Albany County Birth Records

Search for Albany County NY birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Albany County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Albany County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A New York birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a NY driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Albany County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Albany County Clerk Albany NY 112 State Street 12207 518-447-7168

Albany Presbytery Clerk Watervliet NY 601 5th Avenue 12189 518-273-3390

Berne Town Clerk Berne NY 1656 Helderberg Trl 12023 518-872-1448

Cohoes City Clerk Cohoes NY 97 Mohawk Street 12047 518-233-2140

Colonie Town Clerk Latham NY 534 New Loudon Road 12110 518-783-2734

Guilderland Town Clerk Altamont NY 5209 Western Avenue 12009 518-356-1980

New Scotland Town Clerk Slingerlands NY 2029 New Scotland Road 12159 518-439-4865

Ravena City Clerk Ravena NY 15 Russell Avenue 12143 518-756-2100

Watervliet Clerk Watervliet NY 2 15th Street 12189 518-270-3810


Albany County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Albany County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Albany County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Albany County New York. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Albany County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

Albany City Hall Albany NY 24 Eagle Street 12207 518-434-5284

Cohoes City Hall Cohoes NY 97 Mohawk Street 12047 518-233-2119

Colonie Town Hall Latham NY 347 Old Niskayuna Road 12110 518-783-2867

Colonie Town Hall Albany NY 629 Albany Shaker Road 12211 518-810-0312

Guilderland Town Hall Altamont NY 5209 Western Turnpike 12009 518-356-1501

Knox Town Hall Altamont NY 2192 Berne Altamont Rd 12009 518-872-2551

Rensselaerville Town Hall Medusa NY 87 Barger Road 12120 518-797-3798

Watervliet City Hall Watervliet NY 2 15th Street 12189 518-270-3800


Albany County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Albany County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Albany County New York. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Albany County Clerks Records Archive Albany NY 16 Eagle Street 12207 518-487-5120

Albany County Finance Department Tax Records Archive Albany NY 112 State Street 12207 518-447-7082

Albany County Hall of Records Archive Albany NY 95 Tivoli Street 12207 518-436-3663

Albany New York State Records Archive Albany NY 1220 Washington Avenue 12226 518-457-3171

Altamont Police Records Archive Altamont NY 5209 Western Turnpike 12009 518-452-6921

Menands Vital Records Archive Menands NY 800 North Pearl Street 12204 518-474-3055


The Albany County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the New York, Albany County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Albany County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Albany County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a New York State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Albany County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Albany County Health Department Albany NY 260 South Pearl Street 12202 518-447-4555

Albany Health Department Albany NY 5 Empire State Plz 12223 518-474-2011

New York State Health Department Albany NY 150 Broad Street 12202 518-402-7090

New York State Health Department Delmar NY 161 Delaware Avenue 12054 518-478-1000


Albany County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Albany County New York, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Albany County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in New York, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Albany Medical Center Albany NY 43 New Scotland Avenue 12208 518-262-3125

Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany NY 113 Holland Avenue 12208 518-626-5000

Saint Peter's Hospital Albany NY 315 South Manning Boulevard 12208 518-525-1550

VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York (VISN 2) Albany NY 113 Holland Avenue 12208 518-626-7300