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Ulster County Contact Sheet

Ulster County Government Page

Kingston Urban Cultural Park

    Visitor Center
    20 Broadway
    Kingston NY 12401
    331-7517

Ulster County Historical Society

    PO Box 279
    Stone Ridge NY 12484
    338-5614

    Bevier House Museum (Historical Society is located here)
    http://www.bevierhousemuseum.org/

    E-mail: 
    Information about Bevier House Museum 
    museum@bevierhousemuseum.org

    Bevier House Museum Director
    sitedirector@bevierhousemuseum.org

    Education Coordinator ~ David P. Keehn 
    education@bevierhousemuseum.org

Ulster County Genealogical Society 

Ulster County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 536, 17 Main Street
Hurley, New York 12443 USA
Telephone: 845-331-2556
Web site: http://www.ucgsny.org/

Freer-Low Family Association 

64 Huguenot Street
New Paltz NY 12561 

Friends of Historic Kingston

    PO Box 3763
    Kingston NY 12402
    339-0702

Hasbrouck Family Association

    P.O. Box 176
    New Paltz, NY 12561-0176
    255-3223 E-mail: info@hasbrouckfamily.org

Huguenot Historical Society

    18 Broadhead Avenue
    New Paltz NY 12561
    255-1660 / 255-1889 hhsoffice@hhs-newpaltz.org

Hurley Heritage Society

    Main Street
    Hurley NY 12443
    338-1661

Klyne Esopus Historical Society 

Located at 764 Broadway (Rt. 9W), Ulster Park, New York (about 1/4 mile south of River Road), Open Memorial Day through the first weekend in December, Friday thru Tuesday 1-4pm or by appointment. Mailing address is PO Box 180 Ulster Park, NY 12487-0180. 
Online at klyneesopusmuseum.org

SAUGERTIES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Kiersted House 119 Main Street, Saugerties, NY 12477 Please call the Kiersted House at (845) 246-9529 for information on upcoming events and changes in scheduling.
OR - you can email Majorie Block at Harry39a@aol.com

Schoonmaker Family Association

          17 Brodhead Avenue
          New Paltz, New York 12561
          

Senate House Museum

    Kingston NY 12401

Century House Historical Society
Rt 213 in Rosendale, NY
Dietrick Werner
http://www.centuryhouse.org/

Wiltwyck Chapter DAR House & Museum
P.O. Box 3592, Kingston, NY 12402
845-339-0366   S_DePuy@prodigy.net
Sharon F. DePuy, Vice Regent Wiltwyck Chapter, NSDAR


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RESEARCH

Subject: Ulster County Records

New York State did not start recording death certificates until 1880, so town and city clerks will not have any such record before then. The Surrogate Court is a good source if the decedant left any property. The death record in such files is highly unlikely to contain any information on parentage, but a will file can have very useful information on children and maybe siblings (if the decedant died with no children or a sibling might have been named executor, particularly if children were young). Establishing someone as a sibling to your ancestor then finding a death certificate for that sibling (if he/she died after 1880) can be very helpful in establishing parentage. Recent death records, those that are less than 50 years old, have access restrictions.   The Ulster County Hall of Records might be able to give you some direction as to gaining access to these records.  A will file, even without the parentage information, can be invaluable in stringing together clues. Thanks to C Raymond LaFever \ Internet: (rlafever@juno.com) for this contribution.

Subject: Death Transcripts

Joan Van Loan
Registrar of Vital Statistics
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
Telephone:  331-0080
http://www.ci.kingston.ny.us/CityGovt/Agencies.html#Registrar

The Request for Death Transcript form (if going in person) requires the following information; if writing to her, she would need mention of this as well.
Name of Deceased: Date of Death: Purpose for which this record is required: I wrote in "genealogy"
Number of Copies: Did Deceased die within City Limits of City of Kingston? Yes or No (A couple others I inquired about, I didn't know. I just put in a ? mark. They were not in their records)
Died at: (if known) For example: At home, In Hospital, ...
What was your relationship to deceased?
In What Capacity are you acting? (I left that blank)
If Attorney: Name & Relationship of your client to deceased: (Was N/A)
Your Signature
Your address
Date

If your relative(s) record is on file there, the fee is $10.00 each, cash if in person, or money order. If they have the record, they type up a "Certified Transcript of Death" which gives name, registered number, date of death, Residence Address, Date of Birth, age, Never Married, Married or Separated, Widowed or Divorced, Spouse (if wife, maiden name) Social Security No., If Veteran, Name of War, Occupation, Birthplace, Father's Name and Place of Birth, Mother's Maiden Name and Place of Birth, Place of Death, Cause of Death, Medical Attendant, Place of Burial or Cremation, Funeral Director, and Informant.
                           With thanks to Marilyn Soper for the above information.

Ulster County Records Management

    Hurley Avenue
    Kingston NY 12401
    Laurie A Beecroft, Administrator
    340-3415

Saugerties Public Library

        Washington Avenue, Saugerties, NY 12477
        RESOURCES: All Saugerties newspapers on microfilm with a fancy reader/printer
        Visit their web page or email them

Kingston (Ulster County) Area Library

    55 Franklin Street
    Kingston NY 12401

Ulster County Library Information Page

Researchers

Charles William Cullen

House Histories
Post Office Box 301 - High Falls, New York - 12440
687-4869 Hsehistory@aol.com

Audrey Klinkenberg (recommended for Saugerties area)

    22 Louis Ave - Saugerties NY 12477
    (genie2@hvc.rr.com)

Colleen Lofrese, C.G.R.S.

19 Randall Terrace Middletown, NY 10940

     

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