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These archives, libraries, and societies preserve sources, maintain indexes, and provide services to help genealogists document their ancestors who lived in New York State.

Wiki Articles on Major Repositories for New York[edit | edit source]

Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute · Albany Institute of History and Art · Bronx County Historical Society · Brooklyn Historical Society · Buffalo and Erie County Public Library · Children's Aid Society · Cornell University Library · Historic Hudson Valley Library · Holland Society of New York · Huguenot Society of America · Leo Baeck Institute · Montgomery County Department of History and Archives · National Archives at New York City · New England Historic Genealogical Society (Boston MA) · New York City Department of Records · New York City Municipal Reference and Research Center · New York Foundling Hospital · New York Genealogical and Biographical Society · New-York Historical Society · New York Public Library · New York State Archives · New York State Council of Genealogical Organizations · New York State Department of Health · New York State Historical Association · New York State Library · Onondaga Historical Association · Queens Historical Society · Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Netherlands) · SUNY Fredonia Reed Library · Staten Island Historical Society · Steele Memorial Library · Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, OH)

Online Records of New York[edit | edit source]

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

National Repositories[edit | edit source]

Huguenot Society of America[edit | edit source]

20 West 44th Street #510
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-755-0592
Website: The Huguenot Society of America

Largest Huguenot collection outside of London, including records from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, England, and colonial America since the 1600s.[1] Topics: Huguenot history in France, Huguenot history in other countries, church history, French history, American history, biography, genealogy, manuscripts, societies, periodicals, and theology.[2]

National Archives at New York City[edit | edit source]

National Archives at NYC in the Hamilton U.S. Customs House in Manhattan

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: Toll-free 866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620
Fax: 212-401-1638
Website: National Archives at New York City

This branch of the National Archives has records created by federal agencies and courts in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The archives has naturalization records, internal revenue service records, customs lists, and records of the U.S. District Court of Appeals. They also have microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, court records, passenger lists for New York City and other ports, Revolutionary War military records, some Civil War service indexes, and World War I draft registrations. The staff will make photocopies for a fee.[1]

New York Public Library[edit | edit source]

New York Public Library in Manhattan

U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy Division
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Room 315S
New York, NY 10018-2788
Phone: 212-930-0829
Email: Ask a librarian
Website: New York Public Library

NYPL is one of the largest research libraries in the world including excellent genealogical resources. The library has city and telephone directories, vital records indexes, local histories, genealogies, federal and state censuses, passenger lists, genealogical collections (including DAR transcripts), and church records.[1] For maps, write to the Map Division at the same address. Guides and catalogs to this important library include:

State Repositories[edit | edit source]

Holland Society of New York[edit | edit source]

Library, 5th floor
20 West 44th Street #509
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-758-1675
Fax: 212- 758-2232
Website: The Holland Society of New York

Emphasis is on the early Dutch, but their collection actually also includes all ethnic groups of the Atlantic coast and colonial America.[1] For New Netherland studies, especially genealogy and family history, 3,000 regional histories (present day New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Ohio), 3,000 family histories and genealogies, and 1,000 books on genealogical research, early American history, the Netherlands, Dutch language, art, and architecture, and religion, including Dutch Reformed Church parish records.

NY Genealogical & Biographical Soc. in NYC

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society[edit | edit source]

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
36 West 44th Street, Suite 711
New York, NY 10036-8105
Phone: 212-755-8532
Fax: 212-754-4218
Website: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

Their digital collections and online guides are their strength now that their book collection is in the New York Public Library. Members are welcome to visit by appointment. NYGBS focuses is on publications, quality educational programing, and their website.[3]

New York Heritage Digital Collections[edit | edit source]

Website: New York Heritage Digital Collections

New-York Historical Society[edit | edit source]

New-York Historical Society in Manhattan

170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Tel: 212-873-3400
Fax: 212-875-1591
Email: Contact info
Website: New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

