This is a research guide for Albany County New York Genealogy Records online. 

 

Included are Albany County birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, land records, probate records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Albany County collections available online.

 

“Albany is the oldest continuing settlement in the nation. The City of Albany still serves under its original charter, which dates back to July 22, 1686, and has been the capital of New York State since 1797. …The region that would become Albany County was settled by French and then Dutch fur traders in the early 17th century after Henry Hudson voyaged up “La Grande Riviere” (later named the Hudson River) in his ship the Half Moon, searching for a trade route to the Far East.” – Albany County Official Website

 

Key to collections

FS=FamilySearch see instructions for accessing these FREE collections

Anc$=Ancestry – fee site

MyH$=MyHeritage – fee site

BG =  BillionGraves

FG = Find a Grave

I – Interment

NYG=New York Gravestones
 

 

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Albany County Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

Birth Indexes & Birth Records

Albany County – Bible and family records

Albany County – Albany County GenWeb BMDs

Albany – First Presbyterian, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1785-1870

Albany – Guardianship, birth certificates, affidavits, 1898-1919 (Albany, New York)

Albany – Albany First Reformed Dutch Church Births or Christenings, 1797-1850 

Albany – First Presbyterian, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1785-1870

Albany – Albany, Second Dutch Reformed Church Births or Christenings, 1814-1850

Rensselaerville – Monthly meeting records of Rensselaerville, New York, 1814-1895

Westerlo – Register of births, marriages & deaths in town of Westerlo, Albany County, N.Y., 1847-1881

Birth and death records are filed with the New York State Health Department

800 North Pearl Street, 2nd Floor – Room 200
Menands, NY 12204
Weekdays: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Information about town vital statistics (including births and deaths) also contact the the city, town or village clerk:

  • Albany City: (518) 434-5045, City Vital Statistics, City Hall, Room 254M, Albany, NY 12207
  • Altamont (Village): (518) 861-8554
  • Berne: (518) 872-1448
  • Bethlehem: (518) 439-4955
  • Coeymans: (518) 756-2100
  • Cohoes (City): (518) 237-7648
  • Colonie: (518) 783-2734
  • Colonie (Village): (518) 869-7562
  • Green Island: (518) 273-0661
  • Green Island (Village): (518) 273-2201
  • Guilderland: (518) 356-1980
  • Knox: (518) 872-2551
  • Menands (Village): (518) 434-2922
  • New Scotland: (518) 439-4865
  • Ravena (Village): (518) 756-8233
  • Rensselaerville: (518) 797-3798
  • Watervliet (City): (518) 270-3810
  • Westerlo: (518) 797-3111
  • Voorheesville (Village): (518) 765-2692

 

 

Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records

“Albany County Marriage Records – The Hall of Records holds marriage records from 1870-1954 for the City of Albany. For a more recent record from the City of Albany, contact the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall at (518) 434-5090. In New York State, marriage licenses are issued only by city and town clerks, and the marriage did not have to take place in that city or town. If you don’t know which city or town clerk issued the marriage license, the best solution is to contact the New York State Health Department.”

Albany County – Bible and family records

Albany County – Albany County GenWeb BMDs

Albany – Deaths and marriages from Albany Argus, 1818-1825

Albany – Marriage records, city of Albany, 1870-1900

Albany – Marriages and deaths, 1794, Albany, New York

Rensselaerville – Monthly meeting records of Rensselaerville, New York, 1814-1895

Westerlo – Register of births, marriages & deaths in town of Westerlo, Albany County, N.Y., 1847-1881

 

 

Death Indexes & Death Records

Albany County – Bible and family records

Albany County – Albany County Deaths, Albany County NYGenWeb

Albany County – Albany County GenWeb BMDs

Albany – Burial records, First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, N.Y : 1654-1862

Albany – Cemetery and bible records

Albany – Deaths and marriages from Albany Argus, 1818-1825

Albany – Marriages and deaths, 1794, Albany, New York

Rensselaerville – Monthly meeting records of Rensselaerville, New York, 1814-1895

Westerlo – Register of births, marriages & deaths in town of Westerlo, Albany County, N.Y., 1847-1881

 

 

Cemeteries

Albany County – Albany County Cemeteries, I

Albany County – Albany County Cemeteries, FG

Albany County – Albany County Cemeteries, BG

Albany County – Albany County Cemeteries, NYG

Albany County – Albany County Cemeteries, NYGenWeb

Albany County – Albany County Cemeteries, Tombstone Transcription Project

Albany County – Albany County Jewish Cemeteries, JD-$

Albany County – Albany County cemeteries

Albany County – Albany County cemeteries

Albany County – Cemetery records from Albany and Schenectady Counties, N.Y.

Albany County – Cemetery records on Coeymans, Albany County, N.Y.

Albany County – Cemetery records, Counties of Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, and Albany

Albany County – Dutch Settlers Society collection

Albany County – A memorial, records of early burial plaes on the farms in the town of Guilderland and surrounding towns

Albany County – Newspaper clippings from the St. Johnsville Enterprise and News, 1931-1939

Albany County – A partial list of Revolutionary soldiers and wives who are buried or who died in Albany County, New York

Albany County – A partial list of Revolutionary soldiers and wives who are buried or who died in Albany County, New York

Albany County – Proceedings of the Common Council, and the various religious corporations of the city of Albany, relative to the State Street Burial Grounds and the removal of remains to be interred in a rural Albany cemetery where the graves could be better cared for

Albany County – Records from cemetery near Knox Village, Albany County

Albany County – Truax graves in Albany and Schenectady County cemeteries : from the records of the DAR

Albany – Albany City cemeteries

Albany – Burial records, First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, N.Y.

Albany – Burials in Albany : p.56-58, 1710-1736

Albany – Cemetery records, Graceland burial grounds, Albany, Albany County, New York

Albany – Individual interment records (card file)

Albany – Burial records, First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, N.Y : 1654-1862

Albany – Cemetery and bible records

Albany – Deaths and marriages from Albany Argus, 1818-1825

Albany – First Presbyterian, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1785-1870

Albany – Guardianship, birth certificates, affidavits, 1898-1919 (Albany, New York)

Albany – Marriage records, city of Albany, 1870-1900

Albany – Marriages and deaths, 1794, Albany, New York

Altamont – Private burial grounds : Bozenkill Road, P.O. address, R.D. # 1, Altamont, Town of Knox

Berne – Beverdam Cemetery at Berne, N.Y.

Berne – Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of the Beaver Dam in the town of Berne, Albany County, N.Y.

Bethlehem – Burying ground inscriptions, Town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York

Bethlehem – Dutch Settlers Society collection

Bethlehem – Elmwood cemetery records (town of Bethlehem, Albany Co., N.Y.)

Bethlehem – Inscriptions of Old family burying grounds, Town of Bethlehem, Albany Co., N.Y.

Cohoes – Colonie, Albany County, New York, Fonda, Lansing and Weaver burial plots and Van Schaick Family cemetery, Cohoes, N.Y.

Colonie – Colonie, Albany County, New York, Fonda, Lansing and Weaver burial plots and Van Schaick Family cemetery, Cohoes, N.Y.

Colonie – Inscriptions from Runkle burying ground, Colonie, New York

Guilderland – Cemetery records, Town of Guilderland, Albany County, N.Y., 1932-1942.

Guilderland – Guilderland Cemetery, Rt. 146, Albany Co., N.Y.

Guilderland – A memorial : places of burial and sketches of some Guilderland soldiers of the war of the Revolution and records of farm burial places in the Town of Guilderland, N. Y.

Guilderland Center – The Osburn’s Corners cemetery : near Guilderland Center, Albany County

Knox – Private burial grounds : Bozenkill Road, P.O. address, R.D. # 1, Altamont, Town of Knox

Knox – Records from cemetery near Knox Village, Albany County

New Scotland – Inscriptions in New Scotland Cemetery in rear of Presbyterian Church, New Scotland, Albany County, N.Y.

New Scotland – Inscriptions of family burying grounds in the town of New Scotland, Albany, Co., N. Y.

New Scotland – Inscriptions of family burying grounds, Town of New Scotland, Albany Co., N.Y.

Newtonville – Newtonville Church (New York) cemetery records

South Bethlehem – Cemetery at South Bethlehem, Albany Co.

