Find your Troy-area ancestors, Irish or not

The following list of local resources has been compiled by Donna Vaughn.



NYS Archives

Index to Vital Records (to get a record number)

Located at the Empire State Plaza, Madison Ave., Albany, NY (in the building with the Museum and the Library)
www.archives.nysed.gov/research/birth-marriage-death-records


New York State Department of Health –
Vital Records
www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/genealogy.htm
www.nysl.nysed.gov/genealogy/vitrec.htm
Order from:
NYS Dept. of Health
800 N. Pearl St. 2nd Fl.
Menands, NY 12204


Albany County Hall of Records

95 Tivoli St. Albany
518-436-3663
www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/AlbanyCountyHallofRecords/GENEALOGY.aspx
Declarations and Naturalization (index on line), Index to wills, Marriage records (City of Albany only), Index to deeds and mortgages, City directories, State & Federal Records


Rensselaer County Clerk’s Office

105 Third St. Troy
www.rensco.com/departments/county-clerk/


Rensselaer County Historical Society Research Library

www.rchsonline.org/library/
57 Second St. Troy
518-272-7232


LDS Family History Center

411 Loudon Rd
Loudonville, Albany, New York, United States
518-463-2566 Call ahead to confirm hours
www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/New_York_Family_History_Centers#Albany


Saratoga County Genealogy

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nysarato



Libraries


Albany Public Library

161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
518-427-4300
www.albanypubliclibrary.org/research/history/albany


Troy Public Library
100 Second St., Troy, NY 12180
518-274-7071
www.thetroylibrary.org
www.thetroylibrary.org/pdf/FindAncestors.pdf (pdf)


Watervliet Library

1501 Broadway, Watervliet, NY
518-274-4471
www.watervlietpubliclibrary.org


Cohoes Library 

169 Mohawk Street, Cohoes, NY 12047
518-235-2570
www.cohoespubliclibrary.org


Schenectady Library

99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
518-388-4500
www.scpl.org/resources_services/internet_links/genealogy_localhistory.html


New York State Library, Genealogy Section

222 Madison Ave, Seventh Floor, Albany, NY 12230
518-474-5355
www.nysl.nysed.gov/gengen.htm
Family genealogies, local histories, DAR records, church records, census records, early newspapers on film, city directories, amazing collection, not just NYS. Volunteers from the Capital District Genealogy Society available on site, to help you (free).



Genealogy Societies

JOIN A LOCAL SOCIETY- JOIN A MAILING LIST –  ATTEND A MEETING!

Troy Irish Genealogy Society
www.troyirish.org

Rensselaer County Historical Society
www.rchsonline.org


Capital District Genealogical Society

www.capitaldistrictgenealogicalsociety.org


Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County, NY

PO Box 270
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
www.saratoganygenweb.com/gwsarhh.html


Saratoga County Historical Society

www.brooksidemuseum.org