These sites provide interesting information about famous families & historical facts of Hudson Falls.
Everybody’s family is famous. Some are just more famous than others, especially in an area as rich in history as northern New York. Here are some historical tidbits and suggestions on how to research your area roots.
[The Political Graveyard: A Database of Historic Cemeteries (Washington Co., NY)]
Lawrence Kestenbaum, Ann Arbor, MI
Includes links to the US Census Bureau, Washington County and the Washington County GenWeb Page. Lists politicians who were born, lived, died or buried in Washington County, NY. Also includes cemeteries & memorial sites in Washington County. From Hudson Falls: Nathaniel Pitcher, early governor of NYS. (politicalgraveyard.com/geo/NY/WA.html)
[Genealogical Sources in the New York State Archives]
New York State Archives
Contains an explanation of the New York State Archives and what is contained there, including how to access them in person and what you can find on-line. Looking for Vital Records? Records of Military Service? Census Records? Naturalization Records? And more? This is the place to start. (www.archives.nysed.gov/a/research/index.shtml)
Washington County Tourism
A thumbnail sketch of what Washington County, NY, has to offer (with map!) and easy “clicks” for County information, Tourism, Recreation, History, and each Town/Village in the county. Pictures too!!
[New York GenWeb Project]
Kim Harris Myers, NY GenWeb Project coordinator
A visit to any county in New York State is only a click away at this site. Learn the history of your county and then click on to any town in that county for articles about its past and present. The Kingsbury article chronicles the founding of the township in 1762 by James Bradshaw & 22 associates, one of whom was Amos Northup. Other Washington County articles include Land Patents, Cemetery Records, & Military Records. There’s even a Washington County Picture Gallery … open to submissions from you! (www.rootsweb.com/~nygenweb)
[Kingsbury / Hudson Falls, NY]
Get to know Kingsbury with this introduction to our area. Several photos highlight this overview which gives the physical location and size of the Kingsbury/Hudson Falls area. The current status of the town/village includes population, government, educational institutions, and major places of employment. You can also back-click to information on other towns in the county. (www.adirondack.net/towns/Kingsbury/)
[A Revolutionary Day Along Historical US Route 4]
Revolutionary Day, Cyber Haus
Part of a journey down Historic US Route 4 (from Castleton, Vermont, to Albany, New York), this leg of the journey describes the area between Fort Ann and Fort Edward with stops at the Knox Memorial marker in front of the Hudson Falls Free Library (with photo) and the Village Park (with photo). Photographs, historic markers, and commentary make this a must see page. And — yes, you can back click to start the trip at the beginning! (www.revolutionaryday.com/usroute4/default.htm)
[Cyndi’s List of Geneaology Sites on the Internet – New York]
This page contains numerous links to help you in all areas of your genealogical search. An extensive Category Index includes (but is not limited to) History & Culture; Libraries, Museums, & Archives; Maps & Gazetteers; Military; Newspapers. A great list of everything –all on one page — to get you where you want to search. (www.cyndislist.com/ny.htm)
[Geneaology “How-To” Guide]
Broderbund Software, Inc.
Genealogy Help gets the beginners started on their family search. This How-To Guide points you in the right direction with step-by-step instruction on how to find, collect, organize, and store information. For a special section on searching New York, go to the URL [http://www.familytreemaker.com/00000206.html].
This will give you addresses to contact for vital records in New York State. (http://familytreemaker.com/mainmenu.html)
[Canadian Genealogy and History Links]
Subtitled: A Listing Of Genealogical & Historical Web Sites from East to Western Sea, this URL has been included here because so many of us in this area have Canadian Connections. This site links to all Canadian provinces and also includes links to cemetery & military records. (www.islandnet.com/~jveinot/cghl/cghl.html)
[Washington County Historical Society]
Washington County Historical Society
The Washington County Historical Soicety, located in the historical Wing-Northup House in Fort Edward, NY, makes its appearance on the Web with lots to offer. “Enter” the rendering of the Wing-Northup House on the Society’s home page and found out what publications on local history are for sale there; what’s going on in the calendar of events; how to become a member; how to submit a genealogical request to the society; the history of the society & its headquarters; and a link to the Society’s Reseach Library.