Watervliet – Inscriptions from the Gibbonsville Cemetery in Watervliet, New York

Watervliet – Old Watervliet (Gibbonsville) Cemetery tombstone inscriptions, 1841-1876

Watervliet – A record of the names, ages, and dates of death of all persons in the Watervliet Society of Shakers Cemetery …

 

 

Guardianship

Albany – Guardianship, birth certificates, affidavits, 1898-1919 (Albany, New York)

 

 

Obituaries

Albany – Deaths and marriages from Albany Argus, 1818-1825

Albany – Eulogy on the death of Capt. Abram van Olinda who fell at the Battle of Chapultepec, September 13, 1847

Berne – Berne Obituary Index 

 

 

Wills & Probate

“Probate records are in the Surrogate’s Court of each county. Albany County Surrogate Court is located at the Albany County Courthouse, 16 Eagle Street, Room 123, Albany, NY 12207-1077. Their phone number is (518) 285-8585.”

Albany County – Abstracts of Albany Co., N.Y. probate and family records

Albany County – Albany probate records : 1787-1796

Albany County – Calendar of wills on file and recorded in the offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany and of the Secretary of State, 1626-1836

Albany County – Early records of the city and county of Albany and colony of Resselaerswyck

Albany County – Original records of administrations of estates, inventories and accounts (New York), 1600’s-1700’s, 1700-1825

Albany County – Record of wills recorded at Albany, New York, 1629-1802; index 1629-1828

Albany County – State of New York deeds, 1654-1901; index, 1630-1966

Albany County – Wills proved and recorded, 1799-1848

Albany County – Wills, 1691-1835

Albany County – Wills, letters testamentary, letters of administration, etc., 1787-1902

Albany County – Index to wills and to letters of administration : index to wills from 1780 to Dec. 1, 1895, index to letters of administration 1794 to Dec. 1 1895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directories

Green Island – The Troy directory : also Cohoes and Waterford, Watervliet and Green Island, N.Y. … containing a general directory of the citizens; business directory; street directory; house directory; and city, county, and state registers

Watervliet – The Troy directory : also Cohoes and Waterford, Watervliet and Green Island, N.Y. … containing a general directory of the citizens; business directory; street directory; house directory; and city, county, and state registers

 

 

 

Albany County – The Troy directory : also Cohoes and Waterford, Watervliet and Green Island, N.Y. … containing a general directory of the citizens; business directory; street directory; house directory; and city, county, and state registers

Albany – Albany County, NY 1879, LOC (cover image)

Altamont – Altamont NY 1889, LOC

Altamont – Altamont NY 1890, LOC

 

 

Naturalization & Citizenship

Albany County – Albany County NY Naturalization Records, 1821-1991, ACNY 

Albany County – Naturalization records, 1895-1906

Albany – Declarations of intention, 1827-1895

Albany – Final applications to be admitted citizens, 1894-1906

Albany – Petitions for naturalization, 1827-1895

Albany – Record of the papers, proceedings, etc. in cases of naturalization before the Justices’ Court of the city of Albany, 1821-1826

Albany – Records of aliens appearing before the court to swear intentions in the years 1850-1895

Albany – Rensselaer County Court naturalizations, vols. 1-2 only

 

 

 

Workhouse/Poorhouse/Almshouse

Albany County – Albany County Almshouse Records, 1806-2004 – The following collection of records consists of record series created by the Albany County Almshouse as well as related records from various city and county agencies that interacted with the Almshouse.

 

 

 

 

 

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Albany County Daily Life Records

 

Bible Records

Albany County – Bible and family records

 

 

Biography

Albany County – Bi-centennial history of Albany : history of the county of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886 ; with portraits, biographies and illustrations

Albany County – Bi-centennial history of Albany : history of the county of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886 ; with portraits, biographies and illustrations

Albany County – Geschichte der Deutschen in Albany und Troy : nebst kurzen Biographien von Beamten und hervorranenden Buergern

Albany County – The heroes of Albany : a memorial of the patriot-martyrs of the city of Albany, who sacrificed their lives during the late war in defence of our nation, 1861-1865, with a view of what was done in the county to sustain the United States government, and also brief histories of the Albany regiments

Albany County – History of the county of Schenectady, N. Y., from 1662 to 1886

Albany County – History of the county of Schenectady, N. Y., from 1662 to 1886

Albany County – Landmarks of Albany County, New York

Albany County – Landmarks of Albany County, New York

Albany – Noted living Albanians and state officials : a series of biographical sketches

Albany – The Colonial Albany Project– This is a website coordinated by the NYSMuseum.  This site includes biographies of individuals who lived in the city of Albany prior to the Industrial Revolution and information on jobs, buildings and maps

Albany – Noted
living Albanians and state officials : a series of biographical sketches

