Town Historian

Milton (Mike) Armstrong

Office: (518) 632-9151

Fax: (518) 632-9280

Home: (518) 642-0503

E-mail:  [email protected]

The Town Historian maintains archival records such as diaries, old minutes of local organizations, cemetery records, photographs, genealogies and scrapbooks dating back to the early 1900’s.

Our past Historian, Isabella Brayton, in collaboration with John B. Norton, in 1929 compiled the Town’s History in a book, The Story of Hartford-A History. A copy of this book can be obtained from either the Historian or the Town Clerk at a cost of $35.00. If it is to be mailed, please add $6 for postal costs and make check out to Hartford Historical Group.

Also available for sale is Hartford, New York – A Pictorial History which was published in 1976 by the Hartford Bicentennial Committee at a cost of $5.00.

All proceeds from the sale of these books goes to the Hartford Historical Group.


Procedure for Researching At the Town:

IN PERSON: By appointment only.

BY MAIL: For all mail inquiries there is a fee of $15.00 that is required before search will be made. This fee includes the initial research and up to (10) copies of any information found. For any additional copies there will be another $.25 per page fee.

FEES: All copies are $.25 per page. Any checks should be made out to Hartford Town Clerk.

MAILING ADDRESS: Town of Hartford, PO Box 214, Hartford, New York 12838