Finding Birth, Death, and Marriage Records

The Albany Public Library has few resources on this subject.  New York State did not require communities to keep official records until the 1870s.  Prior to that time these records were kept only in churches. For information about how to obtain a birth, marriage, or death certificate, please consult the following links.

City of Albany

Births

Deaths

Marriages - Records from 1870 - 1954 are held by the Albany County Hall of Records.

Albany County

Church Records - Records from 1756 - 1932 are held by the Albany County Hall of Records.

New York State

Birth, death, and marriage records

Last updated: December 12, 2012
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