Troy Irish Genealogy’s new Data Base, St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford, NY, is now Online

The Troy (New York) Irish Genealogy Society has been very active in transcribing cemetery  inscriptions and placing them online. See my earlier articles starting at to read about several of their previous successes. Now this Irish genealogy society has transcribed a French-Canadian cemetery as well.

The following announcement was written by the Troy Irish Genealogy Society:

TroyIrishGenealogySociety-logoNew Data Base – St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford, New York

The latest addition to the transcription projects on the website of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society, are the interment records of St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Middletown Road in Waterford, New York.

This new data base covers interments from 1862 to 2013 and lists 17,237 names. To see these records on the TIGS website, – – click on PROJECTS and then under CEMETERIES click on ST. JOSEPH’S CEMETERY, WATERFORD, NY.

As this cemetery was operated by the French speaking St. Joseph’s Church in Cohoes, the interments in this cemetery are overwhelmingly of French surnamed individuals.

In addition to the usual data such as name, age, date of death, date of Interment, etc., the following information which MAY be reported on this new data base will be of interest to genealogy researchers:

1. Maiden Name/Related To – The maiden name for most of the married women is reported. Also, the family relationship may be shown, such as wife of, husband of, son of, daughter of, aunt of, cousin of, etc.

2. Where Born – May show a foreign country, city and state of just the state name.

3. Address At Time of Death – Some records show just a street address, while others show a city and state of just a state name.

4. Name of Funeral Home.

5. Parish – Burials in St. Joseph’s were from all over New York State and even from out of state. The hometown Church Parish may be reported.

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