Cliff Lamere's Websites
This revision December 9, 2015
Albany & Eastern New York Genealogy - emphasizes genealogy of an eight county area around Albany, NY. There are over 1300 links, including more than 500 to online records, and over 800 to webpages that are historical or contain information that will help you be a better, and more accurate, genealogist. About 200 of the webpages were constructed by me, many of them with information contributed by other genealogists. As webpages are moved or deleted on their websites, the links get broken. I am no longer trying to fix or delete broken links on this website.
Bethlehem Central School District (Delmar, NY) - contains many webpages about living and deceased high school teachers (most show yearbook photos). The site also specializes in providing obituaries and other information about deceased teachers, staff members and high school graduates.
Choir of the Albany Reformed Church - The name of the church was changed in 1938 to The First Church in Albany. It was founded in 1642. Includes complete list of anthems and scores owned by the church.
Gardenier - this surname can begin with Gard-, Gaud-, Gord-, or Guard-. It can have an ending of -ier, -ear, -eer, -ere, and -iere (all sounding like 'ear'. The middle vowel connecting the beginning and ending syllables can be -a-, -e-, -i-, -o-, or the vowel can be missing (as in Gardnier). Some of the common spellings are Gardenier, Gardinier, Gaudineer, Gordinier and Guardinier.
I have done a serious study of this surname complex in New York State. I have over 200 marriage and death certificates that are listed on this site. I am willing to trade information that I have for information that I need.
From New York State, I have over 4000 Gardeniers of various spellings in my database. Many are no doubt duplicate people. At least half have not yet been connected to their ancestors. A few years ago, I spent 12 months studying just the Westchester County group. That was followed by 12 months of transcribing censuses for families in all counties of the state. Much time has since been spent finding and transcribing newspaper articles (obituaries, wedding announcements, etc.) Over a period of several years, many trips were taken to the NYS Archives in Albany, NY to look at their microfiche indexes of birth, marriage and death certificates. I transcribed those index records so that I could make my own Gardenier indexes.
Grandpa Cliff's Science Website for Teenagers - using photographs, the goal is to interest teenagers in science and show them how they can analyze what they see in their own environment.
Pronunciation of Foreign Languages for Singers - Learn to pronounce German, Italian, Latin and American Spanish. Pronunciation sites often confuse American singers because they give the British pronunciation of vowels. When such a site writes that the 'o' in a particular word should be pronounced as in the English word dot, the Britisher is thinking dawt. I would say to pronounce it as 'aw' because that is how it would sound in American English.
Skip Parsons' Riverboat Jazz Band - This site features a band that specializes in dixieland and traditional jazz. It has been playing continuously in Albany, NY and the surrounding region since 1956. It has been playing continuously at the Fountain Restaurant one weekend (Friday and Saturday) each month for over 40 years.
U.S. Flags - showing how the flag changed as new states were added
Kudzu in Albany, NY - an invasive weed discovered in Albany, NY in Nov 2005
Requiem for my parents - listen to the composition composed in their memory
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