Other Government Resources

Current deeds, mortgages, divorce records, Supreme Court Records after 1919:

Albany County Clerk
County Court House, Room 128
16 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207-1077
(518) 487-5100

Wills and letters of administration:

Surrogate Court
Family Court Building
Albany, New York 12207
(518) 285-8585

Naturalizations after 1991:

Office of Immigration and Naturalization
U.S. Post Office and Federal Court House Room 220
Albany, NY 12207

Local naturalizations 1821 - 1991:

Albany County Online Naturalization Indexes

Ship passenger and immigration lists:

Passenger Lists (NNCC)
National Archives (GSA)
Washington, D.C. 20408

Building permits after 1991:

Division of Building and Codes
165 Henry Johnson Blvd.
Albany, NY 12210
(518) 434-5165

Births and deaths in the city of Albany:

City Vital Statistics
City Hall, Room 254M
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-5045

New York State Archives and Records Administration (SARA):

New York State Archives and Records Administration
New York State Education Department
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230

The Colonial Albany Social History Project

A model community history program of the New York State Museum, an agency of the State Education Department through its Office of Cultural Education. The Colonial Albany Social History Project was formed in 1981 to understand pre-industrial community life by studying the contributions of the diverse individuals who lived in the city of Albany during its formative years.


Births and deaths in New York State outside the City of New York:

New York State Department of Health, Vital Records Section
Visit their website for information about obtaining records, or email your questions to vr@health.state.ny.us

Customer Service Lobby (walk-in)
800 North Pearl Street, 2nd Floor - Room 200
Menands, NY 12204
Weekdays, 8:30am-4:30pm

Information about town vital statistics (including births and deaths) also contact the the city, town or village clerk:

  • Altamont (village): (518) 861-8554
  • Berne: (518) 872-1448
  • Bethlehem: (518) 439-4955
  • Coeymans: (518) 756-2100
  • Cohoes (City): (518) 237-7648
  • Colonie: (518) 783-2734
  • Colonie (village): (518) 869-7562
  • Green Island: (518) 273-0661
  • Green Island (village): (518) 273-2201
  • Guilderland: (518) 356-1980
  • Knox: (518) 872-2551
  • Menands (village): (518) 434-2922
  • New Scotland: (518) 439-4865
  • Ravena (village): (518) 756-8233
  • Rensselaerville: (518) 797-3798
  • Watervliet (city): (518) 270-3810
  • Westerlo: (518) 797-3111
  • Voorheesville (village): (518) 765-2692

Hon. Bruce A. Hidley, Albany County Clerk

Hon. Bruce A. Hidley,
Albany County Clerk

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