Germantown, New York

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Church Records


Additional Resources:

USGenNet - Columbia County

Genealogical Resources: A brief history for Germantown, Columbia County, New York by Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878.


Civil War

USGenNet - Columbia County

Genealogical Resources: A list of men from the Town of Germantown that served in the Civil War. This is based on the 1878 history by Captain Franklin Ellis.


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Germantown Library
31 Palatine Park Road
Germantown, NY 12526<Br.Phone: 518-537-5800
Fax: 518-537-5928

Hudson Area Library
400 State Street
Hudson, New York 12534
Phone: 518-828-1792
Fax: 518-822-0567

Genealogical Resources: Historical information of the city, county and state, city directories, High School yearbooks, historical periodicals, photographs. History Room


Germantown History Department
Town of Germantown
50 Palatine Park Road
Germantown, New York 12526
Phone: (518) 537-3600

Columbia County Historical Society
c/o Columbia County Museum & Library
5 Albany Avenue
PO Box 311
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Phone: 518-758-9265

Town Clerk

Town of Germantown, Clerk
50 Palatine Park Road
Germantown, New York 12526
Phone: (518) 537-6687

Town Historian

Marguerite Riter, Historian
50 Palatine Park Road
Germantown, New York 12526
Phone: (518) 537-3600

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Germantown, 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