Albany, New York

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''[[United States|United States]] > [[New York|New York]] > [[Albany County, New York|Albany County]] > Albany''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York|New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Albany County, New York|Albany County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Albany'''  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
{{Wpd|Albany, New York}}, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen colonies. {{Wikipedia|Albany, New York}}
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{{Wpd|Albany, New York}}, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen colonies.  
  
 
'''Indian names:''' Pem-po-tu-wuth-ut (Mohegan), Sche-negh-ta-da (Iroquois)  
 
'''Indian names:''' Pem-po-tu-wuth-ut (Mohegan), Sche-negh-ta-da (Iroquois)  
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'''Fomer town names:''' Castle Island (1540), Fort Nassau (1614), Fort Orange (1624), Beverwyck (1652)  
 
'''Fomer town names:''' Castle Island (1540), Fort Nassau (1614), Fort Orange (1624), Beverwyck (1652)  
  
'''1664:''' When English took the area, the name was changed to Albany in honor of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_II_of_England Duke of Albany] (later James II, King of England).  
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'''1664:''' When English took the area, the name was changed to Albany in honor of the {{wpd|James_II_of_England|Duke of Albany}}, later James II, King of England.  
  
 
'''1674:''' The Dutch took Albany from the English.  
 
'''1674:''' The Dutch took Albany from the English.  
  
{{Wikipedia|Third Anglo–Dutch War}}<br>
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{{Wikipedia|Third Anglo–Dutch War}}<br>  
  
 
'''1675:''' The English retook Albany as the result of Third Anglo-Dutch War.  
 
'''1675:''' The English retook Albany as the result of Third Anglo-Dutch War.  
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
*Gateway to America&nbsp;: genealogical research in the New York State Library, pub. 1980 (FHL)  
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*Gateway to America: genealogical research in the New York State Library, pub. 1980 (FHL)  
*Genealogical resources in the New York metropolitan area (FHL)<br>
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*Genealogical resources in the New York metropolitan area (FHL)<br>  
*Guide to records relating to the Revolutionary War in the New York State Archives (FHL)<br>
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*Guide to records relating to the Revolutionary War in the New York State Archives (FHL)<br>  
*New York State Library card catalog file of vital records in the History and Genealogy section (FHL)<br>
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*New York State Library card catalog file of vital records in the History and Genealogy section (FHL)  
*Surname card index (FHL)<br>
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*Surname card index (FHL)
  
 
=== Bibliography  ===
 
=== Bibliography  ===
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*Albany illustrated: illustrated souvenir of Albany and vicinity, commerce, trade and industries, historical, descriptive and biographical sketches, with views and portraits, pub. 1892 (FHL)  
 
*Albany illustrated: illustrated souvenir of Albany and vicinity, commerce, trade and industries, historical, descriptive and biographical sketches, with views and portraits, pub. 1892 (FHL)  
*Geschichte der Deutschen in Albany und Troy: nebst kurzen biographien von beamten und hervorragenden buergern&nbsp;: illustrirtes handbuch wissenswerthen inhaltes, pub. 1897 (FHL)  
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*Geschichte der Deutschen in Albany und Troy: nebst kurzen biographien von beamten und hervorragenden buergern: illustrirtes handbuch wissenswerthen inhaltes, pub. 1897 (FHL)  
 
*Noted living Albanians and state officials: a series of biographical sketches, pub. 1891 (FHL)
 
*Noted living Albanians and state officials: a series of biographical sketches, pub. 1891 (FHL)
  
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=== Guardianships  ===
 
=== Guardianships  ===
  
=== History ===
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=== History ===
J. Munsell, ''Collections on the History of Albany, from its Discovery to the Present Time: with Notices of its Public Institutions, and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased'' (Albany, New York: 1867) [http://books.google.com/books?id=BdkRAAAAIAAJ Google Books digital copy], [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Collections+on+the+history+of+Albany%2C+from+its+discovery+to+the+present+time+%3A+with+notices+of+its+public+institutions%2C+and+biographical+sketches+of+citizens+deceased Other Libraries]
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J. Munsell, ''Collections on the History of Albany, from its Discovery to the Present Time: with Notices of its Public Institutions, and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased'' (Albany, New York: 1867) [http://books.google.com/books?id=BdkRAAAAIAAJ Google Books digital copy], [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Collections+on+the+history+of+Albany%2C+from+its+discovery+to+the+present+time+%3A+with+notices+of+its+public+institutions%2C+and+biographical+sketches+of+citizens+deceased Other Libraries]  
  
 
=== Jewish History and Records  ===
 
=== Jewish History and Records  ===

Revision as of 07:05, 23 September 2011

Albany, New York
Map
Map of Albany County highlighting Albany
Location in Albany County
Map of New York highlighting Albany County
Albany County's location in the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°39′09″N 73°45′26″E / 42.652594°N 73.757314°E / 42.652594; 73.757314
Facts
Founded July 22, 1686
Seat Albany
Ny-albany-cityhall.jpg
Address 24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
Website: www.albanyny.org/home.aspx

United States Gotoarrow.png New York Gotoarrow.png Albany County Gotoarrow.png Albany

Contents

Historical Facts

Albany, New York, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen colonies.

