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Bethlehem, New York
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Founded March 12, 1793
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Address 445 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Website: www.townofbethlehem.org/


Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

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Named after biblical town of Bethlehem.

1609: Henry Hudson may have landed at this spot.

12 March 1793: Town of Bethlehem founded, from Town of Watervliet.

1832: part of Town set off to create Town of New Scotland.

Villages, Halets and Communities[edit | edit source]

  • Beckers Corners – A hamlet in the south part of the town at Route 9W.
  • Bethlehem Center – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Cedar Hill – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town, east of the Thruway.
  • Delmar, New York – A hamlet near the center of the town and the location of the town government. Formerly known as Adamsville.
  • Elsmere – A hamlet east of and adjacent to Delmar.
  • Glenmont, New York – A hamlet in the eastern part of the town.
  • Houcks Corners – A hamlet south of Delmar.
  • Karlsville – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
  • Kenwood – A hamlet in the northeast part of the town.
  • Normansville – A hamlet in the north part of the town.
  • North Bethlehem – A hamlet at the north town line in the northeast part of the town.
  • Selkirk, New York – A hamlet east of South Bethlehem.
  • Slingerlands – A hamlet immediately west of Delmar and near the west town line.
  • Spawn Hollow – A hamlet in the southwest corner of the town.
  • South Albany – A hamlet in the south part of the town, north of South Bethlehem.
  • South Bethlehem – A hamlet in the south part of the town.
  • Wemple – A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.

Neighboring Towns[edit | edit source]

  • East: Hudson River
  • North: City of Albany, Town of Guilderland
  • West: Town of Scotland
  • South: Town of Coeymans

Resources[edit | edit source]

All titles, unless otherwise indicated, are FamilySearch Catalog (FHL) entries.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

  • Burying ground inscriptions, Town of Bethlehem, pub. 1947-1948 (FHL)
  • Dutch Settlers Society Collection
  • Inscriptions of Old family burying grounds, Town of Bethlehem, pub. 1940 (FHL)

Beth Emeth Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Glenmont, NY 518-436-9761

Bethlehem Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Calvary Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Located in Bethlehem Center 518-465-3970

Elmwood Cemetery[edit | edit source]

80 Old Ravena Road, Selkirk, NY

Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran (Trinity)[edit | edit source]

Jerusalem Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Located on Old Quarry Rd, Feura Bush, NY

Kimmey Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Delmar, NY

Mount Pleasant Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Contact the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, P.O. Box 68, South Bethlehem NY 12161

Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Glenmont, NY

St Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Bethlehem Center, NY

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Reformed Dutch[edit | edit source]

First Reformed[edit | edit source]

First known in early years as Congregation of Bethlehem and Jericho. (original and photostatic records)

History[edit | edit source]

Native Races[edit | edit source]

  • Bethlehem revisted, a bicentennial story, 1793-1993 (including information about Mohican and River (Mohegan) Indians. FHL Book 974.742/B1 H2b

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: 518–439–9314
Email: bpl@uhls.lib.ny.us
Collection: Local Genealogy, published records, and passenger lists.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Town of Bethlehem Historical Association
Old Cedar Hill Schoolhouse
1003 River Road
Selkirk, NY 12158
Phone: 518–767–9432
Email: info@BethlehemHistorical.org

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Bethlehem Town Clerk
Town Hall
Room 104
445 Delaware Avenue>
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: 518–439–1699
sleath@townofbethlehem.org

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Bethlehem Town Historian
Susan E. Leath
Town Hall
445 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: 518–439–4955, ext. 1160
Email: sleath@townofbethlehem.org

Town Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Bethlehem, Albany County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002). American Ancestors online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.


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