The Capital, a quarterly periodical created and edited by Arthur C.M. Kelly, founder of Kinship Books, includes rare and essential record extracts and transcriptions from Albany and Rensselaer counties. Individual issues cover a wide range of materials documenting families who lived in (and around) Albany and Rensselaer counties in the 1700s and 1800s.
Keep in mind that these materials were originally serialized, meaning that a specific record set will often continue in subsequent issues.
All available volumes can be queried by searching from this page.
Issues of The Capital contain a variety of extracted and transcribed records from Albany and Rensselaer counties, many of which cannot be found anywhere else online.
These materials often represent previously unpublished records from private individuals, churches, and other record holders.
- Cemetery records,
- Church records
- Bible records
- Church membership lists
- Tax and assessment lists
- State and federal censuses
- Family papers
- Guardianship papers
- Military records
- Minute books
These volumes are text searchable—searches entered from this page will query issues currently in this collection. The images can also be browsed.