Albany County

  • The Official government Web Page for the county.
  • The County Clerk's Web Page can be found by going to the Quick Jump pulldown menu on this page, found right under the title logo. Then go to the County Clerk web page. Better yet, go to the Hall of Records for the ACHOR or Albany County Hall Of Records web page. This site has Naturalization Indexes in a Searchable Database (on-line!!!) as well as lists & dates of other Historical Records available.
  • Links to historical information about the county
    • This link: Historical Area Markers of New York State goes to a site with general information on the program. The following lists markers found in the Capital District.
    • New Netherland and Beyond This site contains information on the Genealogy and History of Early New York State.
    • The New Netherland Project was established under the sponsorship of the New York State Library and the Holland Society of New York. Its primary objective is to complete the transcription, translation, and publication of all Dutch documents in New York repositories relating to the seventeenth - century colony of New Netherland.
    • The Olden Times This special section of a site called The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about New York & New York families.
    • Take a look also at the page for the City of Albany which has listings of some sites that relate more specifically to the City of Albany.
    • A scan of the booklet A MEMORIAL: Records of early burial places on the farms in the town of Guilderland, N.Y. and surrounding towns, Compiled by WILLIAM A. BRINKMAN, HISTORIAN, can be found here.
    • Transcriptions of some cemeteries in the county can be found here.
    • You can find information about getting vital records from the state of New York here.
  • There is no specific County Library, but The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) maintains a page with information about most if not all of the libraries in Albany County. Information about a particular library can be found here - go to the drop down menu titled All Libraries near the top of the page, choose a library, then click on Go.
  • A Short History of Albany County.
  • Towns and Villages of Albany County.