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Federal Census Records

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1790 Dutchess County

National Archives
Record Group M637 (handwritten schedules), Roll 6, New York
Record Group T498 (printed schedules), Roll 2, New York
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 568146

1800 Dutchess County

National Archives
Record Group M32, Roll 21
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 193709

1810 Dutchess County

National Archives
Record Group M252, Roll 30
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 181384

Putnam became a county in 1812 and separated from Dutchess County.

1820 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group M33, Roll 79
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 193734

1830 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group M19, Roll 103
Family History Library
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 17202

1840 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group M704, Roll 324
Family History Library
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 17202

1850 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group M432, Roll 581
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 444297

1860 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group M653, Roll 842
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 803842

1870 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group M593, Roll 1077
Family History Library (FHL)
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 552576

1880 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group T9, Roll 917
Family History Library
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 1254917
  • District 75 Carmel, Election Dist. 1
  • District 76 Carmel, Election Dist. 2
  • District 77 Kent Township line
  • District 79 Phillipstown. Election Dist. No. 1 and 2
  • District 80 Phillipstown. Election Dist. No. 3
  • District 81 Putnam Township line
  • District 82 South East Township line
  • District 78 Patterson

NOTE: Effective October 23, 2002, the LDS Family History Library made available on their web site [https://familysearch.org/] an extract of the 1880 Federal Census which is fully searchable. More Federal Censuses become available every day.

1890 Putnam Co.

National Archives
None available.
Family History Library (FHL)
None available.

1900 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group T623, Roll 1146, along with parts of both Otsego and Queens counties.
Family History Library
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 1241146
  • District 54 Brewster village.
  • District 47 Carmel town,
  • District 48 Kent town,
  • District 49 Patterson town,
  • District 50 Philipstown town (part of) incl. Cold Spring village All that part of the town lying west of the following described boundary line: Commencing at the north boundary line of town at the Hudson River at the line between Dutchess and Putnam Counties, thence east to Nelsonville following the line of the two villages, Cold Springs and Nelsonville, south on the Garrison Road to Indian Brook, thence west to the Hudson River, thence along the river to the place of beginning.
  • District 51 Philipstown town (part of) incl. Nelsonville village. All that part of the town lying to the east of the following described boundary line: Commencing at north boundary line of town at the Hudson river, at the line between Dutchess and Putnam Counties, thence east and south to Nelsonville, following the line between Cold Spring and Nelsonville villages south on the Garrison Road to Indian Brook, thence west on said brook to the Hudson river.
  • District 53 Southeast town, excl. of Brewster village.
  • District 52 Putnam Valley town

1910 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group T624, Roll 1050, along with parts of Niagara county.
Family History Library
FHL microfilm No. US/CAN Census Area 1375063
  • District 115 Kent town
  • District 116 Patterson town
  • District 120 Putnam Valley town
  • District 113 Carmel town (part of) Election districts 1 and 2
  • District 114 Carmel town (part of) Election district 3
  • District 117 Phillipston town (part of) including Cold Spring village (part of) and excluding Nelsonville village. Election district 3; Cold Spring village (part of) should be shown separately on schedules
  • District 118 Phillipston town (part of) including Cold Spring village (part of) and Nelsonville village (part of) Election district 4; Cold Spring village (part of) and Nelsonville village (part of) should be shown separately on schedules
  • District 119 Phillipston town (part of) including Nelsonville village (part of), excluding Cold Springs village. Election districts 1 and 2; Nelsonville village (part of) should be shown separately on schedules
  • District 121 Southeast town (part of) including Brewster village (part of) Election district 1; Brewster village (part of) should be shown separately on schedules
  • District 122 Southeast town (part of) including Brewster village (part of) Election district 2; Brewster village (part of) should be shown separately on schedules

1920 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group T625, Roll 1256, along with parts of Otsego and Rensselaer counties.
Family History Library
FHL US/CAN Census Area 1821256 (ED's 191-196, 249, 197-200, 248, and 201)
  • District 191 Carmel town (part of), See E.D. 192 and E.D. 194, Election District 1.; Institutions should be shown separately on schedules.
  • District 192 Carmel town (part of), including County Jail from schedule Election District 2.
  • District 193 Carmel town (part of), Election District 3.
  • District 194 Kent town. including County Almshouse from schedule, Election Districts 1 and 2.
  • District 195 Patterson town. Election Districts 1 and 2.
  • District 196 Phillipstown town (part of), comprising B 3/9/21 Nelsonville village and Cold Spring village. Election District 4.; Each village should be shown separately on schedules.
  • District 197 Phillipstown town (part of), including Friars of the Atonement ?? Days from schedule 6/24/20 MDL excluding Cold Spring and Nelsonville villages. Election Districts 1 and 2.
  • District 249 Phillipstown town (part of), excluding, Cold Spring and Nelsonville villages. Election District 3, M. E. R. 5/25/20
  • District 198 Cold Spring village, Election Districts 5 and 6.
  • District 199 Putnam Valley town.
  • District 200 Southeast town(part of), excluding Brewster village, Election District 3
  • District 201 Brewster village. Election District 2.
  • District 248 Southeast town(part of), excluding Brewster village. Election District 1.

1930 Putnam Co.

National Archives
Record Group T626, Roll 1637, EDs 40-1 to 40-15, along with parts of Otsego and Rensselaer counties.
Family History Library (FHL)
Film Numbers:
Locating Enumeration Districts in the 1930 Federal Census

Steve Morse has created an excellent and easy to use One-Step Search Engine entitled "Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities)." This very helpful site can be seen at http://www.stevemorse.org/census/

The National Archives (NARA) has also made available a 1930 census microfilm Locator at their web site at: http://1930census.archives.gov/. According to the NARA publication 1930 Federal Poluplation Census: Catalog of National Archives Microfilm, the locator is described as follows:

"You can use this Locator to find the roll of film you need for a specific county, township, or enumeration district. You can also search by place or institution.
The Locator also guides you to sepcific Soundex microfilm rolls for the 12 Southern Soundexed states.
The Locator is not a family or name index, and it is not a digital version of the census."

1940 Federal Census

In April 2013, the 1940 Federal Census became available for free on Ancestry.com. In about five years, they will place it under their subscription services only section. However, at that time, the 1940 Federal Census will be available to be viewed for free on the National Archives web site.

New York State Census Records

New York State census records are available for Putnam county for the years 1915, and 1925 only. The LDS Family History Library has these on microfilm for viewing at a local Family History Center.

Additionally, FamilySearch has them digitized and you can view them on their web site for free.

For a chart showing which of the New York State censuses is available for each county and each year, visit the New York State Library web site.

Transcribed Census Records

In searching PERSI, the following articles were found as published in the newsletter of the Dutchess County Genealogical Society. However, be sure to check at a Family History Center or their web site for more recent additions to PERSI. To obtain copies of any of the following articles, contact the society at:

The Putnam County information extracted and shown below shows census year and town of the census that article appeared in the Society's newsletter followed by the Volume number, issue number and date of the issue.

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