This page was last updated 31 October 2011.
If ANY of you have any Rensselaer County reference books, CDs, etc. and are willing to look up information for others, please email Lin Van Buren. The volume of traffic you can expect is not prohibitively high. In the first two months that I was a lookup volunteer, I received only two requests!
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|1912 Albany, Troy and Schenectady Blue Book||Dick Malkin|
|Andersonville Prison Records||Kevin Frye|
|Blatchford Memorial II||Marilyn Hendricks|
|Cast in Stone - Selected Albany, Rensselaer and Saratoga County Burials||Debby Masterson|
|Center Brunswick United Methodist Church - Vital Records, 1866-1970||Michelle Mavigliano|
|Early Families of Petersburgh, New York||Tina Ordone|
|The Empire State in Three Centuries [Surname Index]||Nancy Hauser|
|Epitaphs from the Only Stephentown on Earth||Tina Ordone|
|First Presbyterian Church of Brunswick - Vital Records, 1816-1887||Michelle Mavigliano|
|Gilead Lutheran Church - Baptisms 1777-1886 and
some adult baptisms 1877-1879
|Greenbush Reformed Church, East Greenbush, NY -
Baptisms 1788-1846, Marriages 1788-1910
History of the City of Troy, from the Expulsion of the Mohegan
Indians to the Present Centennial Year of the Independence of the
United States of America, 1876, by A. J. Weise, M. A.
|History of the Police Dept. of Troy, N.Y., including a Digest
of the Lansingburgh Department - 668-name index
|History of Rensselaer County, NY by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, 1880||Trudy Millard Krause|
History of the Seventeen Towns of Rensselaer County from the
Colonization of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck to the Present Time,
by A. J. Weise A. M., as published in the Troy Daily Times,
Troy, N. Y.; J. M. Francis & Tucker, 1880.
|Index of Awards on Claims of Soldiers of the War of 1812||Darrell Thurman|
|Landmarks of Rensselaer County, NY||Robert L. Miller|
Military records (please specify which record in your requests)
|Nassau Reformed Church, Nassau, NY - Baptisms 1804-1880||Lin Van Buren|
|New York in the Revolution as Colony and State, with
Listings of Revolutionary War Soldiers from NY
|Trudy Millard Krause|
|Official Roster of the 169th New York Volunteers (US Civil War)||Bob Farrell|
|The Palatine Families of New York 1710, Volumes I and II by
Henry Z Jones, Jr.
|Lin Van Buren|
|More Palatine Families (Some Immigrants to the Middle Colonies
1717-1776 and Their European Origins) by Henry Z Jones, Jr.
|Gary A. Craver|
|Polk's Troy City Directory, 1940 - contains Cohoes, Lansingburgh, Troy, Watervliet,
Green Island and Waterford
|Raymond W. LeMay III|
|A Resourceful People: A Pictorial History of Rensselaer County, New York||Rita O'Brien|
Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, NY -
5,591 burials 1844-2007
|Tiashoke Reformed Church, Buskirk's Bridge, Hoosick, NY -
Baptisms 1792-1863, Marriages 1793-1866
|Lin Van Buren|
|Troy & Rensselaer Co., NY: A History by Rutherford Hayner,
3 Vols, 1925
|Troy City Directory 1960||Ginger Atchinson|
|Troy Telephone Directory 1944||Ginger Atchinson|
|Troy's One Hundred Years 1789-1889 by Arthur James Weise,
M. A., 1891
|Vital Records of Schodack by Lauretta P. Harris 1970
(Births, Baptisms from 1770; Marriages; 1800 US Census,
1830 US Census, 1850 US Census; Deaths; Gravestone inscriptions)
|Lin Van Buren|
|West Stephentown Baptist Church - Historical Record||Trudy Millard Krause|
|Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rensselaerwyck and
Greenbush, West Sand Lake, NY - Baptisms 1785-1868, Marriages 1816-1858
|Lin Van Buren|