In 1935, the Philip Schuyler Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), located in Troy,
New York, documented the death and marriage records that
were printed in various Troy newspapers during the years
1812 to 1885.
This project, which was funded by the Works
Progress Administration (renamed during 1939 as the Work
Projects Administration; WPA), was the largest New Deal
agency employing millions to carry out public works projects.
The Rensselaer County Historical Society
in Troy, New York provided the Troy Irish Genealogy Society
access to their copies of these extensive records to develop
this on-line date base. These records will be of great interest
to genealogy researchers since much of the information in
this data base predates the 1880 New York State law requiring
the reporting of death and marriage records.
Biographies - Names Reported In The Troy Papers