Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Pleasant Valley Free Library
1584 Main St
PO Box 633
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Phone: 845-635-8460
Fax: 845-635-9556

Monday: 10:00am - 8:30pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 8:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:30pm
Friday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed


Mill Site Museum & Memorial Park
Main Street
Pleasant Valley NY, 12569

Hours of Operation
When the "OPEN" flag is displayed outside of the front door
Or call for an appointment 845-635-1148 (leave a message.)


Pleasant Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 766
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Phone: 845-635-2493
Facebook page

Town Clerk

Margaret hart, Town Clerk[1]
Town Hall, 1554 Main Street
Pleasant Valley, NY 12560
Phone: 845-635-3274

Town Historian

Olive Doty, Historian[1]
Mill Building
Rounte 44
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Phone: (845) 635-1148

Genealogical Resources: Town records were burned in 1914. Some records of the Presbyterian Church from 1765, the St. Paul's Episcopal Church from 1847-1956, and town clerk's records 1824-1855 and 1896-1929.

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Pleasant Valley, Dutchess 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. 1.0 1.1 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), 400. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009.