News You Can Use in Your New York Research
Yesterday, Ancestry.com added four new New York collections. These collections all deal with prison and convict records. The collections were highlighted in a New York Times article, available here. These collections are freely accessible thanks to the agreement with the New York State Archives and Ancestry.com.
The new collections consist of:
- New York, Executive Orders for Commutations, Pardons, Restorations and Respites, 1845-1931, containing 26,125 records
- New York, Discharges of Convicts, 1882-1915, containing 44,166 records
- New York, Prisoners Received at Newgate State Prison, 1797-1810, containing 5,198 records
- New York, Governor’s Registers of Commitments to Prisons, 1842-1908, containing 294,322 records