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From: "Lizette Strait" <>
Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] TIGS 2012 Dues
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:05:04 -0500
Happy New Year Listers,
With the New Year here, it is time to renew your membership or consider
becoming a new paid member of TIGS.
2011 was a great year for TIGS with many Transcription Projects completed
(listed below) and our website expanding exponentially. Your support helps
TIGS continue with the preservation of genealogical records for all to use.
Hard cost that TIGS have incurred in 2011 are:
*Purchase of a laptop for our Web Mistress. In the past, Jeanne has
operated the website from work but with the growing space needed to house
the website, a dedicated laptop was needed.
*2 External Hard Drives. Again with the ever expanding databases on
the website, back up was needed to assure the information was safe.
*Several Thumb Drives. Much needed to transfer data.
All the transcribers are volunteers, but the materials and equipment
Dues are only $10/year for individual or family. Please make checks payable
to "TIGS" and send to:
1647 Spring Ave. Ext.
Wynantskill, NY 12198
For new members, below please find the link to the membership form.
TIGS Projects Worked on in 2011
A. THE TROY NEWSPAPER PROJECT- This data base has 16,683 marriage names and
18,079 death records so far. Additions to this data base in 2011 were made
1. On April 5, 2011, The Troy NY Daily Post for the years 1846 to 1851 was
the fifth set of newspapers added to the TIGS website. There were 2,343
death records and 2,143 names on the reported marriages
2. On May 13, 2011 The Troy NY Daily Whig for the years 1834 to 1838 was the
sixth set of newspapers added to the TIGS website. There were 821 death
records and 1,749 names on the reported marriages.
3. On June 21, 2011 The Troy NY Daily Whig for the years 1839 to 1848 was
the seventh set of newspapers added to the TIGS website. There were 2,814
death records and 4,486 names on the reported marriages.
4. On September 6, 2011 The Troy NY Daily Whig for the years 1849 to 1858
was the eighth set of newspapers added to the TIGS website. There were
3,777 death records and 3,233 names on the reported marriages.
5. On November 17, 2011 The Troy NY Daily Whig for the years 1859 to 1868
was the ninth set of newspapers added to the TIGS website. There were 6,747
death records and 1,620 names on the reported marriages.
B. INTERESTING BIOGRAPHIES- A series of biographies on selected names on
the TIGS website mentioned in the Troy Newspaper project was started.
1. Number 1 was issued on May 19, 2011.
2. Number 2 was issued on May 24, 2011.
3. Number 3 was issued on June 4, 2011.
4. Number 4 was issued on June 14, 2011.
5. Number 5 was issued on June 25, 2011.
On November 17, 2011 these biographies along with illustrations were added
to the TIGS website as part of the Troy Newspaper Project.
C. ST. MARY'S CEMETERY PROJECT- Transcription of a multi-volume set of
interment records at St. Mary's Cemetery in Troy, NY.
1. On June 29, 2011, Book 1 of the interment records with 3,321 names was
added to the TIGS website.
2. Book 3 of the interment records with 5,142 names has been sent to the
webmaster to add to the TIGS website.
3. Book 2 of the interment records with 149 pages of names is currently
being transcribed by our volunteer transcribers.
D. TROY, NY CHURCHES & SYNAGOGUES - On July 29, 2011 a new data base of 528
names connected to 52 churches and synagogues located in Troy during the
period 1793 to 1890 was added to the TIGS website.
E. CHURCH MEMORIALS AND FAMILY NAMES - On August 29, 2011, St. Mary's
Church in Troy was added to the TIGS data base of Church Memorials and
F. OTHER ADDITIONS TO THE TIGS WEBSITE IN 2011:
1. KATE MULLANY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: Under LOCAL HISTORY read about
Irish-born Kate Mullany (1845-1906) the early female labor leader in Troy.
Several photographs are also included.
2. CIVIL WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL PROJECT: Under PROJECTS read about TIGS
involvement with the 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.
3. TIGS PROJECTS IN THE WORKS: Under PROJECTS read about 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.
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, St. John's Episcopal Church, Troy, and Germaine
Presbyterian Church, Watervliet.
Your support is greatly appreciated.