26 January 2014

Vandalism at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY

This is not a story that I like to report but it is one that needs attention.  Recently cemetery workers at the historic Oakwood Cemetery in Troy noticed that numerous headstones were knocked over.  108 stones in fact were vandalized.  The Times Union reports that this act may be some sort of revenge act because this section of the cemetery had approximately 1000 stones uprighted and reset last year.  I am attaching links to various news sites for the report. 

From the Times Union

From CBS 6 News

From FOX23 News

24 January 2014

Upcoming Spring Genealogical meeting

The New York chapter of the Palatines to America National German Genealogy Society will be holding their annual Spring meeting on Saturday, 3 May 2014 in Troy, NY. Details for the event:

The New York Chapter meeting is at the Gilead Lutheran Church in Troy, NY. The meeting will include a short history of this Palatine church as well as a presentation on the Palatine loyalists during the Revolutionary War by Garry Finkell. A second presentation entitled “Researching Your German Ancestors will be provided by Joe Lieby.

19 January 2014


Here is the first plug for ethnic events in the Capital District in 2014.  The details are pasted from the German-American Club of Albany's website.

On Saturday January 25, 2014, escape Cabin Fever and celebrate with us on the "Wurst Night of the Year" where we will be serving a hearty German Wurst Dinner Platter and where German Bier is always on tap. Live music will be provided by Paul Slusser.  Doors open at 4 PM.  Dinner served at 5 PM.  Our Wurst platter will include 2 Wurst, German Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Salad and Dessert at $20 per person. Walk-ins are welcome for music and dancing at $6 per person.  For reserverations, please call 518.439.5932.  All of our events are open to the public!