Van Allen Family Papers
The Van Allen family register is written in a blank register with genealogy forms created and published by Lemuel Shattuck (1796-1859) in 1856 in Boston. Started by Adam Van Allen (1813-1884) and continued by his descendants, this register traces his family genealogy back to some of the earliest Dutch settlers of New Netherland and includes the records of his children and grandchildren. In addition to genealogy, the Register contains biographical sketches and the wills of several ancestors of Adam Van Allen copied from the Albany County Surrogate's Office.
Scope of Collection
A collection of records and images from the Van Allen family of Albany
County. The majority of this collection was written by Adam Van Allen (1813-1884), a native of Bethlehem, NY, who became a prominent businessman and banker in the City of Albany, NY, serving as president of the First National Bank of Albany.
Currently digitized is the Van Allen Family Register, in which Adam Van Allen and some of his descendants recorded the genealogy of the family in Albany County and beyond. The register traces the Van Allen family line from the earliest recorded generation in the 1690s up to the early 1900s.
In addition to genealogy, the Register contains biographical sketches and copies of wills of several ancestors of Adam Van Allen, which he copied from the Albany County Surrogate's Office. In both the biographical sketches and wills there are references to the African Americans enslaved by early members of the family.
Language and views expressed in this historical document do not necessarily represent those of the Albany County Historical Association.
Thank you to the following for their work on this collection:
ACHA Staff: Bradt, Aaron (Project Implementation, Digitization, Meta-data); Kosto, Kathryn (Arrangement). ACHA Archive Volunteers: Bartram, Carol (Transcriber); Rector, Rebecca (Transcriber); Sears Doherty, Patricia (Transcriber); Weise, Kathryn (Transcriber); Wentz, Deborah; Younge, Lee Hanle (Transcriber)