Dutchess County Genealogical Society

Queries and Searches

The Dutchess is the quarterly publication of the DCGS. Free queries for members only are published in every issue to the extent that space is available. Be sure to include your name, address, membership number and e-mail address (or phone number) with your query.  
The best way to send your query is by clicking here

Queries can also be mailed directly to the Queries Editor at: 

Queries Editor 
P.O. Box 708 
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

Dutchess County Name Searches - New Policy

At this time we are not accepting Name Searches due to not having volunteer staff to carry them out. If you have already submitted a request and it has not been worked on, then your money is being refunded to you. The very low fee did not cover any research work done, but rather simply assisted with administrative costs of keeping the library, computer and copier going. We are sorry not to be able to continue this service, but it was very much dependant on volunteer staff.

At this time, no requests can be handled via the internet.

Further research is available from local specialists, listed below, for a fee. Please contact them directly. No endorsement, express or implied, is made by DCGS for those listed. The Association of Professional Genealogists maintains a Directory of Members which can be searched by geographic specialty. They also offer advice on hiring a professional genealogist.

Hudson Valley & Mohawk Valley Mr. Arthur C.M. Kelly and
Mrs. Nancy Kelly
305 Cedar Heights Rd.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Dutchess & Putnam Counties Ms. Virginia Buechele
P.O. Pox 243
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Dutchess, Columbia, and Putnam Counties, NY &
  Litchfield County, CT
Ms. Valerie LaRobardier
52 Mill Street, P.O. Box 478
Dover Plains, NY 12522


Dutchess, Putnam, and Westchester Counties

Janice Parker
PO Box 776
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Beekman, Dover, LaGrange, Pawling, and Union Vale Mr. Frank Doherty Sr.
181 Freedom Rd.
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569