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.