Lookup Public Records in Albany County, New York. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Albany County, New York

Albany County is located in the state of New York. The county was formed on November 1, 1683, and named after the Duke of York and of Albany, who became James II of England (James VII of Scotland). The county seat is Albany, the state capital; other cities in the county include Cohoes and Watervliet. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 304,204 people and a total area of 533 square miles, of which 10 square miles is water and 523 square miles is land. Albany County is bordered by six counties; they are: Schenectady County to the north, Saratoga County to the northeast, Rensselaer County to the east, Columbia County to the southeast, Greene County to the south, and Schoharie County to the west.

Hon. Bruce A. Hidley is the current Albany County Clerk, as of 2015. The office of the clerk is charged with the primary responsibility of maintaining public documents in the county.  Some of the records maintained by the office of the clerk include plats; federal, state and county tax liens; deeds; mortgages and their assignments and satisfactions; and military discharges.

Deeds and mortgages recorded by the office of the clerk from 1980 to present can be accessed by doing a public records search through the online portal. If you need a copy of a deed or mortgage recorded by the clerk’s office before 1980, or you can find the records you are looking for online but cannot view the image of the document, you will need to send a search fee of $5.00, payable to “Albany County Clerk.” When doing a public records search online, you can also access images of lis pendens, UCC’s, judgments, liens, DBA’s, and warrants.

You can also visit the office of the clerk during regular business hours to search for copies of public records that are not otherwise sealed or restricted. Below is the physical address of the Albany County Clerk’s office:

32 N Russell Rd.

Albany, NY 12206

Albany, NY Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009392,977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20098,402
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20092,457
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,133
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009747
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200911,021
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200927,775
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20093,380
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200920,368
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20095,323
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200950,930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,394
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,019
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200970,964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200954,146
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,249
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200921,426
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009571
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20096,036
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20094,150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20095,186
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009832
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,748
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,055
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009733
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20093,299
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20094,808
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200964,441

Albany County Clerk’s Office

Address: 16 Eagle Street, Albany NY, 12207, USA
Phone: 518-487-5100

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