Marriages from The Saugerties Telegraph, Saugerties, New York, 1871-1884


This book presents marriage notices and other genealogical tidbits as reported in The Saugerties Telegraph of Saugerties, Ulster County, New York. Although New York State required marriages to be legally recorded starting in 1881, the author found many that were unrecorded. The author also included some marriages that were not documented in the records of the church. Because marriages were published, the announcements were often copied by other newspapers, which exchanged information. As a result, many couples from Greene and other New York counties are mentioned, in addition to those of Ulster County. Out of state marriages of local persons and marriages of important people (such as Nellie Grant, daughter of Ulysses S. Grant) are chronicled. Separations and divorces were also published. Entries include the full names and city of residence of the bride and groom and the name of the clergyperson who performed the ceremony; many entries provide additional information. A full-name index includes the names of couples and their parents; and, a separate index lists the clergypersons who performed the ceremonies.

Audrey M. Klinkenberg

2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 424 pp.

ISBN: 9780788454035