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From: "Bill & Cathy McGrath" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] perrier family
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 19:21:37 -0400
A few comments for you on your search for a birth record and a marriage
record in Troy.
1. Troy would not have a 1872 birth record since New York State law
requiring reporting of births was not enacted until 1880. Your only chance
of finding a birth record would be with the church.
2. Since your relatives were French, most likely they would have attended
the French church in Troy, St. Jean Baptiste, which has been closed for many
3. The records of deaths-marriages-baptisms at St. Jean's church have been
published and copies of the books are at the Troy Library. Also, under
RESOURCES on the TIGS website, check out "Look Ups-Irish Acts of Kindness".
There you will find a TIGS volunteer who also has copies of these books and
will do a look up in response to a email request.
4. The St. Jean's records that are published show:
1,677 Marriages from August 15, 1852 to December 1970.
2,705 Burials from October 27, 1875 to December 1970.
5,961 Baptisms from August 15, 1852 to December 1970.
Hope this information helps.
Clifton Park, NY
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peggy Gordon" <>
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 5:14 PM
Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] perrier family
My ancestor Adelbert Edmund Perrier was born in Troy, on November 15, 1872
although not baptised till 1880 back in Quebec. Would he have a birth record
in Troy? Father Edmund Perrier, mother Malvina Gregoire, maiden name. I know
this is not an Irish name. Malvina was baptised Catholic, but
baptised in Baptist Church in Quebec.
Would anyone be able to find Adelbert's birth? The parents may even have
married in Troy between 1870-1872. Malvina was living with parents in 1870
Coxsackie, New York.
Thanks for any help