New York Family History Societies (D-N)

This section lists associations from Dutchess to Niagara giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Many resources are accessible in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Biographies
  • Census Returns
  • Compendiums
  • Genealogies
  • Immigrations
  • Local History
  • Military Resources
  • Vital Records

The association publishes a quarterly Publication The Dutchess, and Tables of Contents are accessible.  You can purchase Back Issues from the organisation.  The DCGS, which is sent with The Dutchess, is also published by the association.  You can download Back Issues of this publication in PDF Format.

Some information relating to Vital Records is on the site, which include Dutchess Co. Registrars and Dutchess Co. Communities.


Greene County Historical Society

The association was established in 1929.  The Vedder Research Library has many documents, which incorporate:

  • 1828 Quaker Census
  • 2000 Cards with information relating to Ashland and Jewett Townships Genealogical Data
  • Cemeteries Index
  • Civil War Veterans
  • Family Name Folders
  • Funeral Home Registers
  • Index to Greene County Surrogate Court Records 1800-1930
  • State and Federal Census Returns
  • Vital Notices from Greene County Newspapers 1810-1885
  • Vital Statistics

Jefferson County Genealogical Society

The association publishes The Informer and a Table of Contents for issues from 1994-2004 are accessible.

Some publications can be purchased from the society, which include:

  • Every Name Index to the Informer 1994-2008
  • The Informers themselves 1994-1997
  • JCNYGS Pedigrees - 203 pages of Pedigrees with an Every Surname Index
  • Will Abstracts 1830-1850

Niagara County Genealogical Society

The association was organised in 1979, its aim being to promote and encourage genealogical research by its members and the public.

Many resources are available at the Society's Library, which incorporate:

  • Atlases
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • City Directories
  • DAR Books
  • Genealogies
  • Maps
  • Written histories and notebooks from Niagara County familiies

Their resources also relate to other counties of New York, New England, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada.

It is possible to download a list of Family Documents available from the site, along with a list of Cemeteries they have records for.

Numerous publications are available for sale, which include 1860 Niagara County Map, Civil War Letters and the Diary of Jesse Kieffer of Lockport.

They also have a Table of Contents for their Newsletter from 2008-2009, and Back Issues are available for sale.  It is also possible to download their Newsletter Index.


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