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Welcome to the Genealogy Trails website
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.
Many thanks to our previous host, Terri Griffiths, for all her hard work on this site.
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Year Organized: 1683
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.
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please send it to us
and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county.
Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online
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