The historical society has extensive collections of manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, city directories, maps, and photographs.[1] Major topics: New York City and State history, colonial history, American military history, religions, slave trading, biography and genealogy, and New York City photographs, and records of several major charities such as the Children's Aid Society, and the New York Foundling Hospital (which were both involved in the orphan train movement sending orphans away from big cities into rural foster care).[4] A helpful guide is

New York State Archives[edit | edit source]

New York State Cultural Center in Albany

Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12230
Phone: 518-474-5161
Website: New York State Archives and Genealogical Records at the Archives

The New York State Archives has the original records of New York government jurisdictions. The collection includes manuscripts, statewide vital records indexes, documents relating to land grants, land survey maps, alien deposition records, military records, state court records, prison and reformatory records, Erie Canal passenger lists for 1827–1829, wills, and estate records. The archives collection also has microfilms of some state censuses and the original census returns for 1915 and 1925.[5] [6]
The Family History Library has very few of the state archives records on microfilm. The state archives makes photocopies and performs limited searches of indexed records for a fee, but it does not circulate microfilms of land and vital records. The guide to the collection is

New York State Department of Health[edit | edit source]

Vital Records Section (mailing address)
Genealogy Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602

800 North Pearl Street (street address)
2nd Floor - Room 200
Menands, NY 12204

Phone: 855-322-1022
Website: Genealogy Records and Resources

The NY State Department of Health (DOH) does have most New York State birth, marriage, and death records since 1881. For a fee they provide uncertified genealogical copies for:
  • Births - if on file for at least 75 years and the person whose name is on the birth certificate is known to be deceased.
  • Marriages - if on file for at least 50 years and both spouses are known to be deceased.
  • Deaths - if on file for at least 50 years.
  • DOH does not have New York City records. (However, for the boroughs of Queens and Richmond the DOH does have births 1881-1897).
  • DOH does not have Albany records 1881-1913
  • DOH does not have Buffalo records 1881-1913
  • DOH does not have Yonkers records 1881-1913
For New York City records see New York City Department of Records. For births and deaths before 1914 in Albany, Buffalo, or Yonkers contact the city registrar; or for marriages before 1914 contact the city clerk.
Waived time-period restrictions. The BMD time-period restrictions are waived for direct-line descendants who provide I.D., their relationship, and evidence of the death of the person or couple whose record is being requested.[7]
The New York State DOH also has all New York divorce records and indexes since 1963.
For mail-in service use their Mail-in Application for Genealogical Services (pdf) form
Vital Records Indexes
  • births indexes are made available after 75 years
  • marriage and death indexes are made available after 50 years.
Some years of indexes are arranged by SOUNDEX number. The microfiche indexes are available only at 11 repositories around the State of New York.
Other Sources of New York Vital Records
  • Some upstate cities began recording some vital events a few years prior to 1880: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, and Yonkers. For further information contact the city clerk's office. Some county clerks hold marriage records for the period from 1908-1935.[8]
  • For an extra fee you also can order official New York vital records online through the private company VitalChek New York.
  • For New York marriages 1753-1783 see New York. Secretary of State, Names of Persons for Whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued by the Secretary of the Province of New York, Previous to 1784 (Albany, New York : Weed, Parsons & Co., 1860) (Online digital version; WorldCat 866730981; FHL Film 514675 Item 1; FHL Book 974.7 V2t)
See also the New York Vital Records and the New York City, New York (Vital Records section) Wiki articles.

New York State Library[edit | edit source]

New York State Cultural Center in Albany

Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12230
Phone: 518-474-5161
Fax: 518-474-5786
Email Reference Requests
Website: New York State Library

The Humanities-History section has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church and cemetery records (including the Daughters of the American Revolution collection), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, microfilmed federal and state censuses, microfilmed passenger lists, and periodicals. The Manuscripts and Special Collections Section houses nongovernmental maps and manuscripts. The library staff will make photocopies for a fee. [9] Catalogs and guides to the library's genealogical holdings include:
  • Melinda Yates, Gateway to America: Genealogical Research in the New York State Library, 2nd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: University of the state of New York, State Education Dept., New York State Library, 1982). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 974.7 D23y.
  • New York State Library Card Catalog File of Vital Records in the History and Genealogy Section ([Albany, New York: New York State Library, Photoduplication Department, 1979?]). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Fiche 6332544. Microfiche of hand and typewritten cards.
  • New York State Library (Albany, New York), Surname Card Index ([Albany, New York: New York State Library, Photoduplication Unit, 1979?]). FHL Fiche 6331486. Surname catalog of the American History and Genealogy section of the New York State Library.
  • The New York State Library also has over two dozen genealogy research topic guides online.

