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When was Rensselaer County, NY Created?
Rensselaer County was created on February 07, 1791 from Albany County.
What counties are adjacent to Rensselaer County, NY?
Bordering Counties are Washington County, Bennington County, VT, Berkshire County, MA, Columbia County, Greene County, Albany County, Saratoga County .
Where can find Rensselaer County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rensselaer County vital records can be found at the New York Department of Health which has copies of birth records after 1881 and death records after 1880, copies of marriage since 1881 and a Divorce records since 1847 . There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in New York for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Rensselaer County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for New York Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage and Divorce Certificate Application to mail.
What Rensselaer County, NY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rensselaer County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rensselaer Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rensselaer Co. Industry and Agriculture is available for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rensselaer Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890.
There are New York State censuses from 1880, 1892, 1905, 1855, 1865, 1875, 1892, 1905, 1915, 1925. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also New York Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Rensselaer County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Rensselaer County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in New York courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless New York residents. The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Rensselaer County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also New York Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rensselaer County, NY?
A list of Rensselaer County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide New York Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Rensselaer County, NY Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Rensselaer County, NY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rensselaer County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a cost. This is simply a listing that has been compiled or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.