Archive for the ‘Genealogy’ Category


Upcoming Genealogy Class & Workshop- Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 & 7pm

January 23, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, January 30 here at the Marlboro Free Library for two of our popular genealogy programs! Patrons are welcome to stay for either just one or both programs, but please be aware if you’d like to reserve one of the Library laptops for the 7:00 pm workshop, registration is required.

Genealogy Class- 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Join us for an introductory class that will explain the first steps in conducting your own research and the basics of using, which is available for free in the Library. No registration required, walk-ins welcome.
Learn how to:
Discover available Library databases
Search digital newspaper collections
Learn the basics of DNA testing
Create an online family tree
And much more!
Click here to RSVP and let us know you’re attending.

Genealogy Workshop 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Registered patrons can join us for a hands-on workshop, consisting of a specially set up research space with laptops and other local history materials. Patrons will explore databases and web sites like, and more. Library staff will be on hand to help with any questions or problems, as well as one of our local history researchers to assist with anyone interested in documents, photos, maps, books and more found in our local history collection.


Upcoming Genealogy Workshop here at the MFL! Marlboro, NY.

May 30, 2017

Upcoming Genealogy Workshop here at the MFL! Marlboro, NY


Local History Research In Action

June 16, 2016


This morning here at the Marlboro Library, we have two local history researchers using our microfilm reader and scanning old documents.


Upcoming Genealogy workshop at MFL

April 18, 2016



Genealogy workshop

January 26, 2016



Post From The Past…

February 25, 2014

A look back at a post from 2011, which I still find very useful.

A Few Words on Genealogy…

If a patron comes to the Marlboro Free Library in search of ancestors from Marlborough, NY, then these are the resources the local history department likes to start with:

1. Surname Index to C.M. Woolsey’s “The History of the Town of Marlborough”

2. Surname Index to Cochrane’s “The History of the Town of Marlborough”

3. Index for Ulster Co., NY Gravestones

4., which is free at the Marlboro Free Library, with a Ulster Co. Library card

5. HeritageQuest Online


7. Military Records for Marlborough, NY

8. Microfilm records


New Year Resolutions for Genealogists

December 29, 2011
  • Put all old documents, like old newspaper articles in archival sleeve protectors
  • Put family photos into photo albums
  • Start documenting family histories and family trees into ledgible, accessible  formats for future generations

Happy New Year from the Marlboro Library’s Local History Department!!