Regional Repositories[edit | edit source]

Albany Institute of History and Art[edit | edit source]

Albany Institute of History and Art

125 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-463-4478
Fax: 518-462-1522
Website: Albany Institute of History & Art

One of the best U.S. collections on the economic and social life and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region, including the best indexes to original records, documents, 1000 linear feet of manuscripts, 85,000 photographs, Bibles, and rare books of families from the 1600s through the colonial period to the present. [10]

Bronx County Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Research Library
3309 Bainbridge Avenue
The Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-881-8900
Fax: 718-881-4827
Website: Bronx County Historical Society

Very large collection of manuscripts, biographical files, family folders, obituaries, cemetery transcripts, city directories, maps, photos, marriage records, and books with a cross-indexed card file covering the history of the Bronx, New York City, and Westchester County.[1] [11]

Brooklyn Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Brooklyn Historical Society

Othmer Library
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-222-4111
Fax: 718-222-3794
Email: Ask a Question
Website: Brooklyn Historical Society

General history, especially the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States, the State of New York, and villages of Long Island, personal and family papers, municipal records from the towns and villages that consolidated into Brooklyn, Dutch and English settlement on Long Island, and New England immigrants to Suffolk County. Great indexes to family names.[1] [12] See
  • Karin N. Mango, comp., The Long Island Historical Society Calendar of Manuscripts: 1763–1783 (New York: Publishing Center for Cultural Resources, 1980). FHL Book 974.721 A3L.

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library[edit | edit source]

1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo , NY 14203
Phone: 716-858-8900
Email: Email Us
Website: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

The Grosvenor [pronounced GROVE-ner] Room has a genealogy collection with good indexes, many biographies, family folders, county and local histories for the entire state; 25,000 local histories, 5,500 genealogies, city directories, the New York State Vital Records Index on microfiche, local vital records, 110-drawer card index of the Local History File about people, places, and things in Western NY, church and cemetery records, genealogical and local history periodicals, newspapers, maps, military histories, ethnic research resources, indices to passenger lists, immigrant ships, and English parish records.[13]

Buffalo History Museum[edit | edit source]

Research Library
1 Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216
Phone: 716 873-9644 x 306

Online catalog, city directories, census records and indexes, cemetery records, church records, obituary index, published local histories and genealogies, personal papers and manuscripts, business and organizational records, free on-site access to Buffalo papers at, multiple free digital projects and research guides. Top destination for architectural and house history research in the Buffalo area.

Center for Jewish History[edit | edit source]

Ackman & Ziff Fam. Geneal. Institute[edit | edit source]

Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
(Between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917-606-8217
Website: Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute
Website: Search the catalog of all five Center for Jewish History partner collections by subject, author, title, or call number.
The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute provides access to genealogical resources of the Center for Jewish History’s five partner collections, a large reference collection, online databases, and research guides. The partners’ archives comprise the world’s most comprehensive Jewish
Center for Jewish History (Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute; and the Leo Baeck Institute) in Manhattan
collection outside of Israel (more than 500,000 volumes). These include family and community histories, Landsmanshaftn collections, newsletters of Jewish genealogical societies, memoirs, Jewish Data (database), historic newspapers (including New York Times and Washington Post), American Jewish Newspapers, Pinkas Hakehillot and other Holocaust reference works, photographs, personal, communal, cultural, political and professional organization records. A large part of their genealogy resources are unique to the Center. Their microfilm collections include Jewish records from Eastern and Central Europe, the German Minority Census of 1938, Philadelphia HIAS records, Russian Consular records and indexes, and New York City birth and death record indexes.[14]

Leo Baeck Institute[edit | edit source]

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
(Between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-744-6400 or 212-294-8340
Email: Ask a Librarian form
Website: Leo Baeck Institute—New York|Berlin
Leo Baeck Institute is devoted to the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.[15] They preserve family and community histories about Jews in German speaking countries.

