One of the most common research questions in the D’Youville Archives is searching for a relative that was associated with the College. The Archives welcomes genealogists and has several available resources, including yearbooks, photographs, and graduate and faculty lists.
For genealogists that want to expand their research, federal and state records can be extraordinarily useful. In a new initiative, the New York State Archives has partnered with Ancestry.com to provide free service for some New York State records. These include New York marriages (1600-1784); Civil War muster roll abstracts for New York (1861-1900), US Census mortality schedules for New York (1850-1880), and New York Census of inmates in almshouses and poorhouses (1830-1920).
More information and a link to Ancestry.com/New York can be found here. Please note: For free access to New York records, start your search then click on your results. You will be prompted to “Create a Free Account.” Do not click on the “Subscribe” button or the “14-day Free Trial Offer” unless you are interested in access to all of Ancestry (a fee-based service).