RESEARCHERS OF EASTERN NEW YORK GENEALOGY

 

Cliff Lamere

 

Most recent revision:  12 Mar 2013

Original version:  27 Apr 2002

 

 

 

Below, there is a list of genealogists who do research for a fee.  Following that is a list of the major research sites within 50 miles of Albany, NY and a description of some of the resources available at that site.  For each researcher, there is a list of the research they will do in each county.  Look at the list of research sites to get an idea of where your research could be conducted in this area.  Then, you can look for someone who researches at that facility.  Contact the researchers for their fees.

 

 

 

 

LIST OF RESEARCHERS (click on a name for more information, or just browse below)

 

Nancy J. Curran**

David Fiske**

Coreen Hallenbeck**

Sylvia Hasenkopf**

Diane Koenig 

Cliff Lamere**

Sally Light

Jenn Olmstead

Nancy Paulsen

Rebecca Rector**
Donna M. Radz (withdrawn for reasons best told by the people who paid her but did not get the research done.  To

     read about some of their experiences, click here.)

 

 

LIST OF RESEARCH SITES AND THEIR HOLDINGS   

      (from my Guide to Albany Area Genealogical Resources listing 44 research facilities and showing more

       holdings than listed below, plus things like address, phone number, hours of operation, website and email

       addresses, and photocopy fees.  Some of the facilities will do searches for a fee, some for a donation.)

       Examinining this list will give you an idea of what is available to the researcher at various sites, but realize

       that the resources at some locations are too numerous to list them all.

 

Albany Co.

Columbia Co.  

Greene Co.

Rensselaer Co.

Schenectady Co.

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

 

 

Nancy J. Curran        Website

 

RESEARCHER

Nancy J. Curran

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013 

 

COUNTY in New York

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

NYS Archives, NYS Library, New York State Department of Health Vital Records, Albany Co. Clerk's Office, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany Co. Hall of Records Albany City Bureau of Vital Statistics

Montgomery Montgomery County Department of History and Archives and other locations

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Co. Clerk's Office, Rensselaer Co. Surrogate's Court, Rensselaer Co. Historical Society, Troy Public Library

Saratoga

County Historianís Office, and historical research in Saratoga Battlefield records and other locations

Schenectady

Schenectady County Clerk's Office, Schenectady County Surrogate's Court,

Schenectady City Vital Records, City of Schenectady History Center & Archives, Schenectady Co. Historical Society, Schenectady Museum historical collections, Schenectady Co. Public Library

 

OTHER SERVICES

Will research unpublished records at churches.  

 

Photography:  Photographs will be taken of cemeteries and headstones, family homes, public buildings, historic markers, rural countryside, etc.  (Anywhere within an hour's drive of Schenectady.)

 

RESIDENCE:   Schenectady County


 

David Fiske         Website

 

RESEARCHER

David Fiske

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013

 

COUNTY in New York

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Saratoga

Researches wills, deeds and mortgages

 

OTHER SERVICES

Warren Co. and Washington Co. - researches deeds and mortgages.  

Photography:  Will take photos of gravestones in the three counties mentioned.

 

RESIDENCE:   Saratoga County


Coreen Hallenbeck

 

RESEARCHER

Coreen Hallenbeck

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013

 

COUNTY in New York

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

NYS Archives, NYS Library, New York State Department of Health Vital Records, Albany Co. Clerk's Office, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany Co. Hall of Records Albany City Bureau of Vital Statistics

 RESIDENCE:  Albany County

 

 

Sylvia Hasenkopf        Website

 

RESEARCHER

Sylvia Hasenkopf

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013

 

COUNTY in New York

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

NYS Archives, NYS Library, Albany County Hall of Records, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany Co. Clerk's Office, NYS Vital Records, Albany Institute of History & Art

Columbia

Columbia Co. Clerk's Office, Columbia Co. Surrogate's Court, Columbia Co. Historical Society, Hendrick Hudson Chapter DAR (library)

Greene

Greene Co. Clerk's Office, Greene Co. Surrogate's Court, Greene Co. Historical Society, Durham Center Museum

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Co Clerk's Office, Rensselaer Co. Surrogate's Office, Rensselaer Co. Historical Society

Schoharie

Schoharie Co. County Clerk's Office, Schoharie Co. Surrogate's Court, Schoharie Co. Historical Society at the Old Stone Fort

 

OTHER SERVICES

Photography:  of tombstones, homes, businesses, etc. in all counties mentioned above

House Histories and/or Family Reunion Planning - in all counties mentioned above

Libraries and Historical Societies in all Towns, Cities and Villages in all counties mentioned above

Will do research in New York City, including at the New York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, and the NYC Municipal Archives.

 

Research is done at County Clerk's Offices, Surrogate's Courts, and County Historical Societies in additional counties such as Delaware, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Saratoga on the west side of the Hudson River, and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Washington on the east side.  

Will also do research at the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown and at Yale University.

 

 RESIDENCE:  Greene County

 

 

Diane Koenig

 

RESEARCHER

Diane Koenig

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013

 

COUNTY in New York

or Massachusetts

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

NYS Archives, NYS Library, New York State Department of Health Vital Records, Albany Co. Clerk's Office, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany Co. Hall of Records, Albany City Bureau of Vital Statistics

Columbia

Columbia Co. Clerk's Office, Columbia Co. Surrogate's Court, Columbia Co. Historical Society, Hendrick Hudson Chapter of DAR (library), Town Libraries, unpublished Columbia County church records.

