These are some links that may help with your Franklin
Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Records:
- New York State Department of Health - This web site contains information on how to obtain Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records for events occuring in New York State. It includes request forms in both PDF and TEXT files. New York State Birth certificates for genealogy use are available if the certificate has been on file for at least 75 years and the person whose name is on the birth certificate is known to be dead. Death Certificates for genealogy use are available if the certificate has been on file for at least 50 years. Marriage certificates for genealogy use are available if the certificate has been on file for at least 50 years and the bride and groom are both known to be deceased. The time periods are waived if the applicant is a descendant or has been designated to act on behalf of a descendant of the person whose record is being requested. A descendent is a person in the direct line of descent (child or grandchild, not niece, nephew or cousin).
The New York State Department of Health provides copies of certificates for genealogy use for births, deaths, or marriages that took place in New York State outside of the five boroughs of New York City (except for births occurring in Queens and Richmond counties for the years 1881 through 1897). Records on file date back to 1881 for births and marriages and 1880 for deaths, EXCEPT for records filed in Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers prior to 1914. Applications for records prior to 1914 for these cities must be made directly to the local office.
- National Center for Health Statistics - This site gives information on where to write for Vital Records for every state and U.S. territory.
Franklin County Resources:
- Franklin County Historical Society and Museum Society
51 Milwaukee Street
Malone, New York 12953
Summer Hours: Open Tuesday - Friday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Winter Hours (September through May): Monday 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Franklin County Clerk's Office
PO Box 70
63 West Main Street
Malone, New York 12953
(518) 433-6767 ext. 681
Records available for research include Land Records, Military Records, New York State Census books for 1875, 1905, 1915, and 1925, Marriage Records from 1908 through 1935, Naturalization Records, 1870 Franklin County Atlas, etc.
Open September - June from 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Open July - August from 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Wead Library
64 Elm Street
Malone, New York 12953
Winter Hours: Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Holidays.
- Moira Historical Association - This is the offical page for the Town of Moira Historical Association.
- Town Clerks
- Town Historians
Links to other onsite information:
- Franklin County History - a transcription of pp. 307-313 of Gazetteer of the State of
New York: Embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology, and General
History of the State, and A Complete History and Description of Every County,
City, Town, Village, and Locality, by
J. H. French, Published by Pearsall Smith, Syracuse, N.Y.: 1860.
- Organization Dates for towns in
Franklin County - a list of dates telling when each township was
- Funeral Directors in Franklin County -
taken directly from the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory
- Dear Ancestor - a neat poem
Links to other Franklin County, New York sites:
Links to other sources for cemetery information:
- Cemetery Records Online
- Cemetery Search - "There are many cemetery inscription pages to be found on the web. CemSEARCH has done much footwork to find these pages and has created these search engines to help you find your surnames. Obviously, not every cemetery will be accessed by these searches."
- Cemetery Symbolism - This article by Pamela Reid explains various symbols found on tombstones.
- Commemorative Flagholders &Plaques of Organizations and Military - This site has photographs and descriptions of numerous flagholders found at gravesites. It is very informative.
- How to record a cemetery - Steve Paul Johnson gives advice on transcribing tombstone information.
- Interment Net - The Largest Online Library of Cemetery Records along with many interesting articles on preserving the historical information found on tombstones.
- The Cemetery Nut - Gloria Pare expresses her thoughts about visiting and recording cemeteries.
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