There is a great new site which has quite a bit of information about Schenectady County as well as several other counties. More are added each day.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Family Bible Records of Schenectady County
The purpose of this site it to aggregate genealogy data for Schenectady County, NY. For those unfamiliar with the unique history of Schenectady County, please review this wonderful "nutshell" history from Wikipedia:
"When counties were established in New York in 1683, the present Schenectady County was included in Albany County. Albany County was an enormous county, including the northern part of New York State as well as all of the present State of Vermont and, in theory, extending westward to the Pacific Ocean. This county was reduced in size on July 3, 1766, by the creation of Cumberland County, and further on March 16, 1770, by the creation of Gloucester County, both containing territory now in Vermont.
Then, on March 12, 1772, Albany County was divided into the counties of Albany, Tryon (now Montgomery), and Charlotte (now Washington).
From 1772 to 1786 Albany County included, besides the present territory of Albany County, all of the present Columbia, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties, parts of the present Greene and Washington Counties, and a piece of what is now southwestern Vermont.
Albany County was reduced in size in 1786 by the splitting off of Columbia County; again in 1791 by the splitting off of Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties and the transfer of the Town of Cambridge to Washington County. It was further reduced in size in 1795 by the splitting off of a part that was combined with a portion of Otsego County to create Schoharie County. It was further reduced in size in 1800 by the splitting off of a part that was combined with a portion of Ulster County to create Greene County.
In 1809, Schenectady County was split from Albany County."
Currently, we have put up the Schenectady County Family Bible Records scanned from the original 1921 edition. This scan is not ideal as the text is difficult to read. We are in the process of cleaning it up or finding an alternate scan. Please contact us if you have such a scan. We will also be putting up the famous Yates History of Schenectady County as well as several other works in the coming days so please stay posted or subscribe to the blog to get updates.
Schenectady County Downloads
- Schenectady County Family Bible Records
- Schenectady County, New York : its history to the close of the nineteenth century Coming Soon