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Albany County, New York Genealogy Resources

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in Albany County, New York? Our expert research team has put
 together some helpful links and resources to help you get started with your family tree research. Many of the New
 York
resources listed on this page are often used by our genealogists during a typical ancestry search to help locate important records like birth certificates, obituaries, court records, marriage certificates, land deeds, and family
 histories.

Cemeteries

Albany Diocesan Cemeteries

Albany Rural Cemetery

Cemetery List - NY Department of State

DeRuyter's Annual Cemeteries

Dufresne Funeral Home - Albany County Cemetery List

Epodunk - Albany County Cemeteries

Find a Grave - Albany County, NY

Graceland Cemetery - Albany County, NY

Interment.net - Albany County Cemeteries

New York Cemetery Transcription and Photo Project

New York Photo Gravestone Project - Albany County, NY

The Political Graveyard - Albany County, NY

Rootsweb.com - Albany County Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcription Project - Albany County, NY

USGenweb - Albany County, NY Cemetery Records Archives

Census Records

1720 Census of Albany County, NY

1790 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1790 Census of Albany County, NY - New York State Museum

1790 Catskill Census

1790 Coxsakie Census

1790 Rensselaerville Census

1790 Watervliet Census

1800 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1810 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1820 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1830 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1840 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1850 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1860 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1870 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1880 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1880 Census of Albany County, NY - FamilySearch.org

1910 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1920 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

1930 Census of Albany County, NY - Ancestry.com

City Directories

Albany and Rensselaer City Directories - Ancestry.com

Albany Business Directories - Ancestry.com

Albany City Directories - Ancestry.com

Albany Directory of Householders - Ancestry.com

Albany, New York Directories 1889-1891 - Ancestry.com

Albany, New York Directories 1928, 1953, and 1957 - Ancestry.com

Albany Freeholders 1720 - New York State Museum

Albany, Rensselaer, and Menands Directories - Ancestry.com

Albany, Schenectady Directories - Ancestry.com

Castelton Directories - Ancestry.com

Cohoes, Waterford Directories - Ancestry.com

Rensselaerswyck, New York Settlers, 1630-58 - Ancestry.com

Watervliet, Green Island, NY Directories - Ancestry.com

Estate Records

Albany County, New York Will and Intestate Records

Albany County, New York - New York Counties Will Testators Indexes

Calendar of Wills on File and Recorded in the Offices of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals

Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of
Rensselaerswyck
(Mortgages 1, 1658 - 1660, and Wills 1-2, 1681 - 1765)

Early Records of the City and County of Albany and Colony of Rensselaerswyck
(Mortgages 1, 1658 - 1660, and Wills 1-2, 1681 - 1765)

Surrogates' Court - County of Albany Index to Wills

History

Albany County, NY History - New York State Museum

Albany County, NY History - Wikipedia.org

Colonial Albany Social History Project

History of Cohoes, NY

Menands Village Historian

Poorhouse History - Albany County, NY

Town of Bethlehem, NY

Town of Coeymans, NY

Immigration and Naturalization Records

Albany County, New York - Migrations Project

Albany County, NY Naturalization Indexes - County Clerk's Office

Declarations of Intent 1850-1856 - Justices' Court, Albany, New York

Declarations of Intent 1827-1895 - Justices' Court, Albany, New York

Ellis Island - Port of New York Passenger Records

National Archives and Records Administration - Northeast Region

New York Immigration Records - New York State Archives

Northern District of New York Naturalization Project

Land Records

Albany County, New York Deeds and Land Records - USGenWeb

Albany County, NY Land Deeds - Albany County Clerk

Land Records Research Directory

Libraries and Archives

Albany County Hall of Records

Albany County Libraries

Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center 

Albany Institute of History & Art 

Albany Public Library - Local History Collections

Albany Resources - Jewish Genealogical Society

Altamont Free Library - Local History Collections

Altamont Village Archives and Museum 

American Italian Museum and Cultural Center - Albany, NY 

Archives and Special Collections - The College of Saint Rose, Albany

Berne Public Library - Local History Collections

Bethlehem Public Library - Local History Collections

Center for Applied Historical Research - University at Albany, SUNY

Cohoes Public Library - Local History Collections

The Daughters of Charity Archives of the Northeast Province - Albany, NY

The Edgar G. Luby Archives of St. Peter's Church - Albany, NY

Guide to Archival Records - Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History - Albany, NY

