NYALBANY-L ArchivesArchiver > NYALBANY > 1999-07 > 0931454559
Subject: Re: [NYALBANY-L] Albany Public Library - Closure
Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 13:22:39 EDT
Lissa and All-
There is the New York State Library in the same building as the NYS Museum,
the Albany City Public Library, Troy City Library, Guilderland Public
Library, Bethlehem Public Library and Colonie Public Libraries (the largest I
think in the area, sorry if I'm wrong). All of those have some genealogical
selections. Bethlehem is one I go to frequently, along with the Colonie
library. Guilderland is supposedly very good, too.
There are other libraries in the area that also have some genealogy and, of
course, history sections. We have a couple of good book stores: Borders,
Barnes and Noble and Walton's. Of course there are a few used book stores
and other new book stores that would be worthy of research.
Barnes and Nobles didn't have as many in the local history section as Borders
did. I bought the "Landmarks" by Amasa Parker along with the Coeymans
history by Giddings, last night. Landmarks, by the way, are businessmen,
attorneys, doctors, etc., of Albany in the 1800's, but has a genealogical
history for some of them. The women aren't indexed, however. :(
The NYS Library is open only Mondays through Friday, 9-5. Those of us who
work and live in the area have to take a vacation day to research there. :(
I understand they would like to change the times and days open.
Someone asked me about an Albany mayor. I saw a book last night about past
Albany mayors at Borders. You could probably get it by ILL or through
There were also books for sale about Bethlehem, Saratoga, and other towns and
villages of this area.