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From: "Bill & Cathy McGrath" <>
Subject: [NYGREENE] Rensselaer County Marriage Index
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 21:41:04 -0400

A. Genealogy researchers who had relatives in New York State, Vermont, Massachusetts and in Canada may be interested in the Rensselaer County Marriage Index on the Troy Irish Genealogy website. Currently there are over 40,000 names in the 7 volumes of the index on line and another 3,250 names in Vol. 8 will be going on line shortly. 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.

B. As pointed out previously, you may find individuals from counties throughout New York State, neighboring states and even far away states on the index. In working with the 3,250 names in Vol. 8, it was noted that there are a very large number of Massachusetts residents included in the index. The following 7 examples from Vol. 8 will give you some idea that the index covers much more than just Rensselaer County residents:

1. Michael J. Fraker, residing in Bennington, Vermont, born in Walloomsac, New York, marries:
Agnes Guering, residing in Hoosick Falls, born in Ireland.

2. James Callahan, residing in North Adams, Mass., born in Dalton, Mass., marries:
Mary Fleming, residing in North Adams, Mass,. born Lawrence, Mass.

3. Arthur S. Davies, residing in San Diego, Calif., born in Montreal, Canada, marries:
Elizabeth H. Coulle, residing in Troy, born in Canada.

4. Morris Halperin, residing in Glens Falls, born in Glens Falls, marries:
Mildred L. Pawel, residing in Clearfield, Pa., born in Hudson Falls, NY.

5. Ernest H. Blodgett, residing in Brattleboro, Vermont, born in Grafton, Vermont, marries:
Ethel M. Baldwin, residing in Brattleboro, Vermont, born in Grafton, Vermont.

6. Roger S. Clapp, residing in Boston, Mass., born in Lexington, Mass., marries:
Winifred Irwin, residing in Boston, Mass., born in Quincy, Illinois.

7. Nils Mattson, residing in Hudson, NY, born in Sweden, marries:
Helen Bolin, residing in Troy, NY, born in Sweden.
(Another interesting note: This marriage was performed in Albany County and NOT in Rensselaer County)

C. Address for the Troy Irish Genealogy website is: www.rootsweb.com/~nytigs/ Click on projects and then click on Rensselaer County Marriage Index.

Take a look at Marriage Index data base, you never know what you will find.


Bill McGrath
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY

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