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From: "Douglas Ray" <>
Subject: Re: [NYALBANY] Indexes to State Censuses of NY (1825-1925)
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 17:08:17 -0400
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GreeneCounty also has an index to the 1855 Census, published by Kinship,
extracted by Fred Q. Bowman, copyright 1988, entitled "New York's Detailed
Census of 1855-Greene County."

Laurie Ray
Sandwich, MA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Cliff Lamere" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [NYALBANY] Indexes to State Censuses of NY (1825-1925)

> Dick,
> Thank you for the additional information. Prior to the age of copy
machines and computers, it was very difficult to make additional copies.
That is a major reason that some things only exist at the local level.
Today, it would be easy to make as many copies as you wished, and the NYS
Library will accept unbound records and then have them bound. It is cheaper
than buying a new book, so I don't think they mind.
> Indices versus indexes. My dictionary gives both as the plural of index.
Of the two, indexes is listed first. Like you, that is the one that I
> Cliff
> Richard Hillenbrand wrote:
> > I'll add a little bit that I know about NYS Census Indexes. You just
> > to persevere. There are some but usually held on a local level.
> >
> > For instance, Onondaga Co. 1855 is in book form at the Onondaga Co.
> > Library in Syracuse. (OCPL)
> > They also have a very detailed one done by Mr. Nostrant of all of the
> > census for the town of Lysander. He is the same man that did the Town
> > Van Buren one.
> >
> > The Oswego County Historian and the Cayuga County Historian have card
> > or book form indexes for most of their state census.
> >
> > You should also check some of the NYS Gen Web county pages, some of
> > indexes are online. (I hate calling them indicies!)
> >
> > It will pay you to check various historical societies and libraries in
> > area of interest as Cliff says. Most of these were done as a labor of
> > by some wonderful volunteers and they are not generally published for
> > distribution.
> >
> > Dick Hillenbrand
> > Syracuse, NY

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