New York State Archives and Libraries

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New York State Archives

The New York State Archives provides a large collection of research materials for genealogists. Family historians will find New York rich in historical resources that can be used to identify individuals on a family tree and explain the context in which they pursued their lives.Historical societies, libraries, museums, archives, and other organizations around New York provide resources for family historians and genealogists. You can find valuable details in diaries, letters, business records, deeds, wills, photographs, oral history tapes, and many other types of information created by people and organizations in the course of their daily activities.

New York State Archives
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, New York 12230

Phone: (518) 474-6926


New York State Public Library

New York State Public Library - has a very comprehensive genealogy library, including U.S. census records, a large collection of family genealogies, DAR records, city directories, church records, early newspaper microfilms, and vital records:

New York State Library
Cultural Education Center
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12230

Phone: (518) 474-5161


Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in New York offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Buffalo New York
1424 Maple Road
Williamsville, New York

(716) 688-2439

Queens New York
86-16 60th Road
Elmhurst, New York

(718) 478-5337


Rochester New York
1400 Westfall Road
Rochester, New York

(585) 271-5040

Albany New York
411 Loudon Road
Loudonville, New York

(518) 463-2566

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