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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

Directions, maps, and public transportation:[1]  {Optional}

Internet sites and databases:

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.




{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

  • New York State Archives
  • New Netherland Research Center: The New Netherland Research Center (NNRC) operates under the leadership of the New York State Library providing scholarship and knowledge about the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland in North America. It fosters partnerships with institutions and organizations supporting research and collections pertaining to the Dutch influence on American history.

    The NNRC is a partnership between the Office of Cultural Education, which includes the New York State Library, the State Archives, the State Museum and the Office of Educational Television/Public Broadcasting, and the New Netherland Institute (NNI), an independent non-profit dedicated to fund raising for supporting the activities and programs of the New Netherland Project.

    New Netherland Project
    New York State Library
    Cultural Education Center, 10th floor
    Albany, NY 12230-0001

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.
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