Find Your Troy, NY area ancestors, Irish or Not!
Appearing in Lansingburgh Newspapers
1787 – 1895
An index to death notices of 9,682 names that were published in ten different Lansingburgh, New York newspapers from 1787 to 1895 was created by staff at the Troy Public Library in 1938 through 1939. A two Volume set of these death records is in the Troy Room at the Troy Library.
The Troy Irish Genealogy Society was allowed to scan these books so the records could be made available on-line for genealogy researchers. A one Volume book of marriage records from the same ten newspapers and for the same time period was also indexed. Those marriage records also have been scanned and will be added to the TIGS website.
With these 108 years of marriage and death records you will be able to follow the family surnames and the major events in their lives, with the marriages, followed by deaths and in many cases a subsequent remarriage. For many of the deceased married woman, the husband’s first name is shown in parenthesis. The data base also shows 492 alternative spellings of certain surnames.
Lansingburgh, by the way, for those not in the Capital District Region, was the first chartered village in Rensselaer County and was settled around 1763. In 1901 Lansingburgh became part of the City of Troy, New York.
This indexing project was inspired by the previous work done by the Philip Schuyler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1935 under a Works Project Administration grant. Transcriptions from that project, The Troy Newspaper Project, can also be found on the TIGS website www.troyirish.com under PROJECTS.
The ten different Lansingburgh newspapers were:
- American Spy
- Federal Herald
- Lansingburgh Advertiser
- Lansingburgh Chronicle
- Lansingburgh Courier
- Lansingburgh Democrat
- Lansingburgh Gazette
- Lansingburgh Daily Gazette
- Lansingburgh Times
- Northern Centinel
Under RESOURCES on the TIGS website, www.troyirish.com you will also find an informative article, “Newspapers in Rensselaer County,” which identifies which of the above newspapers are available, on microfilm or hard copy, at the Troy Library.
These historical records are extremely important to genealogy researchers as the bulk of the records predate New York’s 1880 law that required reporting of deaths. Outside of church records or the newspaper account of these deaths, you will most likely not find these records anywhere else.
In addition to the name of the deceased, most entries show the age, date of death, names of newspapers that reported the death along with the newspaper date, page and column number where you will find the notice in the appropriate newspaper.
It is important to note that the residence for the deceased is not just Lansingburgh, but may cover all area of New York State, other States and even foreign countries.
|wdt_ID||LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||AGE||DATE OF DEATH||NAME OF PAPER||NEWSPAPER DATE||PAGE/ COL||PAGE|
|1||Aarons||May H.||3||September 5 1888||Lansingburgh Times||September 6 1888||3:05||A1|
|2||Abbot||Mary||November 28 1876||Lansingburgh Courier||December 1 1876||3:02||A1|
|3||Abott||Mary||November 28 1876||Lansingburgh Gazette||December 2 1876||3:02||A1|
|4||Abbott||Emily F.||36||December 25 1879||Lansingburgh Gazette||January 3 1880||3:2 5||A1|
|5||Abbott||G. Chandler||6||September 8 1853||Lansingburgh Democrat||September 15 1853||2:06||A1|
|6||Abbott||G. Chandler||6||September 8 1853||Lansingburgh Gazette||September 13 1853||2:07||A1|
|7||Abbott||Jacob Lansing||74||March 26 1884||Lansingburgh Courier||March 29 1884||2:03||A1|
|8||Abbott||James||December 20 1881||Lansingburgh Courier||December 24 1881||3:03||A1|
