This site is dedicated to our ancestors and a gift to our decendents.
The Berne Historical Project began in 2001 as a means of sharing the history and genealogy of the people of Berne, NY. It has been a volunteer effort spearheaded by Hal Miller and offers an amazing amount of information for historians and genealogists alike.
Join us as we explore our Berne Heritage. We'll follow the scenic Helderberg Trail, now State Route 443, as it wanders through the Helderberg hills in Western Albany County, along the same route taken by our forefathers....
Albany County Hilltowns History and Genealogy is a group on Facebook for family researchers interested in exchanging information on their Hilltown ancestors. The group is planning a series of books on their Hilltown ancestors with chapters submitted by family researchers. Also under consideration is a book on Hilltown men in the Civil War. Researchers have to join Facebook to participate.
Members of the Hilltowns Facebook group have created a website called Albany Hilltowns . The site uses MedaWiki as its platform, thus allowing anyone to add and edit information on their Hilltown ancestors. There are web pages for individual farms, houses, family history, biographies, family stories, and genealogical charts. All of these pages are to be created and edited by family researchers.
Both of these sites have been created by many of the same volunteers that brought you the Berne Historical Project and take advantage of new methods for sharing the history and geneaology of the Albany Hilltowns.
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The current day Town of Berne is located southwest of Albany, New York in the western section of Albany County. Originally settled in the 1750's, many descendants of the original founding families still live here.