The main page of Albany Hilltowns has just been updated.
I have started adding 18th C. Van Rensselaer survey notes and leases.
The Albany Hillotwns wiki site will gradually be reorganized to emphasize the unity of the Albany hill towns. Now the basic organization of the site is by hill town. This will be overlaid with the same content also organized by subject. Think of the content as being organized on a grid or spreadsheet with the names of the towns heading the columns along the top and the subject matter heading each of the rows going down. Users of the site will be able to choose the subject in which they are interested and go to a page with all the links on that subject regardless of which hill town they are in.
The first subject to be consciously reorganized with this is mind is that of Hill town trails. The thinking is that is if someone wants to Head for the Hills - the Albany Hilltowns for hiking, they don't want to have to look at each of the following pages to find all of the various hiking opportunities:
- Berne visitor attractions and facilities.
- Knox visitor attractions and facilities.
- Westerlo visitor attractions and facilities.
- Rensselaerville visitor attractions and facilities.
The site will also retain the present organization by town.
A transcription of the stones at the Elsass Cemetery has just been posted. The name was a corruption of Alsace. It is located in the town of Knox at the corner of Pleasant Valley, Witter Road and Route 156. The cemetery has been abandoned and is overgrown. Dan Driscoll tells me that a Boy Scout is planning to clean up that cemetery as a Eagle Scout project.
- Frink Cemetery
- No. 13
- Barckley Family Burying Ground
- Cornell Family Burying Ground
- Quay Road Cemetery
- Schoonmaker Family Burying Ground
- Jonathan D. Wood Family Burying Ground
I will be in Berne the last half of April to speak at the organizational meeting of a proposed "Hilltowns Farmers and Business Associati...on" tentatively scheduled for April 17 at the Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville.