THE TROY NEWSPAPER PROJECT
A multi volume Index of Death and Marriage Records
transcribed from various Troy, NY newspapers
A. The Troy Sentinel is the FOURTH newspaper to be added to the Troy Irish Genealogy
Website. The records for this paper cover 766 deaths and 1,812 names on the marriages
during the period 1823-1832. These records will be of great interest to genealogy
researchers since the information in this data base predates the 1880 New York State law
requiring the reporting of death and marriage records. These records may help with
breaking down some of those "brick walls" that you have been struggling with.
B. The residence reported on the marriage records will be of interest as it shows
numerous cities and towns throughout New York State as well as other states and countries.
1. Most of the records were for the Capital District Area. Areas with the greatest
number were Albany-82 records, Troy-878 records,
Watervliet-28 records, Schaghticoke-28 records, Sand Lake-21 records,
Pittstown-34 records, Greenbush-22 records, Lansingburgh-41
records, Brunswick-35 records, and New York City with 64 records. Some records
were for cities as far away as Utica and Rochester.
2. The three closest states to the Troy Area, had a large number of records.
Massachusetts for example had 33 records, while Vermont and
Connecticut had 18 each. Other states listed as place of residence were
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Michigan, District of Columbia,
Kentucky, New Hampshire, Indiana, New Jersey, Maine, Alabama, Virginia, Ohio,
Rhode Island and Mississippi.
3. Foreign countries noted as the place of residence were France, Ireland, Cuba and
C. You can view these records by going to the Troy Irish Genealogy website at:
and click on PROJECTS and then click on THE TROY NEWSPAPER
PROJECT. It should be noted that these records, like most of the TIGS data series, cover
the general population in the area and are NOT restricted to Irish surnames.
D. Transcribers are currently working on the Troy Daily Whig covering the years 1834 to
1873. If anyone would like to be a transcriber on this project they can send an email
OFF LIST to seamus(a)nycap.rr.com
E. Your attention is called to one of the interesting marriage records listed. On March
28, 1827 G. V. S. Quackenbush from Troy married Hannah Bayeux from Troy. Gerrit Van
Schaick Quackenbush was the founder of G. V. S. Quackenbush & Co., the earliest
established dry goods house in Troy. To read a wonderful description of this store go to
the TIGS website www.rootswebcom/~nytigs/
click on LOCAL HISTORY and then click on G. V.
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY