The Troy (New York) Irish Genealogy Society recently added two new databases to its growing collection of genealogy information:
Re-Interments From St. Mary's Cemetery Albany, NY
The disinterment from the old St. Mary's Cemetery, Washington Avenue in Albany, began around 1875 and the removal work was not finished until 1917. The closing of this cemetery coincided with the closing of many other family and church cemeteries in the Albany city limits.
After St. Mary’s Cemetery was closed the land became the site of a small park later known as St. Mary’s Park. After World War II, the park was used as a site for temporary housing for returning veterans. Today the land formerly occupied by the cemetery is the site of the Albany High School.
Information on most of the names of the removals from this cemetery and location of where they were removed to has been lost over the years. However, detailed information on 910 of the removals that were later reinterred in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, New York, were preserved. These records which are now part of this data base will show the following information:
- Identity as to Adult or Child
- Residence Address
- Interment Date
- Lot and Section Numbers
- Lot Owner’s Name/Remarks
You can view these records by going to the Troy Irish Genealogy website at: http://www.troyirish.com and click on PROJECTS and then click on ST. MARY'S CEMETERY, ALBANY, NY - RE-INTERMENT RECORDS.
Styles Funeral Home Records, Troy, NY
Book 1 showing burials from the Styles Funeral Home in Troy, NY during the years 1909 to 1927 has just been added to the Troy Irish Genealogy Website. You can view these records by going to the TIGS website at: http://www.troyirish.com and click on PROJECTS and then click on STYLES FUNERAL HOME RECORDS, TROY, NY.
For the most part these records are of South Troy residents who were born in Ireland and Poland.
Genealogy researchers will find lots of useful information in these records. Many of the individual records will show the following details:
- Age and Date of Death.
- Home Address & Occupation.
- Place of Birth.
- Names of Father, Mother, Spouse With Their Place of Birth.
- Where the Services Were Held. May identify the Home Parish.
- Names of Newspapers Where Obituary Was Published.
- Date of Birth On Some Entries in Book 3.
Special thanks go to the descendents of the Thomas and William Styles families for allowing the Troy Irish Genealogy Society to copy information from the Styles Burial Books and to publish the information on the TIGS website.
A history of the Styles Funeral Home along with some interesting photographs is also part of this new data base.
You can learn more at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nytigs/.