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Birth, Death and Marriage records are available for genealogy as far back as 1882. 

The Wappinger registrar can provide uncertified copies of the following records for genealogy research purposes:

1.      Birth Certificates – if on file for at least 75 years and the person whose name on the 

         birth certificate is known to be deceased.

2.      Death Certificates – in on file for at least 50 years.

3.      Marriage Certificates – if on file for at least 50 years and the bride and groom are

         both known to be deceased.


The time periods are waived for direct-line descendants. A direct line descendant is a person in the direct line of descent, i.e., the child, grandchild, great grandchild of the person whose record is requested. The direct-line descendant applicant must provide the following:

  • Proof of their relationship to the person whose record they are requesting.

  • Proof of the death of the person whose birth certificate they are requesting.

  • Proof of the death of the bride and groom whose marriage certificate they are requesting.


The standard fee for a genealogy copy is $22.00  


Period Searched


Period Searched


1 to 3 years


41 to 50 years


4 to 10 years


51 to 60 years


11 to 20 years


61 to 70 years


21 to 30 years


71 to 80 years


31 to 40 years


81 to 90 years



The fee applies separately to each record requested. For example, the fee for a request consisting of one birth record (1-year search for $22.00), plus one death record (24-year search for $82.00), plus one marriage record (11-year search for $62.00) is a total of $166.00


Applicants need to fill out the DOH-1562 (General Information and Application for Genealogical Services)Send the completed form, along with a check for the appropriate amount, made payable to “Town of Wappinger”, to the address below.


Town of Wappinger Town Clerk

20 Middlebush Road

Wappingers Falls, NY 12590