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New Website Features - 2014
Listed below are the most recent additions and changes to the People of Colonial Albany Live Here website. Included is the date each web page was activated or substantially revised. Click on the highlighted text to take you to the new feature.

Some/many of the new pages listed below items may appear to relate to lives of ordinary/average people and to things and issues of seemingly small significance. However, we consider each of them to be extremely important to the overall early Albany story and really do intend to illuminate/present every significant element in this format. Please remember that we consider every page to be "in-progress" and are revised on an ongoing basis!

Comments and suggestions are always welcome!

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Biographical sketch of Cornelis Corn. Bogert (4/10/14)

Biographical sketch of Jacob J. Bogert (4/10/14)

Biographical notes on the life of Thomas Long (4/10/14)

Biographical sketch of William Pitt Beers (3/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Timothy Brigden (3/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Adam Conde (3/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Henry Will (3/10/14)
Linked transcription of an ordinance addressing street clutter dated June 14, 1729 (3/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Jan Andriesse - the Irishman (3/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Anna Margarita Vedder Stenhouse (3/10/14)
Linked outline social chronology for the Irish in early Albany (2014)

Albany-centric sketch of Governor Thomas Dongan (2/20/14)
Linked transcription of the will of Will of George Bradshaw - 1692 (2/20/14)
Partially linked excerpt transformed from a Mayor's Court proceeding dated June 27, 1699 (2/20/14)
Biographical notes on the life of Catharina Van Wie Van Deusen (2/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Corset Vedder (2/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Johannes Evertsen (2/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Jan Andriese (de Cuyper) (2/20/14)
New and linked essay entitled "The War and the Homefront: Needs and Opportunities" (presented June 13, 2014)
Partially linked transcription of a roster of Richard Ingoldsby's company - 1698 (2/20/14)
Linked transcription of the will of Will of Jan Ouderkirk - 1712 (2/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Thomas Winne (2/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Dirck Janse Goes (2/10/14)
Biographical sketch of George Ingoldsby (2/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Abraham Janse Van Alstyne (2/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Ari Oothout (2/10/14)

Biographical sketch of Anthony Van Schaick, Jr. (b. 1721) (1/20/14)
Linked transcription of the will of Anthony Van Schaick - 1781   (1/30/14)
Biographical sketch of Catharina Van Schaick Lansing (1/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Gosen Van Schaick (b. 1735) (1/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Anna Sickles Verplanck (1/20/14)
Linked transcription of the will of Richard Ingoldsby - 1714   (1/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Richard Ingoldsby (1/10/14)
Biographical sketch of the younger Abraham Isaacse Verplanck (1/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Lydia Brewster Van Deusen (1/10/14)
Linked access page on the Albany Verplanck family (1/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Jannetie Van Ness Waldron (1/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Richard Brewer (1/10/14)
Linked explanatory page entitled "Guessing & Due Diligence" (1/1/14)
Linked information page on early Albany residents and new work on the Albany Rural Cemetery (1/1/14)
Linked information page on documentary preparation and the people of Colonial Albany (1/1/14)

More than 135 new items were added during 2013

Biographical sketch of John Woodworth (9/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Moses Allen (9/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Winne Van Deusen (9/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Anna Van Schaick Ten Broeck (9/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Van Schaick (9/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Geertruy De Vos Coeymans (9/25/13)
Biographical sketch of Jane Lansing Westerlo (9/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Christina Van Schaick (9/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Andries Coeymans (9/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Abraham Vanderpoel (9/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Magdalena Bogert Spoor (9/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Cornelia Waldron Bradt (9/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Vigne Verplanck (9/10/13)
Linked Calendar entry for the will of Wynant Vanderpoel - 1695   (9/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Catherine Westerlo Woodworth (9/5/13)

Biographical sketch of Isaac Swinton (8/20/13)
Biographical sketch of the patriarch Abraham Isaacse Verplanck (8/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Solomon Allen (8/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Ariaantie Verplanck Vanderpoel (8/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Anna Margarita Van Schaick; her will - 1761 (8/15/13)
Biographical sketch of James Stenhouse (8/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Tilly Allen (8/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Cornelis Steenwyck (8/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Salomon Goewy (8/10/13)
Biographical sketch of James Mc Gourck (the elder) (8/5/13)
Biographical sketch of James Mc Gourck (the younger) (8/5/13)
Biographical sketch of Peter Van Deusen (8/5/13)
Baseline biographical sketch for Wilhelmus Van Deusen (8/5/13)
Biographical sketch of Pieter Van Deusen (8/5/13)

Linked information and access page on the Coeymans Patent (7/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Tobias H. Ten Eyck; his will - 1774   (7/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Rachel De Peyster Ten Eyck (7/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Cornelia Spoor Dunbar (7/25/13)
Biographical sketch of Johannes Spoor (7/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Jan Spoor (7/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Geertruy Groesbeck Arnold (7/20/13)
Biographical sketch of John C. Schuyler (7/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Van Buren Schermerhorn (7/20/13)
Linked transcription of the will of Peter Wraxall - 1759   (7/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Elizabeth Van Buren Cooper (7/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Anthony C. Ten Eyck; his will - 1775  (7/10/13)
Calendar entry for the will of Gerritie Van Schaick (Ten Eyck) - 1756   (7/10/13)

Biographical sketch of Dirck Anthony Bradt; his will - 1763   (6/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Judith Van Buren Ten Eyck (6/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Gilbert Spoor (6/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Gerrit Spoor; his will - 1719   (6/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Tobias C. Ten Eyck (6/20/13)
Linked transcription of an article entitled The City's Ancient Ravines (6/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Anna Muir Ostrander (6/20/13)
Baseline biographical sketch of Abigail Utenbogart Verplanck (6/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Cornelis Waldron (6/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Van Deusen Schuyler (6/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Elizabeth Hallenbeck Holing (6/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Gertrude Schuyler Guest (6/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Thomas Guest (6/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Luycas Pieterse Coeymans (6/10/13)

Biographical sketch of John Clark (5/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Dirck Vanderheyden, Jr. (5/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Egbertie Bradt Vanderheyden (5/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Richard Oliver (5/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Mayor James Stevenson (5/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Mary Drew Skinner (5/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Nicholas Van Schaick (5/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Egbert Van Schaick (5/10/13)
Biographical sketch of William Muir (5/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Aefie Bradt Van Patten (5/10/13)
Notes on the life of hatter William Tyler (5/10/13)
Notes on the life of liquor vender William Taylor (5/10/13)
Linked transcription of the will of Margaret Ten Broeck - 1812 (5/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Margarita Ten Broeck (5/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Robert Bruce (5/10/13)

Linked transcription of Joel Munsell's "Notes from the Newspapers" for the years 1771-1790 (4/30/13)
Linked transcription of the will of Abraham Ten Broeck - 1809 (4/30/13)
Partially linked roll of Captain Gerrit Roseboom's Albany militia company - 1715 (4/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Van Vechten (4/20/13)
Information page on the public program entitled Meet the People of Colonial Albany Online (4/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Anna Knickerbacker Van Vechten (4/20/13)
Notes on the life of Joseph Balch (4/20/13)
Notes on the life of innkeeper Henry A. Vrooman (4/20/13)
Notes on the life of Cornelia Gardinier Marselis (4/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Hester Van Schelluyne (4/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Anna Viele Winne (4/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Jared Skinner (4/10/13)
Notes on the life of the elder John Guest (4/10/13)
Biographical sketch of John J. Guest (4/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Henry Guest, Jr. (4/10/13)

Linked transcription of the will of Conrad Heyer - 1760 (3/30/13)
Baseline biographical sketch of Ann/Nancy Grant Clark (3/25/13)
Baseline biographical sketch of Conrad Heyer (3/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Claes Frederickse Van Patten (3/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Elizabeth Ten Broeck Schuyler (3/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Willem Van Schelluyne (3/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Tielman Van Schelluyne (3/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Elizabeth Van Petten Abel (3/15/13)
Notes on the life of Solomon Ballantine (3/15/13)
Linked transcription of the will abstract of Johannes Van Schelluyne - 1743 (3/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Johannes Van Schelluyne (3/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Christopher Olly, Jr. (3/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Christopher Olly, Sr. (3/10/13)
Biographical sketch of John Christopher Olly (3/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Harmanus Van Schelluyne (3/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Cornelis Bogardus (b. 1665) (3/10/13)

Biographical sketch of Paul Clark (2/25/13)
Biographical sketch of Alexander Clark (2/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Adam Ramser (2/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Teunis Bradt (2/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Catharina Van Ness Bradt (2/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Cornelia Schuyler Morton (2/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Helena Teller Bogardus Van Bael Rombouts (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Cornelis Bogardus (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Angelica Schuyler Church (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Catherine Schuyler Malcolm Cochran (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Henry Abel (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Rensselaer Schuyler (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Anthony Van Santvoort (2/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Maria Roff Van Santvoort (2/10/13)

Biographical sketch of John Bryan (1/30/13)
Biographical sketch of John J. Ostrander, Jr. (1/30/13)
Biographical sketch of Henry Rutgers (1/25/13)
Notes on the life of Adam Bishop (1/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Isaac Hallenbeck (b. 1770) (1/20/13)
Biographical sketch of Daniel Shields (1/20/13)
Biographical sketch of John W. Fryer (1/20/13)
Linked transcription of the application for a pension on the service of John Ostrander, Jr. - 1837 (1/20/13)
Linked access page on the Albany Ostrander family (1/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Jesse Mott (1/10/13)
Linked transcription of the will of Philip Schuyler (1/15/13)
Biographical sketch of Samuel Hannah (1/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Andrew Lightbody (1/10/13)
Biographical sketch of Nancy Denniston Fryer (1/10/13)
Biographical sketch of John Ostrander, Jr. (1/10/13)


Networking and information page entitled Albany History on the Internet (1/1/13)


More than 150 new items were added during 2012!

Linked transcription of the will of Philip Schuyler - 1804   (10/30/12)
Biographical sketch of Catherine Wetzel Ostrander (10/25/12)
Linked information page on the Saratoga Patent (10/20/12)
Notes on the life of Albany resident William Hunt (10/20/12)
Linked access page on the Albany Vrooman family (10/10/12)
Clustered notes on the life of Widow Mary Price (10/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Margarita Winne Van Ness (10/5/12)
Notes on the life of Magdalena Vrooman Van Ness (10/5/12)
Partially linked transcription of a newpaper item under the heading "The Fire of 1797" (10/5/12)

Linked transcription of a document under the heading "Officers [&] Artifacers" (1778) (9/30/12)
Biographical sketch of William Alexander (9/30/12)
Biographical sketch of Anna Van Woert Lansing (9/30/12)
Biographical sketch of Jacob Hinderer, Jr. (9/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Harmanus Hinderer (9/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Jacob Hinderer (elder) (9/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Susanna Van Schoonhoven Lansing (9/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Maria Bogardus Groesbeck (9/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Magdalena Bayeux Holland (9/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Frances Nicoll Holland (9/10/12)
Linked transcription of the will of Edward Holland - 1756   (9/10/12)
Linked transcription of the will of Philip Livingston - 1748   (9/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Alida Clute De Foreest (9/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Isaac Ja. Lansing (9/5/12)
Linked transcription of the will of Harmen Thomase Hun and his wife - 1663   (9/5/12)

Biographical sketch of Sara Livingston Alexander (8/25/12)
Biographical sketch of Elizabeth Cartwright Robisson (8/25/12)
Biographical sketch of Francis Nicoll (8/25/12)
Biographical sketch of Douw J. Fonda (8/25/12)
Biographical sketch of Engeltie Bradt De Foreest (8/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Richard Cartwright, Jr. (8/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Rutger Lansing (8/20/12)
Linked access page on the Bogardus family (8/15/12)
Pension application for service of Abraham D. Fonda (8/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Jannetje Bogert Groesbeck (8/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Wouter Groesbeck (8/10/12)
Albany-focused sketch for Governor George Clinton (8/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Hendrick G. Van Ness (8/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Wouter N. Groesbeck (8/10/12)
Biographical sketch of William Duer (8/10/12)

Biographical sketch of Maria Quackenbush Groesbeck (7/25/12)
Biographical sketch of Nicholas Groesbeck (7/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Maria Van Schoonhoven Fonda (7/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Abraham I. Fonda (7/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Susanna Wendell Van Schaick (7/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Hendrickie Lansing Fonda (7/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Abraham D. Fonda (7/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Johannes H. Roseboom (7/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Dirck Schuyler (7/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Robert Rumney (7/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Benjamin Whipple (7/10/12)
Linked access page on the Albany Van Woert family (7/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Philip Willis (7/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Anna Gansevoort Quackenbush (7/5/12)
Biographical sketch of James Robichaux (7/5/12)

Biographical sketch of Rebecca Kidney Elliot (6/25/12)
Linked transcription of the will of John C. Schuyler - 1793   (6/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Elizbeth Roseboom Gansevoort (6/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Johanna Van Corlear Rumney Groesbeck (6/20/12)
Partially linked excerpt from Abraham Lott's Journal - 1774 (6/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Barbara Gray Schuyler (6/15/12)
Notes on the life of Timothy Parks (6/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Wouter De Foreest (6/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Cornelis Groesbeck (6/15/12)
Linked transcription of the will of Barent Roseboom - 1795   (6/15/12)
Biographical sketch of James Elliot (6/10/12)
Baseline biographical sketch of William Tillman (6/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Gerardus De Peyster (6/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Conrad Gansevoort (6/5/12)
Baseline biographical sketch of Isaac Is. Fonda (6/5/12)
Biographical sketch of Cornelia De Foreest Fonda (6/5/12)

Biographical sketch of Jacobus Fonda (5/30/12)
Biographical sketch of Willempie Bogert Fonda (5/30/12)
Biographical sketch of Elizabeth De Meyer Schuyler (5/30/12)
Biographical sketch of John Randall, Jr. (5/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Egbertie Van Buren Abeel (5/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Jacobus Abeel (5/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Ned Davis (5/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Alexander Parks (5/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Edward Davis (5/10/12)
Outline biographical sketch of John Grant (the older) (5/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Anthony Wolf (5/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Isaac A. Fonda (5/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Isacher Child (5/5/12)
Biographical sketch of Elizabeth Simpson Pepper (5/5/12)
Biographical sketch of Catherine Willett Visscher (5/5/12)

Biographical sketch of Francis March (4/30/12)
Linked transcription of the joint will of Philip Schuyler and Margarita Van Slichtenhorst - 1683   (4/30/12)
Biographical notes on the life of Evert Evertse/Janse de Cuyper (4/30/12)
Biographical sketch of Elisha Putnam (4/20/12)
Biographical sketch of John Grant (4/20/12)
Linked transcription of the will of Margaret Schuyler - 1707   (4/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Jonathan Rumney (d. 1808) (4/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Jonathan Rumney (patriarch) (4/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Anthony B. Bradt (4/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Gregor Grant (4/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Peter Crannel (4/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Nicholas Crannel (4/10/12)
Linked access page on the Albany Crannel family (4/10/12)
Linked transcription of an "Order to Henry Hart" dated April 8, 1783 (4/10/12)
Biographical sketch of John Hammer (4/10/12)

Biographical sketch of William W. Crannel (3/30/12)
Biographical sketch of William De Witt (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Thomas Smith Webb (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Christopher Abeel (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of "Captain" Thomas Webb (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Geertruy Dochter Witbeck (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Anna Rumney Van Benthuysen (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Stephen W. Johnson (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Stephen W. Johnson, Jr. (3/20/12)
Linked transcription of pension information on the life and service of Elisha Crane (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Samuel Stevenson (3/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Jacob Vosburgh (3/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Margarita Hansen Slingerland (3/10/12)
Biographical sketch of John B. Visscher (3/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Jan Thomase Witbeck (3/10/12)

Biographical sketch of Pieter Mingael (2/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Thomas Janse Mingael (2/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Margaret Stevenson Fowler (2/20/12)
Biographical sketch of Sara Monk Hooker (2/20/12)
Linked information page on the Albany Witbeck family (2/20/12)
Biographical sketch of John Meads (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Louisa Crane Meads (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of William Fowler (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Daniel Ward (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Teunis Slingerland (b. 1757); (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Isaac Vosburgh (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Cynthia Steele Webster (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of William Mahar (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of Uriah Ward (2/15/12)
Biographical sketch of John Pye (2/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Thomas Shephard (2/10/12)
Notes on the life of John Sturgeon (2/10/12)
Biographical sketch of John H. Nemire (2/10/12)
Biographical sketch of Giles Spencer (2/10/12)

bios indexed by SB2 thru 9/30/11

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