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Censuses in Staten Island and City Directories

We have census data online!

Everybody knows that the Federal Census was taken every ten years. But do you have any idea how valuable the state censuses are? For example, the 1855 State Census (unlike New Jersey) contains way more information than the 1850 or 1860 Federal Census [i.e. NY county of birth and # of years resident of town or city]. I strongly recommend you investigate these resources. Yes, they will take time, as they're not indexed, but it's time well spent. For most years, Staten Island is only one roll.

Censuses from The Family History Show: Federal Censuses from 1790; Colonial Census: 1663-1772; Loyalists: 1782; State Censuses: 1814, 1835, 1845, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925; Union Veterans & Widows: 1890.

Census Indexes are now appearing at online subscription services! If you are an ancestry member, you can search their online census indexes. Their advantage: You can soundex search.

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Censuses and Directories involving Staten Island
Year Type Notes
1706 Colonial This census is everyname-indexed by John Dux at 1706 census. Note that it was not taken exactly 1706.
1790Federal 1790 at familysearch.org
1800Federal Note: This census is online at our own 1800 Census Page, thanks to Jim.
Jim has generously donated the 1800 census to the USGenWeb Census Project Archives and to the New York GenWeb Archives.
1800 at familysearch.org
1810Federal 1810 at familysearch.org
1820Federal Jim has typed up more census records! Entire 1820 census. See the entire 1820 index and Southfield, Northfield, Castleton, and Westfield records.
Jim has generously donated the 1820 census to the USGenWeb Census Project Archives.
1820 at familysearch.org
1825State The 1825 does not exist for Richmond County.
1830Federal 1830 at familysearch.org
1835State Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 1. New York State census of Richmond County, 1835 : Westfield, Northfield, Southfield, Castleton
1840Federal 1840 at familysearch.org
1845State The 1845 does not exist for Richmond County.
1850Federal We have a mortality schedule transcription on our 1850 census page.
Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1850
1850 at familysearch.org
1855State 1855 Schedules transcribed
1855 at familysearch.org
1860Federal We have a partial census transcription and a full mortality schedule transcription on our 1860 census page.
Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1860
1860 at familysearch.org
1862 Directory According to A Condensed History of Staten Island by Leng and Delavan, the first directory was 1862.
Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 2. Staten Island residential and business directories : Richmond County register, 1862
1865State 1865 at familysearch.org
1870Federal Jennifer Hyatt has transcribed the 1870 Mortality Schedules. See 1870 census for details.
Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1870
1870 at familysearch.org
1875State There are no indexes for State Censuses of Richmond County. Some records transcribed here.
familysearch.org has the entire indexed census online at 1875 Richmond NY.
1880Federal Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1880
1880 at familysearch.org
1886 Directory Webb's 1886 Directory online!
1888Voters Lynn has transcribed some voters in Castleton Castleton Petition
1888-1892/93Directory Webb's consolidated directory of Staten Island at the NYPL; Call # *ZAN-G117 1888-1892/93.
1890Federal Not extant.
1890Federal Union Veterans' and Widows' Schedules Note: Janet has transcribed the Veterans' and Widows' Schedule
and also donated the 1890 schedules to the USGenWeb Census Project Archives .
1892State The 1892 does not exist for Richmond County.
1895-1896Directory Standard directory of Richmond Borough. Found at the NYPL; Call # *ZAN-G119 1895-1896, 1906.
1898Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 2. Industries of Staten Island before consolidation, 1898 --
Trow's business and residential directory of the Borough of Richmond, City of New York at the NYPL; Call # *ZAN-G128 Vol. 1 (1898).
1899Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 3. Trow's business and residential directory of the Borough of Richmond, 1899
1900Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 3. Trow's business and residential directory of the Borough of Richmond, 1900
1900Federal Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1900
1900 at familysearch.org
1903Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 3. Standard directory of Richmond Borough, Staten Island, 1903
1905State The 1905 does not exist for Richmond County.
1906Directory Standard directory of Richmond Borough. Found at the NYPL; Call # *ZAN-G119 1895-1896, 1906.
1910Federal 1910 Street Index
1910 at familysearch.org
1912Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 3. Richmond Borough directory, 1912 : Richmond Borough business, West New Brighton, Staten Island, 1912
1912 Industrial Directory
1913Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 3. Credit experience guide, Staten Island, 1913
1914Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 4. Richmond Borough business directory, West New Brighton, Staten Island, 1914
1915State 1915 at familysearch.org
1920Federal Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1920
1920 at familysearch.org
1925State FamilySearch.org's 1925.
1930Federal Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1930
Click here: Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step
Marie also provided the FHL film numbers by ED: # 2341346 ED's 1- 16 and 101-107; # 2341347 ED's 17- 37 and 108-143; # 2341348 ED's 38- 60 and 144-207; # 2341349 ED's 61- 79 and 208-276; # 2341350 Ed's 80-100 and 277-363
1930 at familysearch.org
1933/1934Directory Polk's Staten Island (Borough of Richmond) directory , 1933/1934. Found at the NYPL; Call # *ZAN-G118 v. 1; 1933/34.
1936Directory Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 4. Staten Island Borough of Richmond classified telephone directory and index book, 1936.
1940Federal 1940 directory at the NYPL
1940 at familysearch.org

Note: CensusTools distributes free census worksheets. Very handy! And includes New York State Census 1825-1925 and others.

Index Notes:

There are few indexes for State Censuses of Richmond County. Use a city directory to look up an address, then a finding aid for ED [I hear they do exist], and search the ED in the census.

(Source for NYS Census info: NYS Census Records formerly at Ontario County GenWeb.)

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Court Records

The Earliest Volume of Staten Island Records, 1678-1813 at
nycnuts.net.

Immigration

Online Passenger Lists - Thanks to the generosity and heavy-duty typing of Bob O'Connor, we now have online the passenger list for the Packetship Ashburton which sailed from Liverpool on 22 January 1847. We are also collecting links for other online passenger lists for ships which arrived at New York during any time period...see our Passenger List Page for all the goodies! Thanks so much Bob!

Churches


Organizations - formerly Libraries and Groups - note new page

Public Historian


Addresses

Surrogate's Court

Chamber Of Commerce
130 Bay St
Staten Island, NY 10301-2591
718-727-1900

Staten Island City Clerk
10 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301-1954
718-816-2290
Fax: 718-816-2293
Administrator Walter Curtis

County Clerk
Court House
18 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
718-390-5393
Fax: 718-390-5269
County Clerk Mario J Esposito

Tax Photos You can get a photo of any NYC building in the 1930's... more info at Italian Genealogical Group: Photos from the NYC Municipal Archives
NEW! And now the 1980s also: 1980s tax photos.


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