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The Troy Post - Death Records

The Troy Post was a weekly newspaper published in Troy. It was first published in 1812 by William S. Parker and Pelatiah Bliss until 1823, when Parker began publishing the Troy Sentinel newspaper. Microfilm copies of the newspaper are at the Troy Library and the State Library in Albany.

The 608 death records that were published in the Troy Post will be of particular interest to Troy area genealogy researchers since the date of death predates the 1880 N.Y.S. law on reporting of this information. A number of the records show the age of the individual at the time of death and for many of the married women, the name of the husband is also shown. Military ranks (Gen., Lieut., Captain, Col., etc.) are indicated for a number of the names.

The numbers shown for page/column identifies the page and column number in the Troy Post where the death notice was published. Death records published in newspapers for this time period were limited to very brief information such as the name, age and date of death. If the individual was of some prominence, then it is possible that there may be a further story in the paper.

September 1, 1812 – July 1, 1823

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