Children's Aid Society in Manhattan

Children's Aid Society[edit | edit source]

105 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-949-4800
Website: The Children's Aid Society

This was one of two major organizations contributing to the orphan train movement. Part of their archives are at the New-York Historical Society.

Cornell Olin Library in Ithaca

Cornell University Library[edit | edit source]

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5301
Phone: 607-255-3393
Fax: 607-255-6788
Email: Ask a Librarian
Website: Cornell University Library

  • Cornell University has a large collection of Protestant church records for western New York, as well as histories, maps, newspapers, and New York censuses. Rare books and manuscripts are outstanding, and they publish the best research guides to New York counties.[5] They also have Africana, American Indian, and Latino collections.[16]

Historic Hudson Valley Library[edit | edit source]

639 Bedford Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: 914-366-6901
Website: Historic Hudson Valley Library

By appointment only. This library has unique sources for early Hudson River migration, steamboats, industries, and culture. 4,000 rare books, 3,000 manuscripts, as well as maps, pamphlets, and microfilm to explain the cultural and historical significance of the Hudson River Valley.

Montgomery County Dept. of History[edit | edit source]

Old Montgomery Co Courthouse NY

Montgomery County Department of History and Archives
Old Court House, P. O. Box 1500
9 Park Street
Fonda, NY 12068-1500
Phone: 518-853-8186 or 518-853-8187
Fax: 518-853-8392
Website: Welcome to Montgomery County History & Archives

This county archives has the largest collection of family genealogies, church record transcripts, local histories, and town records for the Mohawk Valley, and for upstate New York. A guide is

New York City Department of Records[edit | edit source]

NYC Dept of Records in Manhattan

Municipal Archives
31 Chambers Street, Room 103
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-788-8580
Website: NYC Department of Records: Genealogy

From Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island births prior to 1910; deaths reported prior to 1949; and marriages reported prior to 1930. Also, the 1890 police census, state censuses, city directories, voter registrations, cemetery records, almshouse records, coroner records, court records, photos, and municipal government records.[17]

New York City Municipal Research Center[edit | edit source]

NYC Muni Research Cntr in Manhattan

New York City Municipal Reference and Research Center
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
New York NY 10007
Phone: 212-788-8590
Fax: 212-788-8589
Email: Contact Us
Website: NYC Department of Records: Municipal Library

Come here for street name origins, and city council papers.[1] See also A Guide to Former Street Names in Manhattan.

New York Foundling Hospital[edit | edit source]

NY Foundling Hospital in Manhattan

Record Information Department
Attn: Yvonne Wintz
590 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-206-4171
Website: The New York Foundling

This was one of two major organizations contributing to the orphan train movement. Part of their archives are at the New-York Historical Society.

New York State Historical Association[edit | edit source]

(Now the Fenimore Art Museum)
Research Library
5798 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-1470
Fax: 607-547-1405

Very large collection, but has more sources for upstate New York, including manuscripts, periodicals, family folders, books, maps, biographies, county histories, genealogies of New York State families, church and cemetery records, newspaper indexes, census records (1790-1930), and city directories.

