CERTIFICATES of (POORHOUSE) INMATE REGISTRATION
LIST of Microfilm Rolls

 

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE! These microfilms of the certificates are held at the New York State Archives in Albany, NY. They can be ordered through Inter-Library Loan. You will need to have your local library order them for you. (The contact person in the archives microfilm department is Bill Gorman who can be reached at (518) 474-8955 or by e-mail at bgorman@mail.nysed.gov ) Most libraries where you can order through Inter-Library Loan will require that the films remain in the receiving library. (In other words, you won't be able to take the films out of the library to work with them at home.) But these films can be purchased from the archives for about $25.00 each. 6/19/2000
 Because of the budget constraints since September 11th and because of the logistical problems involved with the major renovations of the state archives facilities in Albany ... it is currently not feasible to have copies of the films made for purchase. 
Within the NYS Archives they are referred to (titled) as …
Series A1978:

CENSUS OF INMATES IN ALMSHOUSES AND POORHOUSES 1875-1920
(Don't be confused by the title; these documents have absolutely nothing to do with the familiar federal or state Census. Here they are apparently using the word "census" in the generic – dictionary – merely any list or enumeration.)

So….your specific film request will need to state BOTH the Series Title and the specific microfilm roll number(s).

Note: To see a photo of an actual blank certificate and learn what can be found on them, click here for more information.                                     PHL


COUNTY MICROFILM ROLL NUMBER(S) BOX numbers
(only needed if you want to consult the original in the NYS Archives)
ALBANY 1-6 1-8
ALLEGANY 7-8 9-11
BROOME 8-11 12-15
CATTARAUGUS 11-12 16
CAYUGA 13-15 17-19
CHATAUQUA 15-16 20-21
CHEMUNG 16-18 22-24
CHENANGO 18-19 25-26
CLINTON 19-21 27-28
COLUMBIA 21-23 29-30
CORTLAND 23-24 31-32
DELAWARE 24-25 33
DUTCHESS 25-26 34-36
ERIE 26-34 37-45
ESSEX 34-35 46
FRANKLIN 35-36 47-48
FULTON 36-37 49-50
GENESEE 37-38 51
GREENE 38-39 52
HERKIMER 39-40 53-54
JEFFERSON 40-42 55-57
KINGS 42-71 58-92
LEWIS 71-72 93
LIVINGSTON 72-73 94-95
MADISON 73-75 96-97
MONROE 75-84 98-107
MONTGOMERY 84-85 108
NASSAU 85-86 109-110
NEW YORK 86-143 111-177
NIAGARA 143-150 178-183
ONEIDA 150-152 184-190
ONONDAGA 152-158 191-199
ONTARIO 158-160? 200-201
ORANGE ?160-164 202-208
ORLEANS 164-165 209-210
OSWEGO 166-167 211-212
OTSEGO 167-168 213
PUTNAM 168 214
QUEENS 168-170 215-216
RENSSELAER 170-177 217-225
RICHMOND 177-190 226-242
ROCKLAND 190-191 243
ST.LAWRENCE 191-193 244-246
SARATOGA 193-195 247-249
SCHENECTADY 195-199 250-253
SCHOHARIE 199 254
SENECA 199-200 255
STEUBEN 200-201 256-257
SUFFOLK 201-205 258-261
SULLIVAN 205-206 262
TIOGA 206 263
TOMPKINS 206 264
ULSTER 206-208 265-268
WARREN 209-210 269-270
WASHINGTON 210-212 271-273
WAYNE 212-214 274-275
WESTCHESTER 214-224 276-288
WYOMING 224-225 289
YATES 225 290