Washington County Historical Society

The Washington County Historical Society is an educational organization dedicated to engaging diverse audiences in the study and appreciation of the collective heritage of Washington County, New York, and its environs. Its primary purpose is to promote public interest and participation in the preservation of the rich cultural heritage of Washington County, NY. The Heritage Research Library, a repository for regional books, written documents, genealogical information, and memorabilia, and the publication of regional books and annual journals, including those published by the historical society, highlight preservation efforts.

Lectures, workshops, tours and social events are scheduled throughout the year. Society headquarters are situated in the Wing-Northup House, built by entrepreneur Daniel Wood Wing c. 1815. This architecturally significant Federal style house is located in Fort Edward, New York. See map.

Index of Deaths in the Cemeteries of Washington County, NY

This index is split into three volumes and contains approximately 115,759 records in 1,259 pages, and is a compilation of all fifteen Washington County Cemetery Book indexes.

Each record in the Index contains the name, death date, cemetery name and township. Thus, each record references the cemetery book that contains further information on the deceased. Please note that blank or incomplete information in a record is due to unreadable grave stones or from old surveys.

Charles B. Moore spent ten years visiting and researching all the cemeteries in all the towns of Washington County, New York. He gathered, researched and compiled cemetery information into Cemetery Books by Township. Visit our Cemetery Books page to purchase this Index as well as the individual cemetery books from which it was compiled.

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