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==== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ====
 
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Adriance Memorial Library<br>93 Market Street<br>Poughkeepsie, NY 12601<br>Phone: (845) 485-3445
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Hours:<br>Mon - Thu: 9 am - 9 pm<br>Fri - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm<br>Sun: 2 pm - 5 pm
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[http://poklib.org/usefullinks/Geneology.html Poughkeepsie Public Library District]
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Arlington Branch Library<br>504 Haight Avenue<br>Poughkeepsie, NY 12603<br>Phone: (845) 485-3445j
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Jean C. Murphy<ref name="petty" /><br>2451 New Hackensack Road<br>Poughkeepsie, NY 12603<br>845-485-3646  
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Jean C. Murphy<ref name="petty" /><br>2451 New Hackensack Road<br>Poughkeepsie, NY 12603<br>845-485-3646
  
 
=== City/Town Records  ===
 
=== City/Town Records  ===

Revision as of 15:49, 11 January 2012

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United StatesGotoarrow.png New YorkGotoarrow.png Dutchess CountyGotoarrow.pngTown of Poughkeepsie

Historical Facts

Nicknamed Pokespsie and often listed as such in probate records.

Was the 2nd capital of New York because it was spared from the battles of American Revolution War. It was here the state ratification convention was held which included Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and George Clinton, to ratify the United States Constitution and with the ratification of it, New York entered the union as the 11th of original 13 states.

The city and town are considered one and the same.

Resources

Church Records

  • The Records of Christ Church: Poughkeepsie, New York. 2 vols. Poughkeepsie N.Y.: F.B. Howard, 1911-1916. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Newspapers

Online Digital Newspapers

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 485-3445

Hours:
Mon - Thu: 9 am - 9 pm
Fri - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 2 pm - 5 pm Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Arlington Branch Library
504 Haight Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Phone: (845) 485-3445j

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am - 8 pm
Tue, Thu: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

Societies

The Mahwenawasigh Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Poughkeepsie, NY

Town Clerk

Sue Miller[1]
Town Offices
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-485-3620
Email: smiller@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov

Town Historian

Jean C. Murphy[1]
2451 New Hackensack Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-485-3646

City/Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Poughkeepsie, 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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Genealogy Address Book (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2009), 399-401.