Online Genealogy Resources

Putnam County Links

Rootsweb Putnam County, New York

“Free website devoted to research.” Site provides information on researching genealogy in Putnam County. Also on site are abstracts from History of Putnam County, including an incomplete list of those buried in the Old Cemetery in Cold Spring, New York.

Genforum Putnam County, New York

While hosted by a members-only web site,, the forum is free, A good place to search for other people researching families from Putnam County, New York. Putnam County, New York

A small sample of tombstones located in the Brewster Methodist cemetery.

New Netherlands - New York Links

The Brooklyn Information Page

This site has many online records of the early settlers, maps, and a search engine.

Ellis Island

Free search of Ellis Island Passengers List.

Making of America – Cornell’s University Library

Online digital library with many books on New York history and genealogy.

The New Netherlands Project

The Olive Tree

Web Site provides free online records of the early settlers of New Netherlands/New York. There are many databases including early wills, land records, and early Dutch Reformed Church records. Many of the Dutch families/surnames found on this site had descendents who settled in Dutchess/Putnam County.

Westchester County, New York Archives

Connecticut Links

Rootsweb Fairfield County, Connecticut

Excellent site with many online records on the founding families of Fairfield, Connecticut. Many of their descendents moved to Putnam County, Knapp, Ferris, Mead, Hustis are just a few of the family surnames.

Yvette’s Dutch Genealogy Homepage

Web site provides genealogies of early Dutch settlers, and New Jersey Dutch Reformed Church records. Site also provides a search engine.

Books online

History of Dutchess County 1609 to 1876. See link to Making of America.