|We are happy to offer our first items of genealogy and
local history from Montgomery
County, NY, and we plan to offer additional items of historical interest soon.
|Now Available for Download|
Montgomery County, from French's Gazetteer of the State of New York (1860). Localities mentioned in this article are: Amsterdam, Hagamans Mills, Cranesville, Mannys Corners, Tribes Hill, Canajoharie, Ames, Sprout Brook, Mapleton, Marshville, Charleston, Burtonsville, Charleston Four Corners, Carytown, Oak Ridge, Florida, Port Jackson, Minaville, Fort Hunter, Scotch Bush, Glen, Fultonville, Voorheesville, Auriesville, Minden, Fort Plain, Mindenville, Fordsborough, Hallsville, Freysbush, Hessville, Mohawk, Fonda, Tribes Hill, Palatine, Stone Arabia, Palatine Bridge, Palatine Church, Root, Leatherville, Currytown, Sprakers Basin, Flat Creek, Browns Hollow, Yatesville, and St. Johnsville. 16+ pages, PDF format, download now for $2.50.
Montgomery County, in Mather & Brockett's Geographical History of the State of New York (1848). Only a dozen years before French's Gazetteer, but a world of difference! Treatment of Montgomery County county in the five pages allotted is fairly comprehensive in its treatment of county's history, less so in its physical geography, and somewhat weaker in terms of the towns that comprised it. We also include the two page summary of New York State land grants for background in this download. 5++ pages, PDF format, download now for $2.75
Minden Township, from History of Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892). A history of this township, from Frothingham's monumental History. 26+ pages, PDF format, download now for $2.75.
Canajoharie Township, from History of Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892). A history of this township, from Frothingham's monumental History. 22+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.25.
Amsterdam: City and Township, from History of Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892). Amsterdam was known as a center of textile manufacturing, and that is particularly evident in the recital of knitting and other fabric firms then in business in this chapter, which covers both the township and the city within it. 54+ pages, PDF format, download now for $3.75.
Montgomery County in the War of the Rebellion, from History of Montgomery County, by Washington Frothingham (1892). Montgomery County was an active participant in the efforts to win the Civil War, as this chapter shows. The number of regiments in which Montgomery County citizens participated was indeed a large one. We will be listing this chapter from Frothingham’s history in both the Montgomery County section as well as the Military History section. 22+ pages, PDF format, download now for $4.00.
W. Max Reid's The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History, chapters 1 - 3 (1907) Reid’s book, which was very popular in its early years, was initially published in 1901 and reprinted at least five times (this is the 1907 reprint). It begins with three chapters recounting Native American and French missionary history. Place names have changed drastically since those days (much is made of the names and shifting locations of the “castles”) but we are assigning it to modern Montgomery County as the most central locale of those that can be identified today. 48+ pages, with illustrations, in PDF format. Download now for $3.00.
See also: relevant material in the NYS Canal Commissioners Report for 1878 available for download on our New York State Miscellany page.
See also: our Schenectady County page for Chapter 4 of Reid's Mohawk Valley.
See also: Native Americans: Herkimer County Historical Society. Papers from Volume IV. 1. History of Early Jesuit Missions in the Mohawk Valley, by the Rev. James H. Halpin (1905) 2. The Iroquois Indian, by Dr. J. D. Fitch (1907) on our Herkimer County page.
|Montgomery County items
currently awaiting publication:
Washington Frothingham's History of Montgomery County
W. Max Reid's The Mohawk Valley: Its Legends and Its History (1907)
We have some additional Mohawk Valley material that we will publish eventually. Let us know of your interest in this area!
|Montgomery County was separated (as Tryon
County) from Albany
County in 1772. You may also want to consult our
Albany County page for
locations that may have been affected by this transaction.
Montgomery County was later divided to form additional counties.
Please see our Fulton County page,
our Hamilton County page, o
our Ontario County page,
our Otsego County page,
and our Tioga County page to learn more about them.
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