This site presents data on unclaimed properties in the state of New York. The state of New York returns over $1 million of unclaimed funds per day to the righfull owners. So far $345,391,044 have been returned in 2014. Frequently asked questions are answered here If you have found your name or a name of your relative on our site, please go to http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ and file a claim for the property.
Unclaimed Property is any financial asset that has been abandoned by the owner for one or more years.
Some examples of property that can become abandoned are: Dividend, payroll or cashier's checks, stocks, mutual fund accounts, bonds.