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From: "Kathleen" <>
Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Records - St. Joseph's Church, Troy NY
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:57:45 -0400
I would like to correct the information given in the e-mail from PamChefPam.
The original records were never removed from St. Joseph's Rectory. Xerox
copies were made and are at the headquarters of the American Canadian
Genealogy Society in New Hampshire. The original records continue to be in
the possession of St. Joseph's Church. At the same time, records from St.
Lawrence Church and Holy Trinity in Troy were copied. The original records
for those two churches continue to be held at St. Joseph's.
A small group of dedicated volunteers (in NH and locally) work to transcribe
records from several churches; not just from here in Troy. After the data
is entered, the printed copies are proofread twice to eliminate as many
errors as possible. This is a very difficult and tedious process and, as I
mentioned, there are a limited number of people assisting them.
This is the same group that transcribed records from St. Jean the Baptist in
Troy, St. Patrick's in Troy and most recently, St. Mary's in Troy.
There is a queue for churches waiting to be data entered, proofread and
printed. They will be getting to St. Joseph's as soon as they can;
however, there are other churches in other areas that were copied before St.
Joseph's. We are all anxious to see these records in print and I hope,
when the time, comes we are able to recruit many local volunteers.
The Troy Public Library has the four volumes of St. Mary's marriage records
and as soon as they are available, I am sure they will be getting copies of
the baptisms and a limited number of death records (the church did not have
complete death records).
There are some local volunteers who have been helping ACGS with transcribing
and proofreading records from churches in Schenectady, Greenwich,
Keeseville, Albany and many others. We are all looking forward to helping
with St. Joseph's.
I hope I have clarified the information given in that e-mail message.
----- Original Message -----
From: "PampChefPam" <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 5:47 PM
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] St. Joseph cemetery no headstones
What I was told by Bernadette last summer, the Albany Diocese decided to
allow this group to come into the church and remove the records for
transcription. It might seem to some people that Bernadette is
uncooperative, but she can only work with the information available to her
and for an extremely long time, these documents have been out of her hands.
I have not heard the status of the transcription project but was
disappointed to hear that the group of volunteers transcribing them will
charge a fee to review them once the project is completed. Also in the past
people were allowed to review documents unsupervised and there are many
pages of information now missing. Individuals are no longer allowed to look
information up themselves because of this. (I can't blame the church for
protecting documents that are irreplaceable).
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