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Information about our chapter, chapter publications, how you can join us, how to contact our chapter.



Become a Chapter Member

If you are interested in local history, genealogy of our founding ancestors, patriotism, and public service, we will be pleased to help you with your membership application. Our members find our weekend meetings to be convenient since they do not interfere with work schedules. We have members from all areas of the Capital District and they are of a wide range of ages from teens to retirement.  Our chapter has a long and distinguished history.

Our chapter has been honored to have a State Outstanding Chapter Regent in 2001, and 2002 NYS Historian as a member. One of our members received the 1992 NSDAR VAVS Award for her work for veterans.

You can find detailed information about membership requirements on the National DAR website at www.dar.org.  For help completing your application papers and advice on tracing your ancestors, you can contact our membership chairman by email at registrar@GenPeterGansevoort.org .

Contact Information --

If you are interested in joining our chapter, e-mail us: registrar@GenPeterGansevoort.org

For all other information e-mail info@GenPeterGansevoort.org or call us: (518) 235-2699

General Peter Gansevoort Chapter, NSDAR
1 Van Schaick Avenue
Cohoes, NY 12047


Chapter History Book--

You can read about our chapterís founding, the history of the Gansevoort family in the Albany, NY area, our Revolutionary War ancestry, and other interesting facts and stories about our chapterís history in One Hundred Years in Review 1897-1997 - A History of General PeterGansevoort Chapter written in celebration of our Chapterís 100th Anniversary (90 pages).

This book is available for viewing in the library of the Van Schaick Mansion. Contact the chapter for more details.

Revised Master Index to the New York State DAR Genealogical Records--

The two volume ďRevised MASTER INDEX to the New York State DAR Genealogical RecordsĒ was published in 1998 by Jean Worden and includes:

  • Book 1, Subject Index to Bible Records, 22,307 entries; Cemetery, Church and Town Records, 11,599 entries, Family Histories, 321 pages.
  • Book 2, Revolutionary War Soldiers Graves, Every Name Index, 38,671 entries, 348 pages.

This publication has depended on the cooperation of the NYS Library Preservation Department and the trained DAR volunteers who worked for some years to microfiche the volumes in the New York State Library, Albany.

These books are available for viewing in the library of the Van Schaick Mansion. Contact the chapter for more details.


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