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The Daily Genealogist: Herkimer County, New York, Resources

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Herkimer County is located in central New York State. Its county seat is the Village of Herkimer.

Herkimer County Tombstone Inscriptions

The Herkimer County Tombstone Inscriptions webpage contains burial information from cemeteries located in a number of different towns, including Columbia, Danube, Fairfield, Frankfort, German Flatts, Herkimer, Litchfield, Little Falls, Manheim, Newport, Norway, Ohio, Russia, Salisbury, Schuyler, Stark, Warren, Webb/Wilmurt, and Winfield.

The website offers links to more than 100 burial and/or cemetery databases. Some of the links will take you to databases on other websites. (Please note that some of the external links to other sites no longer work.) Click on the cemetery name link to view the list of individuals buried in the cemetery. In some cases you will also find brief histories and/or photographs of the cemetery. A few of the databases, such as those for the town of Norway, index burial permits rather than tombstones. Some cemeteries have more than one burial database, and some have only partial listings while others are more complete.

In addition to the town-specific cemetery databases, you will find four databases containing countywide burial records. The information for three of them was taken from the Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Herkimer for 1903, 1910, and 1911. The fourth database was created from a volume titled Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots.

Herkimer County Historical Society

The Herkimer County Historical Society is located in Herkimer. The society has made some resources available online. Click on the links in the contents list on the left side of the page to view them.

Town Histories
Brief histories of the county’s twenty towns (stated above) were extracted from Nathaniel Benton's 1856 History of Herkimer County.

Family Histories
Click on the Family Sketches link to open a new page that provides alphabetical links to the sketches. The biographical information comes from History of Herkimer County by George A. Hardin and Frank H. Willard, published in 1893.

On the society’s website you will also find a brief history of Herkimer County, some stories of interest, and the contact information for Herkimer County town historians.


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