For everyone trying to find records of Hillsdale:
Try this site on how to find early records:
And if you go to Cliff's main page, there are a few records of baptisms and
marriage in Nobletown and Hillsdale (Rev. Bostwick's records).
Hillsdale was known as Nobletown from the 1750s, then in 1782 Hillsdale was
formed from part of Claverack.
Kinship has published a book "Baptism Records of Reformed Dutch Church
Hillsdale, New York (Krum Church) 1776-1849. Their website is
I have been told that the church had burned down twice and also the Court
House had also lost records due to a fire.
Being that Hillsdale is close to the Massachusetts border, it is wise to
check Massachusetts records. Early towns include Sheffield 1733 and
Egremont 1760. Also try Great Barrington records. There a no published
records for Sheffield and Egremont but in the Berkshire Athenaeum there is a
record collection by Rollin H. Cooke called the "Cooke Collection." Their
I hope is info helps. I know how frustrating it is to locate records for
Hillsdale - it's where my ancestors originated too!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Bartlau" <bartjen(a)mt-mansfield.com>
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 5:24 PM
Subject: [NYCOL] Hillsdale (Nobletown) 1790's
Posted on: Columbia County NY. Query Forum
Reply Here: http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/NY/Columbia/1691
Surname: Taylor, Tylor, Tyler, Tylee
I am also interested in where the records of Hillsdale, Columbia Co.
this time period can be found or reconstructed somehow. Please reply
the list so others can benefit. Thanks!