Altamont – Captain Jacob Van Aernam– Revolutionary War Hero

Altamont – The Inn of George Severson– A thriving business of a bygone era

Altamont – Frederick Crounse– First generation of a pioneering family

Altamont – Knower House– Home of a businessman, financier and village icon

Altamont – Hiram Griggs House– The home of Altamont’s first mayor

Cohoes – The history of Cohoes, New York : from its earliest settlement to the present time

Guilderland – History of Methodism in Guilderland, Albany County, New York, and of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Hamilton

Guilderland – Records of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church at Guilderland, N. Y., 1787-1875

 

 

 

Church & Synagogue Records

Albany County – Albany reformed church marriages 1683 – 1804

Albany County – Church patents, with index, 1784-1880

Albany County – East Rensselaerswick church notes

Albany County – Members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths : 1844-1904 [Albany County, New York]

Albany County – Quaker meeting records, state of New York : Ulster County, Columbia County, Albany County, Clinton County

Albany County – Quaker records, Coeymans, Albany Co. & New Baltimore, Greene Co., N.Y

Albany County – Record of marriages and a few baptisms, 1822-1877

Albany – Albany Dutch Church marriages, 1683-1694

Albany – Albany, N.Y., 1st Reformed Church baptisms and marriages;2nd Reformed Church, baptisms

Albany – Baptism record of Reformed Church, Albany, New York, 1683-1809

Albany – Baptismal register from the New York Lutheran Church book entered by Domine Justice Falkner … relating to the Albany Lutheran Society

Albany – Burials in Albany : p.56-58, 1710-1736

Albany – Church records [Albany, New York], 1859-1947

Albany – Church records [Albany, New York], 1888-1942

Albany – Church records, 1704-1783

Albany – Church records, 1718-1825

Albany – Church records, 1805-1806

Albany – Church records, 1806-1884

Albany – Church records, 1815-1914

Albany – Church records, 1861-1907

Albany – Church register [Albany, New York], 1897-1952

Albany – Church register, 1756-1883

Albany – First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1683-1855

Albany – First Lutheran, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1774-1875

Albany – First Reformed Dutch Church, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1797-1850

Albany – A historical discourse on the Reformed Prot. Dutch Church of Albany, delivered on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1857 …

Albany – Index to records, 1774-1842

Albany – Lutheran church records, 1704-1807

Albany – Monthly meeting records, 1840-1915

Albany – Records from the church books of the German Lutheran Congregation at New York, 1704-1807

Albany – Records of Harvey B. Kimmey, minister

Albany – Records of the Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, N.Y., 1683-1809

Albany – Records of the First Lutheran Church in the City of Albany, New York, v.1-2

Albany – Records of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of Albany, N.Y.

Albany – Records of the Madison Avenue Reformed Church of Albany, New York, vols. 1, 3, and 4, 1683-1913

Albany – Records of the Second Presbyterian Church of Albany, N. Y., 1815-1912

Albany – Records of the State Street Presbyterian Church of Albany, N. Y., 1859-1883

Albany – Second Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout births or christenings, 1814-1850

Albany – Session records, 1817-1876, 1891-1910

Albany – Session records, 1870-1874

Albany – Some early records of the Lutheran Church, New York, Holland Society of New York, 1903, p. 1-118

Albany – State Street Presbyterian Church, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1861-1875

Albany – First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1683-1799

Albany – First Lutheran, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1794-1880

Albany – First Presbyterian, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1785-1870

Albany – Second Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1814-1843

Albany – State Street Presbyterian Church, Albany, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1863-1871

Altamont – Church records, 1870-1897

Altamont – Record of pastors, church officers, church members, births, baptisms, marriages, deaths and burials, communion seasons, and an annual summary of St. John’s Church, Knowersville, Altamont County, N. Y.

Berne – Beaver Dam Dutch Reformed Church, Berne, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1763-1861

Berne – Church records of Beaverdam (now Berne) Reformed Church, 1763-1802

Berne – Record of baptisms and marriages, St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guilderland, New York, 1784-1873

Berne – Records of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Berne, Albany County, N. Y.

Berne – Records of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in the town of Berne, Albany County, N.Y

Berne – Records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Berne (formerly Beaverdam)

Berne – Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of the Beaver Dam in the town of Berne, Albany County, N.Y.

