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'''Genealogical Resources''': A brief history for <span />[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/columbia/copake/index_copake.htm Copake, Columbia County, New York] by Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878.  
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'''Genealogical Resources''': A brief history for [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/columbia/copake/index_copake.htm Copake, Columbia County, New York] by Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878.  
  
 
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*Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike<ref>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. [https://archive.org/stream/turnpikesofnewen00woodrich#page/168/mode/1up Internet Archive version online].</ref> 1812  
 
*Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike<ref>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. [https://archive.org/stream/turnpikesofnewen00woodrich#page/168/mode/1up Internet Archive version online].</ref> 1812  
 
*Ancram (NY) Turnpike<ref>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. [{{Huntt}} Google Book edition].</ref> 1805, also sometimes called the '''''Catskill Road''''', from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Catskill, New York]]  
 
*Ancram (NY) Turnpike<ref>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. [{{Huntt}} Google Book edition].</ref> 1805, also sometimes called the '''''Catskill Road''''', from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Catskill, New York]]  
*[[Catskill Road]] 1750s from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]<ref name="LOTNY">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 6 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="AncramTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28A%29 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'''''.</ref> <ref name="Morgan">Almira E Morgan, ''The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path'' (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. [http://tcpl.org/local-history/documents/nys-cny/Catskill_Turnpike.pdf Online digital copy].</ref> <ref name="CatskillTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28C%29 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'''''.</ref> <ref>Huntting, 97-99.</ref>  
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*[[Catskill Road]] 1750s from [[Springfield, Massachusetts]] to [[Catskill, New York]]<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 6 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="AncramTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28A%29 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'''''.</ref> <ref name="Morgan">Almira E Morgan, ''The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path'' (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. [http://tcpl.org/local-history/documents/nys-cny/Catskill_Turnpike.pdf Online digital copy].</ref> <ref name="CatskillTpk">[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tqpeiffer/Documents/Ancestral%20Migration%20Archives/Migration%20Webpage%20Folder/Northeast%20U.S.%20Migration%20Routes.htm#_NAME_%28C%29 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'''''.</ref> <ref>Huntting, 97-99.</ref>  
*'''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' (aka '''Susquehannah Turnpike&nbsp;''') from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.<ref name="LOTNY">[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref name="Morgan" /> <ref>Anastassia Zinke, [http://www.catskillmtn.org/guide-magazine/articles/2001-11-the-susquehanna-turnpike-and-america-s-frontier-history.html The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History] in ''Catskill Mountain Foundation'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Joan Odess, [http://www.dcha-ny.org/turnpike.pdf The Susquehanna Turnpike] (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).</ref>  
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*'''''[[Catskill Turnpike]]&nbsp;''''' (aka '''Susquehannah Turnpike&nbsp;''') from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_New_York List of turnpikes in New York] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Anastassia Zinke, [http://www.catskillmtn.org/guide-magazine/articles/2001-11-the-susquehanna-turnpike-and-america-s-frontier-history.html The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History] in ''Catskill Mountain Foundation'' (accessed 1 November 2014).</ref> <ref>Joan Odess, [http://www.dcha-ny.org/turnpike.pdf The Susquehanna Turnpike] (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).</ref>  
*Columbia (NY) Turnpike<ref name="LOTNY" /> 1799  
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*Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799  
 
*Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.</ref> 1812  
 
*Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.</ref> 1812  
 
*[[Greenwood Road]]<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.</ref> 1799 from [[Hartford, Connecticut]] to [[Albany, New York]]  
 
*[[Greenwood Road]]<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.</ref> 1799 from [[Hartford, Connecticut]] to [[Albany, New York]]  
 
*Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.</ref> 1826  
 
*Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.</ref> 1826  
*Hillsdale and Chatham Turnpike<ref name="LOTNY" /> 1805 from [[Alford, Massachusetts]] to [[Albany, New York]]  
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*Hillsdale and Chatham Turnpike 1805 from [[Alford, Massachusetts]] to [[Albany, New York]]  
 
*Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.</ref> 1809  
 
*Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.</ref> 1809  
 
*Massachusetts 10th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.</ref> 1800  
 
*Massachusetts 10th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.</ref> 1800  
 
*Massachusetts 12th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.</ref> 1812  
 
*Massachusetts 12th Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.</ref> 1812  
 
*[[Minsi Path]] 1766 from [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]] to [[Kingston, New York]]<ref>''Handybook'', 851.</ref> <ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_Pike Bethlehem Pike] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 17 November 2014).</ref>  
 
*[[Minsi Path]] 1766 from [[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]] to [[Kingston, New York]]<ref>''Handybook'', 851.</ref> <ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem_Pike Bethlehem Pike] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 17 November 2014).</ref>  
*Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike<ref name="LOTNY" /> 1799  
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*Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799  
 
*Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.</ref> 1801-1829  
 
*Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike<ref>Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.</ref> 1801-1829  
*[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]]<ref name="LOTNY" /> 1802 from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
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*[[Ulster and Delaware Turnpike]] 1802 from [[Salisbury, Connecticut]] to [[Bainbridge, New York]]
  
 
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=== Military  ===

Latest revision as of 14:34, 12 August 2019

Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Additional Resources:

USGenNet - Columbia County

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

Migration[edit | edit source]

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Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Copake, Columbia County, New York Genealogy included:[1]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War

USGenNet - Columbia County

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.

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

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
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

Museum

Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum
8 Miles Road
Next to the Copake Falls Post Office
Copake Falls, NY 12517
Phone: 518-329-0652

Societies[edit | edit source]

Roeliff Jansen Historical Society
Janet Doherty
P. O. Box 172
Copake Falls, NY 12517
Phone: (518) 329-2376
Collections

Columbia County Historical Society
c/o Columbia County Museum & Library
5 Albany Avenue
PO Box 311
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Phone: 518-758-9265
E-mail: cchs@cchsny.org

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Town of Copake, Clerk
230 Mountain View Road
Copake, New York 12516
Phone: 518-329-1234 ext. 2
Fax: 518-329-4049
E-mail: townofcopake@taconic.net

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Gloria Lyons, Historian
3285 County Route 7
Hillsdale, New York 12529
Phone: (518) 325-5877
glorybee3285@yahoo.com

Town Records[edit | edit source]

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.


Vital Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014).
  6. 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.
  7. Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
  8. 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.
  9. Huntting, 97-99.
  10. List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 1 November 2014).
  11. Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
  12. Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
  13. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
  14. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
  15. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
  16. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
  17. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
  18. Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
  19. Handybook, 851.
  20. Bethlehem Pike in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 17 November 2014).
  21. Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.

Places[edit | edit source]