Project: New York

Categories: New York | New York Projects | New York Project

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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 with Links to County Projects in Bold
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 St. Lawrence Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie
Schuyler Seneca Steuben Suffolk Sullivan Tioga Tompkins Ulster
Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Yates Defunct Counties

New York Counties


How to Join United States Project and New York Project

The coordinator for the New York Project is Susan McNamee.

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 the United States Project G2G welcome post and you will be awarded the United States Project badge. Make sure to include the State (s) that you are interested in.
  2. Add united_states and New_York to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Add the {{New York Project Member}} Sticker to your profile
  4. Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.

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

The Category Category:New York Project Members lists all current members of the New York Project.

New York Project Members

... ... ... is a member of Project New York.

The original Project Members are:

The sticker shown above is for use on profiles of New York Project members. It also adds the Category:New York Project Members to their profile. To add the sticker, copy/paste the following into your profile:

{{New York Project Member}}

It should be placed somewhere below the first heading on the profile. See Help:Stickers for details.


The overall goals of the United States 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

The following are some things that you could do to help:

  1. Need more One Place Study 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 have created, please add them to the Category:New York Genealogy Resources
  3. If you live in New York, please consider adding the following category on your profile: Category:New York Research Assistance

Ongoing List of Things to Do

  1. New York, Cemeteries need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the [[Project:New York Cemeteries|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 profiles and unsourced profiles. See #Suggestions below.
  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.


Project Box Template

The project box template is {{United States|sub-project=New York}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of New York history.
Join: New York Project
Discuss: New York

This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project and need to be project-protected or managed by the project. It is not for every single person from New York. A sticker might be used in that circumstance.

The project box template places the profile in Category:New York Project-Managed.

New York Sticker

The New York Sticker is a sticker that can be placed on any New York-related profile. See Template:New York Sticker for details.

New York Projects

All Town and County Projects should be included in Category:New York Projects. Some examples of current projects are:

Some other New York projects are:

Other New York Related Projects in WikiTree include:

Related United States Projects:

New York Genealogical Resources

See Space:New York Genealogical Resources and Space:Sources-New_York for comprehensive lists of resources and Category: New York Genealogy Resources for resources that have been uploaded to Wikitree. Some highlights include the following:

New York Categories in WikiTree

New York County Categories
A Albany Allegany B Bronx Broome C Cattaraugus Cayuga Charlotte Chautauqua Chemung Chenango Clinton Columbia Cornwall Cortland Cumberland D Delaware Dukes Dutchess E Erie Essex F Franklin Fulton G Genesee Gloucester Greene H Hamilton Herkimer J Jefferson K Kings L Lewis Livingston M Madison Monroe Montgomery N Nassau New York Niagara O Oneida Onondaga Ontario Orange Orleans Oswego Otsego Putnam Q Queens R Rensselaer Richmond Rockland S Saratoga Schenectady Schoharie Schuyler Seneca St. Lawrence Steuben Suffolk Sullivan T Tioga Tompkins Tryon U Ulster W Warren Washington Wayne Westchester Wyoming Y Yates
Regions and Largest Cities
Albany | Buffalo | Hudson Valley | Long Island | Mohawk Valley | New York City | Rochester | Yonkers | Syracuse

New York Topics and Peoples
New York Native Americans
Cayuga | Mohawk | Oneida | Onondaga Nation | Seneca | Seneca Tribe | Shinnecock
American Revolution | Cemeteries | Civil War | Colleges and Universities | Companies | Disasters | Entrepeneurs | 1918 Flu Pandemic | Ghost Towns | Gold Star Mothers | Governors of NY | Governors of Province of NY | History | Inventors | Immigration | Immigrants | Infant Mortality | Mayors of NY Cities | Military Honor List of Dead and MIA | New York Colony | Notables | Organizations | Orphanages | Political History | Politicians | Province of New York | Quakers | Religious Congregations | Schools | Slavery | Veterans' Homes | Typhoid | War of 1812
Resources and Maintenance
Brick Walls | Census Records | Genealogy Resources | Images | | New York Project | New York Projects | Research Assistance | Unconnected Profiles | Unsourced Profiles


The following link will show the suggestions for edits to New York Profiles. Please feel free to click on the links and help fix these errors.

You can also use the Category: New York, Unsourced Profiles, which contains a table of unsourced profiles by century to select from.

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