Copake, Columbia County, New York Genealogy
Resources[edit | edit source]
Church Records[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Genealogical Resources: A brief history for Copake, Columbia County, New York by Capt. Franklin Ellis, 1878.
Migration[edit | edit source]
Migration routes for early European settlers to and from Copake, Columbia County, New York Genealogy included:
- Hudson River a navigable river stretching from north of Albany then flowing south to empty into the Atlantic Ocean at New York City
- Albany Post Road from New York City to Albany, New York 1669
- Alford and Egremont (MA) Turnpike 1812
- Ancram (NY) Turnpike 1805, also sometimes called the Catskill Road, from Salisbury, Connecticut to Catskill, New York
- Catskill Road 1750s from Springfield, Massachusetts to Catskill, New York    
- Catskill Turnpike (aka Susquehannah Turnpike ) from Catskill, NY to Unadilla, NY; route travelled by Europeans by 1792; toll booths opened by 1804.   
- Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
- Great Barrington and Aford (MA) Turnpike 1812
- Greenwood Road 1799 from Hartford, Connecticut to Albany, New York
- Hampden and Berkshire (MA) Turnpike 1826
- Hillsdale and Chatham Turnpike 1805 from Alford, Massachusetts to Albany, New York
- Housatonic River (MA) Turnpike 1809
- Massachusetts 10th Turnpike 1800
- Massachusetts 12th Turnpike 1812
- Minsi Path 1766 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Kingston, New York 
- Rensselaer and Columbia (NY) Turnpike 1799
- Salisbury and Canaan (CT) Turnpike 1801-1829
- Ulster and Delaware Turnpike 1802 from Salisbury, Connecticut to Bainbridge, New York
Military[edit | edit source]
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
Genealogical Resources: Historical information of the city, county and state, city directories, High School yearbooks, historical periodicals, photographs. History Room
Roeliff Jansen Historical Society Museum
8 Miles Road
Next to the Copake Falls Post Office
Copake Falls, NY 12517
Societies[edit | edit source]
Columbia County Historical Society
c/o Columbia County Museum & Library
5 Albany Avenue
PO Box 311
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Town Clerk[edit | edit source]
Town of Copake, Clerk
230 Mountain View Road
Copake, New York 12516
Phone: 518-329-1234 ext. 2
Town Historian[edit | edit source]
Gloria Lyons, Historian
3285 County Route 7
Hillsdale, New York 12529
Phone: (518) 325-5877
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]
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. WorldCat entry; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- List of turnpikes in New York in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 November 2014). Cite error: Invalid
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- 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.
- Almira E Morgan, The Catskill Turnpike: A Wilderness Path (Ithaca, N.Y.: DeWitt Historical Society of Thompkins County, 1971), 5. Online digital copy.
- 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.
- Huntting, 97-99.
- Anastassia Zinke, The Susquehanna Turnpike and America's Frontier History in Catskill Mountain Foundation (accessed 1 November 2014).
- Joan Odess, The Susquehanna Turnpike (pdf accessed 1 November 2014).
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 186-88.
- Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 348-49.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 203-205.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 166-67.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 76-78.
- Wood, map between 56 and 57, and 79-80.
- Handybook, 851.
- Bethlehem Pike in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 17 November 2014).
- Wood, map between 330 and 331, and 363-64.
Places[edit | edit source]