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''[[United States|United States]] > [[New York|New York]] > [[Albany County, New York|Albany County]] > Albany''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] > [[New York|New York]] > [[Albany County, New York|Albany County]] > Albany''  
  
== Albany County Organization ==
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
Albany County's civil records start the following years:
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{{Wpd|Albany, New York}}, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen colonies. {{Wikipedia|Albany, New York}}
  
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'''Indian names:''' Pem-po-tu-wuth-ut (Mohegan), Sche-negh-ta-da (Iroquois)
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" |                                      '''Beginning Dates for McHenry County Records'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, New York#Births|Birth]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, New York#Marriages|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, New York#Deaths|Death]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, New York#Census|Census]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, New York#Land|Land]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Albany County, New York#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1870<br>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1790<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1630<br>
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1787<br>
 
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Albany County are kept, see the [[Albany County, New York Courthouse|Albany County Courthouse]] page.
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'''Fomer town names:''' Castle Island (1540), Fort Nassau (1614), Fort Orange (1624), Beverwyck (1652)
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
  
{{Wpd|Albany, New York}}, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen colonies. {{Wikipedia|Albany, New York}}
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'''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).
  
At the time of creation Albany County included all of the present [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County, Vermont, all of New York state north of the counties of [[Dutchess County, New York|Dutchess]] and [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]], and theoretically stretched west to the Pacific Ocean.  
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'''1674:''' The Dutch took Albany from the English.  
  
*'''Indian names:''' Pem-po-tu-wuth-ut (Mohegan), Sche-negh-ta-da (Iroquois)
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{{Wikipedia|Third Anglo–Dutch War}}<br>
*'''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).
 
*'''1674:''' The Dutch took Albany from the English.
 
  
{{Wikipedia|Third Anglo–Dutch War}}<br>
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'''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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'''22 July 1686:''' Formally chartered as a city.  
*'''22 July 1686:''' Formally chartered as a city.
 
*'''1797:''' Albany became the state capital.
 
  
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1797:''' Albany became the state capital.
  
Albany County was one of the original twelve counties created by the Province of New York on 1 November 1683.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 488. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== Resources  ==
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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All titles, unless otherwise indicated, are {{FHL|184780|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FHL) entries.
  
*27 May 1717: Albany County was adjusted to gain an indefinite amount of land from [[Dutchess County, New York|Dutchess]] County and other non-county lands.
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
*7 October 1763: King George III, King of England, as part of his proclamation, created new province of Quebec, implicity setting the northern limit of New York at the parallel of 45 degrees north latitude, from Atlantic-St.Lawrence watershed westward to the St. Lawrence River, but it was never mapped.
 
*20 July 1764: King George III established the boundary between New Hampshire and New York along the west bank of the Connecticut River, north of Massachusetts and south of the 45th parallel. Albany County implicitly gained present-day Vermont. Disputes broke out later and the dissatified colonists organized in opposition which led to the creation of Republic of Vermont in 1777 (lasted until Vermont joined in the American Revolutionary War.)
 
*13 July 1766: Cumberland County was partitioned from Albany County, covering all northern and eastern limits of the county, including what is now [[Windsor County, Vermont|Windsor]] County, most of [[Windham County, Vermont|Windham]] County and parts of [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] and [[Rutland County, Vermont|Rutland]] counties in Vermont.
 
*26 June 1767: Albany County regained all of Cumberland County.
 
*19 March 1768: the county was repartitioned and Cumberland County restored.
 
*16 March 1770: the county was partitioned again to create Gloucester County (which includes all of present-day [[Orange County, Vermont|Orange]], [[Caledonia County, Vermont|Caledonia]] and [[Essex County, Vermont|Essex]] counties, most of [[Washington County, Vermont|Washington]] County, parts of [[Orleans County, Vermont|Orleans]], [[Lamoille County, Vermont|Lamoille]], [[Addison County, Vermont|Addison]] and [[Chittenden County, Vermont|Chittenden]] counties in Vermont.
 
*12 March 1772: Albany County was partitioned again, into Albany, Tryon (now [[Montgomery County, New York|Montgomery]]) and Charlotte (now [[Washington County, New York|Washington]]) counties.
 
*24 March 1772: a partition of 50 sq miles was handed over to Cumberland County.
 
