Genealogy

The American Family Immigration History Center  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 Colonie Town Library.

Books We Own by RootsWeb 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 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.

Fulton History Newspapers  Search Over 20,670,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages.

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.

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

National Archives and Records Administration NARA’s gateway to using the National Archives for genealogical research.

NYS Historic Newspapers project The NYS Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history.

New York State Archives Genealogy Resources

New York State Vital Records. Obtaining Genealogy Copies

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  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.

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