The Society gathers considerable genealogical data from town records, cemetery records, newspaper articles, and items that have been donated to the collections. Much of this data is in the process of being scanned or typed into computer databases. We plan to make this data available through this website as soon as it can be converted to Internet accessible formats. Some of it is already there and we seek volunteers who have typing, data entry, and scanning skills to help with this task. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know.
This website contains information about approximately 10,000 Stephentown people. The information is largely derived from a record of graves and deaths which resulted from the Society's work inventorying cemeteries. A "Cemeteries" file lists approximately 80 cemeteries where Stephentown people are buried and some will link to a separate page giving location data, pictures, and an inventory of Stephentown people buried there. To find individuals, we recommend Find A Grave. This will take you to a Grave Record where you will be asked to enter the individual's name. Basic data about the individual plus epitaphs, data recorded from grave markers and in some cases, photos. Some records include additional data, such as newspaper articles, town records, and genealogical research. There are even dog tax records for some people.
Until all of our data is made available, our genealogist will continue to provide lookup services and do their best to find information in our holdings. Contact us via E-mail at SHS@Fairpoint.net. Please be patient, our volunteers try to respond within a week.
"Stephentown Genealogy" is an independently maintained website by Tina Martinson Ordone. It offers an interesting and eclectic collection of genealogic and historical material. Visit Tina's WebSite.