Rensselaer County, NY Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records
Rensselaer County, one of a fairly large number of counties in New York State that began as a part of the huge Albany County, was officially incorporated in 1791. A wealthy Dutch merchant named Kiliaen van Rensselaer was one of the original owners of land in the area, which is where the county derived its name. The Rensselaer County Historical Society maintains a research library that contains over 30,000 historical and genealogical books, artifacts, and records at 57 Second Street in the county seat of Troy, NY. The library is open year round, with the exception of the month of January, on Thursdays through Saturdays from 12:00PM until 5:00PM. Individuals can schedule appointments outside those hours of operations, as well, and the Society accepts long distance research requests for those who are unable to visit in person. Requests can be submitted by email or by calling the Society at (518) 272-7232.
Rensselaer County Recorder Office - Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Records
105 3rd St
Troy, NY 12180
Hours of Operation: 8:30AM-5PM; 7PM Th EST
Recording Officer: County Clerk
Records Online: Real Estate, Deed, Lien
Search Fee: $40.00.
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