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towns of Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Grafton, Hoosick, Nassau, North
Greenbush, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schaghticoke,
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Falls, Schaghticoke, Castleton and Nassau; and the cities of Rensselaer
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Rensselaer Court House, Troy
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you may have
regarding the list.
The American History & Genealogy Project
New York State History & Genealogy, Rensselaer County
Barbara's Genealogy Page
Rensselaer County Genweb page
Rensselaer County Surname Registry
1880 Fed Census for Troy
Cliff Lamere's Albany and Eastern New York Genealogy
NYS Genealogy Resources
Tina Ordone's Stephentown Website
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helpful for Rensselaer County researchers
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Burden Iron Works Waterwheel
on the Wynantskill