The Historical Society of Walden and Wallkill Valley

9th Annual Local History Day 2010
Walden Municipal Building,
The Bradley Assembly Hall (3rd Floor) April 11, 2 - 4 PM

Guest Speakers: Linda Bull
Mary Ellen Matise

Presented by The Historical Society of Walden and Wallkill Valley, the Josephine-Louise Public Library, and The Village of Walden



Local History Day 2010

Program Booklet
 1859 Walden Map--
showing parcel names
(courtesy Mickey Millspaugh)
Short History of Orange County
Henry Wileman
(Excerpt-Legends of the Shawangunk)
Historical Sketch
New England Surnames

Walden Methodist Church Records
Marriages 1866-1873
Marriages 1873-1881
Baptisms 1866-1876
Baptisms 1876-1882

New York Hudson Valley Genealogy
Middletown Thrall Library



We invite you to look through the various resources we feel may be of help in your search for ancestors. We don't profess to be experts, but a number of our Historical Society members have had experience in searching for our own and other's ancestors, and with the aid of our wonderful guest speaker, Linda Bull who is an expert archivist (Regional Advisory Officer of the NY State Archives, and archivist of the William Bull and Sara Wells Stone House Association), think you will have all the tooks you'll need to get started or perhaps take your research to another level.

Here are a just a few online resource LINKS (underlined) to help you get started:
Offers a comprehensive search area as well as a free genealogy software program for recording / storing your family research, and also offers the ability to download information that may already be posted at their website. The free software is called PAF (Personal Ancestral File). There is also a companion software for charting available at a small fee (under $10).
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Resources on the Internet

A large categorized and cross-referenced directory of sites useful for genealogical research, with hundreds of thousands of links.
Ships & Passenger Lists

Delaware County
Roots Web -- message boards for almost every surname, and research resources
Ulster County
USGenWeb Project

USGenWeb Census Project

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
Native American Genealogy

Websites sometimes have duplicate or variations of records, even incorrect records, as info is submitted by different people over time. So just keep in mind that while the Internet is a great resource, all information should be double checked. and you just might have the key to someone else's brick wall. At the left are some additional local documenrts and publications that may be of help, including a few scanned records from the Walden Methodist Church, *as transcribed by Charles Bodine in the 1920s. We can't attest to their accuracy and you should seek further verification if you find something in these scanned pages of interest in your search. Transcribers of early records do their best to read various levels of penmanship, but transcription errors can happen.

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