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Berne, New York
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Albany County's location in the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°37′31″N 74°08′00″E / 42.625278°N 74.133333°E / 42.625278; 74.133333
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Founded 1795
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Address PO Box 57
Berne, NY 12023
Website: www.berneny.org/

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Historical Facts

Wikipedia
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Fomer town names: Beaverdam

Before 1750: Settled by the Palatine German refugees. They were squatters on the Rensselaerwyck estate.

1795: Town of Berne founded, from Town of Rensselaerville.

1822: North half of the Town set off to create Town of Knox.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Anti-Rent War
4 July 1839: Due to the control by the patroons, the mass meeting of the tenant farmers met and it led to the Anti-Rent War.


Communities: Berne, East Berne, Helderberg, Reidsville, South Berne, Thompsons Lake, West Berne, Wolf Hill

Resources

Biography

  • Helderberg Hilltowns (Rensselaerville, Berne, Knox, Westerlo) wiki for history and genealogy including biographies and stories, cemeteries, churches, images, maps, and organizations.

Cemeteries

  • Berne Cemeteries - includes transcriptions from more than 3,000 headstones from 73 cemeteries.  part of the Berne Historical Project.
  • Helderberg Hilltowns (Rensselaerville, Berne, Knox, Westerlo) wiki for history and genealogy including biographies and stories, cemeteries, churches, images, maps, and organizations.

Berne and Beaverdam

Huntersland Christian

Pine Grove Lutheran

Albanyhilltowns.com

South Berne Rural

Woodlawn

Links to other cemeteries in the Town of Berne, including family burial plots

Church Records

  • Helderberg Hilltowns (Rensselaerville, Berne, Knox, Westerlo) wiki for history and genealogy including biographies and stories, cemeteries, churches, images, maps, and organizations.

Lutheran

  • History of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, by Chester H. Traver, pub. 1911 FHL film 17528 Item 3
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Records, 1792-1934. FHL Film 1451440 Items 1-3
    Baptisms, marriages, communions and deaths 1792-1934
  • Record of baptisms and marriages, by Rev. Adam Cminse of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guilderland, New York, 1784-1873. FHL Film 17678 Item 2
    Baptisms with birth dates and marriages 1784-1873
  • Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, edited by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 533486 Items 1-2
  • Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, edited by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. FHL Film 17528 Item 4
    Vol. 1:
    Baptisms 1790-1838
    Marriages 1794, 1808-1809
    Confirmations 1792-1838
    Vol. 2:
    Baptisms 1836-1874
    Marriages 1850-1875
    Deaths 1867-1875
    Memberships
  • Saint Paul Lutheran Evangelical, Berne, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1790-1874. FHL Film 883821 Item 1

Reformed Dutch

also known as First Reformed Dutch Church of Berne

  • Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of the Beaver Dam in the town of Berne, by Royden Woodward Vosburgh. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 17528 Item 1
    Baptisms 1763-1861
    Marriages 1787-1877
    Memberships 1767-1871
  • The Second Reformed Dutch Church in the town of Bern [sic] (located near Thompson's Lake), by Kathleen Turner, pub. 1984. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1320673 Item 2
    Members 1826-1891
    Baptisms 1826-1869, 1884
    Marriages 1829-1877
    Deaths 1829-1895
  • Beaver Dam Dutch Reformed Church, Berne, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1763-1861. FHL Film 883820 Item 18
  • Church records of Beaverdam (now Berne) Reformed Church, 1763-1802. FHL Film 1016872
    Baptisms, 1763, 1768-1800
    Marriages 1787-1800
    Elders and deacons 1771-1802
    Members 1767-1800
  • Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Berne (formerly Beaverdam). FHL Film 17527
    Baptisms 1763, 1768-1800
    Marriages 1787-1800
    Membership records 1767-1809
  • Helderbergh Reformed Church, Guilderland, New York.

Genealogy

  • Helderberg Hilltowns (Rensselaerville, Berne, Knox, Westerlo) wiki for history and genealogy including biographies and stories, cemeteries, churches, images, maps, and organizations.

History

Repositories

Archives, Libraries and Museums

Berne Public Library
1656 Helderberg Trail
P.O. Box 209
Berne, NY 12023
Phone: 518-872-1246
Fax: 518-872-9024
E-mail: http://www.bernepubliclibrary.org

Societies

Town of Berne Historical Society
Historical Center
Main Street PO Box 34 Berne, NY 12023 Phone: 518–872–0212(home) Email: Ralph11@AOL.com
Collection: Has great online resources on their website for genealogies, cemeteries, census, churches, maps, military, and vital records.

Town Clerk

Berne Town Clerk
Town of Berne
PO Box 57
Berne, NY 12023
Phone: 518–872–1448
Email: townclerk@BerneNY.org

Town Historian

Berne Town Historian
1136 Heldeberg Trail
Berne, NY 12023
Phone: 518-872-0212
Email: Ralph11@AOL.com

Town Records

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Berne, New York check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.


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