Family Research Service

Are you looking for information about a specific person you believe was incarcerated at or who worked at the prison in Hudson, NY?  

We can help you find existing documents for the House of Refuge for Women operating in Hudson between 1887 and 1904 and for the New York State Training School for Girls that operated in Hudson between 1904 and 1975.

Please fill out and submit the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We’ll search our own archive of photos, letters, court documents, and administrative files, in addition to information housed at the New York State Archives in Albany, NY.

We can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to find material for every request we receive, but we’ll try! We also encourage you to consult the New York State Archives yourself, which houses the largest collection of historical information about New York’s correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers.

If we’re able to find material, we’ll photograph it and send you digital copies via e-mail. We’ll also ask you to make a donation to help cover our costs for doing this research.  Please contribute what you can afford.

Please fill out the following form to the best of your knowledge. This information will be helpful to our researchers as they process your request. If you are unsure about an entry, please leave it blank. If the question isn’t relevant to your inquiry, please leave the space blank.


Name of person incarcerated or employed *
Name of person incarcerated or employed
Any additional information you can provide will help us find information on the person you’re looking for. For example, if your loved one was an employee, please describe their job and provide their job title if you know it.
Your Name *
Your Name