Archives

The Rockland County Archives, under the direction of County Clerk Paul Piperato, was established in June 1987 in an effort to meet the growing need for records space in the county. The archives is responsible for developing and implementing policy and procedures related to retention and disposition of records, micro-graphics, filing and retrieval, vital records protection and security, system analysis, and historical document collection and preservation. They are also accountable for the maintenance and storage of active and inactive records generated by county departments.

Our Facility

image00.jpgThe Archives Building is a state-of-the-art records storage facility located in Building S in the Pomona Health Complex. Rockland County completed construction of this 15,800 S.F. facility in August of 1998. It houses over 33,000 cubic feet of records and meets all archival specifications related to temperature and humidity. It has a zoned sprinkler system for both the records center and archive vault. A comprehensive disaster recovery is in place in the event of a disaster or emergency.

Archivist

Bandmann.jpg Welcome to the Archives website where you will find helpful information about our modern day operations. A commitment to the protection and preservation of vital records has and continues to be our mission. In addition to being the storage facility for county government, our various collections span the history of Rockland County from its establishment in 1798 to the present day. My staff and I are readily available to assist in your research or retrieval needs.

Collection Holdings

These are collections that are on available in the Archives. If the record is microfilmed - we provide the microfilmed copy, thus protecting the original fragile document or book.

  • Census Records (1855-1925)
  • Naturalization Papers (1812-1991)
  • Marriage Records (1908-1935)
  • Orange County Deeds and Mortgages (1703-1800)
  • Rockland County Deeds (Microfilm) (1798-1921) Original books are located at the County Clerk's Office in New City
  • Rockland County Mortgages 1798 - 1931
  • Tax and Assessment Rolls (Clarkstown 1857-1964,Ramapo 1855-1964,Haverstraw 1857-1964,Orangetown 1855-
  • 964,Stony Point 1865-1964)
  • Atlas of Hudson Valley (1891)
  • Atlas of Rockland County 1876
  • Index to Maps (1798-1940)
  • Subdivision Maps
  • Right-of-Way Maps
  • Court Records (1798-2001)
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • General Sessions
  • Oyer & Terminer
  • Wills (1798-1965) (Genealogical purposes only)

Judgments

  • Index to Court Papers (1847-1982)
  • State of the County Address (1985-1989)
  • Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors (1798-1969)
  • Proceedings of the Board of Legislators (1970-1999)
  • Discharge of Mortgages (1830-1982, Books 1-207)
  • Index to Assumed Business Names & Partnerships (1954-1960/1982)
  • Index to Certificates of Partnerships (9/1939-12/1953)
  • Index to Certificates of Incorporation (1798-1982)
  • Highway Department Road Surveys ( R1-382)
  • Rockland County Court House
  • Soil and Water District Maps
  • New York State Thruway
  • Palisades Parkway Maps