"Many Buffalo church records have been microfilmed and are available in the Special Collections Room at the main branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, the Research Library of the Buffalo History Museum, and from any local Family History Center."Cornell University's Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York has an online guide to Erie County church records housed in their collection. Copies of books found in the Family Search Catalog may be found in World Cat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. The registers include an index at the start of each town. Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.
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Then select the county name, and then the probate records and time of interest.
United States pages explain the terminology and contents of genealogical records.
For animated maps illustrating New York County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation New York County Boundary Maps" (1683-1915) may be viewed for free at the Mapof website. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.
Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents. Probate Petitions In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property.