Archival and documentary sources in the county are often to be found in its towns and villages.  Vital records (births, marriages and deaths) have been kept in the offices of the town and village clerks who are the records management officers (RMOs) of their municipalities.

Each local government has a local government historian who may be contacted if you have questions about his or her town or village.

If you are interested in a particular town or village, click on the municipality to learn about the RMOs, the municipal historians, the local historical societies and museums, and the local libraries.

  • Brewster, Village (in Town of Southeast)
  • Carmel, Town
  • Cold Spring, Village (in Town of Philipstown)
  • Kent, Town
  • Nelsonville, Village (in Town of Philipstown)
  • Patterson, Town
  • Philipstown, Town
  • Putnam Valley, Town
  • Southeast, Town

VILLAGE OF BREWSTER (part of the Town of Southeast)

VILLAGE HISTORIAN:
Danielle Cylich,
12 Sunset Ridge, Brewster NY 10509.
(914) 949-6227 Ext. 203
E-mail: dcylich@brewstervillage-ny.gov

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Village Clerk Peter Hansen
208 East Main Street, Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-3760
E-mail: phansen@brewstervillage-ny.gov

SOUTHEAST MUSEUM,
67 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-7500 FAX (845)279-1992
E-mail: director@southeastmuseum.org
Web site: http://www.southeastmuseum.org
Executive Director: Amy Campanaro

BREWSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY,
79 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509.
Tel: (845) 279-6421. FAX: (845) 279-0043
E-mail: brewsterlibrary@yahoo.com
Website: www.brewsterlibrary.org

 

 


TOWN OF CARMEL, (includes Mahopac & Mahopac Falls)

TOWN HISTORIAN: 
Merri A. MacDonald
156 Stebbins Rd, Carmel NY 10512
(914) 572-3898
Email: Merri.a.macdonald@us.pwx.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Ann Spofford
60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac NY 10541
Tel: (845) 628-1500 FAX (845) 628-7434
Email: ams@ci.carmel.ny.us

TOWN OF CARMEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
P.O. Box 456, Mahopac NY 10541-0808
Tel. (845) 628-0500.
E-mail: tchs@mcalpin.comcastbiz.net
President Lillian Eberhardt
E-mail: limaeb@aol.com.

MAHOPAC PUBLIC LIBRARY:
668 Route 6, Mahopac NY 10541.
Tel: (845) 628-2009. FAX: (845) 628-0672. E-mail: Library@mahopaclibrary.org
Website: www.mahopaclibrary.org.

REED MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
1733 Route 6, Carmel NY 10512.
Tel: (845) 225-2439. FAX: (845) 225-1634.
E-mail: librarian@carmellibrary.org
Website: www.reedlibrary.org

 


VILLAGE OF COLD SPRING (Part of Town of Philipstown)

VILLAGE HISTORIAN: 
Mark Thorlow
21 Surprise Lake Rd, Cold Spring NY 10516
(914) 548-8411
E-mail: mjmthorlow@optonline.net

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Village Clerk: Mary Saari
87 Main Street
Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-3611 FAX: (845) 265-1002
E-mail: vcsclerk@bestweb.net

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM:
63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516.
(845) 265-4010 FAX: (845)265-2884
E-mail: info@putnamhistorymuseum.org
Web site: www.PutnamHistoryMuseum.org
Executive Director: Mindy Krazmien

BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring NY 10516
Tel: (845) 265-3040. FAX: (845) 265-4852.
E-mail : butterfd@bestweb.net
Website : www.butterfieldlibrary.org

 


TOWN OF KENT

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Milissa Boyer Kafes
25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY 10512.
Tel: (845) 306-5589
Email: historian@townofkenty.gov

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk: Yolanda D. Cappelli
Kent Town Hall
25 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY 10512
Tel.: (845) 225-2067 FAX: (845) 225-5130
E-mail: lcappelli@townofkentny.gov

KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
President: James A. Hoffman
PO Box 123 Carmel, New York 10512
Tel: (845) 225-8366
Email:
kenthistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

KENT PUBLIC LIBRARY:
17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes NY 10512. Tel: (845) 225-8585. FAX: (845) 225-8549
E-mail : library@kentlibrary.org.
Website : www.kentlibrary.org.

