The New State Archives recently announced the creation of two tools, called pathfinders, to help genealogists and researchers locate naturalization and probate records created throughout New York. from the colonial period ro the present.
The time line for the naturalization abstracts begins in 1664 and included is a description about a book, "Denizations, Naturalizatons and oaths of allegiance in colonial New York" by Kenneth Scott and Kynn Stryker-Rodda. A copy of this may be found in the Rockland Room.
Probate pathfinder descriptions begin prior to 1787.
To view this web site, go to www.archives.nysed.gov?a/research/res_tools_pathfinders.shtml  OR if you go to
www.archives.nysed  you will be directed to research and then to the pathfinders link.