Canaan, New York
Genealogical Resources: A brief history for Cannan, Columbia County, New York by Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878.
Genealogical Resources: A list of men from the Town of Canaan that served in the Civil War. This is based on the 1878 history by Captain Franklin Ellis.
Archives, Libraries and Museums
1647 County Rt 5
Canaan, NY 12029-3017
Hudson Area Library
Genealogical Resources: Historical information of the city, county and state, city directories, High School yearbooks, historical periodicals, photographs. History Room
Canaan Historical Society
12913 Route 22
Canaan, New York 12029
Columbia County Historical Society
c/o Columbia County Museum & Library
5 Albany Avenue
PO Box 311
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Town of Canaan, Clerk
1647 Route 5 South
PO Box 459,
Canaan, NY 12029
Phone: (518) 781-3144 ext 1
Fax: (518) 781-3003
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:30 AM -2:30 PM, Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Services: Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates, other licenses, copies of zoning maps and regulations, Freedom of Information requests.
Anna Pearce, Historian
PO Box 459
Canaan, NY 12029
To locate additional published and transcribed records for Canaan, 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.