The New Paltz Town Records provides documentation concerning many aspects of government in New Paltz from the time of its founding in 1677 through the late 19th century. The collection features the Town of New Paltz “Indian Deed “ (1677) which documents the sale of land to the Huguenots by the Esopus People, the Register of Slaves” (1799-1825), which records the birth and register of infants born to enslaved mothers living in New Paltz, the “Register of Poor Persons at Present Relieved by the Overseer of the Poor” (1805-1827), which includes detailed information about the town’s poor population, and the Civil War draft ledger (1863).
Browse the New Paltz Town Records
Browse the online exhibit, Poverty in Early New Paltz: This exhibit is a study of the history of poverty and social welfare in the town of New Paltz, New York. The 1805 Overseer of the Poor Ledger is included with additional documents dating from 1767-1827.