An index to 2,712 marriage
notices covering 5,424 names that were published in ten
different Lansingburgh, New York newspapers from 1787
to 1895 was created by staff at the Troy Public Library
in 1938 through 1939. A one volume book of these marriage
records is in the Troy Room at the Troy Library. The Troy
Irish Genealogy Society was allowed to scan this book
so the records could be made available on-line for genealogy
researchers. A two volume set of death records from the
same ten newspapers and for the same time period was also
indexed. Those death records are also on the TIGS website.
With these 108 years of
marriage and death records you will be able to follow
many family names and the major events in their lives,
with the marriages, followed by deaths and in many cases
a subsequent remarriage.
Lansingburgh, by the way,
for those not in the Capital District Region, was the
first chartered village in Rensselaer County and was settled
around 1763. In 1901 Lansingburgh became part of the City
of Troy, New York.
project was inspired by the previous work down by the
Philip Schuyler Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution (DAR) in 1935 under a Works Project Administration
grant. Transcriptions from that project, The Troy Newspaper
Project, can also be found on the TIGS website www.troyirish.com
The ten different Lansingburgh
Lansingburgh Daily Gazette
Under “Resources” on the TIGS
you will also find an informative article, Newspapering
in Rensselaer County, which identifies which of the
above newspapers are available, on microfilm or hard copy,
at the Troy Library.
These historical records
are extremely important to genealogy researchers as the
bulk of the records predate New York’s 1880 law
that required reporting of marriages. Outside of the marriage
location itself, church, justice of the peace, etc., you
will not find these records anywhere else.
Most entries show the name
of the bride and groom, the residence address for both,
date of marriage, names of newspapers that reported the
marriage along with the newspaper date, page and column
number where you will find the notice in the appropriate
It is important to note
that the residence for the bride and groom is not just
Lansingburgh, but may cover all area of New York State,
other States and even foreign countries.
While 1,231 of the names
showed no indication of residence, those records where
the residence was reported are of interest as they show
232 individual cities, towns and villages throughout New
York State In addition, residence of either the bride
or groom was identified as being in 33 states other than
New York and even in 5 foreign countries.
of 2,712 Marriage Records Covering 5,424
Names Appearing in Lansingburgh Newspapers
1787 to 1895