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Church Registers

Source:  Vital Statistics of Churches in New York State, WPA, 1942  (Please keep in mind when looking at the below information that this is from a 1942 book.  Some of the churches may be closed, some new ones may have started plus the records may have been lost or moved.)

Order of churches:  city/town/village (as listed in book), denomination, year church began
Cong.=Congregation(al)
M.E.=Methodist Episcopal
Preb=Presbyterian

BRUNSWICK  
Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church
Registers: 
Baptisms:  November 1816-1834, 1876-1887
Members:  July 11 1816-1887
Custody:  Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany

 

CENTER BRUNSWICK  
United Lutheran Gilead Evangelical Lutheran Church
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Deaths, Marriages:  1777-1887
Custody:  Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany

 

EAST GREENBUSH  
Reformed Church in America Reformed Church
Registers:
Baptisms, Births:  1788-1866
Marriages:  1788-1801, 1823-1910
Members:  1787-1821
Film:  Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Chuch of Greenbush

 

HOOSICK FALLS  
Baptist (Northern Baptist Convention) First Baptist Church, 1847-
Registers:
Baptism, Deaths, Members, Chuch minutes:  1847-
Custody:  Church Clerk
Methodist Methodist Church, 1858-
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Members:  1860-
Custody:  Parsonage
Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church, 1825-
Registers:
Baptisms, Communicants, Session Minutes:  1825-
Custody:  Session Clerk
Baptisms, Funerals, Marriages, Members:  1913-1927
Custody:  Parsonage
Protestant Episcopal St Mark's Church, 1834-
Registers:
Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages:  1834-
Custody:  Rectory
Roman Catholic Immaculate Conception Church, 1834-
(originally St Mary's Church)
Registers:
Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages:  1860-
Custody:  Rectory (records prior to 1860 probably destroyed by fire)

 

MUITZESKILL (Schodack)  
Reformed Church in America Reformed Church
Registers:
Baptisms:  1770-1847
Births:  1770-1832
Marriages:  1781, 1788-1846
Members:  1770-1832, 1836-1846
Custody:  Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany
Custody:  Baptisms & Marriages -- Dept of History & Archives, Fonda & Schenectady Co. Historical Society, Schenectady

 

NASSAU  
Reformed Church in America Reformed Church
Registers:
Baptisms, Births:  1804-1880
Marriages:  1805-1880
Custody:  Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany

 

RENSSELAER  
Reformed Church in America Blooming Grove Reformed Church
Registers:
Baptisms:  1814-1883, 1892-1895
Deaths:  1895-1926
Marriages:  1831-1866
Members:  1814-1889
Custody:  Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany

 

SCHAGHTICOKE  
Reformed Church in America Reformed Church
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1750-1868
Custody:  Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany

 

TROY  
Baptist (Northern Baptist Convention Fifth Ave Baptist Church, 1843-1928 merged
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Members:  1843-1865
Custody:  First Baptist Church, Troy
Members:  1843-1865, Early Settlers of New York State (book), by Jane W. Foley
  First Baptist Church, 1928-  merged
First Particular Baptist Church, 1795-1928
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Members:  1806-1928
Custody:  First Baptist Church
  Millis Memorial Church, 1803-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Members:  1804-1919
Custody:  Church Clerk
  Second Baptist Church, 1834-60, 1868-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Members: 1869-
Custody:  Church Clerk
  Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, 1871-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Members:  1871-
Custody:  Church Clerk
 
