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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

Church News & Histories
Court and Crime
Family Bibles & Genealogies

County History


Military Sketches
Newspaper Data
Officials and Offices
School News
Wills & Probate
Business News & Ads

Website Updates:

JUNE 2017
BIOS: Jan Roeloffoe
CHURCH-NEWS: Rev. Henry Curtis Petty
MARRIAGES: Vedder-Barhydt, Vedder-Fisher
OBITS: Mary Ballou Cole, James Constable, Richard Cooke, Angela Carley, Nancy Clow, Jane Cunningham, Phoebe Courier, Mrs. F. Church, Anna Clark, Z. Carpenter Child, James L. Campbell, Margaret Cooper
NEWS-ILLNESS: Mrs. B. Allens, Mrs. E. L. Claiborne, Mrs. Parkhurst, William D. Jones, Chester Van Dyke, Mrs. Lucinda Smallwood, Rev. J. C. Temple, Mrs. Charles Rhinebrandt, Henry Holmes, H. R. Phoenix, Mrs. J. C. Temple, Edward Perriman, Mrs. William Steward, Mrs. George Brown, Harmanus Van Slyck
NEWS-FIRE: 1803-Destructive Fire at Schenectady
OFFICIALS-ROSTERS: Board of Supervisors and transactions, 1831 through 1835, 1871-Post Offices and Post Masters in Schenectady County
OFFICIALS-INDIVIDUALS: Mayor George R. Lunn, Jennie K. Rosa, Rose Perkins Hale, Dan Manning
PEOPLE: Miss C. Davis, Amy Ellis, John F. Engle
SCHOOLS-UNION: 1801-Rev. Dr. Maxcy, 1806 Union College Commencement

MAY 2017
BIOS: Sander Leendertse Glen, Symon Symonse Groot, Philip Philipse
DIRECTORIES: 1862 Residents of Schenectady, ~ 2,400 names
OBITS: E. Boardman, Myndert Brown, Aaron Bradt, William Brown, Daniel Burdick, Mrs. Enoch Brownell
PEOPLE: isaac Banker
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1848-Train Fares, 1748-3 residents killed by the enemy

APRIL 2017
OBITS: Rachel Braman, Maria Borland, Jacob Barrite, Hester Banker, Alva Benedict, Martha Bassett, Daniel Bradt, Bradt Son, Fanny Barnydt
SCHOOLS: 1863 Board of Education, department heads, history
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1862 Public Services
MILITARY: 1862 Military Organization

MARCH 2017
BIOS: George Wells transcribed by Kim Mohler
OFFICIALS: 1863 County Office Holders and Public Officials
NEWS-CLUBS: 1863 Clubs, Organizations and Office Holders
OBITS: Samuel L. Mitchell, Joseph Mynderse, Uretta Moore, Henry Edwin Meech

BUSINESS: News and Ads - Abm. A. Van Vorst & Peter Vedder, C & H Van Vranken, Howland S. Barney & Co., Francis Calo, John Southard, Van Debogert Bros, Schenectady Bank, Mohawk Bank, Schenectady Savings Bank, C. Reagles, William Pettingill, J. V. Vrooman, Andrew McMullen, William McCamus & Co., Willis Knowlton, Moses M. Jones, J. Xavier, Dr. H. Gnadendorff, A. M. Ketchum, Somes' Photographic Gallery, James Walker & Co., David H. Snell, Rodgers & Weller, B. Van Vranken, Edward Rosa, Charles A. Miller, Samuel Myers, Walter T. L. Sanders, John Lake, Edgar C. Wilson, J. DeBois, John A. Edwards, A. F. and G. C. Carley, G. Q. Carley, Thomas H. Kenny, J. D. Felthousen, George H. Doty, Geo. G. Maxon, H. Egleston, F. Blum, Lacy & Perkins, C. B. Swart, G. Westinghouse, Beal & Van Brunt, A. B. Moore, Aaron Dickinson, A. B. Ahreet, John H. Bame
DIRECTORIES: 1862 Residents of Duanesburgh, Glenville, Niskayuna, Princetown and Rotterdam

OBITS: Ann McFarlan, Richard Merselus, Catharine Magoffin, James Munsell, Alexander McQueen, Margaret McCreadle, Mrs. Richard McMichael

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