5. Secretary of State's Office
Between 1823 and 1966, in cases where an out- of-state resident owned property in New York, the Surrogate's Court was required to send a certified copy of the will or letters of administration to be filed in the Secretary of State's Office.
Contents: Certified copies of wills and letters of administration for estates of out-of-state residents owning property in New York, and a small amount of correspondence. Arranged by file number. Some documents are fragile.
Index: None; retrieval is possible only if file number or exact date of filing is supplied.