The Capital Region Of New York State
The Capital District lies along the Hudson River in Upstate New York.
It consists of three major cities: Albany, Schenectady and Troy, but also
several smaller surrounding cities and towns.
SPECIAL Bundle of FOUR CDs (32 Text) Covering "The Capital Region of New York"
Capital District of New York is the area lying along the Hudson River
in Upstate New York. It consists of three major cities: Albany,
Schenectady and Troy, but also several smaller surrounding cities and
towns. The first recorded exploration of the area was in 1609 by
Henry Hudson in the Half Moon. The first
recorded settlement followed in 1614, when agents of the Dutch
West India Company built a small fort that was occupied as a trading
post for three years. Permanent settlement was begun by a group of
Dutch from New Amsterdam abt 1621. They settled near the present state
capitol and named their
community Beverwyck. The Capital District, then known as Fort
Orange became a trading post in the colony of New Netherlands.
In 1629, the Dutch government granted an Amsterdam diamond merchant
named Kilaean van Rensselaer a tract of land on both sides of the
Hudson which he called Rensselaerswyck. Fort Orange was included in the
grant along with Beverwyck. An ongoing dispute with Rensselaerswyck
prompted Peter Stuyvesant to make Beverwyck an independent village in
1652. When Fort Orange was surrendered to the British in 1654 Beverwyck
CD 1, "Genealogy
and History of ALBANY, New York"
Contents - 20 Searchable Text as described
heroes of Albany : a memorial of the patriot-martyrs of the city and
county of Albany who sacrificed their lives during the late war in defence
of our nation, 1861-1865 : with a view of what was done in the county to
sustain the United States government : and also brief histories of the
Albany regiments Albany: S.R. Gray, 1866, Clark, Rufus W. 886 pgs.
diverse backgrounds of old Albany : a concise history of nationality
groups from Albany's beginnings to the time of the Erie Canal Albany, N.Y.:
The Institute, 1964, Hotchkiss, Jacob I. 71 pgs.
illustrated" : illustrated souvenir of Albany and vicinity, commerce,
trade and industries, historical, descriptive and biographical sketches,
with views and portraits. Albany, N.Y: The Argus Co., 1892, 159 pgs.
past and present Albany: Works Progress Administration, State of New
York, 1938, 32 pgs.
on the history of Albany : from its discovery to the present time,
with notices of its public institutions, and biographical sketches of citizens
deceased. Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1865-71, 2198 pgs.
of the First Presbyterian Church of Albany, N.Y. : lists of its officers,
and a complete catalogue of its members from its organization Albany N.Y.:
Jenkins & Johnston, 1877, Blayney, J. McClusky 126 pgs.
bi-centennial : historical memoirs Albany: Banks & Bros., 1888,
of the Albany Penitentiary Albany: J. Munsell, 1867, Dyer, David 273
Irish in old Albany, N.Y. : with special mention of Jan Andriessen,
"De Iersman Van Dublingh" Boston, Mass.: American-Irish Historical Society,
1903, 45 pgs.
hand book for the Albany Rural Cemetery : with an appendix on emblems
Albany: Van Benthuysen Print. House, 1871, Fitzgerald, Edward 155
Albany Rural Cemetery : its beauties, its memories Albany: Phelps and
Kellogg, 1893, Phelps, Henry P 250 pgs.
Negro population of Albany, New York : a survey New York City: 1928,
history of the city of Albany, New York : from the discovery of the
great river in 1524, by Verrazzano, to the present time Albany: E.H. Bender,
1884, Weise, Arthur James 569 pgs.
of the police service of Albany from 1609 to 1902 : from ancient and
modern authoritative records, illustrating and describing the economy,
equipment and effectiveness of the police department of to-day, with reminiscences
of the past, biographies and accounts of leading criminal cases and trials
Albany, N.Y.: Police Beneficiary Association of Albany, N.Y., 1902, Paddock,
William Henry 210 pgs.
of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in the city of Albany, 1836 Albany,
N.Y, 1836, 52 pgs.
Copy of the grants to the Van Rensselaer and Livingston families :
together with a history of the settlement of Albany Albany, N.Y: J. Priest,
1844, 32 pgs.
settlement and early history of Albany Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1864,
Barnes, William, 102 pgs.
historic street : a collection of some of the historic facts and interesting
traditions relating to State Street & its neighborhood Albany, N.Y.,
1918, 62 pgs.
of the Common Council, and the various religious corporations of the city
of Albany, relative to the State Street burial grounds Albany, N.Y,
1869, 104 pgs.
James of Albany, N. Y. (1771-1832) and his descendants : with notes
on some collateral lines New York, 1924, Hastings, Katharine Bagg 74
CD 2, "Minutes of the courts of Albany, Beverwyck, Fort Orange,
Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady"
Contents - 2 Searchable Text as described
|1. Minutes of the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck:
Albany, The University of the State of New York, 1920-1923, 659 pgs.
File Contains Vol I and Vol II Vol I covers April 15, 1652 to December
12, 1656: Vol II Covers 1657-1660 Vol II starts on page 328 of the
|2. Minutes of the court of Albany,
Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady :
being a continuation of the Minutes
of the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck
Albany: The University of the State of New
York, 1926-1932, 1480 pgs. - File Contains Vol I, Vol II
and Vol III - Vol I covers 1668-1673, Vol II covers 1675-1680,
Vol III covers 1680-1685. Vol II starts on page 353 and Vol III starts on page 877 of the pdf file.
CD 3, "Genealogy
and History Rensselaer County New York"
Contents - 5 Searchable Text as described
of wills of Rensselaer County, New York : in the office of the Surrogate
at Troy, New York, 1791-1850 Nassau, N.Y.,: Phillips, Ralph David., 1938,
Rensselaer County, NY gravestone inscriptions: Washington, D.C.:
C. Shepard, 1923, 28 pgs.
list of all gravestone inscriptions in Nassau-Schodack Cemetery at Nassau,
Rensselaer County, N.Y. Phillips, Ralph David., 1935, 102 pgs.
burial grounds of Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, New York Lansingburgh,
N.Y.: F.D. Broderick, 1965, 174 pgs.
of Rensselaer Co., New York : with illustrations and biographical sketches
of its prominent men and pioneers Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880,
Sylvester, Nathaniel Bartlett, 718 pgs.
CD 4, "Genealogy
and History of Schenectady County, New York
Contents - 5 Searchable Text as described
history of Schenectady during the Revolution : to which is appended
a contribution to the individual records of the inhabitants of the Schenectady
district during that period Interlaken, N.Y.: Heart of the Lakes Pub.,
1988, Hanson, Willis T. 317 pgs.
of wills of Schenectady County, N.Y. : copied from the original records
at the Surrogate's Office, Schenectady, N.Y.
unknown, 1941, Barber, Gertrude
A. 152 pgs.
of mothers mentioned in baptisms of First Protestant Dutch Reformed Church
of Schenectady, N.Y., 1943, Cormack, Marie Noll 105 pgs.
County, New York : its history to the close of the nineteenth century,
Yates, Austin A., New York History Co., 1902, 743 pgs.
and business directory of Albany & Schenectady Co., N.Y. for 1870-71,
H. Child, 1870, Child, Hamilton, 484 pgs.
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