Local History

Columbia County in the World War (WWI)

New York State Historical Photos & Newspapers hosted by Old Fulton NY Post Card Website

A history of the Mahican Indians, on the First Nations website


Pennsylvania History, The Livingston Indian Records 1666-1723

Robert Livingston (1654-1728) was Secretary for Indian Affairs. Most of the original documents from which this book is derived are located at the Brooklyn Historical Society.


Read the ‘The Picturesque Hudson (1909)hosted on


Roeliff Jansen Kill

Mention of John Beatty in 1714, as surveyor for Robert Livingston, he laid out Livingston’s Manor along the Hudson River on both sides of Roelof Johnson’s Kill


Aboriginal place names along the Roeliff Jansen Kill


Court case results for NYS’s seizure of the land for the Fish Hatchery on the Roeliff Jansen Kill – Page 174


1909 Report mentioning results at the Fish Hatchery on the Roeliff Jansen Kill – Page 237


Electricity Comes To Germantown (not without problems)
Lutheran Churcn v. Red Hook Light & Power Company


New York State Supreme Court case involving a slave 1814


Historical Maps

Map of Columbia Cty 1829 D H Burr


Map of New York State 1833


Map of Columbia Cty 1829 J W Otley


Greene, Ulster, Columbia, Dutchess counties 1891 F. W. Beers


Greene, Columbia counties 1891 F. W. Beers


Map Collections

Historical Maps of New York hosted by College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama


The David Rumsey Map Collection
Some of these maps may be downloaded