Albany, Albany County, New York Genealogy

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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
Coordinates: 42°39′09″N 73°45′26″E / 42.652594°N 73.757314°E / 42.652594; 73.757314
Founded July 22, 1686
Seat Albany
Address 24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207

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  • Albany illustrated: illustrated souvenir of Albany and vicinity, commerce, trade and industries, historical, descriptive and biographical sketches, with views and portraits (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987. Microreproduction of original published: [Albany?] : The Argus Co., [1892?]). HeritageQuest Online edition; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6070937
  • Geschichte der Deutschen in Albany und Troy: nebst kurzen biographien von beamten und hervorragenden buergern: illustrirtes handbuch wissenswerthen inhaltes (Biographical sketches of officals and prominent German people in Albany and Troy) (Ann Arbor, Michigan : University Microfilms, 1987. Microreproduction of original published: [Albany?] : Albany Taeglicher Herold, [1897?]). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6070928.
  • David Addison Harsha, Noted living Albanians and state officials: a series of biographical sketches (Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox Co., 1974. Microreproduction of original published: Albany, N.Y. : Weed, Parsons, and Co., 1891). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 1000231 Item 2.

Business Records 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 Records

See Albany, New York Church Records Wiki page.

Court Records




Albany, New York, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen British colonies.

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.

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 Records

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

Land and Property





Archives, Libraries, and Museums

  • Melinda Yates, Gateway to America: genealogical research in the New York State Library, 2nd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: University of the state of New York, State Education Dept., New York State Library, 1982). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D23y.
  • Estelle M. Guzik, Genealogical resources in the New York metropolitan area (New York, N.Y.: Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois, 1989 ). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6100654; FHL Book 974.71 A3ge.
  • 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)



Town Records

Vital Records