The Society has
gathered considerable genealogical data from town records, cemetery
records, newpaper articles, and items donated to the
collections. Much of this data is in the process of being
scanned or typed into computer databases. We plan to make
this data available through this website as soon as it can be converted
to Internet accessible formats. Some of it is already there
(see next paragraph), and we are seeking volunteers who own computers
and have typing, data entry, and scanning skills to help with this task.
In May 2010 we
placed information about approximately 10,000 Stephentown people on
this website. The information is largely derived from a
record of graves and deaths which resulted from the Society's work
inventorying cemeteries. A "Cemeteries"
file lists approximately 80 cemeteries where Stephentown people are
buried, and it links to a separate page for each cemetery giving
location data, a picture, and an inventory of Stephentown people buried
there. To find individuals there are two routes, you can
start with the cemetery file, then the cemetery inventory, and choose
the individual; or you can check the Names Index. The "Names Index"
is a large file listing all 10,000 persons in all known iterations of
their name, including nicknames, maiden names, alternative spellings,
etc. Either route will take you to a Grave Record which
includes basic data about the individual plus epitaphs and data
recorded from grave markers, a growing collection of photographs of
cemeteries and grave markers, and a beginning collection of face
pictures of the individuals. Some records include additional data,
including newspaper articles, town records, and some genealogical
research. There are even dog tax records for some
people. We understand that some of this extra data probably
doesn't belong in a "Graves Database", but we will let it reside there
until we find a better way of providing it to you.
of our data is made available the Genealogy Committee will provide
lookup services and do their best to find information in our
holdings. Contact them via Email.
Please be patient, our volunteers try to respond within a week.
Genealogy" is an independently
maintained website by Tina Martinson Ordone. It offers an
interesting and eclectic collection of genealogic and historical
material. Visit Tina's WebSite.