Genealogical Resources Available at the Main Library

Census Records On Microfilm - Albany County

note: Printed name indexes are available for the Federal Census, 1790-1900

City Directories
Location Holdings
note:  Areas covered by individual directories varies
Albany 1820 - present. (1982, 1984, 1987 were never published)
microfilm copies: 1861 - 1901
Cohoes   (see Troy)
Colonie 1956 - 1958, 1960 - 1971, 1977, 1980, 1991 - present
Guilderland 1956 - 1958, 1960 - 1971, 1977
Rensselaer (see Albany after 1896)
Schenectady 1980, 1997
microfilm copies: 1841 - 1861
Troy 1961 - 1971, 1973,1974, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1992 - present
microfilm copies: 1861 - 1901
Voorheesville 1956 - 1958, 1960 - 1971

Newspapers Online

Database icon Albany Times Union (1995 - present) 2

 

Newspapers On Microfilm
Newspaper Holdings
Albany Argus 1/26/1813 – 12/31/1899
Albany Evening Journal 3/22/1830 – 1/28/1865
Albany Evening News 1/3/1928 – 7/31/1937
Albany Evening Times 10/25/1865 – 11/16/1891
Albany Evening Union 5/29/1882 – 11/16/1891
Albany Gazette 2/1/1788 – 5/11/1789
Albany Journal 2/2/1788 – 5/11/1789
Albany Morning Times 4/21/1856 – 8/10/1861
Albany Times & Courier 8/12/1861 – 10/24/1865
Albany Times Union 5/31/1892 – present
Hudson Weekly Gazette 2/5/1787 – 4/28/1789
Knickerbocker News 8/2/1937 – 4/15/1988
Knickerbocker Press 1/1/1928 – 6/30/1937
New York Times 1/1/1899 – 12/31/2006
Times Record (Troy) 1/1/1935 – 9/30/1942
Troy Record 1/1/1897 – 6/29/1907

Albany Telephone Books

Assistance

Phone: (518) 427-4303

Email: localhistory@albanypubliclibrary.org

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Last updated: March 27, 2014
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