Documents for New York manors and their Palatine tenants in the Hudson Valley have survived. Learn how and where to look for your German tenant ancestors in these and other records, such as court and tax records. Finding aids for collections are featured as well. See examples for using the records in your research. What you learn here can be applied to any ancestor in the Hudson Valley -- not just Palatines.
Jane E. Wilcox is a contributing editor of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and serves on the New York State Archives Advisory Committee. She speaks at national genealogy conferences and institutes and hosts The Forget-Me-Not Hour podcast twice a month at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox. With her company, Forget-Me-Not Ancestry, in Kingston, NY, Jane specializes in colonial and early national New York and area research. She serves on the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society’s New York Family History Advisory Committee.