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When was Putnam County, NY Created?
Putnam County was created on Jume 12, 1812 from Dutchess County. This particular county was named in honor of Israel Putnam (1718–1790), an American Revolutionary War general .
What counties are adjacent to Putnam County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Dutchess County (north), Fairfield County, CT (east), Westchester County ( South), Rockland County (southwest), Orange County (west).
What cities and towns are in Putnam County, NY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Philipstown, Putnam Valley, Southeast. Villages include Brewster, Cold Spring, Nelsonville. Communities includes Brewster Hill, Carmel, Garrison, Lake Carmel, Mahopac, Peach Lake, Putnam Lake.
Where can find Putnam County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Putnam County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 (A marriage license may also sometimes be found in the office of the town or city clerk who issued the license) and a Divorce records since 1847 (Is handled in the supreme court for the county in which the divorce was heard. Divorce files, however, are sealed for one hundred years). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Putnam County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
What Putnam County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Putnam County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Putnam Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Putnam Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Putnam Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Putnam County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Putnam County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Putnam County, NY?
A list of Putnam County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Putnam County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Putnam County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Putnam County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.