CD: New York, Volume 6, Orange and Ulster Counties

CD: New York, Volume 6, Orange and Ulster Counties - HB Archives. This CD-ROM contains the following 6 volumes on Orange and Ulster Counties, New York. ***A History of Deerpark in Orange County, N.Y. by Peter E. Gumaer (1890) Settlers first established the community that became Deerpark in 1690. This book begins with that early settlement and traces more than 150 years of the lives, customs, and characteristics of Deerpark’s citizens, as well as its history. A new full name index is a great aid to researchers. ***The History of the Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York: From the First Settlement in 1712 by Captain Wm. Bond to 1887 by Charles H. Cochrane (1887) Chapter 1 starts right away with an overview of the first families to settle Marlborough and their descendants: Captain William Bond, Wolfert Acker, Major Lewis DuBois, the Carpenter and Hallock families, the descendants of Leonard Smith, and L. Harrison Smith. This history also memorializes those who pledged loyalty to the Continental Congress in 1776 and those who fought in the Civil War. In addition, the book includes a selection of valuable documents and abstracts of the first precinct and town meetings, as well as information on the history of the town. The book closes with genealogies of a number of old families (some to the seventh generation). ***Gazetteer and Business Directory of Ulster County, NY for 1871-2 by Hamilton Child (1871) Formed in 1683, Ulster County, NY, comprises the country between the Hudson and Delaware Rivers. The text begins with a section detailing the date of first settlement, admittance to the union, population, suffrage legislation and more, for each state and territory in the Union, c1871. The gazetteer covers 19 cities arranged alphabetically with brief descriptions of when they were formed, physical geography, and early settlement. A fold out map is included. The business directory is arranged alphabetically by city and includes information about individual businesses as well as advertisements and illustrations for products and services and other miscellaneous information. ***Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, New York by Chapman Publishing Company (1895) This volume is an extensive collection of over 1,100 biographical sketches of the residents of Orange Co., NY at the end of the 19th century. Sketches are clear, full of information, and entertaining. They document not just the lives, occupations, and avocations of their subjects, but also the personalities and peculiarities. Family history is provided as well, along with direct quotes from friends and acquaintances, and portraits of many of the sketch subjects. A new surname index completes the work. ***Ulster County, New York, Probate Records in the Office of the Surrogate, and in the County Clerk’s Office at Kingston, New York, Volume 1 by Gustave Anjou (1906) This volume is a careful abstract and translation of the Dutch and English wills, letters of administration after intestates, and inventories from 1665 to the early 1800’s, with genealogical and historical notes and list of Dutch and Frisian baptismal names with their English equivalents. The book is illustrated with copies of original documents and provides a fullname index for easy reference. ***Ulster County, New York, Probate Records, in the Office of the Surrogate at Kingston, New York, in the Surrogate’s Office, New York and in the Library of Long Island Historical Society, Volume 2 by Gustave Anjou (1906) This 2nd volume provides additional material to that found in the first volume. Many of these records were also originally written in Dutch, with some in French. Dutch scholars assisted the compiler with a literal translation of these records into English. A thorough index is included. Some material in these probate records has been found to be unreliable. This GRAPHIC IMAGE CD-ROM uses the powerful Adobe Acrobat Reader provided free on the CD for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. 2001, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and MAC, 2995 pp. 101-CD1960 ISBN: 0788419609