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From: "Bill & Cathy McGrath" <>
Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] TIGS WEBSITE - NEW ITEMS
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:22:05 -0500
The following recent additions to the Troy Irish Genealogy website are being brought to the attention of list members.
A. KATE MULLANY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: Click on LOCAL HISTORY and then click on KATE MULLANY HOUSE. Read about Irish-born Kate Mullany (1845-1906) the early female labor leader in Troy. Several photographs are also included.
B. CIVIL WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT: Click on PROJECTS and then click on CIVIL WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT. Identifies four Civil War Veterans that TIGS has adopted in cooperation with Historic Saint Agnes Cemetery in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War. To hear a very interesting talk on New York State's contribution to the Civil war, click on (If you are interested in adopting a memorial click here)
C. TIGS PROJECTS IN THE WORKS: Click on PROJECTS and then click on TIGS PROJECTS IN THE WORKS. Identifies new and continuing projects that TIGS members and volunteers are working on. They are:
1. Interment Records At the Nail Factory Cemetery in Troy. This long closed cemetery was also known as the Sixth Ward Cemetery.
2. Cemetery removals from the State Street Burial Grounds in Albany. Cemetery was on the site of current day Washington Park.
3. Cemetery removals from St. Mary's Cemetery, Albany. Cemetery was on the site of current Albany High School on Washington Avenue.
4. As part of the Troy Newspaper Project, Death and Marriage Records reported in the Troy Daily Whig during the years 1869-1878.
5. As part of the St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy Project, interment records in Book 2 which covers interments from 1911 to 1918 is currently being transcribed. Book 3
which covers 5,142 interments from 1919 to April 1935 will shortly be added to the TIGS website.
6. As part of the Church Memorials And Family Names project preliminary data collection has been done on St. Patrick's Church, Watervliet, St. Bridget's Church,
Watervliet, Historic St. Mary's Church, Albany, Woodside Presbyterian Church, Troy, and Germaine Presbyterian Church, Watervliet.
D. Now that we are into the month of December, with Christmas fast approaching, you might want to read the TIGS item on the 1914 Christmas Truce during
World War I. Click on RESOURCES, then click on STORIES, POEMS & SONGS, scroll down to SONGS and then click on CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES.
This will bring up the beautiful lyrics to the song along with a brief history of the event captured in the song and then there is a link to click on to hear the song
being sung by John McDermott.
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY