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From: "Bill & Cathy McGrath" <>
Subject: [GEN-NYS] New Data Base - St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, NY
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 14:05:18 -0500


INTERMENT YEARS - January 1919 - April 1935

A. Book 3, part of a multi-volume set of Interment Records at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy, NY, which includes 5,142 names, has now been added to the Troy Irish Genealogy website. You can view these interment records by going to the Troy Irish Genealogy website at: and click on TIGS PROJECTS and then click on ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, TROY, NY - INTERMENT RECORDS.

B. This new data series of interment records list an individuals name, date of death and age at death. In a large number of records, the age is reported in years, months and days. Some entries without a date of death, are re-interments to or from another cemetery. 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.

C. Researchers having relatives with a CAPITAL DISTRICT area connection, will be interested in these on-line, name searchable, records of names of individuals who were interred in St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY. If you live in a nearby county or even further away, you might want to check out these names. Take a look at the data base, you never know what you will find.

D. The TIGS website has a PRINTABLE FORM that can be used to request more information from the Albany Diocesan Cemeteries. Mailing instructions and fees (only $5.00) are on the request form. Additional items that may be available from the full interment record may include:

1. LATE RESIDENCE: Most of the records in Book 3 show only the name of the city as the late residence. Only 115 records will show a house number and a street address.

2. INTERMENT DATE: The date of interment in St. Mary's Cemetery may be another clue which will be helpful to genealogy and family researchers.

3. SECTION/LOT#: The section and lot number may be another clue which will be helpful to genealogy and family researchers.

4. UNDERTAKER: The name of the undertaker may be another clue which will be helpful to genealogy and family researchers.

E. The following information on the 5,142 deaths will be of interest:

1. No age was reported for 335 names and 10 cases were reported as "baby" as the age while 5 cases were identified as "infant" as the age. There were also 108 records identified as "Still Born".

2. A breakdown of the other deaths by age groups shows:

Under 1 year - 326 names.
Age 1 to 10 - 281 names.
Age 11 to 19 - 104 names.
Age 20 to 29 - 225 names.
Age 30 to 39 - 353 names.
Age 40 to 49 - 533 names.
Age 50 to 59 - 827 names.
Age 60 to 69 - 1031 names.
Age 70 to 79 - 700 names.
Age 80 to 89 - 225 names.
Age 90 to 99 - 47 names.

F. While 50 of the 5,142 interment records showed no indication of residence, those records where the residence was reported are of interest to researchers outside of the Troy Area as they identify residences in numerous cities and towns throughout New York State as well as 14 other states and even 6 foreign countries. While most of the records were for the Capital District Area, other areas throughout New York State were reported. Some specifics on residence information follow:
1. The following NYS locations had three or more records: Albany-123, Albia-3, Averill Park-4, Brunswick-41, Buffalo-5, Cohoes-63, Colonie-21, Corinth-6, Glens Falls-6, Grafton-9, Green Island-146, Groveland-7, Hoosick Falls-9, Hudson-3, Marcy-4, Mechanicville-7, Moreau-4, North Greenbush-107, Niskayuna-5, Pittstown-6, Poestenkill-6, Poughkeepsie-96, Rensselaer-5, Rochester-7, Saranac Lake-6, Sand Lake-10, Saratoga Springs-14, Schaghticoke-6, Schenectady-37, Stephentown-3, Syracuse-7, Troy-3,670, Utica-13, Voorheesville-4, Waterford-12, and Watervliet-183.

2. The following NYS locations had 2 records: Berlin, Canajoharie, Chatham, Fort Edward, Geneva, Grand Island, Halfmoon, Hoosick, Hudson Falls, Lake George, Latham, Malone, Menands, Mt. Vernon, Onondaga, Rotterdam, Salem, West Sand Lake and White Plains.

3. The following NYS locations had 1 record: Binghamton, Bennington, Center Brunswick, Chestertown, Cooperstown, Dannamora, Eagle Mills, East Bloomfield, East Greenbush, Esperance, Gansvoort, Glenville, Hampton, Hawthorne, Herkimer, Ilion, Johnson City, Kings Point, Kingston, Lake Placid, Liberty, Lockport, Mt. Pleasant, Nyack, Oneida, Ossining, Otisville, Oxford, Plattsburgh, Port Henry, Pittsfield, Queensbury, Ravena, Raybrook, Rome, Schodack, Stephentown, Stillwater, Thompson, Ticonderoga, White Creek, Wynantskill, Wappinger and Yonkers.

4. For the New York City area, there were 13 records for Brooklyn, 3 for the Bronx, 106 records for New York City 6 records for Long Island. Thirty-eight records indicated "New York" so it is unclear if this meant New York State or New York City.

5. There were a number of records from the neighboring states of Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and New Jersey. Connecticut has 7 records, Massachusetts had 16 records, Vermont had 9 and New Jersey had 22 records.

6. Residence was also indicated from the following states: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

7. Foreign countries listed as the place of residence were Belgium, Canada, England, France, Haiti and Uruguay. (Note: The Belgium and French records are servicemen killed in World War II.)

Hopefully you will find some of your ancestors listed in Book 3 of the Interment Index or in the various other data series on the Troy Irish Genealogy website.


Bill McGrath
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY


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