New Kinship NY Titles Available Now

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 10:45am

In early 2019, the NYG&B assumed the operation of Kinship Books, the well-known genealogical publishing company of Arthur and Nancy Kelly. 

Kinship Books began more than 50 years ago, under the careful stewardship of Arthur C.M. Kelly of Rhinebeck, New York, who began locating, copying, and transcribing religious records, account books, store ledgers, census records, and other important materials from various locations throughout the state of New York. Focusing heavily on the areas surrounding the Hudson River, Kinship’s publications have helped thousands of researchers uncover their New York ancestors.

Now under the careful watch of the NYG&B, the Kellys’ work will continue for generations to come, and new titles will continue to be made available to order online at kinshipny.com. We're pleased to announce four brand-new titles available now - read below to learn more about these important volumes and what they contain.

 

Merritt & Barnes Doctor's Ledger, Pleasant Plains, New York, Dutchess County 1866-1868

Pleasant Plains, Dutchess County, NY 1866 - 1868

This book is the transcribed ledger of Drs. Jesse F. Merritt and Ewin Barnes, completed by Arthur C. M. Kelly in 2019.

The two were physicians who practiced in the Pleasant Valley area of Dutchess County, New York - the ledger indicates they began a partnership on February 13, 1866. Dr. Merrit died in late March of 1869, though ledger entries by Dr. Barnes continue after that date. 

This ledger provides information about the patients they visited, as well as the cost of and payment for the doctors' services. 

Each entry includes the name of the individual served, as well as the dates and amounts of the debit and credit associated with the service. Many but not all entries have remarks related to the transaction or service - these include many notes of genealogical value. 

There is an index at the back of the book that is arranged by surname. 

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More Kinship NY records for Dutchess County

 

Early Records of Easton Reformed Church, Easton, New York, Washington County 1803-1899

Easton, Washington County 1803 - 1899

This volume is a transcript of the original church registers of the Easton Reformed Church, completed by Arthur C. M. Kelly in 2019 - the original records are now housed in the Rutgers archives in New Jersey. 

Here are the specific types of records and time periods covered: 

  • Baptisms, 1803 - 1897
  • Marriages, 1803 - 1899
  • Deaths, 1844
  • Members received 1803 - 1828 
  • Member lists begun in 1832, 1845, 1877, 1895 (overall, member lists cover members from 1803 - 1895) 

Baptism records typically contain the names of the parents and child, as well as the date of baptism and child's birth. Additional remarks are included in some entries. 

Marriage records give the name of both spouses, the date of marriage, and occasional additional remarks.

Lists of members and members received contain relevant dates, as well as additional remarks - additional remarks are common in these lists. 

The back of this volume contains a surname index. 

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Early Records of Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Glenham, Dutchess County, New York 1855-1954

Glenham, Dutchess County, 1855-1954

This volume is a transcript of a photocopy of the original church register from Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Glenham, New York - it was completed by Arthur C.M. Kelley in 2019. This church no longer exists and the whereabouts of the original church register are unknown. 

Included in this volume are: 

  • Baptisms, 1855-1951
  • Marriages, 1856-1917
  • Deaths, Burials, 1855-1954
  • Members, 1856-1866
  • Confirmands, 1856-1947
  • Families, 1909
  • Agreement to unite, 1908

Baptism entries contain the names of both parents, the child, and the dates of birth and baptism. Additional remarks are sometimes included, as are sponsors (which often include relationship details). 

Marriage entries contain the names of both spouses, the date of marriage, and additional remarks - these often list witnesses or localities of origin of either spouse. 

Burials contain date of death, age at death, burial location, and occasionally other remarks. 

The back of this volume contains a surname index. 

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More Dutchess County records

 

Early Records of Christ Church Episcopal, Red Hook, New York, Dutchess County, 1854-1928

Red Hook, Dutchess County, NY 1854-1928

This volume is a transcript of the original church register of the Christ Episcopal Church in Red Hook, Dutchess County. It was completed by Arthur C. M. Kelly in 2019. This volume is particularly valuable because it contains a wide range of baptism, marriage, and death records during a period in time when New York State vital records are difficult to find

Included are:

  • Baptisms: 1854-1928
  • Marriages: 1855-1928
  • Confirmations: 1855-1927
  • Communicants: 1854-1941
  • Deaths: 1854-1928
  • Parishioners: 1854-1861

Baptism entries contain the names of both parents, the child, sponsors, and the dates of birth and baptism. 

Marriage entries contain the names of both spouses, the date of marriage, and additional remarks - these often list witnesses or localities of origin of either spouse. 

Burials contain date of death, age at death, burial location, and occasionally other remarks. 

A surname index is included at the end of the volume. 

More records for Dutchess County

 

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