The purpose is to provide a forum for the discussion of the genealogy and history of the Town of Berne, New York and surrounding hilltowns of Albany and Schoharie Counties, (Knox, Westerlo, Rensselaer, Wright, Middleburgh). Permanent information on the genealogy and history of Berne is posted on the Berne Historical Project site.
I was born in Berne New York and live in Oaxaca Mexico with the love of my life Ed Davidson who is now officially my husband after 41 years of living together as "partners." I spend 10 to 12 hours a day on the computer researching the history and genealogy of the hill towns and the people who lived there. I am writing a book on the early settlers.
I just added a number of "Then and Now" images of the hamlet of Berne on the AlbanyHilltowns.com Wiki site. Included is a series on the World War II Honor Roll that was originally at the intersection of Helderberg Trail and Irish Hill Road in the hamlet of Berne. Look at what a sorry sight the old site has become.