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The Troy Newspaper Project
The following is 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.