Christian and Missionary Alliance Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 1901-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1932-
Custody:  Pastor
Church of Armenia in America St Peter's Armenia Apostolic Church, 1927-
Registers:
Births, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1933-
Custody:  Church Office
Congregational and Christian Armenian Calvary Congreg. Church, 1910-20
Registers:
Births, Marriages, Members:  1910-1920
Custody:  Parsonage of United Amenian Calvary Congregation Church
  First Congregational Church, 1900-1919
Registers:
All records said to be destroyed.
  United Armenian Calvary Cong. Church, 1920-
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Members: 1920-
Custody:  Parsonage
Disciples of Christ First Church of Christ Disciples, 1865-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Members: 1867-
Custody:  Parsonage
  Third Avenue Church of Christ, 1899-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members: 1899-
Custody:  Parsonage
Evangelical and Reformed St Paul's Evangelical Church, 1879-
Registers:
Baptisms, Funerals, Marriages, Members: 1889-
Records 1889-1920 are in German; later records are in English
Custody:  Parsonage
Greek Orthodox St Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1897-
Registers:
Baptisms, Funerals, Marriages: 1897-
Custody:  Pastor
Hebrew Cong. Beth Israel Bikur Sholom, 1870-
Registers:
Deaths, Marriages: 1910-
Custody:  At synagogue
  Congregation B'rith Sholom or Third St Temple, 1866-
Registers:
Members: 1932-
Custody:  Secretary
  Congregation Sharah Tephilah, 1873-
Registers:
Deaths, Marriages: 1900-
Custody:  Secretary
  Temple Beth El, 1928-
Registers:
Deaths, Marriages: 1929-
Custody:  at Temple
Lutheran (Danish Evangelical) Immanuel Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1874-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages: 1874-
Custody:  Parsonage
Lutheran Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Messiah
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Members: 1869-70
Custody:  Manuscripts and History Section, NYS Library, Albany
Norwegian Lutheran Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1887-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Marriages, Members:  1887-
Custody:  Parsonage
United Lutheran Central Lutheran Church, 1898-
Registers:
Baptisms, Funerals, Marriages, Members:  1935-
Custody:  at Church  (prior records lost)
  English Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1889-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1889-
Custody:  Parsonage
  Trinity German Lutheran Church, 1871-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Funerals, Marriages, Communicants:  1871-1899
Marriages, Members:  1937-
Custody:  Church  (records 1900-1936 are missing)
African Methodist African M.E. Zion Church, 1832-
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Members:  1902-
Custody:  Church Clerk  (other records destroyed or lost)
Methodist 5th Ave Meth. Episcopal Church, 1835-1925
Registers:
Formerly-North 2nd St M.E. Church, merged with 1st German M.E. Church of Troy & State St M.E. Church of Troy to form 5th Ave-State St Methodist Church
  5th Ave-State St Methodist Church, 1925-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages:  1836-1921 (5th Ave M.E. Church of Troy); 1855-1925 (First German M.E. Church of Troy); 1808-1925 (State St M.E. Church of Troy)
  First German M.E. Church, 1857-1925
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1857-1925
Custody:  5th Ave-State St Methodist Church
  First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1827-1926
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1834-1926
Custody:  St Mark's Methodist Church of Troy  (earlier records not account for)
  Grace Methodist Church, 1852-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1852-
Custody:  Parsonage
  Hedding M. E. Church, 1889-1926
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1905-1926
Custody:  St Mark's Methodist Church of Troy  (previous records destroyed by fire)
  Levings Methodist Church, 1838
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Members:  1855-
Custody:  Parsonage (previous records not accounted for)
  Memorial Methodist Church, 1886-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1921-
Custody:  Church house (previous records not accounted for)
  Pawling Avenue Methodist Church, 1831-
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Members:  1861
Custody: Parsonage  (previous records not accounted for)
  St Mark's Methodist Church, 1926-
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, Members:  1926-
Custody: Parsonage 
  State St M.E. Church, ca 1808-1925
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Members:  1808-1926
Custody: Fifth Ave-State St Methodist Church of Troy
  Trinity Methodist Church, 1846-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1859-
Custody: Church  (earlier records not accounted for)
  St Titus' Methodist Church, 1926
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1926-
Custody: Pastor
Pilgrim Holiness Pilgrim Holiness Church, 1912-
Registers:
Members:  1912-
Custody: Secretary
Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church, 1791-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Marriages:  1793-
Custody: Church
  First Preb Church of Lansingburgh, 1792-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1792-
Custody: Church manse
  Liberty Street Presb Church, 1840-
Registers:
Baptisms:  188-
Marriages:  1914-
Members:  1870-
Custody: Parsonage  (early records not accounted for)
  Mount Ida Memorial Pres Church, 1870-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1870-
Custody: Session Clerk
  Ninth Presbyterian Church, 1869-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1869-
