We are proud to present, FREE OF CHARGE, the complete 1865 NYS Census of Allegany County.  If you find the transcribed information useful please let us know our work was worthwhile.

This census would not be possible without the tireless effort of Linda Smith and Mary Rhodes, transcribers of the images to Index who assisted me.  Many Thanks to Robert A. Christman, Allegany County Clerk, for his assistance in preparing the digitalization of pages and allowing us to present them here.  As you use the census and find success, please let us hear from you.....our only reward is to hear the success stories which we can share amongst ourselves.

Ron Taylor, Webmaster

Thanks to Mary Rhodes for transcribing the Mortality Schedules from the Census Pages.  Currently she has done Towns of Alma, Andover, Independence, Scio, Wellsville & Willing.  ***NOTES ABOUT THE MORTALITY SCHEDULE***

The U.S. Federal Censuses from 1850 to1880 included a mortality schedule listing the individuals who had died in the previous year. Each of the censuses from 1850-1880 began on June 1, the previous year refers to the 12 months preceding June 1, or June 1 (of the previous year) to May 31 (of the census year).  Example, for 1875 in the town of Andover, Francis McGinty died Sept 18, 1874, likewise, William Walker died May 25, 1875.

The following is a compilation of people who are found on the mortality schedules from the towns of Andover, Alma, Independence, Scio, Wellsville and Willing.  As I can, I will add more towns.

The town of WELLSVILLE did not exist in 1850, people dying in Wellsville in the 1850 census would be listed in the town of SCIO.

The Town of WILLING did not exist prior to 1856 – deaths for 1850 would be shown in SCIO and INDEPENDENCE.

The Town of Alma did not exist prior to 1854—deaths for 1850 would be shown in SCIO and possibly INDEPENDENCE.


Mortality Schedules PDF pdf_button (Link to the schedules)