Guilderland Public Library - Local History Collections

Guilderland Town Historian - Guilderland, NY

Historic Cherry Hill - Albany, NY 

Hudson River Valley Institute - Collections

Irish American Heritage Museum - Albany, NY

Manuscripts and Special Collections - New York State Library

Menands Public Library - Local History Collections

The New Netherland Institute - Albany, NY 

The New Netherland Museum & Half Moon Visitor's Center

The New Scotland Museum - New Salem, NY 

New York State Archives - Albany, NY 

New York State Museum - Albany, NY 

Pruyn Collection of Albany History - Albany Public Library

Pruyn House - Colonie, New York

RCS Community Library - Local History Collection

Rediscovering New York History and Culture - Albany County Resources

The Rensselaerville Historical Society Research Collection 

Rensselaerville Library - Local History Collections

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site - Albany, NY   

Special Collections at Siena College - Loudonville, NY

Ten Broeck Mansion - Albany, NY 

Town of Colonie Historian 

University at Albany, SUNY - M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

USGenWeb Archives - Albany County, NY

Van Schaick Mansion - Cohoes, NY

Village of Menands, New York - Historian's Page 

Voorheesville Public Library - Local History Collections

Watervliet Arsenal Museum - Watervliet, NY 

Watervliet Public Library - Local History Collections

Westlo Public Library - Local History Collections

William K. Sanford Library - Local History Collections

Military Records

1840 New York State Census of Pensioners - Albany County, NY

Albany County Military Services & Pensions - USGenWeb Archives

Albany Militia 8th Regiment 1898 - Olive Tree Genealogy

Heroes of Albany - A Memorial of the Patriot-Martyrs of the City and County of Albany

Jacob Hallenback's Company in Albany 1757 - Olive Tree Genealogy   

Marte Hallenback's Company in Albany 1757 - Olive Tree Genealogy   

Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York (Vol. 1)

Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York (Vol. 2)

Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York (Vol. 3)

Roll of Capt Jonas Douws Company Albany 1715 - Olive Tree Genealogy

World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps - Albany County, New York

Obituaries

Albany County Obituaries & Death Notices - USGenWeb Archives

Albany Times Union - Obituaries

The Altamont Enterprise - Obituaries

Obituary Index - Albany County, NY

Societies

Albany County Historical Association - Albany, NY

Alcove Preservation Association - Alcove, NY 

American Italian Heritage Association - Albany, NY  

Central New York Genealogical Society - Syracuse, NY 

Col. George L. Willard Camp #154 - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Col. George Lamb Willard Camp #154 - Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Dutch Barn Preservation Society - Rotterdam Junction, NY

General Peter Gansevoort Chapter (Albany) -  National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Historic Albany Foundation - Albany, NY 

Historical Society of the Delaware & Hudson Railway Company

The Historical Society of the Town of Colonie

Joseph Melvin Leonard Camp No. 168 (Cohoes) - Sons Of Spanish American War Veterans

Mohawk & Hudson Chapter - National Railway Historical Society

Mohawk Chapter (Albany) - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The New Scotland Historical Association 

New York - Albany Colony - Society of Mayflower Descendants

Old Hellebergh Chapter - National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Ravena Coeymans Historical Society 

Shaker Heritage Society - Colonie, NY 

Spindle City Historic Society - Cohoes, NY 

St. David's Welsh Society - Albany, NY

Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society 

Tax Lists

Albany County Tax Lists - USGenWeb Archives

Vital Records

Albany County Marriage Records - GenWed.com

Albany County Marriages - USGenWeb Archives

Albany DRC Marriages 1683-1724

Dutch Churches of Helderbergh, Jerusalem, New Salem and Princetown Marriages 1794-1829

