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| 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

  1. Albany - 1 Nov 1683 from Colonial lands. Parts taken to make Tryon 1772, Charlotte 1772, Columbia 1786, Rensselaer 1791, Saratoga 1791, Schoharie 1795, Greene 1800, Schenectady 1809. Early wills were also filed in New York County.
    OLD Section | A-F | G-O | P-Z (old Section - 1629-1836) | completed | 1692 records
    NEW Section | A-B | C-E | F-H | I-L | M-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z | updated 16 December 2011 | 8248 records, counting
  2. Allegany - 7 Apr 1806 from Genesee. Part added 1808 from Steuben. Parts taken to make Genesee 1811, Tioga 1822, Wyoming 1846.
    | 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 from Tioga. Part taken to add to Tioga 1822.
    | A-B | C-D | E-H | I-M | N-R | S | T-Z | completed | 4245 records
  5. Cattaraugus - 11 Mar 1808 from Genesee.
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-J | K-M | N-Z | S | T-Z | completed | 4663 records
  6. Cayuga - 8 Mar 1799 from Onondaga. Parts taken to make Seneca 1804, Tompkins 1817.
    | 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 from Genesee.
    | A-B | C-E | F-H | I-M | N-R | S | T-Z | completed | 5030 records
  8. Chemung - 29 Mar 1836 from Tioga. Part taken to make Schuyler 1854.
    | A-D | E-L | M-R | S-Z | completed | 3062 records
  9. Chenango - 15 Mar 1798 from Herkimer, Tioga. Parts taken to make Oneida 1804, Madison 1806.
    | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z | completed | 4133 records
  10. Clinton - 7 Mar 1788 from Washington. Parts taken to make Essex 1799, Oneida 1801, St. Lawrence 1802, Franklin 1808.
    | A-E | F-L | M-Z | completed | 2168 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 from Onondaga.
    | A-F | G-M | N-Z | completed | 2670 records
  13. Delaware - 10 Mar 1797 from Ulster, Otsego.
    | 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. Parts taken to add to Albany 1797, make Putnam 1812. Early wills were filed with Albany or New York Counties.
    | A-C | D-H | I-O | P-S | T-Z | updated 31 January 2012 | 5587 records, counting
  15. Erie - 2 Apr 1821 from Niagara.
    No will books at all. See Surrogate's Records section.
  16. Essex - 1 Mar 1799 from Clinton and Franklin.
    | A-J | K-Z | completed | 1343 records
  17. Franklin - 11 Mar 1808 from Clinton. Part added to Essex 1822.
    | 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 from Ontario. Parts taken for Allegany 1806, Cattaraugus 1808, Chautauqua 1808, Niagara 1808, Livingston 1821, Monroe 1821, Orleans 1824, Wyoming 1841.
    | A-D | E-K | L-Q | R-S | T-Z | 3770 records
  20. Greene - 30 Mar 1802 from Ulster. Part taken for Ulster 1812.
    | 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 recods before 1878 evidently are in Montgomery, Fulton and St. Lawrence Counties.
    | A-Z | completed | 299 records
  22. Herkimer - 16 Feb 1791 from Montgomery, Otsego. Parts taken for Onondaga 1794, Oneida 1798, Chenango 1798.
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z | completed | 5474 records
  23. Jefferson - 28 Mar 1805 from Oneida. Parts taken for Lewis 1803 and 1809.
    | A-B | C-E | F-G | H-K | L-O | P-R | S-U | V-Z | 5246 records
  24. Kings - 1 Nov 1683 Colonial Lands. Check New York County for many wills filed from Kings County in early years
    | A-Z | 1787 --- | updated 28 December 2011 | 1753 records, counting
  25. Lewis - 28 Mar 1805 from Oneida, Jefferson.
    | A-Z | completed | 522 records
  26. Livingston - 23 Feb 1821 from Genesee, Ontario. Parts taken for Allegany 1846, 1856.
    | A-F | G-M | N-Z | completed | 3345 records
  27. Madison - 21 Mar 1806 from Chenango. Part taken for Oneida 1836.
    | A-B | C-F | G-K | L-Q | R-S | T-Z | completed | 1402 records
    see also Surrogate's Records
  28. Monroe - 23 Feb 1821 from Genesee, Ontario.
    | 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
  29. Montgomery - 2 Mar 1772 from Albany as Tryon County and renamed 1784. Parts taken for Ontario 1789, Herkimer 1791, Otsego 1791, Tioga 1791, Hamilton 1816.
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L-M | R-U | S-U | V-Z | completed | 2049 records
  30. Nassau - 1899 from Queens. Check New York and Suffolk Counties (before1914) for earlier records.
  31. New York - 1652 Colonial Lands. Part taken for Bronx 1914. Large number of wills were filed in Albany County 1629-1802. Please check Albany County.
    | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | XYZ | updated 19 Nov 2011 | 16,115 records, counting
  32. Niagara - 11 Mar 1818 from Genesee. Part taken for Erie 1821.
    | A-D | E-K | L-R | S-Z | 3851 records
  33. Oneida - 15 Mar 1798 from Herkimer. Part from Madison added 1836. Parts taken for Clinton 1801, Chenango 1804, Lewis 1805, Jefferson 1805, Oswego 1816.
