They belong to the Mid-Hudson Library System that serves the communities of Columbia, Duchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster Counties.They share a catalog that includes a sizeable collection of Genealogical materials.

See also Introduction to LDS Family History Centers. Davis's Bibliography and Web Guide is available online as a guide for genealogical researchers.

Genealogical Resources: Family Bibles, cemetery records, local and church histories, city directories, more than 125 family histories, genealogy surname files, maps, newspapers, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Year Books of the Holland Society of New York, Olde Ulster, probate records, school yearbooks. Davis instructs readers how to find genealogical information about the Little Nine Partners, Great Nine Partners, and Dutchess County areas.

(source: Wikipedia) Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Copies of books found in the Family Search Catalog may be found in World Cat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. The registers include an index at the start of each town. See New York Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents. Explore how to search the Family Search Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog. The New York town clerks kept a bound register of all soldiers from their town serving in the Civil War 1861-1865. Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their place of residence.

Published and manuscript church records can be found at public, university, and private libraries. Service men in Dutchess County served in various regiments.

For a brief general history of denominations and a guide to finding various New York denomination's records, see New York Church Records Wiki page. Online The Settlers of Beekman Patents, 7 volumes, are available online at New York Ancestors ($). Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county.Over a thousand maps drawn by Frank Teal, Rhinebeck surveyor during the early part of the 20th century, are being inventoried and scanned by members of the Rhinebeck Historical Society.Genealogical Resources: The County Historian may provide access to obituaries, vital records, church records, maps, and family files or journals.See New York Land and Property for more details, especially about the papers generated in New York State by large speculative land companies. Record types: Wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distribution.Original land records in Dutchess County, New York Genealogy began in [? Probate Petitions In 1830, state law required the Surrogate Court clerk to issue a probate petition for a deceased individual with property.The closest FHC in Dutchess County is the Poughkeepsie New York Family History Center.