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The Capital District Genealogical Society

Meetings: generally fourth Saturday (May & November, third Saturday) at William K. Sanford Town Library
A genealogical society to teach members and interested persons how to trace their family roots, lineage, or heritage; and to provide help to those seeking information about families residing in the Albany area.

Bibliography of Genealogy: Circulating Collection

Bibliography of Genealogy Reference Materials

Bibliography of Local History: Circulating Collection

Updated Bibliography of Local History: Reference Collection

Genealogy Internet Links

1895 New York Atlas - County maps of NY state as of 1895, includes lists of cities, towns, with name, population, where located in the state, post office, railroad station or express office.

The American Family Immigration History Center
is now available on-line. It uses state of the art computer technology to bring Immigrant arrival records from 1892-1924 to one's fingertips. For a nominal fee, visitors can receive a printout of their family's data, plus a picture of the ship on which they arrived. However, the site is difficult to access, because of the number of people trying to access it.

Ancestry Library Edition -
Includes approximately 4,000 databases including U.S. Federal Census, the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index (over 200 volumes); and Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage (over 150 volumes). Note: This can only be used within the Library.

Books we own Books We Own Books we own is a list of resources owned/accessed by individuals who are willing go look up genealogical information and e-mail or snail mail it to others who request it. This is a free service - volunteers may ask for reimbursement of copies and postage if information is provided via snail-mail.

Capital District Genealogical Society -

Contact information for this local group.

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet More than 83,000 links, categorize and cross-referenced, plus alphabetical and topical categories.

Family Search Family Search Website for the vast genealogical data compiled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Includes free downloading of Personal Ancestral File, one of the most widely used genealogical management programs for home computers.

Fultonhistory Newspapers (Search Over 20,670,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages). - -Another link from the History Channel. This site offers links to many genealogy resources.

Genealogy at the New York State Library Covers New York State, the Northeast and rest of the country. Includes local histories, DAR records and city directories.

HeritageQuest Online -
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, Genealogy and local history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records and LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set. Available to Colonie patrons only.

Library of Congress. Local History & Genealogy Reading Room Library of Congress Local History The Library of Congress has one of the world's premier collections of U.S.and foreign genealogical and local historical publications.

LibrarySpot's Online Obituary Search - - has links to several online obituary search links.

National Archives and Records Administration. Genealogy NARA.GENEALOGY NARA's gateway to using the National Archives for genealogical research.

New York State Archives - - Records of military service, census, Indian, naturalization, marriage and prisons.

New York State Vital Records. Obtaining Genealogy Copies NY State Vital Records Using the New York State Vital Records Office for genealogical research. Oldest and largest FREE genealogy site. Links to Social Security Death Index, and how-to's on tracing your family tree.

Search Systems: New York Public Records
This site includes statewide NY Public records including marriage notices from 1600 on.

U.S. Army Center of Military History U.S. Army Center of Military History The Center's art and documents collections, library facilities, and reference services are open to private researchers. Official priorities permitting, its historians, curators, and archivists advise researchers on military history topics and stand ready to share their expertise concerning the location of sources. Includes links to historical websites of other branches of the U.S. Military.

USGenWeb Project - New York State Page USGenWeb Project - New York We are a group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.

Contact Anne Stutzman, Genealogy Librarian

To make suggestions about this site, to report dead links, or for information related to Genealogy resources you may contact Anne Stutzman at:

William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Phone: (518) 458-9274
Fax: (518) 438-0988

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