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Descriptions of historical records and others belonging to the Office of the County Clerk 1658-1999.
Search record groups pertaining to specific topics, including: Historical Records - 101 Box Collection, Ashokan Reservoir, Naturalization, Pauper & Poorhouse, and unspecified records.
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This index was created by transcribing handwritten information and required interpretation. Please search using a variety of spellings.
This index was created from a typewritten transcription of the original index. Although every reasonable effort was made to verify the data, cross references should be considered to verify the accuracy of your discoveries. The census is one of several taken by New York State between 1825 and 1925.
The Antique Map Inventory c. (1806-1960) is an artificial collection of 436 maps that were stored together in a map case at the County Clerk’s Office. The collection was transferred to the archives as a group in 1989 for re-housing and storage. Finding aids and microfilm copies for these and all maps filed with the County Clerk are available at the main office of the County Clerk.
A finding aid for Board of Water Supply taking maps of the Ashokan and other reservoirs in the Catskill system c.(1905-1943), microfilmed transcripts of claimants seeking damage and business losses due to reservoir construction c.(1906-1958), and any original papers filed regarding those claims c.(1907-1948).
An index to the English translations of the Dutch court records of Wiltwyck 1661-1709. The index was first published by the Albany County Board of Supervisors c. 1900. In 2002, the data was entered into a text searchable database by the Ulster County Archives. In 2008 a new field was added to present the entries in their entirety. These records are the earliest court and land records of Ulster County.
From 1908 to 1926 county clerks were required to maintain indices or registers of marriages. The requirement was abolished in 1926 but some county clerks continued to maintain these summary records into the 1930s. Except for the name of the groom, bride, license date and place of issue, these records are confidential. Please contact the clerk of the village, town or city that issued the license or the New York State Department of Health to request copies.
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Minutes of the Board of Supervisors of Ulster County 1710-1731 were first transcribed and published by the Historical Records Survey of the Works Projects Administration (W.P.A.) Albany, New York in 1939. Archives staff created a database directly from the transcriptions in 2004.
An index to citizenship records c.(1800-1992) including Declarations of Intention, Oaths of Allegiance, Petitions, Affidavits and register entries regarding all applications for naturalization filed in Ulster County.
Town Clerk Returns of Births, Deaths and Marriages was created from annual reports compiled by town clerks and filed with the county clerk primarily between 1847 and 1849. Other entries came from individual marriage reports c.(1873-1884) and occasional entries from census records.
Information transcribed from early archival records may contain language and terminology that reveal certain social and cultural standards of that time. Those terms and words are included here, not to endorse those standards, but to report the content of the records as accurately as possible.
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* About the 101 Box Collection:
The 101 Box Collection is an artificial collection of the Ulster County Clerk. In 1963, Resolution #30 of the Ulster County Board of Supervisors temporarily released "certain old records" of the County Clerk to the History Department of Queen's College for cataloging, indexing and microfilming. At the request of the Ulster County Legislature in 1969, the records were returned to Ulster County and rehoused in 101 boxes. The records are currently under the care and control of the Ulster County Clerk's Records Management Program, established in 1988