Bethel, Sullivan County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records

  • Barber, Gertrude A. Records of the White Lake Presbyterian Church of Bethel, Sullivan County, New York. 1929. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Town Clerk

Bethel Town Clerk
Rita J. Sheehan
Town Hall
3454 Route 55
P.O. Box 300
White Lake, NY 12786
Phone: 845-583-4350 ext.11

Town Registrar of Vital Statistics

Town of Bethel Registrar
Marion Vassmer
P.O. Box 497
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749
Phone: 845-583-8086
The Registrar is responsible for registration of all births and deaths that occur in the Town of Bethel. The originals of these certificates are sent to the NYS Department of Health for filing in Albany, which began in 1887.

Town Historian

Bethel Town Historian
Marion Vassmer
P.O. Box 497
Kauneonga Lake, NY 12749
Phone: 845-583-8086

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Bethel, Sullivan 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