History & Genealogy

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  • Ancestry.com Search historical records, stories, publications, photos and maps at AncestryLibrary.com which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census. For now, this collection can only be searched by computers at select libaries. Please contact your library to see if they participate For a list of your local libraries, visit uclib.org. Bring your library card and your family research.
  • Funded with thanks by Ulster County Executive and the Ulster County Legislature.
  • HeritageQuest:
  • This genealogical database allows researchers to search U.S. Federal Census records, digitized family and local history books, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files and the Freedman’s Bank Records (1865-1874), maps, and a wealth of other historical collections and research guides.
  • Funded with thanks by Ulster County Executive and the Ulster County Legislature.
  • Fold3:
  • Provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. Fold3 is invaluable for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers and battle reenactors.
  • Funded with thanks by Ulster County Executive and the Ulster County Legislature.
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  • Visit Hudson River Valley Heritage: Historical materials from New York State’s Hudson River Valley including the following newspapers:
    • Newburgh Telegraph (1831 – 1835)
    • Rockland County Journal (1850 – 1879)
    • Rockland County Messenger (1848;1851 – 1855;1857)
    • Rockland County Times (1902 – 1904)
    • The Kingston Daily Freeman (1895;1903 – 1912)
    • Vassar Miscellany News (1914 – 2000)
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  • Login to U.S. History Collection
  • Coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
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  • Login to World History Collection
  • Coverage of both the current thinking and events in World History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. Useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.
Local History

General Genealogy

Hudson Valley Resources

New York State Resources

Historical Newspapers and Microfilm Collections

Immigration Resources