Salem, Washington County, New York Genealogy

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United States
New York
Washington County
Town and Village of Salem


Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums

Village of Salem Historical Archives
Proudfit Building
Bancroft Library
Salem, NY 12865
Phone: 518-854-3510

Bancroft Public Library
181 S. Main
PO Box 515
Salem, NY 12865
Phone: 518-854-7463


The Dr Asa Fitch Historical Society
RD 1 Box 336A
Cambridge, NY 12816
Phone: 518-854-3888

Washington County Historical Society
Wing-Northup House
167 Broadway
Fort Edward,  NY 12828-1709
Telephone: (518) 747-9108
FAX: 747-1665

Genealogical Resources: The Heritage Research Library has historical books, maps, pictures, deeds, manuscripts, and genealogies.

Town Clerk

Salem Town Clerk
PO Box 575
Town Hall
214 Main Street
Salem NY 12865
Phone: 518–854–3277

Town Historian

Salem Town Historian
William Cormier
PO Box 458
Salem, NY 12865


Town/Village Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Salem, Washington 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