Early missionaries such as St. Isaac Jogues labored in what is now the Diocese of Albany. The jurisdiction was carved from the diocese of New York and its first bishop was John McCloskey.
Diocese of Albany
M. J. Becker, A history of Catholic life in the diocese of Albany, 1609-1864
G. DeMille, A history of the diocese of Albany, 1704-1923
S. Light, Canals & crossroads: An illustrated history of the Albany, New York Roman Catholic Diocese