Library Hours and Fees
  • All times subject to staff and volunteer availability
  • Archival material available by appointment only

May 1 - October 31
  • Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Library closes at 4:30 PM

November through April
  • Open by appointment only
  • Call in advance

Use of the library is free to Schoharie County Historical Society members and Schoharie County residents. There is a $6.00 a day fee for all others. Copies are 25 cents for Schoharie County Historical Society members and 30 cents for all others, plus tax. Free to students grades K-12.
Contact Us
Old Stone Fort Museum
Address: 145 Fort Road, Schoharie NY 12157
Telephone: (518) 295-7192
FAX: (518) 295-7187


Time permitting, Schoharie County Historical Society staff and volunteers will do genealogical research using the library collection at the Old Stone Fort. No outside research is conducted.

Due to the time required researching this material, the society has set a research fee of $25.00 per hour, any Xerox copying to be done at a rate of $0.30 per page, plus postage. New York residents please include 8.25% sales tax for copies.

Research will be undertaken upon receipt of $25.00 and written authorization. A statement for the balance of payment, if required, will be sent with the material. We are pleased to provide you with this service.

Please send specific genealogical requests with copies of any research that has already been conducted that pertain to the request, so research is not duplicated. Our researchers are extremely capable and seldom require time past the first hour.

The Library and Genealogy Department do not have e-mail capability at this time. Write to: Genealogy, Old Stone Fort Library, 145 Fort Road, Schoharie, N.Y. 12157.

Search Engine
The guide to records in the Library and HISTORICAL REVIEW material are indexed in our search engine. While the records themselves are not on line, you can search for surnames and learn whether the name appears in library indexes.
Search Engine

The HISTORICAL REVIEW, established in 1937, is published twice a year. Scores of biographical and genealogical articles have been published. A 1937-1989 Index is available from the museum gift shop. Tables of contents and indices for several years past, and the text of issues since Spring 2001 are on line at the Historical Review page.