Berne – Saint Paul Lutheran Evangelical, Berne, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1790-1874

Berne – Beaver Dam Dutch Reformed Church, Berne, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1787-1877

Berne – Saint Paul Lutheran Evangelical, Berne, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1794-1875

Bethlehem – Church records of the Reformed Churches at Bethlehem and Coeymans, New York

Bethlehem – Church records, 1794-1924

Bethlehem – Records of Harvey B. Kimmey, minister

Bethlehem – Records of the Church of Bethlehem and Jericho, 1794-1924

Bethlehem – Reformed Church, Bethlehem Township, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1799-1871

Bethlehem – Reformed Church, Bethlehem Township, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1799-1861

Coeymans – Church records of the Reformed Churches at Bethlehem and Coeymans, New York

Coeymans – Church registers, 1793-1847, 1840-1877, 1865-1945 [Coeymans, New York]

Coeymans – Marriage intentions, Womens meeting, Coeymans Monthly Meeting, Albany County, New York

Coeymans – Monthly meeting records, 1799-1867

Coeymans – Preparative meeting records, 1789-1851

Coeymans – Records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Coeymans, Albany County, N. Y., 1846-1877

Coeymans – Reformed Church, Coeymans, Albany, New York computer printout, births or christenings, 1793-1845

Colonie – Baptismal and marriage records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Boght, Colonie, N.Y

Colonie – Boght, Becker Dutch Reformed Church, Colonie, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1784-1896

Colonie – Transcript of the baptismal and marriage records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Boght, Albany County, New York, 1782-1899

Colonie – Transcript of the baptismal and marriage records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Boght, Albany County, New York, 1784-1899

Colonie – Transcript of the marriage and baptismal records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Boght, Colonie, N.Y. : marriages 1784-1900, baptisms 1784-1896

Colonie – Boght-Becker Dutch Reformed Church, Colonie, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1784-1899

Colonie – Index : Baptismal and marriage records of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the Boght, Colonie, N.Y.

Delmar – Record of baptisms, marriages, deaths and members of Delmar Reformed Church (formerly 2nd Bethlehem) starting from the time of the separate organization of said church, 1848-1899

Feura Bush – Church records, 1791-1890

Guilderland – Marriage book of Wm. Putnam Rallson

Guilderland – Record of baptisms and marriages in the Reformed Dutch Church of Guilderland, Albany County, N.Y., 1786-1855

Guilderland – Record of baptisms and marriages, St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guilderland, New York, 1784-1873

Guilderland – Records of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church at Guilderland, N. Y., 1787-1875

Guilderland – Records of the Reformed Church of New Salem, Albany CountY, N.Y., 1790-1839

Guilderland Center – Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of the Helderberg at Guilderland Center, Albany County, N.Y., 1794-1928

Knox – Record of baptisms and marriages, St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guilderland, New York, 1784-1873

Lishas Kill – Record of baptisms, 1853-1892

New Salem – Records of the Reformed Church at New Salem, New York, 1786-1899

New Salem – Records of the Reformed Church of New Salem, Albany CountY, N.Y., 1790-1839

New Scotland – Records of the Presbyterian Church of New Scotland in the town of New Scotland, Albany County, N.Y., 1787-1893

New Scotland – Presbyterian, New Scotland, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1784-1873

New Scotland – Presbyterian, New Scotland, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1807-1867

Newtonville – Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church at Newtonville

Newtonville – Methodist Episcopal, Newtonville, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1824-1834

Newtonville – Newtonville, Albany County records : found in the back of a book of minutes and records of quarterly meetings Watervliet Circuit, 1824, name of church [is] Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church

Rensselaerville – Church records, 1794-1916

Rensselaerville – Church records, 1814-1838

Rensselaerville – Monthly meeting records of Rensselaerville, New York, 1814-1895

Rensselaerville – Quaker records from Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York, 1827-1895

Unionville – Records of Union Reformed Church at Unionville, Albany County (New York), 1825-1932

Unionville – Union Dutch Reformed Church, Unionville, Albany, New York computer printout; births or christenings, 1826-1869

Unionville – Union Dutch Reformed Church, Unionville, Albany, New York computer printout; marriages, 1827-1885

Watervliet – Record of marriages performed, 1814-36, in the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Gibbonsville, N. Y. : a place variously known as Washington, Port Schuyler, West Troy and Watervliet

 

 

Church History

Albany County – History of Methodism in Guilderland, Albany County, New York, and of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Hamilton