Indian names: Pem-po-tu-wuth-ut (Mohegan), Sche-negh-ta-da (Iroquois)

Fomer town names: Castle Island (1540), Fort Nassau (1614), Fort Orange (1624), Beverwyck (1652)

1664: When English took the area, the name was changed to Albany in honor of the Duke of Albany, later James II, King of England.

1674: The Dutch took Albany from the English.

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Third Anglo–Dutch War

1675: The English retook Albany as the result of Third Anglo-Dutch War.

22 July 1686: Formally chartered as a city.

1797: Albany became the state capital.

Resources

All titles, unless otherwise indicated, are Family History Library Catalog (FHL) entries.

Archives and Libraries

  • Gateway to America: genealogical research in the New York State Library, pub. 1980 (FHL)
  • Genealogical resources in the New York metropolitan area (FHL)
  • Guide to records relating to the Revolutionary War in the New York State Archives (FHL)
  • New York State Library card catalog file of vital records in the History and Genealogy section (FHL)
  • Surname card index (FHL)

Bibliography

  • Albany authors: a list of books (FHL)

Biography

  • Albany illustrated: illustrated souvenir of Albany and vicinity, commerce, trade and industries, historical, descriptive and biographical sketches, with views and portraits, pub. 1892 (FHL)
  • Geschichte der Deutschen in Albany und Troy: nebst kurzen biographien von beamten und hervorragenden buergern: illustrirtes handbuch wissenswerthen inhaltes, pub. 1897 (FHL)
  • Noted living Albanians and state officials: a series of biographical sketches, pub. 1891 (FHL)

Business and Commerce

  • Albany Savings Bank, 1820-1899 (FHL)
  • Albany Savings Bank, 1820-1920: one hundred years of faithful service, June 10th, 1920 (FHL)
  • History and development of the Albany Home Building Co., Albany, N.Y.: December, 1912 (FHL)
  • Home Savings Bank of the city of Albany: its history and achievements, 1872-1922, fifty years of faithful stewardship, May 4, 1922 (FHL)
  • Industrial Albany: manufacturing and distributing advantages (FHL)

Cemeteries

  • Albany City cemeteries, 1941 (FHL)
  • Burial records, First Dutch Reformed Church, 1934 (FHL)
  • Burials in Albany: p.56-58, 1710-1736 (First Reformed Church) (FHL)
  • Cemetery records, Albany (St. John's Evangelical Lutheran & Evangelical Protestant Church) and New Woodstock, New York, 1962 (FHL)
  • Proceedings of the Common Council, and the various religious corporations of the city of Albany, relative to the State Street burial grounds, 1867 (FHL)

Albany Rural

Beth Emmeth (Jewish)

Eagle Hill

aka St. Paul's German Lutheran

Graceland

Memory's Garden

Census

1860

  • The matched mortality and population schedules of 1860 census of Albany city and county, New York, pub. 1987

1910

  • Albany, New York 1910 census enumeration district maps

1920

  • 1920 census map for Albany, New York (FHL)

Centennial Celebrations, etc

See also Church Directories, History and Records

  • Albany's tercentenary: America's oldest city, 1624-1924, historical narrative souvenir (FHL)
  • Albany, a cradle of America: founded 1614, chartered 1686 (FHL)
  • The capital centenary: report of the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the state capital in Albany : January 3, 1797-January 6, 1897 (FHL)

Church Directories, History and Records

Due to very lengthy section, please see separate page on the subject.

Colonization

Court Records

Directories

Genealogy

Guardianships

History

J. Munsell, Collections on the History of Albany, from its Discovery to the Present Time: with Notices of its Public Institutions, and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased (Albany, New York: 1867) Google Books digital copy, Other Libraries

Jewish History and Records

  • Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, New York, 1838-1938, 5598-5698 (FHL)

Land and Property

Maps

Medical Records

Military History and Records

Minorities

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries

Officials and Employees

Public Records

Schools

Societies

Town Records

Vital Records

Websites

Societies, Libraries and Museums

References