Custody: Session Clerk
  Oakwood Ave Presbyterian Church, 1868-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1868-
Custody: at manse
  Olivet Presbyterian Church, 1835-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members, Session Minutes:  1882-
Custody: at manse  (prior records not accounted for)
  Park Presbyterian Church, 1854-1914
Registers:
Original records are missing.
Baptisms 1865-1873; Communicants 1854-1873; Deaths 1865-1870; Marriages 1866-1872 have been transcribed in Milton Thomas, "The Records of the Park Presbyterian Church of Troy, NY".  Copy available at History Alcove, NYS Library, Albany
  Second Presbyterian Church, 1826
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1827-
Custody:  1827-1920 kept at National City Bank; 1921-kept at Church
  Second St Presbyterian Church, 1831-1910
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1831-1910
Custody:  First Presbyterian Church, Troy
  Third Presbyterian Church, 1830-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1833-
Custody:  manse
  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1871-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1871-
Custody:  at Church
  Woodside Presbyterian Church, 1867-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1867-
Custody:  manse
United Presbyterian United Presbyterian Church, 1834-
Registers:
Baptisms: 1913-
Deaths:  1936-
Marriages:  1913-
Custody:  manse  (other records not accounted for)
Protestant Episcopal Christ Church, 1836-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Communicants, Marriages:  1836-
Custody:  Rectory
  Church of the Ascension, ca 1868-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Communicants, Marriages:  1869-
Custody:  Rectory
  Church of the Holy Cross, 1844-
Registers:
Baptisms, Funerals, Communicants, Marriages, Members:  1844-1862, 1896-
Custody:  Rectory  (1863-1895 not accounted for)
  St Barnabas' Church, 1869-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Members, Marriages:  1869-
Custody:  Rectory 
  St John's Church, 1830-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Communicants, Marriages:  1830-
Custody:  Church
  St Luke's Church, 1866-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Members, Marriages:  1866-
Custody:  Rectory
  St Paul's Church, 1804
Registers:
Baptisms, Burialss, Communicants, Members, Marriages:  1804-
Custody:  All by current records are kept at Troy City National Bank.
Current records kept at rectory.
Manuscripts and History Section, NYS Library Albany holds the following:
Baptisms:  1804-1831, 1836-1874
Burials:  1804-1829, 1836-1873
Communicants:  1825, 1827
Marriages:  1805-1829, 1837-1873
  Trinity Church, 1804-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Communicants, Marriages:  1829-
Custody:  Rectory  (previous records destroyed by fire of December 25, 1868)
Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity, 1908-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Deaths, Marriages:  1908-
Custody:  603 Fourth St.
  Our Lady of Victory Church, 1922-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages, Members:  1922-
Custody:  Rectory
  Sacred Heart Church, 1907-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Deaths, Marriages:  1913-
Custody:  Rectory
Previous records are incorporated with records of St Francis de Sale's Church, Troy
  St Ann's Church, 1907-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Confirmations, Marriages:  1909-
Custody:  Rectory
  St Anthony's Church, 1892-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Deaths, Marriages:  1892-
Custody:  Pastor
  St Augustine's Church, 1841-
Registers:
Baptisms, Marriages, Members:  1843-
Custody:  Rectory
  St Francis de Sales' Church, 1861-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Marriages:  1867-
Custody:  Rectory  (previous records unaccounted for)
  St Jean Baptiste Church, 1852-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Deaths:  1867-
Marriages:  1887, 1901- 
Custody:  Rectory  (previous records unaccounted for)
  St Joseph's Church, 1847-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births, Burials, Confirmations, Marriages:  1849-
Custody:  Rectory 
  St Lawrence Church, 1860-1862, 1868-
Registers:
Baptisms:  1868-
Burials:  1872-
Confirmations:  1870-
Marriages:  1868-
Custody:  Rectory   (records 1860-62 not accounted for, church was inactive betw 1863-67)
  St Mary's Church, 1843-
Registers:
Baptisms, Confirmations, Deaths, Marriages:  1843-
Custody:  Rectory 
  St Michael's Church, 1872-
Registers:
Baptisms, Births:  1874-
Burials, Deaths:  January 17, 1922-
Marriages:  1888-
Custody:  Rectory 
  St Patrick's Church, 1871-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Confirmations, Marriages:  1872-
Custody:  Pastor
  St Paul the Apostle's Church, 1890-
Registers:
Baptisms, Burials, Confirmations:  1872-
Custody:  Rectory
  St Peter's Church, 1825-
Registers:
Baptisms, Deaths, Confirmations, Marriages:  1827-
Custody:  Rectory
Undenominational Salvation Army, 1888-
Registers:
Marriages, Members:  1890-
Custody:  Citadel

 

WEST SAND LAKE  
United Lutheran First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Registers:
Baptisms, Births:  1785-1868
Burials, Deaths:  1817-1868
Marriages: 1816-1868
Custody:  Typewritten copy at Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany

 

WYNANTSKILL  
Reformed Church in America Reformed Church
Registers:
Baptisms, Births:  1794-1841, 1843-1853, 1866-1889
Marriages: 1794-1889
Custody:  Manuscripts & History Section, NYS Library, Albany

 

WEBSITES WHERE TRANSCRIBED RECORDS AND/OR LINKS CAN BE FOUND:

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Betty Fink's Genealogy Website

Pat Connors' Troy Website

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