Albany County – History of the Old Stone Church, Coeymans Patent, Albany Co., N.Y. 1792

Albany – A brief history of the parish of Trinity Church, Albany, N.Y : from its organization, September 4, 1829, to the consecration of the church edifice, Sept. 10, 1849, by the right Rev. Bishop Whittingham : also a continued history of the parish to January 1870, compiled from the records

Albany – Church records [Albany, New York], 1888-1942

Albany – A collection of historical records of the State Street Presbyterian Church of Albany, New York : compiled in connection with the semi-centennial celebration, 1861-1911

Albany – Historical and architectural guide to the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany

Albany – A historical discourse on the Reformed Prot. Dutch Church of Albany, delivered on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1857 …

Albany – A history of Saint Peter’s Church in the city of Albany

Altamont – Church records, 1870-1897

Altamont – St. John’s centennial

Berne – History of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Berne, N.Y.

Coeymans – History of the Old Stone Church, Coeymans Patent, Albany Co., N.Y. 1792

Guilderland – Early history of the Hamilton Union Church

Guilderland – History of Methodism in Guilderland, Albany County, New York, and of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Hamilton

Guilderland – The history of Schenectady Classis Reformed Church in America, 1681-1931

New Scotland – Inscriptions of family burying grounds, Town of New Scotland, Albany Co., N.Y.

Rensselaerville – Church records, 1794-1916

Rensselaerville – One hundred, fifty years, 1811-1961

Unionville – Records of Union Reformed Church at Unionville, Albany County (New York), 1825-1932

 

 

Court Records

“The County Clerk’s Office holds records for the Supreme and County Courts. The Albany County Clerk is located at the Albany County Courthouse, Room 128, 16 Eagle Street, Albany NY 12207-1077. The phone number is (518) 487-5100. Family Court records are in the custody of Family Court located at 30 Clinton Avenue. The phone number is (518) 285-8600.”

The Albany County Clerk holds Deeds, Mortgages, Divorce Records, Supreme Court Records After 1919

Albany County Clerk
County Court House, Room 128
16 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207-1077
(518) 487-5100

The Albany County Surrogate Court holds Wills and Letters of Administration

Surrogate Court
Family Court Building
Albany, New York 12207
(518) 285-8585

Albany County – Albany treasurer record, 1702-1712; ledger, 1808-1849

Albany County – Church patents, with index, 1784-1880

Albany County – Court minutes, 1652-1782

Albany County – Divorce decrees, 1884-1919

Albany County – Judgement rolls, 1849-1880

Albany County – Lis Pendens, 1827-1901; index to maps, 1630-1904

Albany County – Minutes of the court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck, and Schenectady, 1668- 1685

Albany County – Proceedings of commissioners, 1676-1680; notarial papers, 1660-1695

Albany County – Proceedings, justices of the peace, 1665-1685

Albany – Guardianship, birth certificates, affidavits, 1898-1919 (Albany, New York)

Albany – Minutes of the court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck, and Schenectady, 1668- 1685

Albany – Minutes of the court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, 1652-1660

Albany – Index to Court of Chancery records, plaintiff and defendant, Albany, New York, 1600’s-1800’s

 

 

Description & Travel

 

 

Ethnic

Minorities

NY – The New York Slavery Records Index

NY – The New Netherland Project– This website’s main objective is to completely transcribe, translate and publish Dutch documents from New York libraries, museums and archives that relate to the 17th century colony of New Netherland.

Albany – Yearbook (Dutch Settlers Society of Albany)

Watervliet – Ancient Order of Hibernians

 

 

 

Guilderland – Records of some early settlers of the town of Guilderland, the Helderburgh and Normanskill regions

New Scotland – Inscriptions in New Scotland Cemetery in rear of Presbyterian Church, New Scotland, Albany County, N.Y.

 

 

Albany County – Albany County Official Website

Municipalities

Albany

Altamont

Berne

Bethlehem

Town of Colonie

Village of Colonie

Cohoes

Coeymans

Green Island

Guilderland

Knox

Menands

New Scotland

Ravena

Rensselaerville

Voorheesville

Watervliet

Westerlo

Albany – Early records of the city and county of Albany and colony of Resselaerswyck

Resselaerswyck – Early records of the city and county of Albany and colony of Resselaerswyck

 

 

History

Albany County – Colonial Albany Social History Project – A model community history program of the New York State Museum, an agency of the State Education Department through its Office of Cultural Education. The Colonial Albany Social History Project was formed in 1981 to understand pre-industrial community life by studying the contributions of the diverse individuals who lived in the city of Albany during its formative years.

