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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.
If you are a genealogylibrary.com member, you can look thru their online census indexes. Their advantage: you can search a specific state, or state and year, if you like; also that you can browse the records.
I've noticed that spellings are atrocious; be very flexible.

Censuses and Directories involving Staten Island
Year Type Notes FHC Nat'l Archives
Film Number(s) Set Roll(s)
1706 Colonial This census is everyname-indexed by John Dux at 1706 census. Note that it was not taken exactly 1706. ?
1790Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc. ?M6376
1800Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.? M3225
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.
1810Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.? M25234
1820Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.? M3365
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 and to the New York GenWeb Archives.
1825State Not extant  N/AN/AN/A
1830Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.? M19106
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 Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.? M704331
1845State Not extant.  N/AN/AN/A
1850Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc. 0444303M432587
1850Federal We have a mortality schedule transcription on our 1850 census page. 
Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1850
1855State FamilySearch has the 1855 census online. 0946687
1855 Schedules transcribed
1860Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc. 0803850M653850
1860Federal We have a partial census transcription and a full mortality schedule transcription on our 1860 census page.
Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1860
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 There are no indexes for State Censuses of Richmond County. 0946689
1865State familysearch.org has the entire unindexed census online at 1865 Richmond NY
1870Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc. 0552585M5931086
1870 Federal Jennifer Hyatt has transcribed the 1870 Mortality Schedules. See 1870 census for details. 
1870Federal Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1870 
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.
0946691
1880Federal It is soundexed for families with children under 10.
Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.
1254923Soundex: T765 Census: T9Soundex: 1-187 Census: 978-79
1880Federal Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1880 
1886 Directory  Webb's 1886 Directory online! 
1888  Lynn has transcribed some voters in Castleton Castleton Petition
1888-1892/93Direcctory   Webb's consolidated directory of Staten Island at the NYPL; Call # *ZAN-G117 1888-1892/93. 
1890Federal Not extant.  N/AN/AN/A
1890Federal Union Veterans' and Widows' Schedules Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.
Note: Janet has transcribed the Veterans' and Widows' Schedule
and also  donated the 1890 schedules to the USGenWeb Census Project Archives and to the New York GenWeb Archives.
0338206M12347
1892State Not extant.  N/AN/AN/A
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 It is fully soundexed.
Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.
1241153-54Soundex: T1062 Census: T623Soundex: 1-766 Census: 1153-54
1900Federal Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1900 
1903  Directory  Staten Island census and residential business directories at the NYPL; Call # *ZI-497.
Reel 3. Standard directory of Richmond Borough, Staten Island, 1903   
1905State Not extant.  N/AN/AN/A
1906Directory  Standard directory of Richmond Borough. Found at the NYPL; Call # *ZAN-G119 1895-1896, 1906. 
1910Federal 1910 Street Index 1375085-6T6241072-73
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 FamilySearch has the 1915 census. 0523336-37
1920Federal It is fully soundexed.
Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.
Staten Islanders gone elsewhere - 1920 
1821238-40Soundex: M1578 Census: T625Soundex: 1-885 Census: 1238-40
1925State FamilySearch.org's 1925. 0532409-12
1930Federal Federal censuses are available, indexed, online at paid sites like ancestry.com, heritagequest.com, etc.
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
2341346-50NARA's 1930 Federal Population Census
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 It is scheduled to be released April 2 2012. It will be free online at ancestry around the end of that month. N/AN/AN/A

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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The Earliest Volume of Staten Island Records, 1678-1813 at
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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!

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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 The proper link to the form they refer you to is: http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/records/html/features/taxphoto.shtml.


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