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County Historian

The Office contains hundreds of file folders and volumes, donated by those interested through the years. A detailed inventory is available. Warren County family information is filed by surname, including genealogical correspondence covering more than thirty years. Warren County local history subjects are filed alphabetically. Volumes on the shelves include genealogical works and published state, regional, county and local histories, including community histories for Bolton, Glens Falls, Hague, Lake George, Lake Luzerne, Queensbury, Stony Creek, Thurman, Wardsboro, Minerva, and other localities. A specialized collection is that of David and Edythe Haskell, genealogists of Stony Creek, containing 87 manuscript booklets and four drawers of file folders, arranged alphabetically. Other well-used manuscripts include Hunt's Index to early Warren and Washington County settlers; "Hague Genealogies" by Gerald Keenan and Clifton West; the Warren County census of 1850, census indices for 1855, 1860, 1865, 1875 and 1910; abstracts of early Warren County wills and deeds by Gertrude Barber; military record abstracts; church records; early town assessment rolls, juror lists and other town records. Tombstone transcripts are found for virtually every cemetery - new and old - in Warren County. The collection includes a complete run of The Patents, periodical of the Northeastern New York Genealogical Society.

Researchers can request a search of records to be done by sending a request through the mail. To order, send a written request detailing the information you are seeking, a self-addressed-stamped-envelope and a non-refundable $15.00 check or money order made payable to the "Warren County Treasurer".

Office Hours

Mondays & Wednesday - 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Appointments welcome

You may also visit M-F, 9 a.m - 5 p.m. The Public Records Room and The Records Center and Archives

You can View the "John Austin, Warren County Historian Emeritus" video on YouTube.