The Historian’s office is pleased to announce that the Sandy Hill Herald/The Herald newspapers from 1825 to 1945 have been digitized and are available for research in the Historian’s office. There are also various other newspapers with various editions available, such as The Greenwich Journal and The Washington County Observer. 

The office is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm and you are welcome to contact this office to schedule an appointment time for research. There is no charge for you to come in to research this information yourself. If you would like copies of information, there is a per page copy fee.

To make an appointment, please call the Washington County Clerk 518-746-2170 on Monday, Thursday, or Friday, or the Historian’s office at 518-746-2178 on Tuesday or Wednesday. The contact hours are listed above.

If you are not local or are unable to come in to conduct research, a request for research can be made. That request requires a non-refundable payment in the amount of $20.00 (check or money order made out to “Washington County Treasurer”) and mailed to:

Washington County Historian
383 Broadway Blg A.
Fort Edward, NY 12828

Please be advised that research cannot be done over the phone or by email – payment must be received in the mail.

Please call for an appointment to come in to this office.

The Historian's Office is open by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please call 518-746-2178 to schedule an appointment.


The research material is available through volunteers who are knowledgeable in genealogical and historical searches. There is no charge for in-person research.

Request Search of Record

Researchers can request a search of records to be done by sending a request through the mail. To order, send a written request detailing the information you are seeking, a self-addressed-stamped-envelope and a non-refundable $20.00 check or money order made payable to the “Washington County Treasurer.”

Mail payment and written request to:

Washington County Historian
383 Broadway Blg A
Fort Edward NY 12828

Available for Research in the Historian’s Office

New Lists Available:

Other Available Lists:

Available Records

Also available is an assortment of:

  • Business Ledgers
  • Civil War letters pertaining to Washington County
  • Family Bibles
  • Maps
  • Newspapers (Microfilm only and limited)
  • Quaker Records
  • School Records
  • Veterans Records (limited)