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From: "Christina A Urzan" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Birth documents for someone borninWest Troy between 1870 and 1880
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:18:35 -0400
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You're welcome!

Tina


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Troy between 1870 and 1880


> Thanks for the links to your blog-you have great info on your Website.
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> From: "Elizabeth Lynch" <>
> To: "j kelly" <>
> Cc:
> Sent: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6:30:19 AM
> Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Birth documents for someone born in
> West Troy between 1870 and 1880
>
> Hi, Jim,
>
> I have ancestors in West Troy, too. Long story short: Civil registration
> of births and marriages did not begin until 1881 for most of the state
> outside of New York City, including Watervliet (formerly West Troy).
> Deaths were registered starting in 1880.
>
> If you think you might have a birth in this time frame, you can check the
> microfiche index of the state vital records. These microfiches are
> available at the state library in Albany and at several other locations
> across New York State, including the NARA branch in Manhattan.
>
> As far as I know they must be viewed at these locations; there aren't any
> films you can get on loan. I posted about my recent experience with this
> index on my blog:
> http://scribbler714.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/vitally-speaking/
> And this page has all the basic info (sorry for the link break):
> http://www.unyg.com/blog/index.php/2008/02/how-to-obtain-copies-of-vital-records-for-genealogical-purposes-in-upstate-new-york/
>
> I was just in Watervliet and obtained a number of baptismal records for
> members of my family born between 1859 and 1874, none of whom appear in
> the vital records index, of course. Church and census records are all I
> have. Fortunately the church records confirmed the existence of three
> children I was searching for who were born and died between censuses. Some
> of the registers only had baptismal dates, but a couple of entries
> included birth and baptism dates.
>
> There is one limited exception regarding pre-1881 certificates. At
> NARA/NYC (probably at the other places, too, but this was where I was)
> there is a binder with a pre-1881 birth certificate
> index indexed by last name. This contains a
> selection of 1,048 New York State birth certificates for years 1823-1880,
> indexed by child’s name/ mother’s maiden name / year of
> birth. These represent certificates of people who applied for a delayed
> birth
> certificate – mostly after Social Security was enacted. It's a limited
> sample, but possibly worth a shot.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Liz Haigney Lynch (NJ)
> searching Connors, Mahon/McMahon in West Troy (Watervliet), Cohoes, Troy
> Roche in Troy
> Haigney in West Troy/Troy/Brooklyn
>
>
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