archive is provided thanks to a generous donation from Jeanne
Livingston and John Svirsky.
Visit the Putnam county Historical Society and Foundry School Museum.
The museum will be closed to the public for the winter beginning
Wednesday, December 22 and will reopen in early spring.
Please call to make an appointment for research or to view the
West Point Foundry installation.
Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 to 5.
Explore your Family Tree
Your library card gives you access to:
- U.S. Federal Census: Original images of every federal census in the United States, from 1790 - 1930.
- Genealogy & local history books: Over 26,000 family histories & local histories including:
- The Hudson River route with descriptive sketches of cities, villages, stations, scenery, and objects of interest along the route (1870)
- The patroons and lords of manors of the Hudson (1932)
- Revolutionary War records: Original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files help to identify officers & enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
- Freedmanís Bank Records: Tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.
Livingston-Svirsky Archive (LiSA)
Welcome to our archive of local history! You will need Adobe Acrobat to
view these files. Please note the size of the files before you download
them to your computer. Some may take several minutes to open due to
If you have trouble reading any of these documents, you can view the
original scanned document at the library.
Local History eBooks
Putnam County Geneology and General History
Fish Family History
Bannerman's Island /
Cold Spring History
Civil War History
Alice Curtis Desmond