Amenia, New York

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Church Records

  • 1749-1785 - Dwight, Melatiah E. "Amenia, N.Y., Church Records," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Baptisms 1749-1775: Vol. 35, No. 1 (Jan. 1904):61-65; Baptisms 1759-1767, 1770s-1809: Vol. 35, No. 2 (Apr. 1904):107-111; Baptisms 1767-1775: Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul. 1904):203-207; Baptisms 1775-1785: Vol. 35, No. 4 (Oct. 1904):282-288; Baptisms 1778-1785: Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan. 1905):15-16. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 35-36. Internet Archive has digitized Vol. 35 and Vol. 36 - free.
  • 1759-1785 - Eardeley, William A. "Marriage Records of Amenia, N.Y.," (South Amenia Church) The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Marriages 1759-1770: Vol. 33, No. 1 (Jan. 1902):46-48; Marriages 1770-1785, Membership Lists 1759-1766: Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr. 1902):90-95. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 33.


Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the largest online collection of 400 New York 1795-2007 newspapers. The instructions for this quirky site are needed to get the most out of it.

Old Fulton NY Post Cards has the following Amenia, New York newspaper images:

  • Amenia NY Harlem Valley Times 1913-2007
  • Amenia NY Times 1852-1914


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Amenia Free Library
3309 Rt 343
P.O. Box 27
Amenia, NY 12501
Phone: 845-373-8273
Fax: 845-373-8273

Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Amenia Library is part of the Mid-Hudson Library System which includes Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam and Ulster Counties.


Amenia Historical Society
Old Baptist Church
4919 Route 22 (rear)
Armenia, NY 12501
Genealogical Resources: Local family genealogies, old photographs, manuscripts, local history.

Town Clerk

Gail Hermosilla[1]
36B Mechanic Street
PO Box 126 (mailing address)
Amenia, NY 12501
Phone: 845-373-8118, ext. 101

Town Historian

Ken Hoadley[2]
61 Powder House Road
Amenia, NY 12501
Phone: 845-373-8069

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Amenia, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records

  • 1797-1814 - Leigh, Mrs. Catherine Flint. "Amenia Marriage Records," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 101, No. 4 (Oct. 1970):199-200; Vol. 105, No. 3 (Jul. 1974):149. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 101.


  1. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogy Address Book (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 399-401.
  2. Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogist's Address Book: State and Local Resources, with Special Resources Including Ethnic and Religious Organizations, 6th ed. (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Pub., 2009), 399. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.