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From: "Bill & Cathy McGrath" <>
Subject: [GEN-NYS] Announcing New Data Base
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 16:26:17 -0400


APRIL 1933 - DECEMBER 1935

A. Volume X, of the Rensselaer County Marriage Index, with its 4,974 names, has now been added to the Troy Irish Genealogy (TIGS) website. This is the final volume in this wonderful series of records that TIGS started automating back in September, 2005. This project could not have been completed without the help of numerous volunteer transcribers from all across the United States.

B. The 10 volumes of the index now on line cover 60,000 names, mostly of Rensselaer County residents. However, in working with these records over the years we have found individuals in the index with places of birth or residence addresses from nearly all counties throughout New York State. There were also large numbers of Massachusetts residents listed in the index as well as a sprinkling of individuals from many other states throughout the country and even a few foreign countries. This notice is being posted to numerous genealogy mailing lists since knowledge of the index may benefit researchers outside the Rensselaer County area.

C. To view these marriage records go to the Troy Irish Genealogy website at: and click on TIGS PROJECTS and then click on RENSSELAER COUNTY MARRIAGE INDEX. 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. The TIGS website has a PRINTABLE FORM that can be used to request copies of the marriage documents from the Rensselaer County Clerk's Office. Mailing instructions and fees (only $5.00) are on the request form. There are SEPARATE request forms for EACH volume. Some of the items on the available documents will be:

1. Name, address, occupation, age, and place of birth (city & state or country) of bride and groom.
2. If marriage for each is first, or second. If second, was first ended by death or divorce and when.
3. Names of parents of bride and groom, including maiden name of females, and country of birth.
4. Names of witnesses to wedding.
5. Date and place of wedding and name of clergyman, minister, rabbi, etc.
6. Race of bride and groom.

Hopefully you will find some of your ancestors listed in the Marriage Index or in the 13 other data series on the Troy Irish Genealogy website.


Bill McGrath
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY

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