Lookup Public Records in Columbia CountyNew York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Columbia County, New York

Columbia County is located in the state of New York.  The county was formed after the American Revolutionary War in 1786 from portions of Albany County. Hudson is the county seat and also the largest city in the county. The name of the county comes from the Latin feminine form of the name of Christopher Columbus, which was a popular proposal for the name of the United States of America at the time of the formation of the county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 63,069 people and a total area of 648 square miles, of which 14 square miles is water and 635 square miles is land. Columbia County borders the following counties: Rensselaer County to the north; Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to the east; Dutchess County to the south; Ulster County to the southwest; Greene County to the west; Albany County to the northwest; and Litchfield County, Connecticut, to the southeast.

The Columbia County Clerk’s Office acts as an information center for the public by filing, handling, and preserving public records as mandated by the state’s laws. The clerk’s office offers services to the public that handle a wide variety of legal papers and public records.

Records maintained by the office of the clerk can be accessed by doing a public records search through Public Records Search . For records that have not yet been scanned through the new imaging system, they can be accessed through a variety of record books. The clerk’s office records room has numerous books where you can access records such as deeds, mortgages, and satisfactions. Records can be found back as far as the 1800’s. The County Clerk’s Office also has various machines to access information. The public can view and print maps that are contained on microfiche through the microfilm scanner. In addition, reader printer machines are available at the clerk’s office for the public to view and print documents that are on microfilm.

Columbia, NY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200981,097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,678
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009233
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009384
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009330
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009210
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,603
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,209
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009530
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,226
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009793
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,726
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009375
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009808
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200911,807
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20099,907
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009283
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009479
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,664
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,230
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009894
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,512
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009155
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009906
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009300
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009681
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009420
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009516
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,284

Columbia County Clerk’s Record Office
County Government Office

Address: 560 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534, United States
Phone: 518-828-3339

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