Albany County – Albany bi-centennial : Historical memoirs

Albany County – The Annals of Albany

Albany County – Bi-centennial history of Albany : history of the county of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886 ; with portraits, biographies and illustrations

Albany County – Bi-centennial history of Albany : history of the county of Albany, N.Y., from 1609 to 1886 ; with portraits, biographies and illustrations

Albany County – A discourse on the life, services and character of Stephen Van Rensselaer : delivered before the Albany Institute, April 15, 1839 : with an historical sketch of the colony and manor of Rensselaerwyck in an appendix

Albany County – History of the county of Schenectady, N. Y., from 1662 to 1886

Albany County – History of the county of Schenectady, N. Y., from 1662 to 1886

Albany County – Landmarks of Albany County, New York

Albany County – Landmarks of Albany County, New York

Albany County – Latham, New York

Albany County – Minutes of the court of Rensselaerswyck, 1648-1652

Albany County – Notes taken from Landmarks of Albany County, N.Y., 1897

Albany County – Notes, research and miscellaneous records

Albany County – Bibliography of Historical and Genealogical books for Schenectady and Albany Cities and Counties

Albany County – Minutes of the Commissioners for detecting and defeating conspiracies in the state of New York : Albany County sessions, 1778-1781

Albany County – Early records of the city and county of Albany and colony of Resselaerswyck

Albany County – Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1775 – 1778

Albany County – Three Rivers: Hudson Mohawk Scoharie– This site represents the valleys surrounding the three rivers and hosts an eclectic mix of historical links, articles and more.

Albany – Historic Albany– This is a resource from the Historic Albany Foundation.  It is an excellent source for those interested in historic buildings and architecture.

Albany – Albany and its place in the history of the United States : a memorial sketch written for the two-hundreth anniversary of its birthday as a city

Albany – Albany bi-centennial : Historical memoirs

Albany – Albany chronicles : a history of the city arranged chronologically from the earliest settlement to the present time, illustrated with many historical pictures of rarity and reproductions of the Robert C. Pruyn collection of the mayors of Albany, owned by the Albany Institute and Historical and Art Society

Albany – Albany’s tercentenary : America’s oldest city, 1624-1924, historical narrative souvenir

Albany – The Annals of Albany

Albany – Collections on the history of Albany, from its discovery to the present time : with notices of its public institutions, and biographical sketches of citizens deceased

Albany – Early Irish in old Albany, N.Y., : With special mention of Jan Andriessen, “De Iersman Van Dublingh”

Albany – The Executive Mansion in Albany : an informal history, 1856-1960

Albany – The executive mansion, Albany, New York : an informal history, 1856-1960

Albany – The history of the city of Albany, New York : from the discovery of the great river in 1524, by Verrazzano, to the present time

Albany – Old Albany

Albany – Random recollections of Albany from 1800 to 1808

Albany – Unveiling of the equestrian statue of General Philip H. Sheridan : Capitol Park, Albany, New York, October 7, 1916, by the citizens of Albany and the state of New York

Albany – Yearbook (Dutch Settlers Society of Albany)

Albany – The settlement and early history of Albany

Albany – Early records of the city and county of Albany and colony of Resselaerswyck

Albany – Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1775 – 1778

Altamont – 1971 Pedestrian Bridge Between Euclid Avenue and Schoharie Plank Road

Altamont – Altamont Fire Department Annual Ball

Altamont – Altamont High School

Altamont – Altamont Illumination Company

Altamont – Altamont Railroad Station

Altamont – Early Forms of Local Entertainment

Altamont – Frozen Assets

Altamont – Memorial Day Celebrations

Altamont – Real Estate Ad 1922

Altamont – The Big Fire

Altamont – Village Incorporates!

