New York Archives, Libraries and Societies

New York Archives, Libraries and Societies

Find contact information for archives, libraries and other genealogical organizations in New York.

Adirondack Genealogical and Historical Society
100 Main St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~adkghs

Adirondack History Center Museum
Box 428, 7590 Court St., Elizabethtown, NY 12932
(518) 873-6466
http://www.adkhistorycenter.org

Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 485-3445
http://www.poklib.org

African-Atlantic Genealogical Society
144 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport, NY 11520
http://www.aagsinc.net

Albany County Hall of Records
95 Tivoli St., Albany, NY 12207
(518) 436-3663
http://www.albanycounty.com/ACHOR

Allegany Area Historical Association
Box 162, Allegany, NY 14706
http://aaha.bfn.org

Almond Historical Society
7 Main St., Almond, NY 14804
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyahs/AlmondHS.html

Archdiocese of New York
1011 First Ave., New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1000
http://www.ny-archdiocese.org

Bethlehem Historical Association
Box 263, 1003 River Rd., Selkirk, NY 12158
(513) 767-9432
http://bha1965.webs.com

Blauvelt Free Library
541 Western Hwy., Blauvelt, NY 10913
(845) 359-2811
http://www.rcls.org/blv

Bronx County Historical Society
3309 Bainbridge Ave., The Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 881-8900
http://www.bronxhistoricalsociety.org

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 222-4111
http://www.brooklynhistory.org

Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society
GAAA Library Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 627-2417
http://www.buffaloirishcenter.com

Capital District Genealogical Society
Empire State Plaza Station, Box 2175, Albany, NY 12220
(518) 439-5160

Cayuga County Historian’s Office
Historic Old Post Office Bldg., 3rd Floor, 157 Genesee St., Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 253-1300
http://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/history/index.html

Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society
Box 247, 14 W. Cayuga St., Moravia, NY 13118
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/colhs.htm

Central New York Genealogical Society
Box 104, Colvin Station, Syracuse, NY 13205
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycnygs

Cheektowaga Historical Association
3329 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
(716) 683-5589
http://www.cheektowagahistory.com/page9.php

Chemung Valley History Museum and Historical Society
415 E. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 734-4167
http://www.chemungvalleymuseum.org

Chenango Historical Society
45 Rexford St., Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-9227
http://www.chenango.history.museum

Columbia County Historical Society
5 Albany Ave., Box 311, Kinderhook, NY 12106
(518) 758-9265
http://www.berkshire.net/OnlineArchives/columbia/cchs.html

Columbia University, Journalism Library
204 Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-0390
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/jour

Cortland County Historical Society
25 Homer Ave., Cortland, NY 13045
(607) 756-6071
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycortla/chsfe.htm

Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society
336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050
(516) 365-9074
http://www.cowneck.org

Creole-American Genealogical Society
Box 2666, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008

East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061
(518) 447-7476
http://www.eastgreenbushlibrary.org

East Hampton Library
159 Main St., East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-0222
http://www.easthamptonlibrary.org

East Hampton Historical Society
101 Main St., East Hampton, NY 11937
(631) 324-6850
http://www.easthamptonhistory.org

Eastchester Historical Society
Box 37, Eastchester, NY 10709
(914) 793-1900
http://www.museumsusa.org/data/museums/NY/22461.htm

Episcopal Diocese of New York
1047 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025
(212) 316-7400
http://www.dioceseny.org

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Metropolitan New York Synod
475 Riverside Dr., Ste. 1620, New York, NY 10115
(212) 665-0732
http://www.mnys.org

Finger Lake Finns
http://www.fingerlakesfinns.org

Genealogical Society of Rockland County
New City Library, Box 444, New City, NY 10956
(845) 942-0577
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrockla/GSRC

General Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York
20 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036
(212) 755-7082
http://www.colonialwarsny.org/contact.htm

Genesse County Genealogy Society
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygags/index.htm

Geneva Free Library
244 Main St., Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 789-5303
http://genevapubliclibrary.net

Geneva Historical Society
543 S. Main St., Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 789-5151
http://www.genevahistoricalsociety.com

German Genealogy Group
Box 1004, Kings Park, NY 11754
http://www.germangenealogygroup.com

Goshen Public Library
203 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 294-6606
http://goshenpubliclibrary.org

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society
1820 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385
(718) 456-1776
http://onderdonkhouse.org

Guernsey Memorial Library
3 Court St., Norwich, NY 13815
(607) 334-4034
http://www.4cls.org/webpages/members/Norwich/NORWICH.HTML

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
333 Seventh Ave., 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001
(212) 967-4100
http://www.hias.org

Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County
Box 270, Sarasota Springs, NY 12866
http://saratoganygenweb.com

Herkimer County Historical Society
400 N. Main St., Herkimer, NY 13350
(315) 866-6413
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyhchs

Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York
Grand Central Station, Box 3009, New York, NY 10163
http://www.hispanicgenealogy.com

Holland Society of New York
20 W. 44th St, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036
(212) 758-1675
http://www.hollandsociety.com/index1.html

Huguenot Historical Society
81 Huguenot St.,, New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-1660
http://www.huguenotstreet.org

Huntington Historical Society
209 Main St., Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 427-7045
http://www.huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org

Irish Family History Forum
Box 67, Plainview, NY 11803,
http://www.ifhf.org

Italian Genealogical Group
Box 626, Bethpage, NY 11714,
http://www.italiangen.org

Jewish Genealogical Society of the Capital District
58 Edgecomb St., Albany, NY 12209
(518) 462-4815

Jewish Genealogical Society of Buffalo
3700 Main St., Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 833-0743

Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island
37 Westcliff Dr., Dix Hills, NY 11746
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsli

Jewish Genealogical Society of Rochester
265 Viennawood Dr., Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 271-2118

Jewish Genealogical Society
Box 286398, New York, NY 10128
(212) 294-8326

Olin Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-4144
http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/index.html

Johnstown Public Library
38 S. Market St., Johnstown, NY 12095
(518) 762-8317
http://www.johnstownpubliclibrary.info

Lancaster New York Historical Society
40 Clark St., Lancaster, NY
(716) 681-7719

Leo Baeck Institute
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
(212) 744-6400
http://www.lbi.org/fellowships.html

Livingston County Historical Society
30 Center St., Geneseo, NY 14454
(716) 243-9147
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nylchs

Livingston-Steuben County Genealogical Society
5 Elizabeth St., Dansville, NY 14437
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyliving/lscgs.htm

Long Beach Historical Society
Box 286, Long Beach, NY 11561
(516) 432-1192
http://www.longbeachhistory.org

Longwood Genealogy Group
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygglshp

Madison County Historical Society
435 Main St., Oneida, NY 13421
(315) 363-4136
http://www.mchs1900.org

Malverne Historical and Preservation Society
Box 393, Malverne, NY 11565
(516) 792-1910
http://www.malvernehistoricalsociety.org

Manlius Historical Society
109 Pleasant St., Box 28, Manlius, NY 13104
(315) 682-6660
http://www.manliushistory.org

Margaret Reaney Memorial Library
19 Kingsbury Ave., St. Johnsville, NY 13452
(518) 568-7822
http://www2.telenet.net/community/mvla/stjo

Minisink Valley Historical Society
125-133 W. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 856-2375
http://www.minisink.org

Montgomery County Department of History and Archives
Old Courthouse, Box 1500, Fonda, NY 12068
(518) 853-8186
http://www.amsterdam-ny.com/mcha

Moore Memorial Library
59 Genesee St., Greene, NY 13778
(607) 656-9349
http://www.4cls.org/Greene/Greene.html

New Castle Historical Society
100 King St., Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 238-4666
http://www.newcastlehistoricalsociety.org

New City Library
220 N. Main St., New City, NY 10956
(845) 634-4997
http://www.newcitylibrary.org

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400
http://www.nyhistory.org

New York City Board of Elections
32 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004
(212) 487-2170
http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us

New York City Department of Records, Municipal Archives
31 Chambers St., Room 103, New York, NY 10007
(212) 639-9675
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/about/archives.shtml

New York Family History Center
125 Columbus Ave., 1st Floor, New York, NY 10023
(212) 799-2414
http://www.familysearch.org

New York Foundling Hospital
590 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011
(212) 633-9300
http://www.nyfoundling.org

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
36 W. 44th St., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10036
(212) 755-8532
http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org

New York Historical Association
Box 800, Cooperstown, NY 13326
(888) 547-1400
http://www.nysha.org/about/index.htm

New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division
Fifth Ave. and 42nd St., New York, NY 10018
(212) 930-0601
http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/jewish.html

New York Public Library, Irma and Paul Milstein Division of US History, Local History and Genealogy
Fifth Avenue and 42nd St., Room 121, New York, NY 10018
(212) 930-0828
http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/lhg/genea.html

New York State Archives
Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-6926
http://www.archives.nysed.gov/aindex.shtml

New York State Library
Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-5355
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov

New York State Museum
Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230
(518) 474-5877
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov

Newburgh Free Library
124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 563-3600
http://www.newburghlibrary.org

Niagara County Genealogical Society
215 Niagara St., Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 433-1033
http://www.niagaracounty.org/genealogical_society_home.htm

Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society
Box 1256, Plattsburgh, NY 12901
http://www.nnyacgs.org

Ogdensburg Public Library
312 Washington St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669
(315) 393-4325
http://www.nc3r.org/ogdensburg

Olive Free Library Association
4033 Rte. 28-A, West Shokan, NY 12494
(845) 657-2482
http://olive.westshokan.lib.ny.us

