W-Z | 9405 records, counting
  3. Lewis - 28 Mar 1805
    | A-Z | 522 records
  4. Livingston - 23 Feb 1821
    | A-F | G-M | N-Z | completed | 3345 records
  5. Madison - 21 Mar 1806
    Probate Files are available - see Surrogate's/Probate Files section
    | A-B | C-F | G-K | L-Q | R-S | T-Z | completed | 1402 records
    see also Surrogate's Records
  6. Monroe - 23 Feb 1821
    | A | B-BL | BO-BZ | C | D-E | F-G | H-I | J-L | M | N-Q | R | S-SL | SM-SZ | T-V | W-Z | 10,148 records
  7. Montgomery - 2 Mar 1772
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L-M | N-R | S-U | V-Z | completed | 2049 records
  8. Nassau - 1899 from Queens. Check New York and Suffolk Counties (before1914) for earlier records.
  9. New York (Manhattan) - 1652 -Large number of wills were filed in Albany County 1629-1802. Please check Albany County.
    | Original Will Books A-Z | up to 1870, several volumes are lost | 486, counting

    "Second Set"| A | B-BL | BO-BZ | C-COK | COL-CZ | D | E | F | G | H-HE | HI-HZ | I | J | K |

    | L | M-ME | ML-MZ | N | O | P | Q | R | S-SL | SM-SZ | T | U | V | W | XYZ |

    26702 records, counting

  10. Niagara - 11 Mar 1818
    | A-D | E-K | L-R | S-Z | 3851 records
  11. Oneida - 15 Mar 1798
    | A-BO | BR-CL | CO-DY | E-GL | GO-HI | HO-J | K-MA | MC-O | P-RI | RO-SM | SN-V | W-Z | 10,001 records
  12. Onondaga - 5 Mar 1794
    | A-G | H-Q | R-Z | 1975 records
  13. Ontario - 27 Jan 1789
    | A-C | D-H | I-O | P-S | T-Z | 5307 records
  14. Orange - 1 Nov 1683 - Large number of wills were filed in Albany County 1629-1802. Please visit Albany County. Also New York county.
    Probate Files are available - see Surrogate's/Probate Files section
    Will Books: | A-B | C-D | E-H | I-M | N-SL | SM-V | W-Z | 9065 records
    Original Wills: | A-Z | 1514 records, counting |
  15. Orleans - 11 Nov 1824
    | A-C | D-J | K-R | S-Z | 2641 records
  16. Oswego - 1 Mar 1816
    | A-C | D-H | I-O | P-Z |
  17. Otsego - 16 Feb 1791
    | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S | T-Z | 5663 records
  18. Putnam - 12 Jun 1812 from Dutchess.
    | A-Z | 1659 records | complete
  19. Queens - 1 Nov 1683 - Many early wills were filed in New York County. Please go there to check it out.
    | A-Z | updated 4 Dec 2012 | 1389 records
    | A | B | 1071 records
  20. Rensselaer - 7 Feb 1791
    | A-D | E-K | L-R | S-Z | 8949 records, counting
  21. Richmond (Staten Island) - 1 Nov 1683 - Recording of wills began in 1787. Many early wills were filed in New York County and appeared to have been filed in Essex County New Jersey when it was Colony of East Jersey. Please go there to check it out.
    | A-G | H-Q | R-Z | 5713 records, counting
  22. Rockland - 23 Feb 1798
    | A-F | G-Q | R-Z | 2511 records
  23. Saint Lawrence - 3 Mar 1805
    | A-BO | BR-CO | CR-E | F-G | H-J | K-MA | MC-O | P-R | S | T-Z | 8046 records
  24. Saratoga - 7 Feb 1791
    | A-B | C-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S | T-Z |
  25. Schenectady - 7 Mar 1809
    | A-C | D-I | J-O | O-S | T-Z | 4212 records
  26. Schoharie - 6 Apr 1795.
    | A-E | F-L | M-S | T-Z | 2787 records
  27. Schuyler - 17 Apr 1854.
    | A-L | M-Z | 1458 records
  28. Seneca - 29 Mar 1804.
    | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S | T-Z | 2771 records
  29. Steuben - 18 Mar 1796
    | A-Z | 807 records
  30. Suffolk - 1 Nov 1683. Many early wills were filed in New York County. Please go there to check it out.
  31. Sullivan - 27 Mar 1809. A fire destroyed nearly all of probate records in 1909.
  32. Tioga - 16 Feb 1791
    | A-F | G-O | P-Z | 2332 records
  33. Tompkins - 17 Apr 1817
    | A-C | D-H | I-R | S-Z | 3421 records
  34. Ulster - 1 Nov 1683 - Many early wills were filed in Albany and New York County. Please go there to check it out.
    | A-B | C-D | E-H | I-ME | MI-R | S-T | U-Z | 8243 records
  35. Warren - 12 Mar 1813
    | A-F | G-N | O-Z | 2493 records
  36. Washington - 12 Mar 1772
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L-M | N-R | S-T | U-Z | 6693 records
  37. Wayne - 11 Apr 1823
    | A-C | D-G | H-L | M-R | S-Z | 3911 records
  38. Westchester - 1 Nov 1683 - Many early wills were filed in New York County. Please go there to check it out.
    Probate Files are available - see Surrogate's/Probate Files section
    | A-E | F-L | M-R | S-Z | 6272 records, counting
  39. Wyoming - 14 May 1841
    | A-F | G-N | O-Z | 2612 records
  40. Yates - 5 Feb 1823
    | A-G | H-R | S-Z | 2131 records
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