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:
- ACHA Postcard Collection 1901 – 1953
- Acorn Stove Trade Cards c.1850 – c.1900
- Albany County Community Digitization Outreach Project: Family Papers 1880 – 2002
- Albany County Military and Property Records 1760 – 1818
- Capital District and Upstate New York Images, c. 1893-1915
- Dongan Charter Parade 1936 Albany New York 1936
- Family Records from Bibles and Prayer Books 1702 – 1923
- Judson Family Papers 1811 – 1887
- Peter Erwin Papers (1923-1973)
- Ten Broeck Family Images 1815 – 1855
- Ten Broeck Family Papers 1778-1798
- Ten Broeck Mansion and Ten Broeck Family Homesteads Images 1887 – 1947
- Van Allen Family Papers – multiple family genealogies and essay related to African Americans in Albany County, 1856-1884
- Veghte Family Papers 1886 – 1973
In progress (to be available late Spring 2024):
- Farnsworth Family Papers, c.1820-1928
- 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.