The Troy Post - Marriage 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 1,152 marriage records that were published
in the Troy Post will be of particular interest to Troy
area genealogy researchers since the date of the marriage
predates the 1880 N.Y.S. law on reporting of this information.
Most of the 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. 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
marriage notice was published. Marriage records published
in newspapers for this time period were limited to very
brief information such as the name, residence and date
of marriage. 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