Stanford, Dutchess County, New York Genealogy

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Church Records


Archives, Libraries and Museums


Stanford Free Library
14 Creamery Road
Stanfordville, NY 12581
Phone: (845) 868-1341
Fax: (845) 868-7482

Sunday Closed
Monday 2pm – 8pm
Tuesday 2pm – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 11am & 2pm – 8pm
Thursday 2pm – 8pm
Friday 2pm – 8pm
Saturday 9am – 2pm


Stanford Historical Society
RR 1, Box 461
Stanfordville, NY 12581
Phone: 845-868-7881

Dutchess County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 708
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
(845) 462-4168
Genealogical Resources: Family History Center, vital records, local records, maps, compiled genealogies, censuses, military records, Palatine immigration records. Online library guide.
Dutchess County Historical Society
The Clinton House
549 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 471-1630
Genealogical Resources: Family Bibles, cemetery records, local and church histories, city directories, more than 125 family histories, genealogy surname files, maps, newspapers, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Year Books of the Holland Society of New York, Olde Ulster, probate records, school yearbooks.
Historical Societies of Dutchess County.

Town Clerk

Ritamary Bell, Town Clerk[1]
26 Town Hall Road
PO Box 436 (mailing address)
Stanfordville, NY 12581
Phone: 845-868-1366

Town Historian

Dot Burdick, Historian[1]
19 Burdick Place
Stanfordville, NY 12581

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Stanford, 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), 401. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D24ben 2009