*9 March 1774: [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]] County was set off from Albany County.
 
*1 April 1775: a partition of 60 sq miles was handed over to Charlotte County who then exchanged a like parcel with Cumberland County.
 
*15 January 1777: 300 square miles was lost to the Republic of Vermont.
 
*26 January 1781: [[Bennington County, Vermont|Bennington]] County, Vermont attempted to annex a portion of Albany County (today's portions of [[Washington County, New York|Washington]] and [[Rensselaer County, New York|Rensselaer]] counties) to form "The West Union." The Confederation (before there was the US Constitution) arbitrated this annexation, and condemned it, with Vermont ceasing the attempts on 23 February 1783.
 
*4 Apr 1786: [[Columbia County, New York|Columbia]] County was set off.
 
*7 March 1788: New York refusing to recognize the independence of Vermont, with Cumberland County eliminated, tried to adjust the line that separated Cumberland County from Albany in present-day Vermont, but to no effect.
 
*7 February 1791: [[Rensselaer County, New York|Rensselaer]] and [[Saratoga County, New York|Saratoga]] counties were set off. On the same day, town of Cambridge was transferred to [[Washington County, New York|Washington]] County.
 
*1 January 1795: [[Schoharie County, New York|Schoharie]] County was set off.
 
*5 April 1798: [[Ulster County, New York|Ulster]] County took 90 sq miles to add to it.
 
*25 March 1800: [[Greene County, New York|Greene]] County set off.
 
*3 March 1808: Havre Island turned over to [[Saratoga County, New York|Saratoga]] County with no net loss of land.
 
*7 March 1809: [[Schenectady County, New York|Schenectady]] County set off. From this day Albany County exists in its present shape.
 
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== Records and Resources ==
 
  
All titles, unless otherwise indicated, are {{FHL|184780|subject-id|disp=Family History Library Catalog}} (FHL) entries.
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*Gateway to America&nbsp;: genealogical research in the New York State Library, pub. 1980 (FHL)
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*Genealogical resources in the New York metropolitan area (FHL)<br>
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*Guide to records relating to the Revolutionary War in the New York State Archives (FHL)<br>
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*New York State Library card catalog file of vital records in the History and Genealogy section (FHL)<br>
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*Surname card index (FHL)<br>
  
 
=== Bibliography  ===
 
=== Bibliography  ===
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Due to very lengthy section, please see [[Albany, New York Church Directories, History and Records|separate page]] on the subject.  
 
Due to very lengthy section, please see [[Albany, New York Church Directories, History and Records|separate page]] on the subject.  
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=== Colonization  ===
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
=== Ethnic Research ===
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== Jewish History and Records ====
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=== Guardianships ===
  
*Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, New York, 1838-1938, 5598-5698 (FHL)
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=== History  ===
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Jewish History and Records ===
  
=== History  ===
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*Congregation Beth Emeth, Albany, New York, 1838-1938, 5598-5698 (FHL)
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
=== Military Records  ===
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=== Medical Records  ===
 
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
 
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
 
 
 
=== Periodicals  ===
 
 
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
  
=== Repositories ===
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=== Military History and Records ===
  
==== County Courthoues ====
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=== Minorities ===
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
==== Archives ====
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=== Obituaries ===
  
==== Libraries ====
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=== Officials and Employees ===
  
*Gateway to America: genealogical research in the New York State Library, pub. 1980 (FHL)
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=== Public Records  ===
*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>
 
*New York State Library card catalog file of vital records in the History and Genealogy section (FHL)<br>
 
*Surname card index (FHL)<br>
 
  
=== Social Groups Online ===
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=== Schools ===
  
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
=== Taxation ===
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=== Town Records ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
==== Births ====
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=== Websites ===
  
==== Marriages ====
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
==== Deaths ====
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== References ==
 
 
=== Websites  ===
 
 
 
=== Voter Registration  ===
 
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{reflist}} {{Albany County, New York}}
  
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Albany_County,_New_York|Albany]]
 
[[Category:Albany_County,_New_York|Albany]]

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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
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 > New York > Albany County > Albany

Historical Facts

Albany, New York, Oldest surviving European settlement from the original thirteen colonies.
Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Albany, New York

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

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