Rensselaer County Genealogy Search (New York)

Perform a free Rensselaer County, NY public genealogy records search, including genealogy ancestry histories, family search histories, and family trees.


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Rensselaer County Birth Certificates http://www.rensselaerny.gov/CityClerk/VitalStatistics/Birth.aspx View Rensselaer County, New York birth certificate information, including required identification and fees for certified copy requests.

Rensselaer County Death Certificates & Records https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/death.htm Find Rensselaer County, New York death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

Rensselaer County Divorce Certificates https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/divorce.htm Find Rensselaer County, New York divorce certificate information, including confidentiality, fees, and certified copy request procedure.

Rensselaer County Historical Society Website http://www.rchsonline.org/library-and-research/ View Rensselaer County Historical Society genealogical information, become a member, hours and admission.

Rensselaer County Marriage Certificates & Records https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/marriage.htm View Rensselaer County, New York marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests.

Rensselaer County Vital Records https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/ View Rensselaer County, New York vital records information, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificate copy requests, related fees, and identification requirements.

Troy City Vital Records Department Vital Records http://www.troyny.gov/departments/vital-records/ View Troy City Vital Records Department vital records webpage with contact information, office hours and links vital records services.

Find Rensselaer County Genealogy Records

Rensselaer County Genealogy Records are kept by a number of different government agencies and departments in Rensselaer County, New York. The U.S. Census Bureau maintains Genealogy Records in the form of census data. Other municipal and New York State offices also maintain records that are useful for tracing lineage. Rensselaer County Vital Records Offices hold birth, marriage, and death records that date back hundreds of years.

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