PAGE 2 - NOTICE ON NEW DATA BASE -
RENSSELAER COUNTY MARRIAGE INDEX
NOTE: PAGE 1 OF NOTICE IS ON SEPARATE EMAIL
I. The TIGS website has a PRINTABLE FORM that can be used to request copies from the
Rensselaer County Clerk's Office. Mailing instructions and fees are on the request
form. There are SEPARATE request forms for Volume 1 and Volume 2. Depending on the
Marriage Record Number for Volume 2 names, you can request EITHER:
a. Photocopy of the Affidavit For License To Marry and the Certificate And
Record Of marriage IF the marriage record number is between 5001 and
b. Photocopy of the Marriage Book entry IF the marriage record is between
7946 and 10,000.
J. An example of two entries in the Record of Marriages Book is shown on the TIGS
Click on PROJECTS, then click on TIGS
PROJECTS IN THE WORKS and then click "See Sample Record". The following
information for the bride and the groom is shown in the Record of Marriages Book and in
the primary source documents:
7. Number of Marriage. (first, second, etc.)
8. If Widowed or Divorced, Where & When.
9. Father's Name and Birthplace.
10. Mother's Name and Birthplace.
11. Consent By & Relationship (For Minors)
12. Date of License.
13. Date of Marriage.
14. Place of Marriage.
15. Official Performing Marriage & Profession. (Priest, Minister, Rabbi, etc)
16. Names of Witnesses.
K. The original pages of the Marriage Index Book were scanned by TIGS members. The
resulting pdf files were then sent to the volunteers working on the project as an
attachment to an email, along with an Excel spreadsheet for data entry. This extensive
data base was made possible by the following volunteers who did a fantastic job on Volume
II, the second phase of this project. Please note that we had volunteers from all over the
Kristin Cooney-Ayotte - Troy, NY
Kathleen Gallagher Brearton - New York State
Beth Callanan - Washington, DC
Tammy Casterlin - North Carolina
Austin Fadden - Knoxville, TN
Linda Christian-Herot - Newton, Mass.
Lynn Carey Grice - New Paltz, NY
Beth Hocking - Mass.
Jeanne M. Keefe - Troy, NY
Stephanie Kinney-Dewey - Ohio
Marilyn Mahoney - Abington, Mass.
Marialice P. Mangan
Bob McConihe - Haverhill, Mass.
Cathy McGrath - Clifton Park, NY
Bill McGrath - Clifton Park, NY
Joseph R. Murname - Williamson, NY
Joe O'Brien - Bremerton, Washington
Ltc. James L. Owens, USMC (Ret) Rockville, MD
John J. Salamida - Albany, NY
Lizette Strait - New York State
Candis Sunderland - Poughkeepsie, NY
Ellen Tolan - Troy, NY
Pam Trudeau - North Carolina
Carol Waldron - Saratoga Springs, NY
Eileen Callahan Werth - Plymouth Meeting, PA
Donna Vaughn - New York State
Formatting & webpage: Jeanne M. Keefe - Troy, NY
L. We invite you to explore the TIGS website, http://www.rootsweb.com/~nytigs/
where you will find local history articles, resources and genealogy research tips as well
as a number of free data bases. The TIGS mailing list, which is also free, is ideal for
posting your Troy area genealogy queries. There are also some interesting photographs on
the TIGS website from our group tours of the Gardner Earl Memorial Chapel at Oakwood
Cemetery, the Burden Iron Works Museum and the Watervliet Arsenal Museum. To see these
photographs click on "NEXT" on the first page of the website:
and then click on "TOURS" on the left side of
the next screen. Also, you can search your surnames in the following additional records
transcribed by TIGS members and other volunteers. These data bases are part of a
continuing effort by the Troy Irish Genealogy Group to make available on line, Troy and
other nearby area Irish AND non-Irish records, that may be of interest to genealogy
researchers, especially those outside the Capital District Area.
Burden Iron Company Steam Mill Payroll Records. (8,236 names)
Troy Area Marriage Records. (1,448 names)
Troy Area Death Records. (6,031 names)
Index-History of the Troy Police Department. (668 names)
Bank Officers in Troy Banks From 1801-1891. (299 names)
Prominent Citizens of Troy, NY & Rensselaer County. (1,800 names)
Representative Young Irish-Americans of Troy, NY - 1899 (400 names)
Deceased Troy, NY Area Individuals Listed in 1902 City Directory (700 names)
(Note: Another 700 death records from the 1903 City Directory will shortly
be added to this database)
Alderman/Assistants In Troy, NY (1,400 names)
M. The next step in the Marriage Index Project will be Volume III, which is another 5,000
records and 10,000 names. Volume III covers Rensselaer County marriages from May 1918 to
April 1920. If you want to be added to the list of volunteer transcribers, send an email
off list to: seamus(a)nycap.rr.com with your name, address and telephone number. You will
be contacted when work on Volume III starts in a few months time.
N. TIGS would like to hear from you if this marriage index was helpful in your family
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY