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Washington County
New York
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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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(A desire to transcribe data and basic webpage skills are necessary)

Until we get a dedicated volunteer to maintain this site, we'll do the best we can to add data as we come across it. You can
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County Information
Charlotte County in the colonial Province of New York was created in 1772 from Albany County.
In 1784 the county name was changed to its current name, Washington County, in order to honor George Washington. In 1799 Clinton County was created from part of Washington County. Clinton County itself was partitioned to form other upstate counties.
The Town of Cambridge was transferred in 1791 from Albany County to Washington County.

County Seat: Fort Edward
Year Organized: 1772
Square Miles: 836

 Courthouse Info:

County Courthouse
383 Broadway, Building C
Fort Edward, NY 12828-1015

Washington County Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Apr 2014:  obit for VANHATTER
Dec 2013:  Marriage Announcement for CUMMINGS-MORRISSEY;  obit for CENTER

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