Newburgh New York Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map:


  • 485 Mt Airy Road New Windsor NY 12553 United States
  • There are several entrances to our building.
  • The FHC entrance is the second set of double doors from the parking lot on the front of the building.
  • Push the button in on the first of those double doors to open it.
  • If it's locked, please ring the bell on the brick wall to the left of the doors, and someone will let you in.
  • All of the staff are volunteers.
  • Sometimes things happen that make it necessary for us to close unexpectedly. For that reason, it's best to call before you come the first time.
  • If you would like, you can be added to our e-mail list to let you know when we are closed.
  • Language:English


  • 845-567-4804, or if no answer 845-561-8051



Open Hours:

  • Monday:9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Tuesday:7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thurs:10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Other times by appointment

Holiday Schedule:

Closed all major holidays:

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Microfilm:  We have quite a few films in our Center that patrons paid to keep them there indefinitely.   Most of them are from all different random localities.  However, we have a lot of films of some specific types of records.   They are:
  1. City Directories for New York City and Brooklyn (We also have some of these on fiche.)
  2. Indexes for birth, marriage and death certificates in New York City.
  3. Misc. naturalization records from NY counties.
  4. Monmouth County NJ records.
  5. Philadelphia Vital Records-- Births 1865-1897, Marriage Indexes 1885-1916, and Deaths -- Misc. years in the 1800's.

Please be aware that we do not have all of the microfilms for these areas or subjects.  You can know for sure if we have a specific microfilm by attempting to order it at  If it is a film we already have at our Center, you will get a pop-up message so indicating.

  • Microfiche:  When a patron orders records on microfiche, they stay in the Family History Center permanently, so we have 27 years worth of miscellaneous records on fiche.  Plus we have the following complete collections: Old Parochial Scottish Church Records, Accelerated Indexing System,  and the Microfiche Reference Collection, which is a collection of the 100+ most used books at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Books and Periodicals.   We don't have a lot, but we have too many to list here.   If you would like a complete list, please email us at

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • Family History Center Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. To see a list and description of those websites at home, please go to the family history site at Premium Family History Websites.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 3 computers
  • 5 microfilm readers
  • 2 microfiche readers
  • 1 digital imaging machine, with which you can make copies of pages on microfilm.  You can also save them to a thumb drive, which gives you the ability to enlarge and/or enhance the image.
  • 1 flatbed scanner
  • 1 printer

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

New York City

NY Palatines 




Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

  • Newburgh Free Library has an excellent local history room with lots of resources, including records of genealogical value.   124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY  12550,  (845)563-3600,
  • Orange County Genealogical Society, 101 Main St., Goshen, NY  10924,

Links[edit | edit source]

  • Using the FamilySearch Research Wiki: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]