Source Information

New York State Archives
Ancestry.com. New York, State Employment Cards and Peddlers' Licenses, 1840-1966 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2019.
Original data:

New York State Department of Civil Service, State Employee History Cards, 1894-1954 Series-Accretion 15029. New York State Archives, Albany, New York.


New York State Department of State, Peddlers' Licenses, 1840-1896, 1949-1956 Series-Accretion A0352-78. New York State Archives, Albany, New York.

About New York, State Employment Cards and Peddlers' Licenses, 1840-1966

This collection contains state employment cards and peddlers' licenses from the state of New York between the years 1840-1966.

State Employment Cards

The state employment card collection shows the work history of persons employeed by the state and local governments in New York. Details vary, but records may include:

  • Name
  • Department or Place of Employment
  • Job Title
  • Salary Information
  • Employment Start and End Dates

Peddlers' Licenses

The peddlers' license collection is comprised of issuance of licenses requried to sell goods manufactured outside of the United States. Details vary, but records may include:

  • Name
  • License Issue Date
  • Mode of Transportation

For more information on these collections, please visit the New York State Archives website.