The American Family Immigration History Center > 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 report 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 New York > Several New York repositories partnered with Ancestry.com to provide these records at no cost. Create a free account. Note: this is not the same as the full Ancestry.com service. Some documents may be available to paid accounts only. Free access to Ancestry.com (Library Edition) is available when working on-site at the NY State Library.
Capital District Genealogical Society > Contact information for this local group.
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.
Find a Grave >The world’s largest gravesite collection.
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.
National Genealogical Society > Provides a long list of additional online resources for 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.
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 > Provides 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.