Westerlo Public Library

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


  • Tel.: 518-797-3415
  • Mailing address: P.O. Box 267, Westerlo, NY 12193]
  • Direction and hours: See website for directions to library and hours


Binders of nearly complete cemetery records transcribed from existing tombstones by Thurman Bishop, Jr. (earlier cemetery records were lost in a fire). There are family folders and incomplete birth and marriage records. There are school records (trustee and commissioner reports, etc.) which contain names of teachers and other adults, but apparently not of students. There are some records put together for the period around 1892 when NY did a skimpy census that missed most rural communities like Westerlo. There are some earlier census information as well (no microfilms). There is information from a 1916 farm directory.

Research Fees: Requests for information are turned over to the Town Historian.

Photocopies: $.20

Westerlo Historian

Robert M. Duchow (pronounced Duco) is the pastt Town Historian (518-797-3624, P.O. Box 215, Westerlo, NY 12193). He has his own collection of records which he is willing to share with researchers who would like to meet him at the library. Special hours can sometimes be arranged.