From the boroughs of New York City, to the counties of central and upstate New York, a wide variety of New York databases and digitized record collections are available online for researching New York ancestors. Explore county probate and marriage records online at FamilySearch (free!), a wide selection of historic New York newspapers and, of course, vital records of marriage, death, and birth. State census records, city directories, military records and historic maps can also be searched and explored online. Got a favorite New York database or record collection that I missed? Please let me know in the comments below!