Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, New York Genealogy

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Rensselaer, New York
Map of New York highlighting Rensselaer County
Rensselaer County's location in the state of New York, United States Genealogy
Founded 1630
Seat Rensselaer
Address 505 Broadway
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Rensselaer County Cemetery database

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

c/o Saint John's Catholic Church 50 Herrick Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144 Phone (518) 465-0482

New Rural Cemetery

330 3rd Ave Ext, Rensselaer, NY, (518) 434-0638

Beverwyck Cemetery

Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY

Church Records[edit | edit source]

City Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Rensselaer, Rensselaer County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002).; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Rensselaer City History Research Center
Rensselaer City Hall
Second Floor
62 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-694-3126
Fax: 518-449-4756

The Center has city and county histories, maps, city directories, school yearbooks, family histories, books on Colonial history and New York State, books on American Indians, Dutch families, and other items related to the city. photographs and newspaper clippings files, copies of church records, and other historical and genealogical items.

  • See the City of Troy page for a list of several archives and libraries with good local history collections in Troy.
  • Hart-Cluett House Museum is run by the Rensselaer County Historical Society (see below).
    Phone: 518-244-6846

Societies[edit | edit source]

Rensselaer County Historical Society
57 Second Street
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-272-7232
Fax: 518-273-1264

Research Library of the Rensselaer County Historical Society has diaries, city directories, county histories, family histories, town and village histories, photographs, etc.

City Clerk[edit | edit source]

City Clerk
62 Washington Street, Fl 2
Rensselaer, New York 12144
Phone: 518-462-4266
Fax: 518-462-0890

City Historian[edit | edit source]

City Historian See also Historian for additional information.
Rensselaer City Hall
62 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-694-3126
Fax: 518-449-4756

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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