Dutchess County
New York

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for Dutchess County, New York


Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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County History

County Seat: Poughkeepsie
Year Organized: 1683
Square Miles: 802

In 1683, the Province of New York established its first twelve counties, with Dutchess County being one of them. Its boundaries at that time included the present Putnam County, and a small portion of the present Columbia County (the towns of Clermont and Germantown). The county was named for Mary of Modena, Duchess of York, second wife of James, Duke of York (later James II, King of England).

Until 1713, Dutchess was administered by Ulster County.

In 1812, Putnam County was detached from Dutchess.
New York with Putnam County outlined

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County Data

  

Family Bibles

Births

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

School Records

Website Updates:
September 2015:  History of Dutchess County Pub. 1909 Chapters 8, 9, 10; Various Marriage Announcements; Various Obituaries; Some birth announcements; Old Gravestones of Dutchess County - Town of Amenia, Town of Beekman

 

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Courthouse



Courthouse Info:

County Office Building
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3222


 

Surrounding Counties
Columbia
Orange
Putnam
Ulster

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