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I am a direct descendant and Melinda Yardley and Joseph barling! I do have a good deal of information about Joseph barling, but not much on Melinda Yardley. It sounds like you have some really interesting family records. I am very excited to see a photograph of Melinda, if you are able to send me over a copy. I would love to share what records I do have with you as well.
Without going into too much detail now, I am related to Barling's through their daughter Sarah Blance Barling Cannon.
My email is kylemoore27(a)gmail.com if you prefer to write via email.
Thanks so much!
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The recent announcement by the Archdiocese of New York about the closing of Catholic Churches is similar to what the Albany Diocese has already gone through over the last several years.
As a reaction to these closings in the Capital District, the Troy Irish Genealogy Society has developed the Church Memorial Project which has created a data base of all names mentioned on any type of memorial located inside or outside a church.
>From a genealogists viewpoint what will forever be lost in these church closings are the memorials in the churches that our ancestors scrimped and saved to donate. There is a lot of information on these memorials from the beautiful stained glass windows to the various plaques throughout the church.
In addition to the family surnames, you may have date and place of birth or death, titles and positions held, records of service in our nations various wars, etc.
There are 21 churches, Catholic and non-Catholic, open and closed, that are documented so far by this new data series. This project is ongoing and churches will be constantly added to the record.
To view this data series go to the TIGS website - www.troyirish.com click on PROJECTS and then click on CHURCH MEMORIALS AND FAMILY NAMES.
Clifton Park, NY
TIGS Project Coordinator
The latest addition to the transcription projects on the website of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society, www.troyirish.com are the recently discovered interment records of 12,731 individual from the long closed St. John's Cemetery in Albany New York. St. John's Cemetery was located on Delaware Avenue in Albany, New York. To see these records on the TIGS website, click on PROJECTS and then ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY, ALBANY, NY - INTERMENT RECORDS.
It had been widely reported that the interment records for this cemetery, covering interments starting over 173 years ago, had been lost or destroyed. However, in a recent chance conversation with the Historian at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, New York, it was discovered that the mostly intact St. John's interment book was in the possession of a retired cemetery employee and the book was promptly recovered.
St. John's Cemetery was opened in 1841 by St. John's Church in Albany in an area which was considered "country" at that time. However, with the growth of the City of Albany, the cemetery land was wanted for development and in 1878 and 1879, the Albany City Council ordered that no further burials were to be made there and the cemetery had to close. Burials, however, continued as late as 1888-1890 before the cemetery closed and re-interments of the thousands of individuals buried there was started in the early 1900's.
This long closed church of St. John's was located on Green Street in Albany's South End and it's parishioners were mainly Irish famine immigrants that began pouring into Albany during the 1820's and 1830's. This "Irish" connection is shown in the following summary of burials of this first generation of Irish immigrants, which, for the most part are identified as to the "County" in Ireland where they came from. It can be assumed that many of the other 46 years of interment records in this cemetery were for the children and grandchildren of these early Irish immigrants.
A breakdown of the Irish immigrants identified on the interment records with their home county in Ireland shows the following:
Armagh - 35
Carlow - 80
Cavan - 307
Claire - 62
Cork - 376
Derry - 22
Donegal - 28
Down - 39
Dublin - 52
Fermangh - 30
Galway - 39
Kerry - 76
Kildare - 38
Kilkenny - 195
Kings - 114
Leitrim - 28
Limerick - 160
Londonderry - 5
Longford - 143
Louth - 93
Mayo - 36
Meath - 116
Monaghan - 47
Queens - 114
Roscommon - 159
Sligo - 47
Tipperary - 458
Tyrone - 91
Waterford - 83
Westmeath - 138
Wexford - 131
Wicklow - 43
Ireland-No County - 500
TOTAL IRISH - 3,895
Other countries of origin identified in the interment records list Canada-89, England-30, France-8, Germany-198, Holland-7, Poland-2, Scotland-6, Spain-1 and Wales-2. Also identified were individuals from the following states; California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia.
A smaller number of records shows one or two individuals from all over New York State cities, towns and counties while three locations show a heavier concentration; Rensselaer with 106, Greenbush with 77 and New York City with 63. As would be expected, Albany with a total of 5,815 records was shown as the county of origin for the largest number of individuals. Of course this figure includes the second and third generations for those early Irish immigrants.
These fantastic records from this recently rediscovered interment book is a wonderful find for genealogists, especially for those researching Irish surnames. As genealogists searching Irish surnames often find out, it is quite rare to find records that identify the Irish county of orgin.
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY
Westchester County Genealogical Society (NY) Upcoming Meeting
TOPIC: Getting the Most from an Obituary
SPEAKER: Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer
WHEN: Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 - @ 10 a.m.
WHERE: The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY which is across from Mercy College on route 9.
Guests are always welcome. Coffee and conversation precede the meeting at 9:30 a.m.
For information about Westchester County Genealogical Society
(Westchester Connection or Surname List), visit WCGS home page --
Save these dates for upcoming meetings!
Jan 10, 2015 - Portrait of a Musical Russian Jewish Family with Guy Fairstein
Feb 14, 2015 - French Genealogy in France and in the French Province of Quebec with Francoise Lampe
Mar 14, 2015 - African-American Cemeteries of Westchester* @ Westchester County Archives with Patrick Raftery
Apr 11, 2015 - The Immigrant Experience with Toni McKeen
May 9, 2015 - Researching and Preserving the Fishkill Supply Depot with Lance Ashworth
June 13, 2015 - Getting the Most out of Digital Newspapers Search with Philip Hayes