New York State Library
The New York State Library is located in Albany, New York.
The New York State Library has many historical and genealogical collections. Their website has an overview of the genealogical collections that are located in the library.
The library has an extensive newspaper collection and has a list of available newspapers for many newspapers throughout New York. They also have other newspapers for other locations.
City Directories and Telephone Books
The library has many city directories and telephone books for various towns and cities throughout New York and for many other locations in the United States. A list of city directories is available.
Church and Cemetery Records
The library has an extensive collection of New York State church (Protestant denominations only) and cemetery records. Access to these records is through the Library's Vital Records Card Index (available onsite only) or its online catalog.
How to Access the New York State Library Records:
1. Genealogists.com will look it up for you for a fee.
Find a New York State Library genealogist through Genealogists.com.
2. Visit the New York State Library in Albany, New York.
Visit their website for more information.