|9||Abbott||Joseph||70||January 26 1813||Lansingburgh Gazette||February 16 1813||3:04||A1|
|10||Abbott||Mary||47||October 9 1864||Lansingburgh Chronicle||October 12 1864||3:04||A1|
|11||Abbott||Royal Capt.||82||March 22 1859||Lansingburgh Gazette||April 5 1859||2:06||A1|
|12||Abbott||Thomas||24||April 13 1863||Lansingburgh Gazette||April 16 1863||3:01||A1|
|13||Abbott||Thomas||No Date||Lansingburgh Gazette||September 11 1862||2:03||A1|
|14||Abrahams||Robert Dennis||8||May 22 1845||Lansingburgh Democrat||May 31 1845||2:05||A1|
|15||Abrahams||Robert Dennis||8||May 22 1845||Lansingburgh Gazette||May 29 1845||2:06||A1|
|16||Abrahams||Thomas||25||May 29 1832||Lansingburgh Gazette||June 5 1832||3:01||A1|
|17||Abrams||Elizabeth (Mrs. Thomas)||42||March 31 1889||Lansingburgh Democrat||April 6 1889||3:04||A1|
|18||Abrams||Elizabeth (Mrs. Thomas)||42||March 31 1889||Lansingburgh Times||AprilL 6 1889||3:04||A1|
|19||Abrams||Joseph||71||March 7 1858||Lansingburgh Democrat||March 11 1858||2:07||A1|
|20||Abrams||Joseph||71||March 7 1858||Lansingburgh Gazette||March 11 1858||3:01||A1|
|21||Abrams||Joseph Alexander||1||August 26 1848||Lansingburgh Democrat||August 31 1848||2:05||A1|
|22||Abrams||Joseph Alexander||1||August 26 1848||Lansingburgh Gazette||September 1 1848||3:02||A1|
|23||Abrams||Lydia Campbell (Mrs. Thomas)||March 31 1889||Lansingburgh Times||April 6 1889||3:01||A1|
|24||Abrams||Mary||67||September 5 1874||Lansingburgh Gazette||September 12 1874||3:05||A1|
|25||Abrams||Thomas||88||March 28 1875||Lansingburgh Gazette||April 3 1875||3:05||A1|
|26||Abrams||Thomas E.||35||May 6 1880||Lansingburgh Courier||May 7 1880||3:01||A2|
|27||Abrams||Thomas E.||35||May 6 1880||Lansingburgh Gazette||May 8 1880||3:01||A2|
|28||Acheson||David||January 2 1890||Lansingburgh Times||January 4 1890||3:04||A2|
|29||Acheson||David||January 2 1890||Lansingburgh Times||January 4 1890||4:07||A2|
|30||Ackart||Peter||90||March 17 1845||Lansingburgh Gazette||March 20 1845||2:03||A2|
|31||Ackley||Charles A.||February 15 1883||Lansingburgh Courier||February 17 1883||2:03||A2|
|32||Adair||Catherine||17||November 13 1888||Lansingburgh Times||November 17 1888||3:04||A2|
|33||Adams||Aaron Mrs.||No Date||Lansingburgh Courier||December 29 1888||3:02||A2|
|34||Adams||Aaron Mrs.||No Date||Lansingburgh Times||December 29 1888||3:02||A2|
|35||Adams||Alida (Mrs. Elisha)||56||September 6 1810||Lansingburgh Gazette||September 11 1810||3:04||A2|
|36||Adams||Anna Van Schaiok||November 1884||Lansingburgh Courier||November 29 1884||3:02||A2|
|37||Adams||Barent||75||January 30 1866||Lansingburgh Chronicle||February 6 1866||3:4 5||A2|
|38||Adams||Chauncey||22||April 27 1849||Lansingburgh Gazette||May 4 1849||2:02||A2|
|39||Adams||Edward F.||6||August 8 1860||Lansingburgh Gazette||August 14 1860||2:07||A2|
|40||Adams||Edward Vail||1||January 26 1858||Lansingburgh Democrat||January 28 1858||2:07||A2|
|41||Adams||Ella M.||9||October 9 1878||Lansingburgh Courier||October 11 1878||3:02||A2|
|42||Adams||Ella M.||9||October 9 1878||Lansingburgh Gazette||October 12 1878||3:1 4||A2|
|43||Adams||Emeline||30||October 27 1859||Lansingburgh Gazette||November 8 1859||2:06||A2|
|44||Adams||Emma Q.||7||April 10 1890||Lansingburgh Courier||April 17 1890||3:01||A2|
|45||Adams||Emma Q.||7||April 10 1890||Lansingburgh Times||April 12 1890||3:2 3||A2|
|46||Adams||George W.||73||June 22 1884||Lansingburgh Courier||June 28 1884||3:03||A2|
|47||Adams||Girl||August 30 1878||Lansingburgh Courier||September 6 1878||3:02||A2|
|48||Adams||Harriet (Mrs. Jacob V.)||April 13 1859||Lansingburgh Gazette||April 19 1859||2:04||A2|
|49||Adams||J. E. (Mrs. Nelson)||37||April 18 1855||Lansingburgh Democrat||April 19 1855||3:01||A2|
|50||Adams||Jacob||87||March 28 1858||Lansingburgh Democrat||April 1 1858||3:01||A2|