Evangelical Lutheran Church Marriages October 4, 1848

Marriages 1725-1748 - Albany County, NY

Marriages by Robert J. Blair, 1841-1845 - Pastor of Helderbergh and Princetown Reformed Churches

Onesquethaw Church, Clarksville - Marriages 1840-1874

Some Lutheran marriages Performed by the Rev. Adam Crouse

VitalRec.com - Albany County Vital Records

Click Below to Learn More about Your New York Genealogy

County
Formation Date
County Seat
Parent County
Albany County
1683
Albany
Original county
Allegany County
1806
Belmont
Genesee County
Bronx County 1914
Bronx
New York County
Broome County 1806
Binghamton
Tioga County
Cattaraugus County 1808
Little Valley
Genesee County
Cayuga County 1799
Auburn
Onondaga County
Charlotte County 1772
Extinct county
Albany County
Chautauqua County 1808
Mayville
Genesee County
Chemung County 1836
Elmira
Tioga County
Chenango County 1798
Norwich
Herkimer, Tioga
Clinton County 1788
Plattsburgh
Washington County
Columbia County 1786
Hudson
Albany County
Cortland County 1808
Cortland
Onondaga County
Delaware County 1797
Delhi
Ulster, Otsego
Dutchess County 1683
Poughkeepsie Original county
Erie County 1821
Buffalo Niagara County
Essex County 1799
Elizabethtown Clinton County
Franklin County 1808
Malone Clinton County
Fulton County 1838
Johnstown Montgomery County
Genesee County 1802
Batavia Ontario County
Greene County 1800
Catskill Ulster, Albany
Hamilton County 1816
Lake Pleasant Montgomery County
Herkimer County 1791
Herkimer Montgomery County
Jefferson County 1805
Watertown Oneida County
Kings County 1683
Brooklyn Original county
Lewis County 1805
Lowville Oneida County
Livingston County 1821
Geneseo Genesee, Ontario
Madison County 1806
Wampsville Chenango County
Monroe County 1821
Rochester Genesee, Ontario
Montgomery County 1772
Fonda Albany County
Nassau County 1899
Mineola Queens County
New York County 1683
New York Original county
Niagara County 1808
Lockport Genesee County
Oneida County 1798
Utica Herkimer County
Onondaga County 1794
Syracuse Herkimer County
Ontario County 1789
Canandaigua Montgomery County
Orange County 1683
Goshen Original county
Orleans County 1824
Albion Genesee County
Oswego County 1816
Oswego, Pulaski Oneida, Onondaga
Otsego County 1791
Cooperstown Montgomery County
Putnam County 1812
Carmel Dutchess County
Queens County 1683
Jamaica Original county
Rensselaer County 1791
Troy Albany County
Richmond County 1683
St. George Original county
Rockland County 1798
New City Orange County
St. Lawrence County 1802
Canton Clinton, Herkimer, Montgomery
Saratoga County 1791
Ballston Spa Albany County
Schenectady County 1809
Schenectady Albany County
Schoharie County 1795
Schoharie Albany, Otsego
Schuyler County 1854
Watkins Glen Tompkins, Steuben, Chemung
Seneca County 1804
Ovid, Waterloo Cayuga County
Steuben County 1796
Bath Ontario County
Suffolk County 1683
Riverhead Original county
Sullivan County 1809
Monticello Ulster County
Tioga County 1791
Owego Montgomery County
Tompkins County 1817
Ithaca Cayuga, Seneca
Tryon County 1772
(became Montgomery County in 1784) Albany County
Ulster County 1683
Kingston Original county
Warren County
1813
Lake George Washington County
Washington County
1772
Hudson Falls Albany, Charlotte
Wayne County
1823
Lyons Ontario, Seneca
Westchester County
1683
White Plains Original county
Wyoming County
1841
Warsaw Genesee County
Yates County
1823
Penn Yan Ontario, Steuben

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