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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The New York City FHC located in midtown Manhattan is a small branch of the Salt Lake Family History Library. We have access to their collection of over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed records. Additionally, patrons can access our ~3000 on-site microfilms and 9 family history subscription websites for free.

Center Contacts and Hours

Location & Map:

Address: 125 Columbus Ave, NY, NY 10023

1st Floor
Location on Map

Phone:   212-799-2414


Open Hours:

  • Tues, Wed, Thurs 10am-9pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday & Major Holidays

Holiday Schedule: July 4, Aug 5-18, Oct 6, Nov 22-24, Dec 24-Jan3


Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Mar 10, 2012-African American Genealogy conference.  1-5pm Harlem Building                                   April 28, 2012-Finding Your Hispanic Roots conference 1-4 pm Lincoln Square Building

Class Schedule

Staff Training Meetings-May 16 & Sept 19, 2012 7-9pm (Center closed during this time)

Center Resources

We have specialized help in African-American genealogy, and Hispanic genealogy.  Please call for an appointment.


  • Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
  • We have 3000 + films in our permanent collection. To view the list of our permanent collection and other links that may be of interest, please visit our blog.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal: This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions. 

Hardware and Equipment

  • 3 film readers
  • 4 computers
  • 2 microfilm/micro-fiche film reader/scanners
  • The scanners & film readers can be reserved for up to 2 hours. **To sign up you can email me,​ call or [https:/​/​​ccc?​key=0AhDhng7GnC3mdFRieW56d0hxSFFMY19WOHY0ZF9DWkE&hl=en click here]

Center Services

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