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Greene County, New York
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Greene County, New York Facts

When was Greene County, NY Created?
Greene County was created on March 25, 1800 from Ulster County and Albany County.

What is the County Seat of Greene County, NY?
The County Seat is located in Catskill and in addition the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Greene County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Albany CountyRensselaer CountyColumbia CountyUlster CountyDelaware CountySchoharie County.

Greene County, NY Vital Records

Where can find Greene County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greene 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 and a Divorce records since 1847 . 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 Greene County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death CertificateMarriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.

Greene County, NY Census Records

What Greene County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Greene County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

Greene Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greene Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.

There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 19051855186518751892190519151925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide

Greene County, NY Courthouse and Government Records

Greene County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Greene County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Greene County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Greene County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Greene County, NY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Greene County, NY?
A list of Greene County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

  • Greene County Historical Society, PO Box 44, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051, Phone: (518) 731-6490; They collect and preserve historical records, documents, books, paper maps, manuscripts, letters, journals, relics and things which may establish or illustrate the history, growth and progress of the County of Greene and its surroundings. The Vedder Research Library of the Society has a non-circulating collection containing historical and genealogical material and publishes a quarterly Journal for Society members.
  • Capital District Genealogical Society, Empire State Plaza Station, PO Box 2175, Albany, NY 12220-0175
  • Central New York Genealogical Society, Box 104, Calvin Station , Syracuse, New York 13205; Member queries; surname research list; online resources; six meetings/year; publication: Tree Talks quarterly with annual index in which you can search for people by county.
  • Mid-Hudson Library System
  • Durham Center Museum, Route 145, , P.O. Box 192 , East Durham, NY 12423, Phone: (518) 239-8461 or (518)239-4081; The museum has two major collections of records known as the Rossi records and the Staats records. They also have cemetery records, family Bibles, family files, church records, Scrapbooks, local history books, board of supervisor’s rolls, assessment rolls, genealogical newsletters, pictures, maps and more. Records focus on Green, Albany, and Columbia Counties.
  • New York State Archives and Records Administration, 11th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230; (518) 474-8955
  • New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, 7th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 122 East 58th Street, New York, New York 10022-1939
  • New York State Historical Association, West Lake Road, P.O. Box 800, Cooperstown, New York, 13326-0800

Where can I connect with other Greene County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Greene County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Greene 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.

Greene Co. NY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Greene Co. NY Cemeteries & Church Records

Greene Co. NY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greene Co. NY General and History Websites

Greene Co. NY Immigration & Naturalization

Greene Co. NY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greene Co. NY Military Records