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Amenia, Dutchess County, New York Genealogy

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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, Dutchess County, New York Genealogy newspaper images:

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

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Amenia Free Library
3309 Rt 343
P.O. Box 27
Amenia, NY 12501
Phone: 845-373-8273
Fax: 845-373-8273
E-mail: amenialib@netscape.net

Hours:
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.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Amenia Historical Society
Old Baptist Church
4919 Route 22 (rear)
Armenia, NY 12501
845-373-9587
Email: jmsvet@aol.com
Genealogical Resources: Local family genealogies, old photographs, manuscripts, local history.

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

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

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

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

Town Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Amenia, Dutchess 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

References[edit | edit source]

  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.

Places[edit | edit source]