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VILLAGE OF  NELSONVILLE (Part of Town of Philipstown)

VILLAGE HISTORIAN:
Jonathan Bradley
244 Main Street
Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-5511
Email: Osci1@aol.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Village Clerk: Pauline Minners
258 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-2500 FAX (845) 265-2351
E-mail: Nelsonville@optonline.net
Web site: http://www.villageofnelsonville.org

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM
63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516.
(845) 265-4010
FAX: (845)265-2884
E-mail: info@putnamhistorymuseum.org
Web site: www.putnamhistorymuseum.org
Executive Director: Mindy Krazmien

BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY;
10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring NY 10516.
Tel: (845) 265-3040. FAX: (845) 265-4852.
E-mail : jblstaff@gmail.com
Website : www.butterfieldlibrary.org

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Town of Patterson

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Dr. Larry A. Maxwell
595 Route 311, Patterson NY 12563
Tel.: (845) 878-4160
E-mail: patriot1775@verizon.net

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Antoinette Kopeck
1142 Route 311, P.O. Box 470
Patterson NY 12563
(845) 878-6500 FAX (845) 6343
E:mail: townclerk@pattersonny.org

PATTERSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
P.O. Box 534, Patterson, NY 12563.
www.pattersonhistoricalsociety.org
President: Ron Taylor
E-mail: rtaylor@pattersonhistoricalsociety.org
Website: www.pattersonhistoricalsociety.org

PATERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY:
P.O. Box 418, 1167 Route 311
Patterson NY 12563.
Tel : (845) 878-6121. FAX : (845) 878-3116.
E-mail : reference@pattersonlibrary.org.
Website : www.pattersonlibrary.org

 


Town of Philipstown

TOWN HISTORIAN: 
Mark Forlow
21 Lake Surprise Road, Cold Spring NY 10516
(914) 548-8411
E-mail: mmforlow@optonline.net

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Tina Merando
238 Main Street, Cold Spring NY 10516
(845) 265-3329; FAX: (845) 265-3958
E-mail: townclerk@philipstown.com

PUTNAM HISTORY MUSEUM 
63 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring NY 10516.
(845) 265-4010 FAX: (845)265-2884
E-mail: info@putnamhistorymuseum.org
web site: www.putnamhistorymuseum.org
Executive Director: Mindy Krazmien

BUTTERFIELD MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
10 Morris Ave., Cold Spring NY 10516.
Tel: (845) 265-3040. FAX: (845) 265-4852.
E-mail : butterfd@bestweb.net
Website : www.butterfieldlibrary.org.

ALICE DESMOND &  HAMILTON FISH LIBRARY:
472 Route 403, PO Box 266, Garrison NY 10524.
Tel: (845) 434-3020. FAX : (845) 424-4061.
E-mail: desmondfishdirector@gmail.com
Website: www.desmondfishlibrary.org

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Town of Putnam Valley

TOWN HISTORIAN:
Daniel T. Ricci
265 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley NY 10579 Tel: (845) 526-2121
E-mail: sage1061@aol.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Eileen Royael
265 Oscawana Lake Road
Putnam Valley NY 10579
Tel.: (845) 526-3280 FAX: (845) 526-2130 E-mail: eroyael@putnamvalley.com

PUTNAM VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
301 Peekskill Hollow Road, P.O. Box 297, Putnam Valley NY 10579
Tel: (845) 528-1024
Executive Director: Kelley Howard
E-mail: pvhistoricalsoceity@verizon.net

PUTNAM VALLEY FREE LIBRARY:
P.O. Box 425, 30 Oscawana Lake Road, Putnam Valley NY 10579
Tel: (845) 528-3242 ; FAX: (845) 528-3297
Website : www.putnamvalleylibrary.org.

 


Town of Southeast

TOWN HISTORIAN:
John E. Duncan
1107 Eagles Ridge Rd, Brewster, N Y 10509
845-739-2061
E-mail: duncanj@coned.com

RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER:
Town Clerk Michele Stancati
P.O. Box O. Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-2196 FAX (945) 279-4399
E-mail: mstancati@southeast-ny.gov

SOUTHEAST MUSEUM
67 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509
(845) 279-7500 FAX (845)279-1992
E-mail: director@southeastmuseum.org
Web site: http://www.southeastmuseum.org
Executive Director: Amy Campanaro

BREWSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
79 Main Street, Brewster NY 10509.
Tel: (845) 279-6421. FAX: (845) 279-0043. E-mail: brewsterlibrary@yahoo.com
Website : www.brewsterlibrary.org.