Columbia County, NY History:
On-Line Historical Archives
This is a growing collection of transcripts, indexes, and photographs
related to the history of Columbia County, NY.
For info on contributing to this site, please contact the compiler.
Apologies to all for not getting back to each and every one - My spare
time is extremely limited at this point and, while I appreciate your
search for sources (I myself have been there) my obligations have just
been more than expected. If things slow down for me, I will be putting
things right again and add more of the information I have in my stockpile.
Use this search engine to search the Columbia County On-Line Historical
This will be a set of transcripts of interviews done in Columbia County,
New York. I hope to introduce transcripts regularly.
by Horation Gates Spafford includes an early description of Columbia County
gives the name, post office, occupation and acreage farmed of every resident
in Columbia County. So far only Ghent has been processed.
A census of Columbia County, NY has been taken by the Federal Government
every ten years since 1790.
A census of Columbia County, NY has been taken by the State Government
every ten years from 1855 to 1915.
Dilaway Philip operated a farm in the area of West Ghent, N.Y. during the
nineteenth century. Upon his death in the 1880's his son-in-law, William
J. Coons, took over the operation of the farm. The papers, receipts, deeds,
checks and other documents of the operation of this farm luckily were passed
down the years until 1983 when the estate was liquidated and the papers
fell into my hands.
Probate records of Columbia County and it's residents through the early
Images of Columbia County and it's residents through the early twentieth
A selection of deeds registered in the Columbia County Court House through
the early twentieth century.
Columbia County Architecture, both important and common.
The GAR, Masons, and other fraternal organizations played an important
part in the development of modern Columbia County, though it was often
played in the background.
No surprise, most of Columbia County, NY's historical material is found
in historical societies, libraries and other, more traditional, repositories
of our past. Here's where to find them.
A place to ask questions of a genealogical or historical nature regarding
The trickiest part of writing a bibliography of Columbia County, NY is
knowing where to stop.
Columbia County Links
Kinderhook Reformed Church 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook, NY 12106 (History)
I appreciate your suggestions, corrections, comments, and support! I'm
always looking for unpublished or out of copyright material from Columbia
County, NY for inclusion in this web site.
For snail mail contact, try contacting me at M. Bathrick, 12 Laflin
Terrace, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Thanks are due to Chris Baer
for the idea of the layout for these pages.
Thanks are also due to BerkshireNet
for providing storage and support.