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New York State Library


Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Use the form at the Contact link to email reference requests to the library. Read their instructions about making requests.


New York State Library
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12230

Telephone:[1]  ((518) 474-5355 - General information.

Hours and holidays:[1]  The library's reference desk can be reached from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, except holidays

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Internet sites and databases:

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Collection Description

The New York State Library has a Local History and Genealogy Section which includes:

  • family genealogies
  • local histories
  • DAR records
  • church records
  • census records
  • early newspapers on film
  • city directories and telephone books
  • other materials such as cemetery records, periodicals, published records of towns and municipalities.




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Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the New York State Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

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