Oneida County Historical Society
1608 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502
(315) 735-3642
http://www.midyork.org/ochs

Oneida Public Library
220 Broad St., Oneida, NY 13421
(315) 363-3050
http://www.midyork.org/oneida

Onondaga County Public Library
447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 435-1900
http://www.onlib.org

Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 428-1864
http://www.cnyhistory.org

Ontario County Genealogical Society
55 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
http://www.ochs.org/Genealogy/Ocgs

Ontario County Historical Society
55 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-4975
http://www.ochs.org

Orange County Genealogical Society
Attn: Gen Research, 101 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924
http://www.ocgsny.org

Oyster Bay Historical Society
Box 297, 20 Summit St., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
(516) 922-5032
http://www.oysterbayhistory.org

Polish Genealogical Society of New York State
12645 Rt. 78, East Aurora, NY 14052
http://www.pgsnys.org

Port Chester Public Library
1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 939-6710
http://www.portchesterlibrary.org

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Genealogical Society
Box 260118, Bellerose, NY 11426
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~prhgs

Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0700
http://www.queenslibrary.org

Queens Historical Society
143-135 37th Ave., Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 939-0647
http://www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Registrar, City of Albany Vital Statistics
Room 254M, City Hall, Albany, NY 12207
(518) 434-5045
http://www.albanyny.org/Government/Departments/VitalStatistics.aspx

Rennsselaer County Historical Society
57 Second St., Troy, NY 12180
(518) 272-7232
http://www.rchsonline.org

Richmond Memorial Library
19 Ross St., Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 343-9550
http://www.batavialibrary.org

Rochester Genealogical Society
1050 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14610
http://nyrgs.org

Rochester Public Library
115 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 428-8370
http://www.rochester.lib.ny.us/rochimag/lochist.html

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library
229 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601
(315) 785-7705
http://www.flowermemoriallibrary.org

St. Lawrence County Historical Association
3 E. Main St., Box 8, Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-8133
http://www.slcha.org

Scarsdale Historical Society
937 Post Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 723-1744
http://www.scarsdalehistory.org

Schenectady County Historical Society
32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 374-0263
http://www.schist.org

Schuyler County Historical Society 108 N. Catharine St., Box 651, Montour Falls, NY 14865
(607) 535-9741
http://www.schuylerhistory.org

Shaker Heritage Society
25 Meeting House Rd., Albany, NY 12211
(518) 456-7890
http://www.shakerheritage.org

Slovak Heritage and Folklore Society International
151 Colebrook Dr., Rochester, NY 14617
(716) 342-9383
http://www.iarelative.com/shfsinfo.htm

Southern Tier Genealogical Society
Box 680, Vestal, NY 13850
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nybroome/stgs/stgs.htm

Southold Historical Society
Box 1, Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-5500
http://www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org

St. George’s Society of New York
216 E. 45th St., Ste. 901, New York, NY 10017
(212) 682-6110
http://www.stgeorgessociety.org

Staten Island Historical Society
Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-1611
http://www.newyorkled.com/Staten-Island-Historical.htm

Steele Memorial Library
101 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901
(607) 733-9173
http://www.steele.lib.ny.us

Suffolk County Historical Society
300 W. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-2881
http://www.riverheadli.com/rmuseum.html

Sullivan County Historical Society
Box 247, Hurleyville, NY 12747
(845) 434-8044
http://www.sullivancountyhistory.org

Three Village Historical Society
93 North Country Rd., Setauket, NY 11733
(631) 751-3730
http://www.threevillagehistoricalsociety.org

Tioga County Historical Society
110 Front St., Owego, NY 13827
(607) 687-2460
http://www.tiogahistory.org

Troy Public Library
100 Second St., Troy, NY 12180
(518) 274-7071
http://www.thetroylibrary.org

Ulster County Elting Memorial Library
93 Main St., New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-5030
http://elting.newpaltz.lib.ny.us

Ulster County Genealogical Society
Box 536, Hurley, NY 12443
http://www.ucgsny.org

Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501
(315) 735-2279
http://uticapubliclibrary.org

Wayne County Historical Society
21 Butternut St., Lyons, NY 14489
(315) 946-4943
http://www.waynehistory.org

Westchester County Historical Society
2199 Saw Mill River Rd., Elmsford, NY 10523
(914) 592-4323
http://www.westchesterhistory.com

Western New York Genealogical Society
Box 338, Hamburg, NY 14075
http://www.wnygs.org

Yates County Genealogical and Historical Society
107 Chapel St., Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-7318
http://www.yatespast.com

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, The Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY 10011
(212) 246-6080
http://www.yivoinstitute.org

Yorktown Historical Society
Box 355, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914) 962-5722 ext. 440
http://www.yorktownhistory.org


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