- 1997 Certificate of Merit from the New York State Archives and Records Administration
- 2003 Wheeler B. Melius Award from the New York Association of Local Goverment Records Officers
- 2003 William H. Kelly Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Local Government Archival Program Development
- 2004 Annual Archives Award for Excellence in the Educational Use of Local Government Records from the New York State Board of Regents and the State Archives
Letters We Have Received
We thought you might like to read some feeback we have received from a few officials, researchers and students we have worked with.
March 2, 2006
Ms. Nina Postupack
Ulster County Clerk
244 Fair Street
Kingston, NY 12401
Dear Ms. Postupack:
Recently, I contacted the Ulster County Records Center (UCRC), asking for information regarding my ancestors who lived in Ulster County in the 19th Century. From the initial phone call through my time at the center, I encountered a professional and courteous staff who assisted me at my research. Additionally, the archival information available at the center and at its website is truly remarkable for anyone doing genealogical and legal research.
I would like to acknowledge, Ken Gray, Archival Processing Technician, for his expertise and courtesy at providing a wealth of information on my ancestors. His knowledge of the archives, along with his time researching the information and answering my questions was very much appreciated.
In the past three years, I have traveled to many sites throughout the state, researching information on my fathers’ ancestors. Of all the sites I visited, I found the staff at UCRC the most professional and courteous to novices like myself. In an age where technology and the internet seem to dominate all interactions between people, it is nice to know that there are people out there, like Mr. Gray and the staff at UCRC, who are willing to work directly with people and do so in such a professional and courteous manner. They are a true asset to the civic services offered by Ulster County.
With kindest regards, I remain,
Very truly yours,
Robert P. Donaldson
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Kevin A. Cahill
Member of Assembly
October 10, 2002
"The residents of Ulster County are fortunate to have a dedicated office, such as yours, to preserving not just the memory of our past, but the important recordation as well. Over the course of the years, I have been proud to support the county's successful application for over $57,000 in state dollars to assist these and other records management initiatives.
As a former Ulster County Legislator and past member of the State Archives Visitors Board, and as your representative in the New York State Assembly, I am proud to support and will continue to advocate for funding programs that preserve the rich history of Ulster County."
Kingston City Schools
January 3, 2002
"Dear Mr. Spada, On behalf of the Kingston School District I would like to thank you for the support that we have received from the Ulster County Record Management Archives Program...
A group of teachers has been working with Mr. Gray and Ms. Hancock in trying to utilize documents from the Ulster County Records Management Archives. We hope to select documents pertaining to thematic areas and formulating activities and lessons that will relate to New York State Social Studies Standards based on the use of these documents. The social studies committee that I serve on asked that I thank you, Mr. Gray and Ms. Hancock for all the support and time that has been given to our teachers... I am looking forward to continuing our working relationship and appreciate the fact that our teachers and students can benefit from such a valuable local resources."