This week's blog is not on a society but on a local historical records holding facility. And for those who have yet to use the Albany County Hall of Records (ACHOR) for their genealogical pursuits, you are missing out! The ACHOR holds numerous city and county records that are stored at its facility. ACHOR records are vast. It is best to check the ACHOR website for its holdings. A few examples of important genealogical items of interest hold include naturalization and marriage records, city directories, Almshouse, census, church, and cemetery records, deeds, maps, and military discharges. This list is just the tip of the iceberg here.
The ACHOR has an extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff. Many of them have worked at ACHOR for long time.
The Albany County Hall of Records is located at
95 Tivoli Street, Albany, NY 12207
Phone number: 518.436.3663
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM