At the De Kalb, NY, Office of the Historian, there are many resources available. Some have been indexed for easier access. We also have all of the various local and county histories from our area as well as an extensive photograph collection, store account books, letters, diaries, land contracts, etc.
Richville, NY, as seen from above the Mill Pond. circa 1900
You may obtain copies of pages based on the listing references. Self service copies are 25 cents per page when you visit our archives. Or send a written list of book titles and pages to be copied to: Town of De Kalb Historical Association. Copies are $1 per page including postage. Make checks payable to: Town of De Kalb Historical Association.
If you are searching with our search tool, search by last name only. For example, use "Hurlbut" not "Philo Hurlbut." This search engine will not find entries for Philo Hurlbut even though there are many in the index database. In the Index document, the numbers after the names represent the pages of the respective books where the name appears. You must come to the Museum to see the actual book.
When planning to visit the archives it is best if you plan ahead and use our indices to search the indexed records in our collection. Make a list of the books and pages you will want to examine. Be aware we have additional records such as land contracts, photographs, maps and other miscellaneous records that are not indexed that you may want to spend time searching during your visit.
The Following Resources have been Indexed (here in pdf format)
— Use the Search Tool to locate specific items. —