"Upstate New York in the 1760s : Tax Lists and Selected Militia Rolls of Old Albany County, 1760-1768"
- by Florence Christoph
(published 1992, Picton Press, Camden, Maine)
Lookups by Jean Sanders
Webpage by Cliff Lamere 6 May 2002
Albany County was once very much larger than it is today. It formed in November 1683 as one of the original counties. It was at its largest size in the 1760s when it contained about 20 of New York's present counties as well as all of Vermont. The counties included were (more or less from south to north) Delaware, Greene, Columbia, Otsego, Schoharie, Albany, Rensselaer, Herkimer, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Saratoga, Washington, Hamilton, Warren, Essex, St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and parts of Oneida, Lewis and Jefferson (basically east of Lake Ontario and north of an imaginary eastward extension of the Pennsylvania border). Some counties and the state of Vermont may not be represented in the book.
Many of the military records for the old county were burned in a 1911 fire in Albany, but this book presents the records for the 1760s which survived at other locations.
Jean Sanders has agreed to do lookups in this book. The author has given permission for me to post this webpage. Just click on the email button above and explain what you are looking for.
--- Notes by Cliff Lamere.
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