History & Genealogy

Albany/Local History

Changes in Street Names in Albany, NY

Colonial Albany Social History Project

Map of Albany, New York in 1879

Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region

New York/US History

American Memory from the Library of Congress

New York History Net

US History and historical documents

Year by Year 1900-2010

World History

Arab Spring: An Interactive Timeline of Middle East Protests - Provided by The Guardian


Albany County GENWEB - Links to genealogical web sites with Albany County information including surname inquiry lists.

Albany County Hall of Records - Archives of the city and county of Albany, these official records contain many items of use to genealogists: marriage records, property records, tax rolls and naturalization information.

Civil War Records - Explains how to identify and locate civil war records at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Family History Center (Mormon Church) - The Mormon Church has the largest genealogical library in the world; family genealogies, church records, census records, probate records from all over the world.

Library of Congress: Local History & Genealogy - Extensive print and non-print genealogical material from the United States and the rest of the world.

National Archives - Search the official United States records used in genealogical research: population censuses, military records, land records, and more.

National Archives' 1940 Census Records - The 1940 census population schedules were made available for research on April 2, 2012.

New York State Archives - Information on official state records useful for genealogists: birth, death, marriage records, military records, land records and more.

New York State Archives' Ancestry.com New York - Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records and make them available on line for free.

New York State Library - Research collection of genealogical materials covering New York State, the Northeast and the rest of the United States.

Vital Records - How to obtain birth, death, marriage, or divorce records from different states and territories.

Last updated: September 12, 2014