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  • New York Town Guide

  • The material in this section was taken from New York State Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources by Gordon L. Remington, published by NEHGS in 2002. It is intended to help locate published and transcribed records for the state's nearly 1,700 organized municipalities.

    The tables give basic information on each of New York's towns, villages, and cities: the county in which it is located, the date of organization or incorporation, and whether or not a dedicated history of that place has been published. It then provides information on transcribed church and cemetery records and the collections or repositories in which they are found. Key guides can be found at the top of each page, in pdf format. To browse additional towns, use the alphabetical key to the right of this page.

  • Church and cemetery codes










    Ramapo* Rockland T 1791   DFHNPS DPW x  
    Randolph Cattaraugus T 1826   ZO DF x  
    Randolph Cattaraugus V 1867   O      
    Rathbone Steuben T 1856     DW x  
    Ravena Albany V 1914   S      
    Rawsonville Fulton V 1815         name changed to Fondas Bush
    Reading Schuyler T 1806   DFOPX DNPSW x  
    Red Creek Wayne V 1852 x OR      
    Red Hook Dutchess T 1812   FHKNOS N x  
    Red Hook Dutchess V 1894          
    Red House Cattaraugus T 1868     FZ    
    Redfield Oswego T 1800     P x  
    Remsen Oneida T 1798 x   DF x  
    Remsen Oneida V 1845          
    Rensselaer Rensselaer C 1897 x O D    
    Rensselaer Falls St. Lawrence V 1912   O F    
    Rensselaerville Albany T 1790 x DNOPS DFW x  
    Rhinebeck Dutchess T 1788 x DFHKNOPS DF    
    Rhinebeck Dutchess V 1834 x FHKP      
    Rice Allegany T 1846         name changed to Ischua 1855
    Richburg Allegany V 1881 x        
    Richfield Otsego T 1792 x D D    
    Richfield Springs Otsego V 1861 x NO FN    
    Richford* Tioga T 1831     DFN x  
    Richland Oswego T 1807   C DFP x  
    Richmond Richmond B 1898         name changed to Staten Island 1975
    Richmond Hill Queens V           became part of 4th Ward of Borough of Queens NYC 1898
    Richmond* Ontario T 1796 x COR DFN x  
    Richmondville Schoharie T 1845   DST DW x  
    Richmondville Schoharie V 1881   D D    
    Rlchville St. Lawrence V 1889   P      
    Ridgeway Orleans T 1812   D DFZ x  
    Riga Monroe T 1808   CD DZ    
    Ripley Chautauqua T 1817 x OS BSPZ    
    Riverhead Suffolk T 1792     BDN x  
    Riverside Steuben V 1922          
    Rochester Monroe C 1834 x BDOPRSZ BDFNOPS    
    Rochester Ulster T 1788   BFHNPS FPN x  
    Rochester Warren T 1807         name changed to Hague 1808
    Rochesterville Monroe V 1817         incorporated as a city 1834
    Rockaway Beach Queens V           became part of 5th Ward of Borough of Queens NYC 1898
    Rockland Sullivan T 1809     DP x  
    Rockville Centre Nassau V 1893 x O      
    Rodman* Jefferson T 1804     DF x  
    Rome Oneida T 1796 x   FNP x  
    Rome Oneida V 1819         incorporated as a city 1870
    Rome Oneida C 1870 x DP P    
    Romulus Seneca T 1794 x CP DFP x  
    Rondout Ulster V 1849 x R      
    Root Montgomery T 1823   FS DFNP x  
    Rose Wayne T 1826 x OX D x  
    Roseboom Otsego T 1854     DFN    
    Rosendale Ulster T 1844   FNS B    
    Roslyn Nassau V 1932     D    
    Roslyn Estates Nassau V 1931          
    Roslyn Harbor Nassau V 1931          
    Rossie St. Lawrence T 1813 x OR F    
    Rotterdam Schenectady T 1820   FKNPOS DFNPS x  
    Round Lake Saratoga V 1969          
    Rouses Point Clinton V 1877   OR      
    Roxbury Delaware T 1799 x BNOSV DN x  
    Royalton Niagara T 1817 x   P    
    Rush Monroe T 1818 x ORZ DFN    
    Rushford Allegany T 1816 x OPXZ DN x  
    Rushville Ontario V 1860 x COR      
    Rushville Yates V 1927 x        
    Russell St. Lawrence T 1807   FP F    
    Russell Gardens Nassau V 1931          
    Russia* Herkimer T 1806   DPS DP x  
    Rutland Jefferson T 1802   OR D x  
    Rye Westchester T 1788 x   DNP    
    Rye Westchester C 1942   P P    
    Rye Brook Westchester V 1982      
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