Berne- Berne Historical Project– This is a volunteer effort to share the history and genealogy of the people of Berne, NY

Bethlehem – Town Historian

Bethlehem – Archived Photos

Bethlehem – Bethlehem Historical Association

Bethlehem – National Register of Historic Places in Bethlehem

Bethlehem – Slingerlands Historic District

Bethlehem – Slingerlands Historic District Walking Tour

Bethlehem – Town Historical Markers

Coeymans – Coeymans and the past

Coeymans – Town History

Cohoes – The history of Cohoes, New York : from its earliest settlement to the present time

Cohoes – Cohoes History

Colonie Town – Historian

Colonie Town – Early History of Colonie

Colonie Town – Town of Colonie timeline

Colonie Village – History

Green Island – Green Island History

Guilderland – Town Historian

Guilderland – Outline history of the town of Guilderland, Albany County, New York

Knox – Knox Town Historian

Menands – Menands History

New Scotland – Town Historian

Rensselaerville – Rensselaerville History

Rensselaerville – People made it happen here : history of the Town of Rensselaerville, ca. 1788-1950

Rensselaerville – Rensselaerville, an old village of the Helderbergs

Watervliet – History of the city of Watervliet, New York, 1630 to 1910

 

 

Magazines & Periodicals

Albany – University of the State of New York bulletin – periodical

 

 

Albany – New York, Albany County, Albany, Knickerbocker News, 1928-1988

 

Albany – FultonHistory.org

  • ​Albany – Albany NY Argus (1813-1865)
  • Albany – Albany NY Evening Journal (1804, 1830-1936)
  • Albany – Albany NY Evening News ( 1926-1937)
  • Albany – Albany NY Evening Times (1867-1891 )
  • Albany – Albany NY Knickerbocker News (1937-1969)
  • Albany – Albany NY Morning Express (1857-1898)
  • Albany – Albany NY Times Union ( 1891-1970)
  • Albany – Cohoes NY American (1920-1951)

 

 

 

 

Photographs, Postcards, Exhibits

Albany County – Online Exhibits at Albany County

NY – New York Heritage Digital Collections (search by contributors)

Albany County – Albany Historic Photo Collections 

Albany County – Colonial Albany Social History Project – A model community history program of the New York State Museum, an agency of the State Education Department through its Office of Cultural Education. The Colonial Albany Social History Project was formed in 1981 to understand pre-industrial community life by studying the contributions of the diverse individuals who lived in the city of Albany during its formative years.

Albany County – I Spy My Hometown– This site includes historical information and photographs about Bethlehem, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Guilderland, Hoosick Falls, Rensselaerville and Voorheesville.

Albany – Albany Public Library Digital Collections, including some below

Albany – Residential Albany, 1850-1950

Albany – Urban Renewal in Albany 

Albany – Views of Albany

Albany – 1932 Garnet and Gray

Albany – Delaware avenue slideshow

Albany – Religious Albany

Albany – AlbanyGroup Archive 

Albany – University of Albany Digital Image Collections

Green Island – Green Island Photos

Guilderland – GPL and Guilderland Historical Society images

Menands – Menands Historical Gallery

Watervliet – History in Photos

 

 

Prisons & Prisoners

Albany County – Albany County Jail and Penitentiary Records, 1825-1976
This group of records consists of admission and discharge registers and financial ledgers for the Albany Penitentiary (Albany County Correctional Facility) during the 19th and early part of the 20th century.

 

 

 

 

Schools

Albany – University of the State of New York bulletin – periodical

Altamont – Altamont High School

 

 

 

 

Societies

Albany County – Articles of incorporation, constitution and by-laws, officers and members

Albany – Capital District Genealogical Society

Albany – Historic Albany Foundation

Albany – Jewish Genealogical Society of Capital District

Berne – Berne Historical Society

Clarksville – The Clarksville Historical Society

Colonie – Historical Society of Town of Colonie

Guilderland – Guilderland Historical Society

Guilderland – Guilderland Central School District Collection

Guilderland – Guilderland Photographs

Guilderland – Arthur B. Gregg Collection – Town Historian

Guilderland – Guilderland Historical Society Collection – photographs and documents pertaining to the history of the Town of Guilderland.

Guilderland – Library History – This collection documents the library’s early years (1957-1969), beginning through the initiative of the Westbrook Women’s Club.

Knox – Knox Historical Society

New Scotland – New Scotland Historical Association

Rensselaer – Rensselaer County Historical Society

Watervliet – Watervliet Historical Society & Museum

Watervliet – Ancient Order of Hibernians

 

 

Albany – Rougetor, Roessleville High School

Albany – Verdict, Albany Law School

Albany – Verdict, Albany Law School of Union Univ, 1923 & 1976

 

Cohoes – The Co-hi-se-an, Cohoes High School

 

Loudonville – The saga, Sienna College

 

 

 

 

 

 

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