Greene

Greene Co. Clerk's Office, Greene Co. Surrogate's Court, Greene Co. Historical Society

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Co. Clerk's Office, Rensselaer Co. Surrogate's Court, Rensselaer Co. Historical, Society, Troy Public Library

 

 

Berkshire, MA

Berkshire County Probate Court, Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Public Library),

Registry of Deeds (Pittsfield & Great Barrington)

 

OTHER SERVICES

LDS Family History Center (Loudonville, Albany Co.), Dutchess Co., Ulster Co., New York Co. (Manhattan)

 

RESIDENCE:  Columbia County

 

 

Cliff Lamere

 

RESEARCHER

Cliff Lamere

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013

 

Research on the Gardenier surname, back to the first Dutch immigrant who arrived in 1638.  Alternate spellings of the name are Gardinier, Gordinier, Gaudineer, Guardineer and about 50 other variations all of which sound like 'ear' at the end of the name.   Gardiner and Gardner are not researched unless there is a proven connection to the Gardenier surname.  The researcher has identified over 2000 people with this surname in New York State.

 

RESIDENCE:  Albany County

 

 

Sally Light

 

RESEARCHER

Sally Light

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013

 

COUNTY in New York

or Massachusetts

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

NYS Archives, NYS Library, New York State Department of Health Vital Records, Albany Co. Clerk's Office, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany Co. Hall of Records, Albany City Bureau of Vital Statistics

Columbia

Columbia Co. Clerk's Office, Columbia Co. Surrogate's Court, Columbia Co. Historical Society, Hendrick Hudson Chapter of DAR (library), Town Libraries, unpublished Columbia County church records

Greene

Greene Co. Clerk's Office, Greene Co. Surrogate's Court, Greene Co. Historical Society

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Co. Clerk's Office, Rensselaer Co. Surrogate's Court, Rensselaer Co. Historical Society, Troy Public Library

Schenectady

Schenectady Co. Clerk's Office, Schenectady Co. Surrogate's Court, Schenectady Co. Historical Society

 

 

Berkshire, MA

Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Public Library)

 

OTHER SERVICES

Dutchess Co. and other NY counties; Vermont; New Hampshire; Connecticut.  Will do research in any state, county, city or village in Northeastern U.S. if expenses are paid.

 

RESIDENCE:  Columbia County

 

 

Jenn Olmstead        Website

 

RESEARCHER

Jenn Olmstead

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013

 

COUNTY in New York

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

NYS Archives, NYS Library, New York State Department of Health Vital Records, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany Co. Hall of Records

 

RESIDENCE:  Albany County


Nancy Paulsen 

 

RESEARCHER

Nancy Paulsen

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013 

 

COUNTY in New York

or Massachusetts

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

Albany Co. Clerk's Office, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany (city) Bureau of Vital Statistics

Columbia

Columbia Co. Clerk's Office, Columbia Co. Surrogate's Court, Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the D.A.R. (library)

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Co. Clerk's Office, Rensselaer Co. Surrogate's Court, Rensselaer Co. Historical Society, Troy Public Library, Nassau Free Library

Saratoga

Saratoga Co. Clerk's Office, Saratoga Co. Surrogate's Court, Brookside Museum, Village and Town clerks & historians

Schenectady

Schenectady Co. Clerk's Office, Schenectady Co. Surrogate's Court, Schenectady City Clerk's Office, Schenectady Co. Historical Society, Schenectady Co. Public Library

Schoharie

 

 

 

Berkshire, MA

Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Public Library)

 

OTHER SERVICES

LDS Family History Center (Loudonville, Albany Co.) especially for Danish church records. Will research unpublished records at area churches.  Will travel to other locations within 300 miles of Albany if expenses are paid.  Discount on travel and research to Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ and the counties of Herkimer & Oneida in NY.

 

RESIDENCE:   Saratoga County

 

 

Rebecca Rector        Website

 

RESEARCHER

Rebecca Rector

EMAIL (image)

Working March 2013 

 

COUNTY in New York

or Massachusetts

VENUES

Where Research is Done

Albany

NYS Archives, NYS Library, New York State Department of Health Vital Records, Albany Co. Clerk's Office, Albany Co. Surrogate's Court, Albany City Bureau of Vital Statistics, Albany Co. Hall of Records

Greene

Greene Co. Clerk's Office, Greene Co. Surrogate's Court, Greene Co. Historical Society

Rensselaer

Rensselaer Co. Clerk's Office, Rensselaer Co. Surrogate's Court, Rensselaer Co. Historical Society, Troy Public Library, Nassau Free Library, other town libraries

Saratoga

Saratoga Co. Clerk's Office, Saratoga Co. Surrogate's Court

Schenectady

Schenectady Co. Clerk's Office, Schenectady Co. Surrogate's Court, Schenectady Co. Historical Society, Schenectady City Clerk's Office, Schenectady Co. Public Library

Schoharie

Church records

 

 

Berkshire, MA

Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Public Library)

 

OTHER SERVICES

Photography: Cemetery & Headstone

LDS Family History Center (Loudonville, Albany Co.), Historical research, German and Irish research, Montgomery Co. Dept. of History & Archives, research in other NY counties.  Vermont (Bennington Library, etc.).  Washington Co.  -  Washington Co. Clerk's Office, Washington Co. Surrogate's Court

 

RESIDENCE:   Rensselaer County

 

 

 

 

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