We have genealogists who perform in-depth research in the New York State Library in Albany, New York.
The collections include:
- Biographical sketches of prominent persons
- Church and cemetery records
- Church records
- City Directories and selected telephone books from 1700s to present (list of city directories)
- County, city, and town histories
- DAR records compiled by New York State Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution
- Early newspapers (list of available newspapers)
- Family genealogies
- Local histories
- New York State Census records from as early as 1825 through 1925 (usually at 10-year intervals)
- Periodicals, retrospective and current
- Publications of state and local historical societies
- Published papers of prominent citizens
- Published records of towns and municipalities
- Surname indexes
The library has an extensive collection of New York State church (Protestant denominations only) and cemetery records. Access to these records is through the Library’s Vital Records Card Index (available onsite only) or its online catalog.
We’ll search records for you and email you digital images of what we find.