Welcome to the Ulster County Archives!

The Mission of the Archives is to identify, store, preserve, arrange and describe the archival records of the Ulster County government and to provide access, outreach and public programs to the people of Ulster County.  This website is designed to do just that.  We have images of original documents, transcribed documents, searchable databases, and educational activities for students and teachers.  We hope you find this site informative and enjoyable!

Here is some of the feedback we’ve received over the years...

“Now that’s history!! It must have been wonderful to see the 1665 document in the original.  Thank you so much for sharing the publications.” Terry Scott, Town of Lloyd Historian, 2000

“In the past three years, I have traveled to many sites throughout the state, researching information on my father’s ancestors.  Of all the sites I visited, I found the staff at [the Archives] the most professional and courteous to novices like myself…. Keep up the great work.” Robert Donaldson, Researcher, 2006

“I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate what you’ve done.  I am a direct descendant of Willem [Traphagen] and to see his signature almost exactly 336 years later is indescribable.  I am literally stunned at seeing all of this – and also deeply indebted to you.  Thank you so much…you have literally made my day!” Mitch Traphagen, Researcher, 2007

“The history faculty who accompanied the group were deeply impressed by your engagement with Public History…. I look forward to bringing other groups of students from Rutgers to visit.” Jennifer Jones, Dean for School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program at Rutgers University, 2016