Rensselaer County
Colonial Records

This page is your gateway to colonial records for locations which later, in 1791, became part of Rensselaer County, NY. If you would like to contribute colonial records to this site, they would be very welcome! You may email them in plain text in the body of an email message to Debby Masterson.

TIMELINE of selected events during the colonial era

Settlers: Rensselaerswyck Settlers 1630-1658
Manorial records: Rensselaerwyck Manor Papers 1630-1899
Selected court records: Minutes of the Court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady1680-1685
Militia:Albany County Militia 1715
Census: Colloney RenselaersWyck (Rensselaerwyck)* 1720
Census: Schaatkooke (Schaghticoke)* 1720
Military: Rensselaerwyck militia list1767
Map: Manor of Rensselaerwyck1767
Newspaper extract: MCKINZIE and MACOMB of Hoosick 1768
* You'll need to scroll down to the end.

Useful Links
New Netherland and Beyond website - maps, settlers, ships' passenger lists, land grants, historical documents, tax lists and more

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Debby Masterson

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