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New York County Court of General Sessions Grand Jury Indictments, 1879-1893


With funding support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Municipal Archives recently processed, indexed, and microfilmed records of felony indictments for trials in the New York County Court of General Sessions, 1879-1892. Indictment files typically contain the bill of indictment issued by the Grand Jury, documents from the lower court describing the offense and including the defendant’s plea statement.  Indictment files can also contain coroner’s reports, interview transcripts, and correspondence received by the district attorney.  Click this link to view the list of indictments, arranged by name of defendant.  Indictment files identified in the list can be viewed at the Municipal Archives, or can be requested remotely.  Send requests for copies of indictment files to the Municipal Archives:  archives@records.nyc.gov