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CountyDate FormedParent CountyCounty Seat
Albany County New York Genealogy1683original countyAlbany
Allegany County New York Genealogy1806GeneseeBelmont
Bronx County New York Genealogy1914New YorkBronx
Broome County New York Genealogy1806TiogaBinghamton
Cattaraugus County New York Genealogy1808GeneseeLittle Valley
Cayuga County New York Genealogy1799OnondagaAuburn
Charlotte County New York Genealogy1772Albanyrenamed Washington in 1784
Chautauqua County New York Genealogy1808GeneseeMayville
Chemung County New York Genealogy1836TiogaElmira
Chenango County New York Genealogy1798Herkimer, TiogaNorwich
Clinton County New York Genealogy1788WashingtonPlattsburgh
Columbia County New York Genealogy1786AlbanyHudson
Cortland County New York Genealogy1808OnondagaCortland
Delaware County New York Genealogy1797Ulster, OtsegoDelhi
Dutchess County New York Genealogy1683original countyPoughkeepsie
Erie County New York Genealogy1821NiagaraBuffalo
Essex County New York Genealogy1799ClintonElizabethtown
Franklin County New York Genealogy1808ClintonMalone
Fulton County New York Genealogy1838MontgomeryJohnstown
Genesee County New York Genealogy1802OntarioBatavia
Greene County New York Genealogy1800Ulster, AlbanyCatskill
Hamilton County New York Genealogy1816MontgomeryLake Pleasant
Herkimer County New York Genealogy1791MontgomeryHerkimer
Jefferson County New York Genealogy1805OneidaWatertown
Kings (Brooklyn) County New York Genealogy1683Original countyBrooklyn
Lewis County New York Genealogy1805OneidaLowville
Livingston County New York Genealogy1821Genesee, OntarioGeneseo
Madison County New York Genealogy1806ChenangoWampsville
Monroe County New York Genealogy1821Genesee, OntarioRochester
Montgomery County New York Genealogy1772Albany (as Tryon to 1784)Fonda
Nassau County New York Genealogy1899QueensMineola
New York County New York Genealogy1683Original countyNew York
Niagara County New York Genealogy1808GeneseeLockport
Oneida County New York Genealogy1798HerkimerUtica
Onondaga County New York Genealogy1794HerkimerSyracuse
Ontario County New York Genealogy1789MontgomeryCanandaigua
Orange County New York Genealogy1683Original countyGoshen
Orleans County New York Genealogy1824GeneseeAlbion
Oswego County New York Genealogy1816Oneida, OnondagaOswego, Pulaski
Otsego County New York Genealogy1791MontgomeryCooperstown
Putnam County New York Genealogy1812DutchessCarmel
Queens County New York Genealogy1683Original countyJamaica
Rensselaer County New York Genealogy1791AlbanyTroy
Richmond County New York Genealogy1683Original countySt. George
Rockland County New York Genealogy1798OrangeNew City
St. Lawrence County New York Genealogy1802Clinton, Herkimer, MontgomeryCanton
Saratoga County New York Genealogy1791AlbanyBallston Spa
Schenectady County New York Genealogy1809AlbanySchenectady
Schoharie County New York Genealogy1795Albany, OstegoSchoharie
Schuyler County New York Genealogy1854Tompkins, Steuben, ChemungWatkins Glen
Seneca County New York Genealogy1804CayugaOvid, Waterloo
Steuben County New York Genealogy1796OntarioBath
Suffolk County New York Genealogy1683Original countyRiverhead
Sullivan County New York Genealogy1809UlsterMonticello
Tioga County New York Genealogy1791MontgomeryOwego
Tompkins County New York Genealogy1817Cayuga, SenecaIthaca
Tryon County New York Genealogy1772Albany(renamed Montgomery 1784)
Ulster County New York Genealogy1683Original countyKingston
Warren County New York Genealogy1813WashingtonLake George
Washington County New York Genealogy1772Albany (see Charlotte)Hudson Falls
Wayne County New York Genealogy1823Ontario, SenecaLyons
Westchester County New York Genealogy1683Original countyWhite Plains
Wyoming County New York Genealogy1841GeneseeWarsaw
Yates County New York Genealogy1823Ontario, SteubenPenn Yan

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New York History

The earliest Europeans in New York were French colonists and Jesuit missionaries who arrived southward from settlements at Montreal for trade and proselytizing. New York had been inhabited by various tribes of Algonquian and Iroquoian-speaking Native Americans for several hundred years by the time Dutch settlers moved into the region in the early 17th century. In 1609, the region was first claimed by Henry Hudson for the Dutch, who built Fort Nassau in 1614 at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, where the present-day capital of Albany later developed. The Dutch soon also settled New Amsterdam and parts of the Hudson Valley, establishing the colony of New Netherland based on trade and profitmaking, a multicultural community from its earliest days and a center of trade and immigration. The British annexed the colony from the Dutch in 1664. The borders of the British colony, the Province of New York, were quite similar to those of the present-day state.

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