New York City Family History Center

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New York City Manhatten FamilySearch Library


Covid Update

The FHC is open!

Masks are no longer required in the FHC.
But we welcome patrons to wear a mask for their own comfort.
And we will adjust our mask policy based upon the most current science and legal requirements.


Volunteers Needed

If you have any experience with FamilySearch and/or genealogy, we need your help. The FHC is operated entirely by volunteers. Just a few hours a week of your time can help the FHC return to pre-Covid hours. Plus you will enjoy full digital access to FamilySearch for your own research. Please email, call, or visit to learn more. Help keep the FHC open!

Monthly Schedule

May 2022

  • Sun closed
  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 10am - 6pm
  • Fri 10am - 4pm
  • Sat 10am - 4pm

NYC Family History Center

125 Columbus Avenue, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10023

(Columbus & West 65th)
Map Directions

(212) 799-2414

Center Resources


At Columbus & W 65th

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Lobby Right Side Entrance

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FHC Main Room

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Overflow Annex

Local Resources [edit | edit source]

  • New York City Vital Records: Birth records up to 1909, marriage records up to 1939, and death records up to 1949.
  • Computers: Eight (8) touch-screen PCs are available. No appointments needed. We have never turned anyone away, but if necessary, we may limit research time to two hours.
  • Books and Pamphlets: Guides to New York City and State research, how-to manuals, genealogical charts, and worksheets.
  • Microfilm Images: While the majority of digitized microfilm images are viewable online in the Family History centers, some will have varying degrees of access limitations governed by contractual agreements or other restraints imposed by the original record holder custodians. Description of the LIMITATIONS are shown here.

Additional Resources

Premium Sites

The following premium sites are free to use at the family history center:

You can read more about premium sites on the Family History Center Portal page.