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Web-based research sources, organizations, and contacts for exploring the history of Orange County, New York

General Resources on Town Histories

1. Search the Local History books of each town and special history topics in the RCLS Library Catalog: 

  • Many of the local libraries have local history collections, and not all materials are cataloged; call or email ahead to see if they have what you need, and to arrange for an appointment.  The largest Orange County local history collections are held at Middletown Thrall Library, Newburgh Free Library, and the Orange County Historian's office in Goshen.

2.  Multi-town sites:

Local Content Sites

Town Specific Resources -- Websites that have substantial content other than organization name, directions, etc.

Alphabetical by town or village name: