Frances Broderick Genealogy Collection

The late Frances D. Broderick of the Lansingburgh Historical Society did extensive genealogy research. Her files are available at the Manuscripts and Special Collections unit of the New York State Library in Albany (11th floor of the Cultural Education Building that houses the State Museum at the Empire State Plaza).

Frances Broderick Genealogy Collection Guide (PDF)

Frances Broderick Genealogy Collection Guide (DOC)

Censuses

In searching censuses, keep in mind that Lansingburgh was part of the Town of Rensselaerwyck from 1788 to 1791 (thus for the 1790 US Census) and then part of the Town of Troy from 1791 to 1807 (thus for the 1800 US Census).

Image showing Cornelius and Abraham Lansing and others of Lansingburgh in Town of Troy cropped from "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22847-4828-52?cc=1804228 : 10 June 2015), New York > Rensselaer > Troy > image 7 of 17; citing NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Image showing Cornelius and Abraham Lansing and others of Lansingburgh in Town of Troy cropped from “United States Census, 1800,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-22847-4828-52?cc=1804228 : 10 June 2015), New York > Rensselaer > Troy > image 7 of 17; citing NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

CENSUS OF LANSINGBURGH
FROM 1771 TO 1875.

1770—— 50
1780—— 400
1790—— 500
1795—— 900
1800——1,200
1810——1,600
1815——1,800
[1819 – Town of Lansingburgh annexes area from Lansing’s Grove to Grant’s Hollow from Town of Schaghticoke]
1820——2,035
1825——2,423
1830——2,663
1835——3,268
[1836 – City of Troy annexes Batestown from Town of Lansingburgh]
1840——3,330
1845——3,982
1850——5,752
1855——5,700
1860——5,577
1865——6,072
1870——6,802
1875——6,937
From 1771 to 1815 the population is estimated. From 1820 it is the complete Town Census, and subject to a deduction.
Weise, A. J. History of Lansingburgh, N. Y. From the Year 1670 to 1877. Troy, NY: William H. Young, 1877. 39. https://archive.org/details/historyoflansing00weis

1880—— 7,759 [“Complete Returns of Rensselaer County.” Troy Daily Times. July 11, 1890: 3 col 6.]
1890——10,878 [“Complete Returns of Rensselaer County.” Troy Daily Times. July 11, 1890: 3 col 6.]
1892——11,048 [“Troy’s Size.” Troy Daily Times. May 1, 1900: 2 col 1.]
1900——12,595 [“The Census Returns.” Troy Daily Times. December 4, 1900: 2 col 5.]

Veterans

1890 US Federal Census Town of Lansingburgh – Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, and Widows, Etc. https://web.archive.org/web/20160103162104/http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrensse/census28.htm

Cemeteries

Cemeteries in or near Lansingburgh or with significant ties

Vital Statistic Records

Early birth, marriage, and death registration

Lansingburgh entries from the New York State Death Index