Copake, Columbia County, New York Genealogy
Genealogical Resources: A brief history for Copake, Columbia County, New York by Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878.
- Hudson River a navigable river stretching from north of Albany then flowing south to empty into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City
- Albany Post Road from New York City to Albany, New York 1669
- Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike 1812
- Ancram (NY) Turnpike 1805, also sometimes called the Catskill Road, from Salisbury, Connecticut to Catskill, New York
- Catskill Road 1750s from Springfield, Massachusetts to Catskill, New York    
- Catskill Turnpike (aka Susquehannah Turnpike ) from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.   
- Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
- Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike 1812
- Greenwood Road 1799 from Hartford, Connecticut to Albany, New York
- Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike 1826
- Hillsdale and Chatham Turnpike 1805 from Alford, Massachusetts to Albany, New York
- Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike 1809
- Massachusetts 10th Turnpike 1800
- Massachusetts 12th Turnpike 1812
- Minsi Path 1766 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Kingston, New York 
- Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
- Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike 1801-1829
- Ulster and Delaware Turnpike 1802 from Salisbury, Connecticut to Bainbridge, New York
Genealogical Resources: A list of men from the Town of Copake that served in the Civil War. This is based on the 1878 history by Captain Franklin Ellis.
Archives, Libraries and Museums
The town of Copake does not have a library but check out the Mid-Hudson Library System, of which Columbia County is a part of, to locate the towns close to Copake that have public libraries.
Hudson Area Library
Genealogical Resources: Historical information of the city, county and state, city directories, High School yearbooks, historical periodicals, photographs. History Room
Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum
8 Miles Road
Next to the Copake Falls Post Office
Copake Falls, NY 12517
Columbia County Historical Society
c/o Columbia County Museum & Library
5 Albany Avenue
PO Box 311
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Town of Copake, Clerk
230 Mountain View Road
Copake, New York 12516
Phone: 518-329-1234 ext. 2
Gloria Lyons, Historian
3285 County Route 7
Hillsdale, New York 12529
Phone: (518) 325-5877
To locate additional published and transcribed records for Copake, 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.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Old Albany Post Road" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Albany_Post_Road (accessed 23 June 2011).
- Frederic J. Wood, The Turnpikes of New England and the Evolution of the Same Through England, Virginia, and Maryland (Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919), map between 56 and 57, and 168. Internet Archive version online.
- Isaac Huntting, History of the Little Nine Partners of North East Precinct and Pine Plains, New York, Dutchess County (Amenia, NY: Chas. Walsh, 1897), 99-101. Google Book edition.
- List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
- Ancram Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Ancram Turnpike went from Springield, MA to Catskill, NY; and was called the Catskill Road.
- Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
- Catskill Turnpike in Routes in the Northeastern United States: Historic Trails, Roads and Migration Routes (accessed 6 November 2014). The Catskill Turnpike went west from Catskill, NY to Bath, NY; the east part was called the Susquehanna Turnpike.
- Huntting, 97-99.
- List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
- Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
- Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
- Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
- Handybook, 851.
- Bethlehem Pike in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 17 November 2014).
- Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.