Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York Genealogy

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United States
New York
Columbia County
Town of Kinderhook


Church Records


Additional Resources:

USGenNet - Columbia County

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


Civil War

USGenNet - Columbia County

Genealogical Resources: A list of men from the Town of Kinderhook (page 1, page 2, page 3) that served in the Civil War. This is based on the 1878 history by Captain Franklin Ellis.


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Kinderhook Memorial Library
18 Hudson Street
PO Box 293
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Phone: (518) 758-6192

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


Ichabod Crane School House
Route 9H
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Phone: 518-758-9265

One room school house

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Rt 9H (2 miles south of Kinderhook)
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Phone: 518-758-9689

Lindenwald, home of the 8th president form 1841 to 1862


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 Kinderhook, Clerk
4 Church Street
PO Box P
Niverville, NY 12130
Phone: 518-784-2233
Fax: 518-784-2203

  • Office has Birth, Death, and Marriage records for the people who were born, died and married in the Town Kinderhook over the past 100 year plus.

Town Historian

Ruth Piwonka, Historian[1]
21 Albany Avenue
Kinderhook, New York 12106
Phone: 518-758-7605

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Kinderhook, 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


  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.