The works listed below are basic to the study of the people of colonial Albany and their world. They are referenced throughout The People of Colonial Albany Live Here Website. This listing identifies and describes published and less formally printed family histories and genealogies. Descriptive annotations follow the formal citation. Online links are provided where feasible.
AANC Albany Ancestry,
giving the name and descent, in the male line of Americans whose ancestors
settled in the United States previous to the Declaration of Independence,
A.D. 1776, by Thomas P. J. Hughes (volume I, The City of Albany
New York) Albany, 1887, 170 total pages.
DHM - De Halve Maen
is the quarterly magazine of the Holland
Society of New York.
DSSA - Occasional Yearbook of the Dutch Settlers Society of Albany.
HMGFM - Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, compiled by Cuyler
Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911).
as part of the Schenectady
Digital History Archive.
NNF - Genealogical Notes of New York and New England Families, compiled by Sebastian
Visscher Talcott (first published 1883). Reprinted, available on
disk, and online
- but not consistently. Original work encompassed more than 800 pages.
NEA - New England in Albany, compiled by Jonathan Tenney (Boston, 1883).
PFS - ("Pearson's First Settlers"),
or more formally Contributions for the Genealogies of the
First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany, From 1630 to 1800,
compiled by Jonathan Pearson
and originally published in volume four of Joel Munsell's Collections.
In 1978, it was republished as cited above by Genealogical
Publishing Company. Part of this resource work is now
SPFS - ("Pearson's First Settlers of Schenectady"), or more formally Contributions
to the Genealogies of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the
Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800, compiled
by Jonathan Pearson and
originally published in 1873.
[Bradt] - Cynthia Brott Biasca, Descendants of Albert
and Arent Andriessen Bradt (Wolfe City, TX, 1990), 776 total
[Cuyler] - Maud, C. Nicoll, Earliest Cuylers in Holland
& America & Some of Their Descendants (New York, 1912),
69, pages, reprinted 1997 by Higginson
[De Foreest] - Emily Johnston de Forest (Mrs. Robert W. De Forest), A Walloon Family in America: Lockwood de Forest and his Forbears, 1500-1848, together with A Voyage to Guiana, being the Journal of Jesse de Forest and his Colonists, 1623-1625, (New York 1914), 860 total pages.
[Douw] - Morris Douw Ferris and Dorothy van Breestede Douw Mc Neilly, The Douws of Albany (privately printed, 1972).
- Barrington S. Havens, Some Descendants of
Nicolas Groesbeck: a study of Groesbecks in the capital district
of New York State (Scotia, NY, 1979), privately printed.
- Gail Richard Quackenbush, The Quackenbush
Family in America (Wolfe City, TX, 1987), privately printed,
- "Christoph's Schuyler Genealogy" published as the
Schuyler Genealogy: A Compendium of Sources Pertaining to
the Schuyler Families in America Prior to 1800, compiled
by Florence Christoph and published by the Friends
of Schuyler Mansion in 1987. In 1992, the "Friends" sponsored
publication of a second volume of the Schuyler Genealogy
- which brought the family genealogy up to 1900.
- The Ten Broeck Genealogy: Being the Records
and Annals of Dirck Wesselse Ten Broeck of Albany and his Descendants,
compiled by Emma Ten Broeck Runk (New York, 1897), 277 pages, illustrations,
- The Van Rensselaers in Holland and America,
compiled by Florence Van Rensselaer (New York, 1856).
- The Van Vechten Genealogy, compiled
by James Brown Van Vechten, Sr. (Detroit: MI, privately printed, 1954).
Humphreys, Mary Gay, Catherine Schuyler
( New York, `1897), 251 tp. including index.
first posted 12/10/01; last updated 1/18/15