Heritage Quest (LAR) has a good collection of digitized transcribed church records from Orange County.Linkpendium identifies several church record collections available online.
([Ithaca, New York]: New York Historical Resources Center, Olin Library, Cornell University, 1989). Genealogical resources: Comprehensive surname index to books and folders, local histories, published family histories, vertical files, periodicals, military records, maps, vital records, censuses, naturalizations, newspapers, deeds, mortgages, surname queries.
Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are located all over the world.
Their goal is to provide resources for family history research.
Probate Petitions In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property.
This petition, unique to New York, usually lists the deceased's death date.