Let Holly Be Your Guide to Genealogy in New York State

Online Research

Through online research experience, Holly has mastered the art of gathering and interpreting diverse New York genealogical records. Click the link below to learn more.

Library and Archives Research

From the New York State Library’s vast collections to local repositories in eastern New York, Holly can conduct on-site research to access collections not availble online. Click the link below to learn more.

County Highlights

Although Holly has researched nearly every county in New York, she frequently tackles research in the following counties:


Located in the Upper Hudson Valley, this county was formed from Albany County in 1786 and is the place Holly calls home! Because of this connection, she has created a Columbia County Genealogy Page, which includes some of the special history projects she undertaken.


One of the original twelve counties created by the British Province of New York in 1683. At that time, it included present day Bennington County, Vermont and all of New York state north of the counties of Dutchess and Ulster.


Prior to the county’s founding (from Albany County in 1791), the area played a key role in the Revolutionary War with the Battle of Bennington. “Uncle Sam” Wilson, a Revolutionary War veteran, settled in the county in 1789.


Originally formed out of Albany County in 1772, the county was first named Charlotte, with the name change to Washington occurring in 1784. Soon after, Warren and Clinton counties were formed from Washington, making the histories of the three counties interwoven.

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