Ghent, Columbia County, New York Genealogy

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United States
New York
Columbia County
Town of Ghent


Church Records


Additional Resources:

USGenNet - Columbia County

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


Civil War

USGenNet - Columbia County

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


Archives, Libraries and Museums

The town of Ghent 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 Ghent that have public libraries.

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 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 Ghent, Clerk
PO Box 98
Ghent, New York 12075
Phone: (518) 392-4644
Fax; (518) 392-9030
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 2:00; Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Town Historian

Jennifer Stoner, Historian
1313 County Route 22
Ghent, New York 12075

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Ghent, 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