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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

Fee

Period Searched

Fee

1 to 3 years

$22.00

41 to 50 years

$122.00

4 to 10 years

$42.00

51 to 60 years

$142.00

11 to 20 years

$62.00

61 to 70 years

$162.00

21 to 30 years

$82.00

71 to 80 years

$182.00

31 to 40 years

$102.00

81 to 90 years

$202.00

 

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