Researchers: FAQs

Conducting research about Albany County, New York?

First step: please check our digitized collections: Albany County Historical Association | New York Heritage (

Second step: In the event you are not able to locate records in our digitized collections, we will check our non-digitized collections for you.  Please send all research requests to:

  • Subject line: Research Request
  • Please note that ACHA staff will strive to assist you, but due to the volume of requests, we are not able to conduct research for you or answer all requests.
  • If there are records which may contain the information you are seeking in our holdings, we will direct you to those records for you to conduct the research yourself.

Third Step: If the ACHA has let you know that we have non-digitized records related to your request, researchers may make an appointment for records within our collections.  Researchers are asked to follow staff guidelines for safe handling of fragile materials and copyright restrictions.

Thank you.