CD-ROM Databases Available Onsite at the New York State Library
The New York State Library provides access to databases in a variety of formats, including CD-ROM and online. To see the list of online databases go to http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/gate/remotedb.htm. In the list below, LH/G indicates the CD is located in the Local History/Genealogy area. ERS indicates that the CD is located at the Electronic Reference Station. If a CD-ROM is brought up from the Library's stacks, be aware that it may not be able to be loaded upon demand, depending upon staff availability. Databases may be added or deleted without notice. If you do not find a specific database you need, please contact reference staff at (518) 474-5355.
The following list is in alphabetical order. To move to a specific part of the list click on one of the letters below.
1854 Map of Albany County and 1855 New York State Albany County Census Albany County names from the 1855 state census transcribed and indexed by the Capital District Genealogical Society. Includes Shakers. Note that database does NOT include the City of Albany. Census information is completely searchable. 1854 Map includes index to names on map. CD-ROM. LH/G
Agricultural Statistics (current) U.S. Department of Agriculture publication includes statistical information on crops, livestock, farm resources, agricultural conservation, fertilizers, pesticides, taxes, price-support programs and more.
Army Official Records (current) The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Civil War reports and correspondence compiled by the U.S. Adjutant General's Office and the War Department. Includes index. CD-ROM. LH/G
CensusCD 1970 Includes long form data from the 1970 census down to the tract level. Creates reports and/or maps. CD-ROM. ERS
CensusCD Blocks Contains 1990 data from Summary File 1B and redistricting files. Includes zip code to census block relationships. Creates reports and/or maps. CD-ROM. ERS
CensusCD+Maps Includes 1990 Census of Population and Housing, Summary Tape Files 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3D. Block groups are searchable by zip code or street name. Creates reports and/or maps. CD-ROM. ERS
CensusCD Neighborhood Change Database Includes 1970, 1980, 1990 and 2000 short form data (tract level only). Includes option to view data for all years, normalized for 2000 boundaries. Creates reports and/or maps. CD-ROM. ERS
Exporters Index (see U.S. Exporters Index)
Exports of Merchandise (see U.S. Exports of Merchandise)
Family Histories (Genealogical Library Master Catalog) (current) Bibliographic records of family histories, genealogies and related works held by various libraries and historical societies in the United States. Includes links to the holding libraries and historical societies. CD-ROM. LH/G
Federal Census Indexes-New York State Indexes for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1910 Federal Censuses. The 1870 and 1910 indices cover the heads of households and those who have a different surname than the head of household. The 1880 also includes an index to the entire country. CD-ROM. LH/G
Federal Tax Products (1997-Present) Full text tax forms, tax instructions, and taxpayer information publications. CD-ROM. ERS
Genealogical Library Master Catalog Citations to holdings in 18 U.S. libraries. Databases include Family Histories, Genealogical Sources and Local Histories. For more information see the individual descriptions on this list. CD-ROM.
Genealogical Sources (Genealogical Library Master Catalog) Bibliographic records of original and transcribed genealogical records, how-to-guides, family histories, and related works held by various libraries and historical societies in the U.S. Includes links to the holding libraries and historical societies. CD-ROM. LH/G
Global Trade Outlook (see U.S. Global Trade Outlook)
GPO (1976+) Citations and abstracts for Federal government documents distributed by the Government Printing Office. CD-ROM. ERS
Import/Export of Merchandise (see U.S. Import/Export of Merchandise)
Importers/Exporters Index (see U.S. Importers/Exporters Index)
Index to Great Lakes Research (1953-1998) Indexes 24 volumes of the Journal of Great Lakes Research and provides the table of contents of 17 of the Proceedings of Great Lakes Research. CD-ROM. ERS
Index to United Nations Documents (1990+) Index to documents and publications from the United Nations. (Bibliographic citations/full text of resolutions). CD-ROM. ERS
International Classification of Diseases (current) Numeric system of disease classification. CD-ROM. ERS
Joint Electronic Library (current) Contains approved joint publications, some service publications, joint service vision documents, training and research papers, joint doctrine awareness material, Department of Defense dictionary, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff directives. CD-ROM. ERS
Local Histories (Genealogical Library Master Catalog) Bibliographic records of local histories and related works held by various libraries and historical societies in the U.S. Includes links to the holding libraries and historical societies. CD-ROM. LH/G
New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1847-1994) Index and text of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Includes genealogical and historical articles, biographies, memoirs, diary transcriptions, and church, cemetery, Bible and vital records. CD-ROM. LH/G
New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 Contains 17 volume series from the New York Historical Society. Covers abstracts of wills on file at the Surrogate's Office in New York City 1665-1801, including abstracts of letters of administration (1744-1800) and abstracts of unrecorded wills prior to 1800. Includes all original documents found in the records of wills. Search master index or browse volumes. CD-ROM. LH/G
New York Attorney General Opinions (current) (full text) Via McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. CD-ROM. ERS
New York Indian Census (1886-1924) Contains images of the Indian Office census schedules. Covers tribes of the Iroquois Tribal Confederation living on reservations in New York State. CD-ROM. LH/G
Patents (current) DVD. ERS. Also available online at http://www.uspto.gov/.
