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New York State County Histories

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Full-text searchable 19th century histories of counties in all of New York state. 

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Genealogy, New York City History
<p>Part I (Southeast) contains the following counties; Westchester, Queens, Kings, Richmond, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, and Sullivan. Part II (Central) contains the following counties; Columbia, Greene, Delaware, Albany, Schoharie, Otsego, Madison, Chenango, Broome, Cortlandt, Tioga, Tompkins, Chemung, Dutchess and Ulster. Part III contains the following counties and area; Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Northwestern New York, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.</p>