Hudson, New York

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Church Records

  • 1794-1838 - "Quaker Marriages in Hudson, Columbia County, New York, 1794-1838," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 94, No. 1 (Jan. 1963):26-33. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 94.

Church Histories

  • Centennial of Christ Church, Hudson, New York: 1802-1902. Hudson, N.Y.: The Vestry, 1902?. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


Additional Resources:

USGenNet - Columbia County

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

Land and Property


Civil War

USGenNet - Columbia County

Genealogical Resources: A list of men from the Town of Hudson (4 pages) that served in the Civil War. This is based on the 1878 history by Captain Franklin Ellis.


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 Hudson, New York newspaper images:

  • Hudson NY Evening Register 1867-1944


Archives, Libraries and Museums

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


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

Genealogical Resources: Family surname files, cemetery records, church records, town and community records, newspapers. Research at CCH.


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

City Clerk

City of Hudson, Clerk
520 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534-2802
Phone: 518-828-1030
Fax: 518-828-3103

City Historian

Patricia Fenoff, Historian[1]
25 Cross Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 5`18-828-0034

City Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Hudson, 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


  1. 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), 393. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.