    | 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
  34. Onondaga - 5 Mar 1794 from Herkimer. Parts taken for Cayuga 1799, Cortland 1808, Oswego 1816.
    | A-G | H-Q | R-Z | 1975 records
  35. Ontario - 27 Jan 1789 from Montgomery. Parts taken from Montgomery 1791, Steuben 1814. Parts taken for Steuben 1796, Genesee 1802, Monroe 1821, Livingston 1821, Wayne 1823, Yates 1823.
    | A-C | D-H | I-Q | R-U | V-Z | updated 13 January 2012 | 4846 records, counting
  36. Orange - 1 Nov 1683 Colonial Lands. Part taken for Ulster and Rockland 1798.Large number of wills were filed in Albany County 1629-1802. Please visit Albany County. Also New York county.
    | A-C | D-I | J-P | Q-S | T-Z | updated 17 December 2011 | 4939 records, counting
  37. Orleans - 11 Nov 1824 from Genesee. Shelby Twp taken from Genesee 1825.
    | A-C | D-J | K-R | S-Z | 2641 records
  38. Oswego - 1 Mar 1816 from Oneida and Onondaga.
    | A-C | D-H | I-O | P-Z |
  39. Otsego - 16 Feb 1791 from Montgomery. Parts taken for Schoharie 1795, Delaware 1797.
    | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S | T-Z | 5663 records
  40. Putnam - 12 Jun 1812 from Dutchess.
    | A-Z | 1659 records | complete
  41. Queens - 1 Nov 1683 Colonial Lands. Part taken for Nassau 1899. Many early wills were filed in New York County. Please go there to check it out.
    | A-Z | updated 23 Oct 2008 | 917 records, counting
  42. Rensselaer - 7 Feb 1791 from Albany.
    | A-F | G-O | P-Z | updated 21 Jan 2008 | 3632 records, counting
  43. Richmond - 1 Nov 1683 Colonial Lands. 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-Z | updated 5 Sep 2011 | 1326 records, counting
  44. Rockland - 23 Feb 1798 from Orange.
    | A-F | G-Q | R-Z | 2511 records
  45. Saint Lawrence - 3 Mar 1805 from Clinton, Herkimer, Montgomery.
    | A-BO | BR-CO | CR-E | F-G | H-J | K-MA | MC-O | P-R | S | T-Z | 8046 records
  46. Saratoga - 7 Feb 1791 from Albany.
    | A-B | C-F | G-I | J-L | M-O | P-R | S | T-Z |
  47. Schenectady - 7 Mar 1809 from Albany.
    | A-C | D-I | J-M | N-S | T-Z | 4189 records
  48. Schoharie - 6 Apr 1795 from Albany, Otsego. Part taken for Greene 1836.
    | A-E | F-L | M-S | T-Z | 2787 records
  49. Schuyler - 17 Apr 1854 from Chemung, Steuben, Tompkins.
    | A-L | M-Z | completed | 1458 records
  50. Seneca - 29 Mar 1804 from Cayuga. Parts taken for Tompkins 1817, Wayne 1823.
    | A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S | T-Z | 2771 records
  51. Steuben - 18 Mar 1796 from Ontario. Parts taken for Allegany 1808, Ontario 1814, Livingston 1822, Yates 1824.
    | A-Z | completed | 807 records
  52. Suffolk - 1 Nov 1683 Colonial Lands. Many early wills were filed in New York County. Please go there to check it out.
  53. Sullivan - 27 Mar 1809 from Ulster. A fire destroyed nearly all of probate records in 1909.
  54. Tioga - 16 Feb 1791 from Montgomery. Parts taken for Chenango 1798, Broome 1806, Tompkins 1822, Chemung 1836.
    | A-F | G-O | P-Z | 2332 records
  55. Tompkins - 17 Apr 1817 from Cayuga, Seneca. Parts taken for Tioga 1822, Schuyler 1854.
    | A-C | D-H | I-R | S-Z | 3421 records
  56. Ulster - 1 Nov 1683 Colonial Lands. Parts taken for Delaware 1797, Orange 1798, Greene 1800, Sullivan 1809. Catskill Twp taken from Albany 1798. Many early wills were filed in Albany and New York County. Please go there to check it out.
    | A-C | D-F | G-K | L-Q | R-S | T-Z | updated 4 Sep 2011 | 6337 records, counting
  57. Warren - 12 Mar 1813 from Washington.
    | A-F | G-N | O-Z | completed | 2493 records
  58. Washington - 12 Mar 1772 from Albany as Charlotte, renamed 1784. Part taken for Clinton 1788, Warren 1813.
    | A-B | C-D | E-G | H-K | L-M | N-R | S-T | U-Z | 6693 records
  59. Wayne - 11 Apr 1823 from Ontario, Seneca.
    | A-C | D-G | H-L | M-R | S-Z | 3911 records
  60. Westchester - 1 Nov 1683 Colonial Lands. Part taken for Bronx 1914. Many early wills were filed in New York County. Please go there to check it out.
    | A-K | L-Z | 2061 records, counting
  61. Wyoming - 14 May 1841 from Genesee. Eagle, Pike and part of Portage Twps taken from Allegany 1846.
    | A-F | G-N | O-Z | 2612 records
  62. Yates - 5 Feb 1823 from Ontario. Barrington and Starkey Twps taken from Steuben 1824.
    | A-G | H-R | S-Z | 2131 records
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