Office of the Dutchess County Historian
Researchers should be aware that most archival material preserved at the county level relates to the operations of county government from the eighteenth century onwards. Our holdings are rich in court records, tax rolls, deeds, and similar documents. We do not house material generated by municipal governments, which are held in those localities, nor do we possess many sources relating to genealogy.
The Genealogy room and the Local History roomÂ are located on the the firstÂ floor of the Adriance Memorial Library at 93 Market Street in Poughkeepsie. The Genealogy Room is open to the public during all hours of library operations. Access to the Local History Room is by appointment only.
Historians and Historical Societies of Dutchess County
Adriance Memorial Library Local History Collection
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
Calvert Vaux Preservation Alliance
Consortium of Rhinebeck History
Dutchess County Clerk’s Office
Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
FDR Presidential Library and Museum
Greater Hudson Heritage Network
Sports Museum of Dutchess County
Springside Landscape Restoration
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
State Historic Preservation Office of New York