Project: New York

Categories: New York | New York Projects

This project is part of the United States History Project.

Welcome to the New York Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all New York related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

New York Counties
Albany Allegany Bronx Broome Cattaraugus Cayuga Chautauqua Chemung
Chenango Clinton Columbia Cortland Delaware Dutchess Erie Essex
Franklin Fulton Genesee Greene Hamilton Herkimer Jefferson Kings
Lewis Livingston Madison Monroe Montgomery Nassau New York Niagara
Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam
Queens Rensselaer Richmond Rockland Saint Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie
Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga Tompkins Ulster
Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Yates


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For a full list of participants, see the badge report.

The coordinator for this project is Zachary Smith.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of New York or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G post and we'll award you the US History Project badge.
  2. Add us_history and New_York to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.

New York Project Members

Add yourself here if you're interested in helping with this project. Let us know what you'd like to help with. (Check out the "Goals" section.)


The template is {{US History|sub-project=New York }} which will give you:

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Join: New York Project
Discuss: New York


The overall goals of the US History Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in New York and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add New York-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for New York counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any New York state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the New York Resources Page.
  3. If you live in New York, please consider adding your name to the New York Research Assistance page.

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. Cemeteries in New York need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the New York Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about New York state tribes.
  3. Work on New York's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from New York for the New York in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.

Town and County Projects

Historical Projects

State Resources

Related New York Categories on WikiTree

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree

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