Religious Records, New York State (1716-1914)

At a Glance: 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society transcribed and published religious records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths from dozens of New York State churches of various denominations. The records— many of which were transcribed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh (1875-1931)—are now digitized.

These records include images of the transcripts of the original baptism, marriage, and death registers kept by various New York churches. Depending on the type of record you are looking at, you can discover the following information:

  • Full names
  • Dates of baptisms, marriages, or deaths
  • Parents’ and witnesses’ names
  • Church name and denomination
  • Lists of church members
More About This Collection: 

The collection includes record abstracts from the following churches:

  • First Reformed Dutch Church at Glen
  • Reformed Dutch Church of Kiskatom
  • Second Street Presbyterian Church of Troy
  • Canal Street Presbyterian Church, New York City
  • Christ Protestant Episcopal Church, New York City
  • Congregational Church and Society of New Canaan
  • Dutch Reformed Church of Port Richmond
  • Episcopal Diocese of New York
  • First Baptist Church of Springfield
  • First Lutheran Church of Albany
  • First Presbyterian Church of Albany
  • First Presbyterian Church of Canaan
  • First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh
  • First Presbyterian Church of Oswego
  • First Presbyterian Church of Stamford
  • First Presbyterian Church of West Galway
  • First Presbyterian Church of Whitesboro
  • First Reformed Dutch Church of Coxsackie
  • Madison Avenue Reformed Church, New York City
  • Paris Religious Society
  • Park Presbyterian Church of Troy
  • Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown
  • Presbyterian Church, Newtown (now Elmhurst)
  • Presbyterian Congregation of Harpersfield
  • Protestant Presbyterian Congregation of Cambridge
  • Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Leeds
  • Reformed Church in the Village of Gilboa; Reformed Dutch Church in Blenheim
  • Reformed Dutch Church at Greenwich, New York City
  • Reformed Dutch Church in Oak Hill
  • Reformed Dutch Church of Beaver Dam
  • Reformed Dutch Church of Kakiat
  • Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook
  • Reformed Dutch Church of Stone Arabia
  • Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in Nassau
  • Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Florida
  • Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Herkimer
  • Round Top Lutheran Church of Pine Plains
  • Scipio Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Society of Clinton (a Congregational Church)
  • South Reformed Dutch Church in Garden Street, New York City
  • St. Andrew's Church of Richmond
  • St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Manorton
  • St. John's Church of Tuckahoe
  • St. John's Episcopal Church of Johnstown
  • St. Mark's Church in the Bowery
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Berne
  • St. Peter's Church of Auburn
  • United Brethren Congregation (Moravian) of Staten Island
  • United Presbyterian Church at West Charlton
  • United Presbyterian Church of Florida