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Schenectady County
New York
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County Information
Schenectady County was formed from Albany County in 1809
County Seat: Schenectady
Year Organized: 1809
Square Miles: 210

Courthouse Info:
Schenectady County Clerk
620 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

Schenectady County Data

Family Bibles

Published Genealogies

Website Updates:

JULY 2014
OBITS : Gertrude Van Antwerp, Peter Vandervolgen, Francis Van DeBogart, Joseph S. Van Driesen, Simon F. Van Patten, Zeger Van Santvoord, Mrs. Van Vechten, Catherine V. W. Van Vechten, Daniel Vedder, Vedder Son, Maria Veeder, Martin Ward, Charles Warford, Liile Wiley, Eliza Willard, Letitia Willett, Jane Yates, Mary Yates, Benjamin Youngs, Elizabeth Yout

JUNE 2014
OBITS : Thankful McArthur, Helen McDonnell, Ann McKinny, Margaret Mercer, Hannah Miller, John R. Mynderse, David Mumford, Abraham Oothout, Caroline Theresa Pierpont, William Powell, John Prouty, Mr. Quick, John F. Reamann, George Reelman, James Shears, Joseph Shepherd, Mrs. Lawrence Schraffer, Catharine Slater, John Smith, Rebecca Smith, Alexander Thompson, John Thornton, Jacob Thurston, Ann Topping

MAY 2014
OBITS : John Barker, James Bradford, Thomas Barton, Mrs. Peter Becker, John Bentley, Cornelius J. Demarest, Benjamin DeWitt, Richard Duncan, Fonda Child, Hester Gardiner, Nancy Goodall, Abraham A. Groot, Hansen Child, David Johnson, Robert Johnson, John Lasher

APRIL 2014, Update #2
OBITS : James Adams, Eldert Ament, John Brown, Mrs. Barnard, Thomas Burgess, Moses Beal, Icabod Bonny, Cornelius Bogardus, William Breeze, Ann Brown, Samuel S. Brush, Samuel Bishop, Jacob Beckman, Christopher Beckman, James Bradshaw, Edward Brown, John Brown, Enoch Brownell, John Butler, Rebecca Borland, Walter Buchanan, Elvira Cooper, Jane Combs, Anthony Conkling, Maria Corl, George Wray Cuyler, Eliza Cunningham, James Constable, Nancy Corl, Jane Constable, Elizabeth Cowans, John B. Clute, Sally Cody, Sarah De Graaf, Jacob I. De La Matter, David C. Denney, James Duane, Jonathan Edwards, Robert Forrester, John Fitzgerald, Bartholomew Fogarty, Esq., Robert Fulton, James Freeman, Thomas Gifford, Catharine Glen, Henry Glen (d. 1814), Henry Glenn, John Henshall, Esther Hudson, Eliza Hudson, Magdalena Houghtaling, John T. Hudson, John Hetherington, Maria Jackson, John Joyce, Joseph Kinsela, Jeremiah Knowles, Gilbert R. Livingston, William Marsh, Catharine McAuley, Alida McKinney, Sarah McCue, Charles Martin, John Magoffin, Alexander Monteith, Sarah M'Cartee, William J. McCartee, Leanora Mercer, Anna McFarlan, Mary Moore, John H. Meir, Luke Owens, Catalina Peek, James Pratt, Ann Rogers, Elizabeth Romeyn, Asa Rowell, Susannah Reaseboom, Joseph Rogers, Catharine Roseboom, Charles Russ, Rev. D. Romeyn, Major Snell, Nancy Stevens, Richard Schermerhorn, Holly St. John, John L. Stevenson, Mrs. Cyrus Stebbins, Angelica Shurtleff. Joseph Shurtleff. Olive Shurtliff, T. T. Smith, Robert Smith, Simon Schermerhorn, Timothy Tredwell Smith, John Taylor, Elizabeth Van Ingen, Dirck Van Ingen, Gertrude Van Ingen, Henry Van Patten, Sally Van Sice, Aaron Vrooman, Margaret Vrooman, Nancy Vrooman, Susanna Vrooman, Alexander Vedder, Adrian Van Slyck, Francis Veeder, Peter F. Veeder, Jas. Van Horne, Abraham Van Horne, John V. Van Ingen, Elizabeth Van Slyck, Martin Van Slyck, Nicholas Van De Volgen, Peter C. Veeder, Catharine Vedder, Nicholas F. Vedder, Anna Vedder, Harmar Vedder, Elbert Willett, Rebecca White, Robert G. Wetmore, James Wilson, Jellis Yates, Maria Yates, Nicholas Yates

APRIL 2014, Update #1
BIOS : Theodore Wells Barhydt, Garrett Spitzer, Garrett De Spitzer, Ernestus De Spitzer, Ceilan Milo Spitzer, Aaron Bovee Spitzer, Nicholas Spitzer, J. H. Crane, Andrew Truax, M. D.
BIRTHS - NEWS : Lang, Robson, Schuyler, Oatman, Hargraves, Dixon, Francesco, Carriero, Rafalowski, Lyons, Connell, Eaton, Burch, Waddell, Miller, Lis Parker, Luther, Tankowski, Krom, Brockmyer, Jones
CRIME : Van Alen brothers murder Garrit Steers; Eva Kenska Murdered and Dismembered (1914)
MILITARY SKETCHES : 750 Military Related Sketches
HISTORY : Early county history; Later county history
DIVORCE : Barney and Carrie Snow, Florence and Harry Campbell
NEWS : Runaways and other notices - Volkert Vedder, Eve Fisher, Nathaniel Wright
SCHOOLS : History of Union College
TOWNSHIPS : History of the townships Niskayuna, Glenville, Princetown, Duanesburgh, Rotterdam
PROBATE : Harold McCall Otto, John Bt. Clute, James Peck, Wm. J. and Sarah M'Cartee, Doct. John Brown

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