Onondaga Historical Association[edit | edit source]

321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY. 13202
Fax: 315-471-2133
Email: Contact Us
Website: Onondaga Historical Association

Very large collection of 10,000 family folders for northeastern families, histories of Syracuse and Onondaga counties, photographs, diaries, correspondence, business records, maps, newspapers, and African American sources.[18]

Queens Historical Society[edit | edit source]

143-35 37th Ave
Flushing, NY 11354
Phone: 718-939-0647
Fax: 718-539-988
Email: Contact the Queens Historical Society
Website: The Queens Historical Society

Large facility with many indexes to biographies, local and American histories, maps, atlases, manuscripts, photographs, family papers, rare books, and genealogies[1] [19]

SUNY Fredonia Reed Library[edit | edit source]

Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia in New York

State University of New York
280 Central Ave
Fredonia, NY 14063
Phone: Library 716-673-3184; Special Collections 716-673-3183
Fax: Special Collections 716-673-3185
Website: The State University of New York at Fredonia Daniel A. Reed Library
Website: Holland Land Company historical background, contents, inventory, supplementary collections, and Holland Land Company records in other libraries.

The Daniel A. Reed Library at the State University of New York at Fredonia has indexes to, and most of the original patents (first deeds) showing the transfer of land ownership between 1801 and 1840 from the Holland Land Company (1789-1869) to private individuals in western New York and Pennsylvania. Some names on the patents could be fictitious.[5] Their other collections also include American Indian records including primarily the Seneca, with some for the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, and Tuscarora tribes, local histories for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, and the bordering counties in New York and Pennsylvania, manuscripts including church papers, and databases.[20]

Staten Island Historical Society[edit | edit source]

441 Clarke Avenue
Staten Island 10306-1198
Phone: 718-351-1611 (Society), 718-351-1617 (Museum)
Fax: 718-351-6057
Website: Staten Island Historical Society

Staten Island was a gateway to immigrants who moved farther west. The Society's collection emphasizes colonial records, but includes the WPA index cards of deeds, Vosburgh Church Indexes of tombstone inscriptions and dozen churches (not Catholic), genealogical correspondence, city directories back to 1883/1884, real estate and insurance maps, and photos organized by town, then street.[1] [21]

Steele Memorial Library[edit | edit source]

101 E Church Street
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: 607-733-9173
Email: Contact Us
Website: Chemung County Library District Genealogy Department

Good indexes for biographies, genealogies, family folders, periodicals and manuscripts, obituary index, vital records index, NY county histories, newspapers, censuses, Chemung County Catholic Church records 1848-1910, and genealogical periodicals.

Outside of New York Repositories[edit | edit source]

NEHGS 101 Newbury St in Boston

New England Historic Genealogical Society[edit | edit source]

101 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007
Phone: 617-536-5740; Library: 617-226-1231
Fax: 617-536-7307
Website: American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society

Has an excellent New York collection, especially county and local histories, newspapers, and the New York Abstracts of Wills, Administrations, and Guardianships 1787-1835 ($) from 51 NY counties.

Stadsarchief Amsterdam[edit | edit source]

Stadsarchief Amsterdam in Netherlands

(Amsterdam Municipal Archives)
Amsteldijk 67
1074 HZ Amsterdam
Tel: (020) 664 6916
Fax: (020) 675 0596
Website: Stadsarchief Amsterdam

These archives contain early Dutch notarial records about what is now New York State, the Holland Land Company (1789-1869) land grant papers for western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania (also available from the Family History Library), and records of some early New York settlers living in Amsterdam before moving to America.

Western Reserve Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Western Reserve Hist Soc in Cleveland OH

10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1788
Phone: 216-721-5722 x1509
Fax: 216-721-0645
Website: Family History and Genealogical Research

The Western Reserve was a large part of Ohio at first intended for settlement by Connecticut Revolutionary War refugees. The Research Library at the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center is the premier repository for Cleveland, Ohio and the Connecticut Western Reserve  history material. This important collection includes original land records, as well as many genealogies, biographies, histories, and Bibles from Pennsylvania, New York, and New England.[22] Includes over 20 million manuscripts for genealogical research and northeast Ohio history. They have the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Shaker materials. Other important collections include the American Civil War, and the automotive industry.[23]
  • Kermit J. Pike, A Guide to the Manuscripts and Archives of the Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1972). WorldCat 483574; FHL Book 977.1 A3p.
  • Western Reserve Historical Society. History Library. Card Catalog to the Manuscripts Collection in the Library of the Western Reserve Historical Society (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974). WorldCat 865891564; FHL Films 934566-69; 934617-18.

