Digital Collections

Jeffress Family, 1953, Arbor Hill, Albany NY. Collections: ACHA Community Digitization.

Please see our current digital collections through New York Heritage.

Collections span 1702-1973, and include records related to land holdings, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War service, African Americans, Dutch settlement, immigration, and family life in Albany County.  The records contain extensive genealogical information, contained in family Bible records, plus photographs, daguerreotypes, artwork, sketchbooks, letters, and ephemera.  The collections may be viewed as an entirety, or easily searched using keywords.






Collections available for research:

In progress (to be available fall 2024):

  • Wendell Family Papers, 1687-c. 1840
  • Crounse-MacHarg (McHarg) Family Papers, c. 1789-1959
  • Join our Transcription Team: volunteers are trained in transcription techniques of historic primary sources, and meet weekly via Zoom to discuss their work.  Good typing skills, strong proof-reading skills, and access to a computer needed.  Contact us to learn more.

Digitization projects made possible in part with funding from CDLC Regional Collections Grants with funding from the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB).  The Albany County Community Digitization Outreach Project: was supported in part by federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Capital District Library Council.