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.
The photo is of Reuben L. Weidman who was in the 15th Cavalry during the Civil War. He was born in Berne, enlisted in the Town of Wright and was buried in Westerlo. That is what I mean by the Hilltowns are interconnected. We are all family.