THE TROY NEWSPAPER PROJECT

A multi volume Index of Death and Marriage Records
transcribed from various Troy, NY newspapers

 

In 1935, the Philip Schuyler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), located in Troy, New York, documented the death and marriage records that were printed in various Troy newspapers during the years 1812 to 1885.

This project, which was funded by the Works Progress Administration (renamed during 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA), was the largest New Deal agency employing millions to carry out public works projects.

The Rensselaer County Historical Society in Troy, New York provided the Troy Irish Genealogy Society access to their copies of these extensive records to develop this on-line date base. These records will be of great interest to genealogy researchers since much of the information in this data base predates the 1880 New York State law requiring the reporting of death and marriage records.

Interesting Biographies – Names Reported In The Troy Papers

The Troy Post- Death Records
September 1, 1812 – July 1, 1823

The Troy Post- Marriage Records
September 1, 1812 – July 1, 1823

The Troy Sentinel – Death & Marriage Records
1823-1832

Troy Daily Press – Death and Marriage Records
February 11, 1832 – June 30, 1834

The Troy Weekly Whig – Death & Marriage Records 1834-1839

The Troy Daily Post- Death & Marriage Records
1846– 1851

The Troy Daily Whig – Death & Marriage Records
1834-1838

The Troy Daily Whig – Death & Marriage Records
1839-1848

The Troy Daily Whig – Death & Marriage Records
1849-1858

The Troy Daily Whig – Death & Marriage Records
1859-1868

The Troy Daily Whig – Death & Marriage Records
1869-1878

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