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THE TROY NEWSPAPER PROJECT

The Troy Daily Post - Death & Marriage Records
1846 - 1851

The Troy Daily Post was a daily newspaper published in Troy. It was first published in 1843 and ran until 1854. Microfilm copies of the newspaper are at the Troy Library and the State Library in Albany.

These records will be of particular interest to Troy area genealogy researchers since the dates of death and marriages predate the 1880 N.Y.S. law on reporting of this information. A number of the 2,343 death records show the age of the individual at the time of death and for many of the married women, the first name of the husband is also shown. Military ranks (Gen., Lieut., Captain, Col., etc.) are indicated for a number of the names in both the death records and the marriage records.

Most of the 2,143 marriage records show the residence of the bride and groom and for those records where the bride is identified as a “Mrs.” this is a clue that the marriage was a second one.

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

 

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