Chester, Orange County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Chester Public Library
1748 Kings Highway
Chester, New York 10918
Phone: 845-469-4252


Chester Historical Society
47 Main Street (Route 148)
Chester, New York 10918
Phone: 845-469-2388

Town Clerk

Chester Town Clerk
1786 Kings Highway
Chester, New York 10918
Phone: 845-469-7000 extension 4
The Town Clerk has the records of birth, death, or marriage for the town.

Town Historian

Chester Town Historian
119 Brookside Avenue
Chester, New York 10918
Phone: 845-469-7645

Military Records

  • Bush, Cornelia W. "1823 and 1825 Militia Muster Rolls from Chester, Orange County," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 133, No. 3 (Jul. 2002):185-190. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 133.

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Chester, Orange County, New York Genealogy 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