Collection Category: Religious Records | Collection Type: Text & Images | Location: Columbia County

This collection contains digitized genealogy records from churches in Columbia County, New York.

Most volumes in this collection are searchable, but a few can only be browsed by image. For the following churches, we recommend making use of the waypoints below:

  • Congregational Church of New Concord
  • St. Thomas’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at Churchtown, Town of Claverack
  • Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Germantown
  • Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Ghent
  • Reformed Dutch Church (Called Christ Church) in the town of Ghent
  • Reformed Dutch Church of Hillsdale
  • Reformed Church of West Copake (formerly Taghkanick)

Read below for a complete list of all churches included in this collection. Click the waypoint links to view images from that church.

Canaan, Congregational Church and Society of New Canaan

This volume contains transcribed records of the Congregational Church and Society of New Canaan at Canaan Four Corners in the town of Canaan, New York.

This volume is text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation and a description of the church’s records are provided for readers. Also included are illustrations of the plan of the pews for the church.

These transcriptions were completed in 1919 by Royden Woodward Vosburgh.

Canaan, First Presbyterian Church of Canaan

This volume contains transcribed records of the First Presbyterian Church of Canaan at Canaan Center, in the town of Canaan, New York.

This volume is text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation is provided for readers.

This volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1920.

Chatham, Congregational Church of New Concord

This collection contains three volumes of transcribed records from the Congregational Church of New Concord in the town of Chatham, New York.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images also can be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the church’s history and the congregation are provided for readers.

The volume was first published by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 1920.

Claverack, St. Thomas’s Evangelical Lutheran, vol. 1 & 2

This collection contains two volumes of transcribed records from St. Thomas’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at Churchtown, Town of Claverack, New York.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images also can be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation is provided for readers.

This volume was first published by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society in 1912.

Germantown, Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church

This volume contains transcribed records from Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Germantown, New York.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images also can be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation is provided for readers.

This volume was created by Rodyen Woodward Vosburgh in 1913.

Ghent, Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church

This collection contains two volumes of transcribed records of Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Ghent, New York.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images also can be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation is provided for readers.

This volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1920.

Ghent, Reformed Dutch Church (known as Christ Church)

This collection contains two volumes of transcribed records of the Reformed Dutch Church (Called Christ Church) in the town of Ghent, New York.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images also can be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the church’s history and the congregation are provided for readers. Also included is a description of the church’s records.

This volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1920.

Hillsdale, Reformed Dutch Church of Hilldale

This volume contains transcribed records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Hillsdale, formerly at Hillsdale, New York.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images also can be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation and the organization of the church are provided for readers.

This volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1912.

Kinderhook, Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook, vol. 1

This volume contains transcribed records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook in Kinderhook, New York.

This volume is text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

See below for vols. 2 and 3. 

Included are:

This volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1920.

Kinderhook, Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook, vol. 2

This volume contains transcribed records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook in Kinderhook, New York. This is the second of a three-volume work covering the records of this church. It can be searched, and all images can be browsed.

This volume is text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

See above for vol. 1, and below for vol. 3. 

Included are:

This volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1920.

Kinderhook, Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook, vol. 3

This volume contains transcribed records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook in Kinderhook, New York.

This is the third of a three-volume work covering the records of this church – see above for the first two volumes, which are text searchable. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

See above for vols. 2 and 3.

Included are:

This volume was completed by Rodyen Woodward Vosburgh in 1921.

Manorton (Livingston), St. John's Evangelical Lutheran, vol. 1

This volume contains transcribed records of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Manorton, in the town of Livingston, New York.

This volume is text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

See below for vol. 2.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation, the church’s grounds and how the church was settled are provided for readers.

This volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1913.

Manorton (Livingston), St. John's Evangelical Lutheran, vol. 2

This volume contains transcribed records of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at Manorton, in the town of Livingston, New York.

This volume is text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

See above for vol. 1.

Included are:

Along with names and dates, useful information about the congregation is provided for readers.

The volume was completed by Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1913.

West Copake, Reformed Church of West Copake (formerly Reformed Church of Taghkanick), 1783-1856

This volume contains transcribed records from the Reformed Church of West Copake (formerly Taghkanick), at West Copake, New York.

The digitized images from this volume can be browsed, but cannot currently be searched. The images also can be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Aside from names and dates, useful information about the congregation and the rules for baptizing illegitimate children are provided for readers.

This volume was created in a joint effort by Walter Kenneth Griffin and Royden Woodward Vosburgh in 1912.

 

Suggested citation for this collection:

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “Columbia County Religious Records” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org), 2019.