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Canaan, Columbia County, New York Genealogy

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Additional Resources:

USGennet - Columbia County

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

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War

USGenNet - Columbia County

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.

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Canaan Branch
1647 County Rt 5
Canaan, NY 12029-3017
Phone: 518-781-3392

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

Societies[edit | edit source]

Canaan Historical Society[1]
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
Phone: 518-758-9265
E-mail: cchs@cchsny.org

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Town of Canaan, Clerk
1647 Route 5 South
Mailing address:
PO Box 459,
Canaan, NY 12029
Phone: (518) 781-3144 ext 1
Fax: (518) 781-3003
E-mail: townclerk@canaannewyork.org
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.

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Anna Pearce, Historian
Town Hall
PO Box 459
Canaan, NY 12029
Phone: 518-392-4360
E-mail: anndavidpearce@fairpoint.net

Town Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Canaan, Columbia 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]

References[edit | edit source]

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

Places[edit | edit source]