Columbia County NYGenWeb Site

Table of Contents



·  1900s Biographies
Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  Biographies in History of Columbia County, NY
by Captain Franklin Ellis, 1878; Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Men of Columbia County
by Captain Franklin Ellis, 1851;

·  Reynolds of Nova Scotia and Columbia County, NY
Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  The Benjamin families of Columbia County, New York
by R. M . Benjamin on

·  Book of the family and lineal descendants of Medad Butler
Compiled by William Allen Butler
(2Mb pdf file)





·  Living History: Claverack's Reformed Dutch Church
by Andrew Amelincks, printed January 18, 2010



·  Census Online 5 links to Census Information for Columbia County

·  1855 Ancram Census Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  1855 Boston Corners Census Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  1850 Canaan Census Courtesy of Bill Bither


Deeds & Wills

·  Benajah Slack Deed Courtesy of Mary Slack Maynard

·  Deeds and Wills Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  Calendar of Wills of Columbia County NY from 1786 - 1805 by Gertrude Barber on



·  1763 Freeholders of Claverack

·  1763 Freeholders of Kinderhook



·  American Ancestry by Thomas P. Hughes


Historical Markers

·  Nutten Hooke Historical Marker: Register Star Article by Andrew Amelinckx, printed January 15, 2010



·  Town Names and How They Developed by Michael Bathrick

·  The History of Columbia County, New York
by Gil Leach, Dutchess County Genealogical Society

·  History of Columbia County, New York
by Captain Franklin Ellis, 1878, full text
(50Mb pdf file)

·  History of Hillsdale
by The Hon. John Francis Collin, EX-M C, 1883 full text
(17Mb pdf file)

·  USGenNet Columbia County, New York Genealogy & History
by Susan Mulvey



·  10th Albany Militia Regiment (Livingston Manor & Germantown)

·  Revolutionary War Information Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  Civil War Veterans Courtesy of Susan Mulvey



·  The Independent

·       The Register Star   

·       History Happened Here articles from The Register Star:
History Happened Here: Whiting was Present for Historical Turning Points

·       by Andrew Amelinckx, printed December 5, 2009
History Happened Here: Christmas Murder in Greenport

·       by Andrew Amelinckx, printed January 30, 2010
History Happened Here: Some go to war hoping for equality

·       by Andrew Amelinckx, printed February 27, 2010
History Happened Here: Naval Commander died fighting

·       by Andrew Amelinckx, printed March 27, 2010
History Happened Here: Vedder: A life of service

·       by Andrew Amelinckx, printed April 24, 2010
History Happened Here: From Decoration Day to Memorial Day--honoring the fallen vets over the years

·       by Andrew Amelinckx, printed May 29, 2010
History Happened Here: Mary Powell--an activist and teacher

·       by Andrew Amelinckx, printed March 26, 2011

Police identify suspect in cemetery flag thefts
by John Mason, printed July 7, 2012


Palatine Research

·  Register Star Article: Celebrating the Palatine heritage 300 years later
by Robert Lachman, printed March 27, 2010



·  Ancram

·  Canaan

·  Chatham

·  Clermont

·  Craryville--COMING SOON!

·  Copake

·  Germantown

·  Greenport--COMING SOON!

·  Hillsdale

·  Hudson

·  Kinderhook

·  Livingston

·  New Lebanon

·  Taghkanic

·  Unknown Photos--Can you help Identify These?

·  Columbia County People (some unknown)



·  1937 Hudson High School yearbook - Seniors   Sept. 2014




·  Columbia County Resources   Sept. 2011

Museums, Historical Societies, Historians, and Historical Sites and Town Clerks.


Tax Lists

·  1797 Hudson Tax List Courtesy of Susan Mulvey

·  1744 Kinderhook Tax List


Vital Records

·  Vital Records for Columbia County Courtesy of Susan Mulvey


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Widespread Genealogical Resources on the Internet

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Making of America - Cornell University digital resource
Albany & Eastern New York Genealogy

DAR Library - A searchable catalog
RAND Genealogy Club
Ships Lists
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

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