HERKIMER COUNTY NY
Genealogy, History, GenWeb
Hello there! You've discovered the Herkimer County NY GenWeb page, part of the New York GenWeb and the US GenWeb Project! The group of volunteers named below are all your hosts and wish you a great time researching your ancestors. We are all volunteers and fellow family researchers, and most of us don't live in the Mohawk Valley.
ABOUT US! This deep and detailed site was formerly one half of Herkimer/Montgomery NYGenWeb, a county site of the USGenWeb Project that came on line in September 1996. The depth of our resources in over 18 years time is due to the time, effort and caring given by many typing volunteers to help their fellow researchers. Dozens of generous contributors have sent us information, tips and pointers to superb historical resources, and great feedback. Our genealogical offerings are only as good as our visitors' input. If you'd like to contribute some copyright-free resources, volunteer to assist in typing up or coding more material, or are interested in becoming a town editor, please contact the Site Coordinators. Don't let the plain brown wrapper cover fool you - this is a deep GenWeb site, over 1,000 files of great stuff, articles and photos. Enjoy exploring our growing sections and features, and happy ancestral hunting!
MORE ABOUT US! The site coordinator and assistant coordinators aren't county residents or historians, and can't help with your personal research in any way. We must delete inquiries about your family, directions, items you don't see on this site, or specific historical questions. Many of your questions can be answered if you use a search engine such as google or yahoo, or our site's search feature. We thank you in advance for directing ALL questions of this type to the local societies, libraries, or other organizations, or subscribe to a genealogy mailing list. Again, we're a group of volunteers, not professional genealogists, and are not affiliated with any society. All email regarding a need for corrections to a file, or to donate items to this site, should be directed to us, not to the societies.
SURNAME CENTRAL: local surnames submitted by our visitors. Are your ancestral surnames posted?
Please read instructions carefully. Forms filled out incorrectly (e.g. all caps, asking questions/posting queries) will
be deleted without notice.
HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, LIBRARIES, COURT HOUSE AND HISTORIANS: Names and Addresses
HERKIMER'S ILLUSTRIOUS HISTORY: general history of the county.
MEET YOUR ANCESTORS...UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: local ancestral tributes, biographies, family histories & sketches, and short books, all contributed by site visitors and volunteers.
VITAL RECORDS AND OTHER LISTS: what you see is what we have on hand.
MILITARY HISTORY: our military section is HUGE! And it's taking a while to link it all back into this new site! But we have tons of Revolutionary War, Civil War and other regimental rosters, area Military Honor Rolls, lots of articles of local interest, and well-chosen links to sites of historical military interest.
CENSUS: transcriptions of early county censuses
LINKS WE LIKE: our large links list contains general research aids, current and historical county links, great military history links, maps, commercial and tourism resources - and some fun stuff. Most of your non-genealogy questions can be answered in this section!
County Coordinator: Martha Magill
Herkimer Town Coordinators
Herkimer Contributing Editors
Founded in August 1996 by: Rex Stevenson - a great genealogist. He is missed.
Copyright © 1996 - 2015