Use this calculator to figure out the soundex code for your name.
Social Security Death Index
Name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962.
Upstate New York Death Records 1957-1963
Official death records from New York State Department of Health. This site allows you to search for death records plus download these records for genealogical purposes.
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service
Records span billions of names across hundreds of collections--including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. Currently Family Search has NY State census for 1855, 1865 (browse only), 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, and 1925.
Here you will find the Elmira Morning Paper 1888-1921, the Elmira Star-Gazette 1891-1907, the Corning Newspaper 1847-1905 and 1917-1953, and the Waverly, NY newspaper 1907-1914.
German Genealogy Group
From the German Genealogy Group this database currently contains the indexes to Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1862 to 1948 for the five boroughs of New York City (Bronx, Kings, Manhattan, Queens and Richmond).
Downstate New York Naturalization and Vital Records
From the Italian Genealogy Group, this page provides access to a Naturalization Records, NYC Death and Marriage indexes for Kings, Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, and Richmond Counties.
Painted Hills Genealogy Society
A comprehensive locally produced genealogy site covering the entire Painted Hills Area of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Including the Pennsylvania Counties of McKean and Potter plus the New York State Counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Steuben.
Steuben County Burial Index
A browsable list of burials in Steuben County from 1967-2003. You also have the opportunity to request a copy of the obituary. To use this resource, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer.
Steuben County GenWeb
A collection of links to genealogical resources about Steuben County. This site includes links to census records, vital statistics, township histories and much more. Ellis Island Records
A searchable database of immigration records, 1892-1924, from the famed port of entry to the United States.
A highly renowned genealogy site with surname archives.
The GenWeb site is organized by state and then you can browse by county.
An excellent clearing house of genealogical web sites.
VitalChek Network has an internet, voice and fax network setup to help people get a certified copy of a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate and other vital records.
New York State Archives and Records Administration
This site offers a wealth of information about New York State Historical Documents and Public Records. From this site you can search the holdings of not only the state library but the state archives, and a historical documents catalog records for more than 25,000 archives and manuscripts collections housed in most, but not all, New York repositories (libraries, historical societies, and other organizations with established archives).
Forms for Military Service Records at the National Archives
This site provides information about obtaining military service records and family history records from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
DAR Patriot Index Volunteer Lookup Service
For no charge, volunteers from the Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct research to see if your ancestor fought in the Revolutionary War.
Native American Genealogy Sites
Created by Amy Starr Degnan, former Genealogical Librarian at the Steele Memorial Library, this page contains a list of resources for genealogical research in native american tribes throughout North America.
Elmira Prison Camp
A very informative, and uncluttered site of the history of Elmira's Civil War Prison.
Revolutionary War Soldiers
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors