New Features - People of Colonial Albany Live Here website

New Website Features - 2015
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!

Albany History on the Internet
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article on the first 10 years of the PCALH website upcoming programs
Guide to Operations
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Stefan Bielinski Moves on

Biographical sketch of Benjamin Hilton (4/10/15)

Biographical sketch of Jacomyntie (Jemima) Van Valkenburgh Hilton (4/10/15)

Biographical sketch of Agnietie Conyn Van Wie (3/30/15)
Biographical sketch of Gerrit Van Wie (3/20/15)
Biographical sketch of Anna Daniels Cole (3/20/15)
Biographical sketch of John Cole (3/20/15)
Biographical sketch on the Albany life of Rev. Eliphalet Nott (3/15/15)
Biographical sketch of William Gamble (3/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Tryntie Jans Ryckman (3/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Rynier Van Alstyne (3/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Philip Wagoner (3/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Samuel Kneeland (3/10/15)

Biographical sketch of Michael Hallenbeck (2/20/15)
Biographical sketch of Luke Cassidy (2/20/15)
Biographical sketch of Rachel Cole Cassidy (2/20/15)
Biographical sketch of Andries Hanse (Scherp) (2/20/15)
Access and outline page on "English speakers in early Albany" (2/20/15)
Biographical sketch of John C. Hartwick (2/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Matthew Orsen (2/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Sara Marselis Mc Michael (2/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Jan Janse Ryckman (2/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Robert Hurst (2/10/15)

Biographical sketch of Ephraim Hunt (1/30/15)
Biographical sketch of John Scovill (1/30/15)
Notes on the life of Obed Weldon (1/20/15)
Linked access page on the Albany Van Wie family (1/20/15)
Biographical sketch of John Lottridge (1/20/15)
Biographical sketch of Anne Macomb Pfister (1/10/15)
Biographical sketch of Robert Lowther/Luther (1/20/15)
Biographical notes on the life of one Gerritje Van Hoesen De Ridder (1/20/15)
Biographical sketch of Susanna Vandenbergh De Ridder (1/20/15)
Biographical sketch of Cornelis De Ridder (1/10/15)

More than 90 new items were added during 2014

Linked online "book" chapter entitled "The Edge of the Frontier on the Eve of the Revolution: The Last Days of Colonial Albany" (12/25/14)

Notes on the Albany life of Elizabeth Hopkins Lottridge O'Connor (7/20/14)
Notes on the Albany life of John Norris (7/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Joseph Nelliger (7/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Francis Pfister (7/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Aaron Pennel (7/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Ann Hilton Pennel (7/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Jeremiah Pennel (7/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Timothy O'Connor (7/10/14)
Biographical sketch of John A. Lansing (7/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Samuel Beaty (7/10/14)

Biographical sketch of Elizabeth Fryer Lansing (6/20/14)
Linked entry page on the Ryckman family (6/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Helena Pruyn Lansing (6/20/14)
New and linked essay entitled "The War and the Homefront: Needs and Opportunities" (presented June 13, 2014)
Biographical sketch of Andries Marselis (6/10/14)
Biographical sketch of John Dougherty (6/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Solomon Johnson (6/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Margaret Shaver Austin (6/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Benjamin Austin (6/10/14)
Linked entry page on the Ryckman family (6/10/14)

Biographical sketch of John Doty (5/20/14)
Biographical sketch of John Macomb (5/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Elisha Benedict (5/20/14)
Notes on the Albany life of David Tuttle (5/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Nicholas Hilton (5/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Jacob H. Lansing (5/10/14)
Biographical sketch of John J. Fryer (5/10/14)
Notes on the Albany life of Paris Tillinghurst (5/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Jeremiah Johnston; pension notes (5/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Barentie Hendricks Schaets (5/10/14)

Biographical sketch of Sara Jansen Kierstede (4/30/14)
Biographical sketch of Dr. Hans Kierstede (4/30/14)
Biographical sketch of Lancaster Symes, Jr. (4/20/14)
Chronological notes on the life of Lancaster Symes, Sr. (4/20/14)
Biographical notes on the Albany connection of Asser Levy (4/30/14)
Biographical sketch of Maria Van Deusen Van Alstyne (4/20/14)
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 notes on the life of Lambertie Loockermans Oothout (4/10/14)

Biographical sketch of Margarita Barret Vedder (3/30/14)
Biographical sketch of Neeltie Christians Vedder (3/30/14)
Biographical sketch of Catharina Scherp Brewer Schuyler (3/30/14)
Biographical sketch of Catharina Schuyler Bogert (3/30/14)
Biographical sketch of William Pitt Beers (3/20/14)
Biographical sketch of Timothy Brigden (3/20/14)
Linked transcription of an ordinance addressing street clutter dated June 14, 1729 (3/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Adam Conde (3/10/14)
Biographical sketch of Henry Will (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)
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!

bios indexed by SB2 thru 9/30/11

New Features: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000


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Did you know that the items formally announced in the "New Features" sections include links to many more persons, places, and things that are not yet ready to be publicized? Those incomplete features have been posted online either "silently" or "privately."

Please keep in mind that every item you find on The People of Colonial Albany Live Here website is in-progress and is likely to be augmented, corrected, refined, and otherwise changed whenever necessary and as quickly as possible. In fact, many files are updated every day. The "last revised" date given at the bottom of most pages references some of the editing.