New York State Archives with Jim Folts

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Find out what the New York State Archives in Albany holds for genealogists as Dr. Jim Folts shares his unsurpassed knowledge of the archives with us. We'll explore military records, tax records, vital records, little-used gems at the state archives and more. Jim is head of researcher services.

NY State Archives:

NY State Dept of Health Genealogical Research Death Index starting 1957: NY Portal:


New York State Cultural Education Center in Albany.

Digitized images available to New York residents via the New York:

  • Abstracts of Civil War Muster Rolls, New York State Archives series 13775. Sample image126th Infantry Regiment, record for Pvt. William Baker
  • Census of Poorhouses and Almshouses, New York State Archives series A1978. Sample image: Ulster County Poorhouse, 1888.