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J. Munsell, ''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, New York: 1867) [http://books.google.com/books?id=BdkRAAAAIAAJ Google Books digital copy], [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Collections+on+the+history+of+Albany%2C+from+its+discovery+to+the+present+time+%3A+with+notices+of+its+public+institutions%2C+and+biographical+sketches+of+citizens+deceased Other Libraries]
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=== Jewish History and Records  ===

Revision as of 06:35, 23 September 2011

Albany, New York
Map of Albany County highlighting Albany
Location in Albany County
Map of New York highlighting Albany County
Albany County's location in the state of New York
Founded July 22, 1686
Seat Albany
Address 24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
Website: www.albanyny.org/home.aspx

United States > New York > Albany County > Albany

Historical Facts

Albany, New York, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen colonies.
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Albany, New York

Indian names: Pem-po-tu-wuth-ut (Mohegan), Sche-negh-ta-da (Iroquois)

Fomer town names: Castle Island (1540), Fort Nassau (1614), Fort Orange (1624), Beverwyck (1652)

1664: When English took the area, the name was changed to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany (later James II, King of England).

1674: The Dutch took Albany from the English.

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Third Anglo–Dutch War

1675: The English retook Albany as the result of Third Anglo-Dutch War.

22 July 1686: Formally chartered as a city.

1797: Albany became the state capital.


All titles, unless otherwise indicated, are Family History Library Catalog (FHL) entries.

Archives and Libraries

  • Gateway to America : genealogical research in the New York State Library, pub. 1980 (FHL)
  • Genealogical resources in the New York metropolitan area (FHL)
  • Guide to records relating to the Revolutionary War in the New York State Archives (FHL)
  • New York State Library card catalog file of vital records in the History and Genealogy section (FHL)
  • Surname card index (FHL)


  • Albany authors: a list of books (FHL)


  • Albany illustrated: illustrated souvenir of Albany and vicinity, commerce, trade and industries, historical, descriptive and biographical sketches, with views and portraits, pub. 1892 (FHL)
  • Geschichte der Deutschen in Albany und Troy: nebst kurzen biographien von beamten und hervorragenden buergern : illustrirtes handbuch wissenswerthen inhaltes, pub. 1897 (FHL)
  • Noted living Albanians and state officials: a series of biographical sketches, pub. 1891 (FHL)

Business and Commerce

  • Albany Savings Bank, 1820-1899 (FHL)
  • Albany Savings Bank, 1820-1920: one hundred years of faithful service, June 10th, 1920 (FHL)
  • History and development of the Albany Home Building Co., Albany, N.Y.: December, 1912 (FHL)
  • Home Savings Bank of the city of Albany: its history and achievements, 1872-1922, fifty years of faithful stewardship, May 4, 1922 (FHL)
  • Industrial Albany: manufacturing and distributing advantages (FHL)


  • Albany City cemeteries, 1941 (FHL)
  • Burial records, First Dutch Reformed Church, 1934 (FHL)
  • Burials in Albany: p.56-58, 1710-1736 (First Reformed Church) (FHL)
  • Cemetery records, Albany (St. John's Evangelical Lutheran & Evangelical Protestant Church) and New Woodstock, New York, 1962 (FHL)
  • Proceedings of the Common Council, and the various religious corporations of the city of Albany, relative to the State Street burial grounds, 1867 (FHL)

Albany Rural

Beth Emmeth (Jewish)

Eagle Hill

aka St. Paul's German Lutheran


Memory's Garden



  • The matched mortality and population schedules of 1860 census of Albany city and county, New York, pub. 1987


  • Albany, New York 1910 census enumeration district maps


  • 1920 census map for Albany, New York (FHL)

Centennial Celebrations, etc

See also Church Directories, History and Records

  • Albany's tercentenary: America's oldest city, 1624-1924, historical narrative souvenir (FHL)
  • Albany, a cradle of America: founded 1614, chartered 1686 (FHL)
  • The capital centenary: report of the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the state capital in Albany : January 3, 1797-January 6, 1897 (FHL)

Church Directories, History and Records

Due to very lengthy section, please see separate page on the subject.


Court Records





J. Munsell, 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, New York: 1867) Google Books digital copy, Other Libraries

Jewish History and Records

  • Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, New York, 1838-1938, 5598-5698 (FHL)

Land and Property


Medical Records

Military History and Records


Naturalization and Citizenship


Officials and Employees

Public Records



Town Records

Vital Records


Societies, Libraries and Museums