Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Welcome to DCGS!

The Dutchess County Genealogical Society was established in 1972 to help organize and direct genealogical work in Dutchess County, New York.  The Society is a not-for-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) and all donations to the Society are tax-deductible.

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What's New at DCGS-Gen:

Watch for announcements coming soon on Zoom classes, meetings and chat events

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Please be patient while we wait to get a better handle on the new policies and duration prior to making sweeping changes to the web site. In the meantime, watch our Facebook page for the most current updates, and refer to this letter for changes already made.

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Contact Information:

Dutchess County Genealogical Society
Temporary Mailing Address
P.O. Box 478
Dover Plains, NY 12522
(845) 462-6909

Library Hours:  (please check closing notices this page)

Library is OPEN on Tuesday 9AM - 1PM


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"A Panel Discussion: What can you do when your history has been erased?"

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The DCGS Newsletter contains current items of interest to members.  Click here to view the latest and past issues.

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