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Wilmington Research Resources

If you would like assistance with doing local historical and genealogical research, Tina Didreckson specializes in Wilmington history. See the following for further information:

If you think you may have had ancestors in Essex County, NY, I am able to search these records and prepare a professional report for you. I am willing to give a 20% discount if you say you found me through this website or as a Society referral, so be sure to ask for it.

Tina Didreckson, Morris, MN 56267     phone: 320-497-0314


Wilmington Historical Society Research Hours

At the

Wilmington Community Center

We are now able to provide public access for genealogists and local history researchers! See the attached for information on our Hours of Service. We also have hours by appointment all year long by calling Karen Peters at 518-420-8370.

OUR RESEARCH MATERIALS INCLUDE:

• WILMINGTON TOWN SUPERVISORS
• FAMILY HISTORY FILES
• CASSIUS BRUCE COLLECTION (photos, files, artifacts)
• EARL & HELEN WARREN COLLECTION (photos, files, artifacts)
• NEWSPAPERS
• CD’S--- CEMETERY RECORDS, OLD TOWN RECORD BOOK, CONGREGATIONAL & METHODIST CHURCH RECORDS, RUPERT COLUMN 1877-1881,1855-1905 TAX RECORDS, WILMINGTON BIRTH, MARRIAGE & DEATH RECORDS 1895-1907
• SCHOOL DIST.# 6 RECORDS
• TOPICAL FILES
• PHOTOS OF WILMINGTON PEOPLE & PLACES
• MAPS & BLUEPRINTS
• WILMINGTON CHATTEL MORTGAGES
• LOCAL REFERENCE BOOKS
• ALL PUBLISHED “TOWN OF WILMINGTON” TRANSCRIBED SERIAL RECORDS spearheaded BY PROF.HAROLD E.HINDS, JR. and published by Willow Bend Books. All are related to people of the 19th century living in the Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York. These records extend over a period of time and capture a significant portion of the population. These volumes allow genealogists and family historians with Wilmington ancestors to reconstruct a more complete portrait of their ancestors. (These may also be purchased through the Wilmington Historical Society with a 10% discount for members, therefore the prices are listed here for your information.)

• TOWN OF WILMINGTON, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK: 1850 FEDERAL CENSUS & 1855 NEW YORK STATE CENSUS, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 2 - Harold E Hinds Jr and Tina Didreckson. $24.00
• TOWN OF WILMINGTON, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK: 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS & 1865 NEW YORK STATE CENSUS, Transcribed Serial Records: Volume 3 - Harold E Hinds Jr and Tina Didreckson. $27.00
• TOWN OF WILMINGTON, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK: 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS & 1875 NEW YORK STATE CENSUS, Transcribed Serial Records , Volume 4 - Harold E Hinds Jr and Tina Didreckson. $29.00
• TOWN OF WILMINGTON, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK: Emma Hinds Scrapbook, 1877-1881, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 7, - Harold Hinds, Jr., Tina Didreckson, and Janet Pederson 2005. $23.50
• TOWN OF WILMINGTON, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK: Dr. E. A. Robinsons Receipt Book, 1881-1882, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 8, - Harold E. Hinds, Jr., Tina Didreckson and Janet Pederson. $22.00
• Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York: Town Ledger, 1821-1865 (Cattle earmarks 1820s-1884), Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 1, - Harold Hinds, Jr., Tina Didreckson and Matthew H. Ottinger with Ashley M. Jensen. $33.50
• Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York: Wilmington Cemetery Records, 1804-2003, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 6, - Harold Hinds, Jr., Tina Didreckson, Nancy Cressey and Robert Cressey. $28.50
• Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York: Wilmington School Records, 1822-1900, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 9, - Harold Hinds, Jr. and Tina Didreckson. $41.50
• Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York: Tax Assessment Records, 1850-1869, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 10, - Harold Hinds, Jr., Tina Didreckson and Erika Paulson. $31.00
• Town of Wilmington, Essex County, New York: Wilmington Voting Records, 1860-1900, Transcribed Serial Records, Volume 13, - Harold Hinds, Jr., Tina Didreckson and Erika Paulson. $32.00
• Hinds, Harold E., Jr - Crafting a Personal Family History - A Guide plus a Case Study: Three Generations of the Hinds Family in New York's Adirondack Mountains 350 pages, $24.95 pb, available from the Essex County Historical Society. (An Addendum to this book may be found here.)

• A link to a sampling of the Latin American Folk Art Collection of Elizabeth and Harold Hinds located at the University of Minnesota-Morris were Professor Hinds is a Professor Emeritus.


NEW There are several books on the history of Wilmington available for purchase from the Society. See the following link for descriptions of the books, cost, and a purchase order - Wilmington Books.

Another source for local information is Northern New York Historical Newspapers -- The site currently contains 160 newspaper titles and approximately 2.5 million pages of historic newspapers, featuring coverage from 20 counties. Generally not current issues, but historical issues going back as much as 100-125 years. Click on "Advanced Search" to refine your search strategy.


NEW The following links will take you to a website where a survey and photographs of headstones of local cemeteries in Wilmington may be found.

Haselton Cemetery - Haselton Cemetery is on Haselton Road, 2.3 miles from the junction with Rt. 86. (Note that the same road is called Springfield Rd on the opposite side of Rt. 86.)

Lamoy Cemetery - Lamoy Cemetery is on Rt. 86, 1.3 miles from the junction with Springfield/Haselton Roads and 0.4 mile from Hardy Road.

Malbone Cemetery - Malbone Cemetery is on Hardy Road, 2.2 miles from the junction with Springfield Road and 1.2 miles from the junction with Rt. 86.

Pleasant View Cemetery- Pleasant View Cemetery is on Bonnie View Road, less than 0.1 mile from the junction with Rt. 86.

Winch Cemetery - Winch Cemetery is on Springfield Road about 2.5 miles from the junction with Rt. 86. This cemetery is behind a house and is not easily seen from the road. It is private and permission must be obtained from the landowner before entering.


Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau
For information about what is happening now in Wilmington and the surrounding areas, go to Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau.

Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau
Find out more about the region by following this link Lake Placid Region.


Town of Wilmington

Town of Wilmington website, for information on Town staff, departments, resources, etc.


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