Websites of Interest to
Rensselaer County Researchers

This page was last updated 21March 2021

Rensselaer County-Related Websites
Albany and Eastern New York Genealogy - Cliff Lamere's website
Albany County Online Records
Burden Iron Works payroll records - at the Troy Irish Genealogy Society website
The Colonial Albany Social History Project
Danish-born Residents of Troy - at Lisa Petersen's website - an excellent resource
Ice harvesting along the Hudson River - by Cliff Lamere, with great photographs showing how it was done
Troy Irish Genealogy Society - Over 25,000 marriage records and much more
Jewish Genealogical Sources
New York History Net
Offline Sources Covering Rensselaer County
The Olive Tree Genealogy - Lorine McGinnis Schulze's website
Rensselaer County Government
Rensselaer County Town Histories - at Ray's Place
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, founded in 1824
The Settlers of the Beekman Patent - a bit south of our county, but still worth a visit
Stephentown Genealogy - Tina Ordone's excellent website, chock full of genie information!
The Troy Page - at Pat Connors's website, a wealth of info about our county's capital city
Washington Park Association of Troy - who once lived where in Troy's grandest neighbourhood

Miscellaneous Genealogy-Related Websites
Amazon BooksEarth's biggest bookstore
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the InternetAn excellent resource
Daughters of the American RevolutionAn introduction to the DAR
DAR LibraryA catalog of the library's holdings
Dead FredA searchable collection of old photographs online
The Dutch Uncle Discussion ListNotes on old Dutch families
Family SearchLDS website; wealth of info, including not least
their online-searchable 1880 US Census
Genealogy QuestA full-service genealogy bureau
Genealogy TodayMasonic rosters, funeral cards, school records, telephone directories, church records and more
Higginson Book CompanySpecializing in genealogy and history
Hope Farm PressGenealogy and history books for NY
Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family MemoirsCovering 11 counties, including Rensselaer, and searchable by surname
Hank Jones's WebsiteThe prize-winning author and authority on the 847 families of
the Great Palatine Migration of 1710; includes his latest
three-volume, 125,000-name Even More Palatine Families:
18th Century Immigrants to the American Colonies and Their
German, Swiss, and Austrian Origins
, new in 2003
KinshipGenealogy books for NY
Palatines to AmericaPertains to German-speaking ancestry
Reformed Dutch Church RecordsTheir value in genealogy
SampubcoOrder photocopies of wills for a small fee; the index to Rensselaer County
Will Book 2 (1836-1837) went online on 2 March 2003.
Sleeper BooksGenealogy and history books for northeastern NY
Social Security Deaths IndexSeveral versions are searchable online for free; this one's at RootsWeb
Sons of the American RevolutionAn introduction to the SAR
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) and related research links
The US Railroad Retirement BoardOffers a genealogy service - "after 1936" only
Genealogy: the Complete Resource GuideGuidelines for beginners

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