Patents ASSIGN: U.S. Patents assignments recorded at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Patents ASSIST: Full text of patent search tools.
Patents BIB: Selected bibliographic information from U.S. Patents issued 1969 to present.
Patents CLASS: Current classifications of U.S. Patents issued 1790 to present.
USAPat: Facsimile images of U.S. Patents issued 1994 to present.
GLOBALPat: Text and drawings from various U.S. and foreign patent first pages.
Performing Arts in Colonial American Newspapers (current) Index to poetry, dance, theater, and music references in American newspapers published between 1690 and 1783. Some full text. CD-ROM. ERS
The Sabin Collection Catalog Comprehensive research database of materials describing every aspect of life in the Western hemisphere from 1493 to the 1890s. Access to over 14,000 primary source titles based on Joseph Sabin's bibliography Bibliotheca Americana: A Dictionary of Books Relating to America from its Discovery to the Present Time. CD-ROM. ERS
Scottish Parish Records Indexes Musgrave's Obituaries Prior to 1800; Directory of Landownership, 1770; Records of the Ancient Privileges of the Canongate; The Binns Papers, 1320-1864; Writs of Munro of Foulis, 1299-1711; Protocol Book of Mark Carruthers, 1531 - 1561; Parishes of Medieval Scotland; Inventory of Pitfirrane Writs, 1230-1794; Faculty of Advocates, 1532-1943; Scottish Society of Friends Register of Births Proposal of Marriages Marriages and Deaths, 1647-1878; Calendar of Writs, Yester House, 1166-1625; Protocol Book of Mr. Gilbert Grote, 1552-1573; and Documents Relating to the Scrymgeour Family Estates, 1611. CD-ROM. LH/G
Social Security Administration Publications (current) Includes the following SSA publications: POMS (Program Operations Manual System), Social Security Handbook, Social Security Rulings and Acquiescence Rulings. CD-ROM. ERS
Soundex Index (current) Covers 1880, 1900 and 1920 Federal Census for New York State. CD-ROM. LH/G
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (1994+) Bureau of Justice statistics covering criminal justice systems, judicial processing, public attitudes, persons arrested and more. CD-ROM. ERS
Trademarks (current) DVD. ERS. Also available online at http://www.uspto.gov/.
Trademarks ASSIGN: U.S. Trademarks assignments recorded at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Trademarks ASSIST: Full text of Trademark Search Tools.
Trademarks PENDING: Bibliographic information for pending U.S. Trademarks.
Trademarks REGISTERED: Bibliographic Information for active, registered U.S. Trademarks.
USAMark: Facsimile images of registered U.S. Trademarks issued from 1994 to present.
Upstate New York Regional Industrial Buying Guide (current) Includes industrial supplier information by company name, or by product/service. Also has information on regional and national trade shows, associations and government offices. CD-ROM. ERS
U.S. Global Trade Outlook An electronic version of the 224 page U.S. Global Trade Outlook, 1995-2000. CD-ROM. ERS
U.S. Importers/Exporters Index (current) Index to the Directory of U.S. Importers and the Directory of U.S. Exporters. CD-ROM. ERS
USA Trade (current) Contains U.S. import and export data at the country and district level. Four years of annual commodity data available. Available online. ERS
Western New England Regional Industrial Buying Guide (current) Includes industrial supplier information by company name, or by product/service. Also has information on regional and national trade shows, associations and government offices. CD-ROM. ERS
Worden's Index to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1870-1998 Index to NYG&BR contains a surname index and an index to articles by author, title and volume. CD-ROM. LH/G