- Early years are heads of households only. Later years
show name of spouse. Some years show date of death. Most books
include: Watervliet (West Troy), Green Island, Waterford and
1999, 2001-2003 - This covers the two cities of Rensselaer County,
i. e., Troy and Rensselaer.
Greater Troy & Vicinity Cross
1889 - Albany is, of course, a city in Albany County, NY, and
is the capital of New York state.
1898, 1899, 1901 - Bath, formal name Bath-on-the-Hudson, was
a village in the town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County,
NY until it was absorbed into the city of Rensselaer in 1897.
1902, 1904-1906, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913-1915, 1917-1930, 1933-1961,
1964-1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988-1993
Colonie, Bethlehem, Guilderland:
1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965-1967,
1969-1973, 1974, 1976 - All three of these are towns in Albany
Hoosick Falls, Mechanicville,
Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY. - Mechanicville
is a city in Saratoga County, NY. Schaghticoke is both a village
and a town in Rensselaer County, NY.
Cambridge, White Creek, Johnsonville, - Cambridge
and White Creek are towns in Washington County, NY. Johnsonville
is a hamlet in the town of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY.
Schaghticoke, Valley Falls, Stillwater: 1940
is a town in Saratoga County, NY. Valley Falls is a village
in the town of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY.
Falls, Town of Hoosick: 1912, 1919, 1926
Hoosick Falls, Town of Hoosick,
Cambridge, White Creek, Salem,
Shushan: 1929, 1931, 1934 - Salem is a town in
Washington County, NY, and Shushan is a hamlet in that town.
Hoosick Falls, Town of Hoosick,
Cambridge, White Creek,
Greenwich: 1937 - Greenwich
is a town in Washington County, NY.
Mechanicville, Stillwater, Greenwich,
Schuylerville: 1930 - Schuylerville is a village
in the town of Saratoga, in Saratoga County, NY.
Mechanicville, Stillwater, Schaghticoke:
Mechanicville, Stillwater, Schaghticoke,
Valley Falls, Ballston Spa,
Town of Hoosick: 1949
Mechanicville, Stillwater, Latham,
Newtonville: 1952 - Latham and Newtonville
are hamlets in the town of Colonie, Albany County, NY.
Mechanicville, Ballston Spa:
1920, 1926, 1928
Bennington, Shaftsbury, & Arlington,
Vermont, Hoosick Falls, Town of Hoosick:
1949 - Bennington, Shaftsbury and Arlington are
towns in Bennington County, Vermont.
& Shaftsbury, Vermont, Hoosick Falls, Town of Hoosick: 1952
Bennington & Shaftsbury, Vermont,
Hoosick Falls, Town of Hoosi
Bennington, North Bennington &
Shaftsbury, Vermont, Hoosick Falls,
Town of Hoosick: 1960,
1965 - North Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont.
Bennington, Shaftsbury & Arlington,
Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs:
1942, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1964 - Saratoga
Springs is a town in Saratoga County, NY.
Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, South
Glens Falls, Fort Edward: 1932- 1942, 1944, 1946,
1948-1950, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1980 - Glens Falls is a village
in Warren County, NY. Hudson Falls and Fort Edward are villages
in Washington County, NY. South Glens Falls is a village in Saratoga
The genealogy room in the Troy Library has a 3 x 5 CARD FILE which
at different times was compiled by library staff from the Troy daily
newspapers. Card shows individuals name, date of event, date of
newspaper, page number for referenced item and in some case the
column number of the newspaper. Other libraries may have similar
card files, so inquire when you are there.
Microfilm - Microfilm copies of the Troy newspapers
are located on the second floor of the library. These are
great for the detailed information provided on the deceased and
his family. When looking at the microfilm for an obit, remember
to look for three separate items. The formal obit which usually
details occupation and work history, the small obit found on the
bottom of the same paper and the write-up on the funeral which will
be found in the paper published on the day of the funeral or a few
days later. The small obit, which is no longer printed in
today's papers, may list the names of grandchildren whereas the
formal obit may just say 6 grandchildren. Some relatives are
mentioned in one obit and not the other. The funeral notice,
in addition to giving the name of the organist and soloist, names
of songs, etc., will have the names of the pall bearers and sometimes
give their relationship to the deceased.
Microfilm Records - There is a large cabinet of
microfilm records, census records, etc., in the first floor Genealogy
Reference Room. The most important microfilm for researchers are
the three rolls of microfilm on Troy Deaths and Burials.
The three rolls of film in the library are:
a. Burial Records - March 1,
1833 - September 2, 1867
b. Burial Records - August 14, 1867 - June 27, 1882
c. Burial Records - June 8, 1882 - February 27, 1891.
