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New York State Engineer and Surveyor Indexes to Maps and Land Records

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These indexes were created by the State Engineer's office to gain control of their maps and surveys. The indexes generally provide: name of town, tract, lot(s), or owner; volume and page number (if a land survey or purchase record); map number (if a map); and map case or portfolio letter or number (if a map).Series indexed include, "Land Papers, 2nd Series" ( A4016); Books of Sales (A4002); , Survey Field Books (A4019); and , Survey Maps ("Rolled Maps") (A4015).
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot (6 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1850-1900
Series Number:
A4024

Arrangement

Alphabetic by name of town, tract, lot(s), or owner (vols. 1-4, 6).

Scope and Content Note

These are indexes created by the State Engineer's office to gain control of the maps and volumes of land records held by the office. The series indexes Books of Sales of State Lands, Land Survey Field Books, Records of Surveys and Maps of State Lands ("Land Papers, 2nd series"), and Survey Maps of New York State Lands ("Rolled Maps").

The indexes generally provide: name of town, tract, lot(s), or owner; volume and page number (if a land survey or purchase record); map number (if a map); and map case or portfolio letter or number (if a map).

Volume 5, entitled "Record," lists maps and surveys in numerical order and duplicates information published in David E.E. Mix, Catalogue of Maps and Surveys in the Office of the Secretary of State, State Engineer and Surveyor, and Comptroller, and the New York State Library (Albany, 1859).

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A4016 Records of Surveys and Maps of State Lands ("Land Papers, 2nd Series")

Series A4002, Books of Sales of State Lands

Series A4019, Land Survey Field Books and

Series A4015, Survey Maps of New York State Lands ("Rolled Maps") are indexed by this series.

Other finding aids

A volume list is available at the repository.

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