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Addresses for Libraries, Town Historians,
Genealogy Societies, Historical Societies
and Churches in Albany Co. NY

Information transcribed by Debby Masterson

Albany Public Library

161 Washington Ave.
Albany,  NY  12210
(518) 449-3380

Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, NY  12054

Historic Cherry Hill
523  South Pearl St.
Albany, NY   12202
(518)  434-4791

Wlliam K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany-Shaker Rd.
Loudonville, NY 12211-1126
(518) 458-9274
(518) 438-0988

Historical Societies
Albany County Historian
Albany County Office Bldg.
Room 820
112 State St.
Albany, NY  12207
(518) 447-7057

Albany County Historical Association
9 Ten Broeck Pl.
Albany, NY   12210
(518) 436-9826

Town Historians

Historian, Town of Berne
Ralph Miller
1136 Heldeberg Trail
Berne, NY 12023
Phone: 518-872-0212

Historian, Town of Bethlehem
Joseph A. Allgaier
15 Heather  Ln.
Delmar, NY  12054

Historian, Town of Coeymans
Marvin D. Wolfe
Rt. 1, Box 17
Coeymans Hollow, NY  12046

Historian, City of  Cohoes
Patricia R. Scattergood
39 Main St.
Cohoes, NY  12047

Historian, Town of Colonie
Jean Olton
Memorial Town Hall
Newtonville, NY  12128

Historian, Village of Colonie
Linda Murphy
14 Benjamin Ln.
Albany, NY  12205

Historian, Town of Green Island
Ginger Hewitt
Heatley School
171 Hudson Ave.
Green Island, NY  12183

Historian, Town of Knox
Mrs. Austin Saddlemire
P. O. Box B,
Knox, NY 12107

Historian, Village of Menands
Kevin Franklin
Municipal Bldg.
250  Broadway
Menands, NY  12204

Historian, Village of Ravena
Mary McCabe
Ravena Library
Ravena, NY  12143

Historian,  Village of  Voorheesville
Dennis Sullivan
Village Hall,
Voorheesville Ave.
Voorheesville, NY  12186

Historian, Town of  Westerlo
Thurman Bishop, Jr.
South St.
Westerlo, NY  12193

Historical Societies

Berne Historical Society
P. O. Box 34
Berne, NY  12023

Bethlehem Historical Assn.
Old Cedar Hill Schoolhouse
Selkirk, NY 12158
(518)  767-9432

Guilderland Historical Society
P. O. Box 76
Guilderland Center, NY  12085

Knox Historical Society
P. O. Box 11
Knox, NY  12107-0011
(518) 872-2551

Little Red Schoolhouse Historical Society
P. O. Box 25
Coeymans Hollow, NY  12046
(518)  756-2562

Town of New Scotland Historical Assn.
P. O. Box 511
Slingerlands, NY 12159
(518) 765-2071

Rensselaer County  Historical Society
59 Second St.
Troy, NY  12180
(518) 272-7232

Rensselaerville Historical Society
P. O. Box 8
Rensselaerville, NY  12147
(518) 797-5154

Watervliet Historical Society
P. O. Box 123
Watervliet, NY  12189

Genealogical Societies

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Library
122 E. 58th St.
New York, NY  10022-1939
(212) 755-8532

The Dutch Settlers Society of Albany
23 Dresden Ct.
Albany, NY  12203
(518) 456-7202

Capital District Genealogical Society
PO Box 2175
Albany, NY 12220-0175

see more below

The Capital District Genealogical Society was founded 1981, 300 + members. Serves Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties. Meets monthly on a saturday at Colonie Town Library as well as taking some field trips. Traveling genealogists welcome at meetings. Free admission to all meetings, except the annual conference in the spring, which is held at a hotel and includes a national speaker and a sit down luncheon. Members are working on transcribing and indexing the 1855 Albany City and County NY State Census records. Towns outside the city are almost completed, but city has not yet been started. However, for research help, there is a city directory that lists the people, occupations and addresses. This might help locate the people in the ward and then in the census until the census is indexed.

Research questions about where to find resources can be sent to the Society's PO Box, noting attention to the Reference Volunteers. A list of researchers is also available. Please enclose a long SASE when writing for these services.

Dues $10.00 annually, includes quarterly newsletter and 2 free queries in newsletter, plus free registration of ten surnames to the surname list (a surname, one b,m or d date and the county in NY where it occurred, then your name and address all on a 3x5 card). The list is updated annually in the fall and has over 3,000 NY surnames on it so far.


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