If you are not in the Troy area and want to order the film on Troy
and Burials from Salt Lake City, the numbers required for ordering
at your local Family History Center are:
The handwriting, for the most part, is beautiful to read but it
may help to have some idea of what you are looking for. For
example I was looking for my great grandmother Mary Carroll and
her daughters Margaret and Catherine who were on Ida Street in the
1880 census and then disappear from all records.
The first record I found was "Wife of Mr. Carroll" on
Ida Street who died on March 11, 1881 of smallpox. The next
record I found was "Child of Mr. Carroll" who died in
the Troy Hospital on March 15, 1881 of smallpox. Based on
the age shown for the child, I knew it was Margaret. I am
still searching for Catherine and assume she also died of smallpox.
By the way, no one in my family ever knew of the existence of Margaret
and Catherine and I only found out about them through the 1880 census
These Death and Burial records are an important reference for Troy
researchers since many of the entries predate the 1880 New York
State law requiring the reporting of deaths. Individuals who died
outside of Troy are listed IF they were buried in Troy.
Some years of these records are now available on line. Check
out the Rensselaer County NY Genweb site, coordinated by Lin Van
Buren, for these records as well as a fantastic amount of genealogy
related information on Rensselaer County. Address is: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyrensse/
& Cemetery Records -The
Troy Library Genealogy Room has the following records of St. Patrick's,
St. Jean Baptiste and St. Mary's, St. Joseph’s, St. Lawrence’s
and Holy Trinity Church compiled from church records by the American-Canadian
Genealogical Society of Manchester, New Hampshire.
These church records are a
treasure trove of information of interest to genealogists. There
are 22,878 marriage records, 71,357 baptism records and 14,980 burial
records just for these three Troy Catholic churches.
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH: (Now Closed)
Marriages - September 1872 To July 2000.
Vol. I. - Marriages A To K.
Vol. II. - Marriages K To Z.
These 2 books have 3,917 marriages at St. Patrick's
from September 26, 1872 to July 31, 2000.
Baptisms - September 1872 To April 2004
Vol I. - Baptisms A To K.
Vol II. - Baptisms K To Z.
These 2 books have 11,493 baptisms at St. Patrick's
from September 1872 to April 2004.
Burials - July 1919 To April 2004
This book has 4,815 burials from St. Patrick's from
July 1919 to April 2004. All burial records prior to 1919 were destroyed
in the 1940 fire.
ST. JEAN BAPTISTE:
French Church (Now Closed)
Marriages & Burials -
Book RP 050 - Marriages 1852 to 1970. Burials 1875 To 1970.
This book has 1,677 marriages at St. Jean's from
August 15, 1852 to December 1970 and 2,705 burials from St. Jean's
from October 27, 1875 to December 1970.
Baptisms: August 1851 to December 1970.
Book RP 051 - Baptisms August 1852 To December 1970.
This book has 5,961 baptisms at St. Jean's from August 15, 1852
to December 1970.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH :
Vol. 1 - A To D
Vol. 2 - D To K
Vol. 3 - K To O
Vol. 4 - O To Z
These 4 books have 9,790 marriages at St. Mary's from August 1844
to December 2006.
Vol. 1 - A To F
Vol. 2 - F To M
Vol. 3 - M To Z
These 3 books have 24,040 baptisms at St. Mary's from September
1844 to April 2007.
Burials: 1844 To 2007
This book has 5,591 burials from St. Mary's from August 1844 to
Marriages - This book has 5,420 marriages from
April 1849 To November 2004.
Baptisms – December 1848 To June 2007
Vol I. - Baptisms A To K.
Vol II. - Baptisms K To Z.
These 2 books have 23,337 baptisms at St. Joseph’s.
ST. LAWRENCE'S CHURCH:
German Church (Now Closed)
Marriages – This book has 1,370 marriages
from October 1868 to November 1983.
Baptisms – This book has 4,552 baptisms from April 1868
to August 1986.
Burials – This book has 920 burials from May 1925 to March
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH -
Polish Church: (Now Closed)
Marriages – This book has 704 marriages from
November 1908 to June 1998.
Baptisms – This book has 1,974 baptisms from November 1908
to August 2002.
Burials – This book has 949 burials from November 1908 to
Note 1: The American-Canadian Genealogical Society
is currently working on a number of other Catholic Churches in the
Note 2: The Troy Irish Genealogy Society has purchased
a number of the church record books and donated them to the Troy
Library Genealogy Room.
Books – There are literally hundreds of other reference
book available in the Genealogy Room at the library. If in
Troy, spend some time at the library looking at these various sources
of information that may prove useful to you in your research.