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Some of the above collections are partially duplicated at the Family History Library and its branch Family History Centers around the world. Most centers can help you by:

  • Giving you limited, personal, one-on-one research suggestions (but they do not do research for you)
  • Providing access to genealogical records through the premium online Internet FHC Portal.
  • Offering free how-to classes (varies by location)
  • Fostering contact between genealogical enthusiasts
    NYC Family History Center in Manhattan

There are several centers located in New York, for example:

New York City Family History Center
125 Columbus Ave 1st Floor
New York City, New York USA
Telephone: 212-799-2414
Each center is staffed by volunteers and has varying hours and services. Telephone in advance to verify their hours.

To locate one of these 4,500 centers in your own neighborhood, see Find a Family History Center.

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

  • Estelle M. Guzik, ed., Genealogical Resources in New York (New York: Jewish Genealogical Society, 2003). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 974.7 D27gg. Information on more than 100 archives, including 52 government agencies and courts, 32 libraries, and 20 other archives in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Barbara Kronman, The Guide to New York City Public Records, 4th ed. (New York: Public Interest Clearinghouse, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 974.71 A3k. Includes chapters on city government, courts, libraries, and personal information. Shows how to obtain vital records, name change records, and naturalizations.
  • Alice Eichholtz, ed., Ancestry's Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992). Includes addresses of county courthouses, surrogate courts, and county records centers.
  • Elizabeth Petty Bentley, comp., County Courthouse Book (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1995). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Book 973 D24bena). Addresses of county courthouses and some town clerk's offices and surrogate's court offices along with brief descriptions of holdings and services.
  • Cornell University has published a series of guides to the records in each of New York's counties (except Nassau and Suffolk). The series is titled Guide to historical resources in _______ County, New York, repositories. These guides inventory records, including family history and genealogy, at 1,700 historical societies and libraries, but they do not include public records at courthouses. They are listed in the FamilySearch Catalog Author Search under Cornell University. New York Historical Resources Center. New York County has 7 volumes; Kings County has 3 volumes; and Chautauqua County has an added update.
  • Similar unpublished material for most other counties is at the New York State Archives.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 81. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  2. Library in Huguenot Society of America (accessed 19 November 2013).
  3. About the NYG&BS in New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (accessed 27 March 2017).
  4. Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, (accessed 17 February 2022).
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dollarhide and Bremer, 83.
  6. Research in New York State Archives (accessed 19 November 2013).
  7. Genealogy Records and Resources in New York State Department of Health (accessed 4 May 2017).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Birth, Marriage, and Death Records in New York State Archives (accessed 6 May 2017).
  9. Genealogy at New York State Library (accessed 19 November 2013).
  10. A Brief History in Albany Institute of History and Art (19 November 2013).
  11. Research Library and Archives in Bronx County Historical Society (accessed 21 November 2013).
  12. The Othmer Library in Brooklyn Historical Society (accessed 21 November 2013).
  13. Genealogy Collection in Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (accessed 21 November 2013).
  14. About the Institute in Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute (accessed 19 July 2017).
  15. Home in Leo Baeck Institute—New York|Berlin (accessed 6 May 2016).
  16. History: A Guide to United States Historical Research at Cornell in Cornell University Library (accessed 23 November 2013).
  17. Collections in NYC Department of Records (accessed 26 March 2021).
  18. Public Research Center in Onondaga Historical Association (accessed 22 November 2013).
  19. Library and Collections in Queens Historical Society (accessed 26 March 2021).
  20. Archives and Special Collections in SUNY Fredonia (accessed 19 November 2013).
  21. Staten Island Historical Society in RootsWeb (accessed 24 Oct 2018).
  22. Dollarhide and Bremer, 89.
  23. Significant Collections in Western Reserve Historical Society (accessed 27 February 2015).