Open Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 4pm

Saturday 9am-noon

90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY

Phone: (518) 731-1033

email: gchsvl@vedderlibrary.org

Greene County Historical Soceity

Research Services


Although information has been gathered from reliable sources its completeness and accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

 

Staff will answer gratis specific questions that can be researched in ten minutes or less. Examples:

1. Did Mary Richtmyer leave a will. She died in Greene County around 1870. (Answer can be found in an indexed source)

2. Is Alfred Pratt listed in any cemetery inventory? He lived in Athens and died between 1810-30. (There is sufficient data provided to do a search)

3. Do you have an obituary for Ruth Palmer of Catskill who died in March 1898 in Athens. (Question is specific and sufficient information is provided)

4. Can you tell me the names of members of New Baltimore Reformed Church in the 1840s. (Question is specific and sufficient information is provided)

 

Staff will provide answers for a flat fee of $7.00 when pertinent information is readily retrievable (in the form of photocopies) from this library in-house-databank. Make check or money order payable to: Vedder Research Library. Send to: Vedder Research Library, 90 County Road 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051 Please include the following when inquiring:

1. your name, postal address, and e-mail if any...

2. what you hope to find

3. any known names, dates, locations

4. list of sources already consulted

5. enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for our reply

6. your check will be returned if no information is available

 

Staff will attempt to research for a fee of $30.00 per hour more complex questions requiring in-depth research of non-indexed materials like surname files; local newspapers; cemetery, census, church, and court records. Fee is $30.00 per hour, minimum one hour. Make check or money order payable to: Vedder Research Library. Send to: Vedder Research Library, 90 County Road 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051 Please include the following when inquiring:

1. your name, postal address, and e-mail if any...

2. what you hope to find

3. any known names, dates, locations

4. list of sources already consulted

5. check covering first hour's research - you will be informed if more is required

6. the more information you give, the better the chances are for a successful search

 

GCHS members receive a 50% discount. See membership information.

 

Staff will not research questions with non-specific data, too little information provided, or questions that require extensive research.

1. I am looking for the parents of John Nelson. He was born in Greene County. Please send everything you have.

2. I am searching for information on the family of John and Helen Bronc of Greene County. Whatever you can send me will be appreciated.

3. I need information on the social contributions of the various ethnic groups in Greene County. I need this for a research paper.

 

Image reproduction Services and Fees

$0.75 per copy. Microfilm or microfiche paper copy. All requests approved.

$0.25 - $0.75 per copy. Photocopy made by library staff. Requests approved in 95% of cases.

$10.00 per digital image. Prior approval is required. Requests approved in 25% of cases.

$25.00 per digital scan. Scan into CD by library staff. Requests approved in 3% of cases.