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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New York Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[New_York_Genealogical_and_Biographical_Society|New York Genealogical and Biographical Society]]'' <br>
  
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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
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'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
  
:36 West 44th Street<br>
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:36 West 44th Street, Suite 711
 
:7th Floor<br>
 
:7th Floor<br>
 
:New York,&nbsp;NY 10036-8105 <br><br>
 
:New York,&nbsp;NY 10036-8105 <br><br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp; 212-755-8532<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;212-754-4218<br>
 
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp; 212-755-8532<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;212-754-4218<br>
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Visit by appointment.<br>
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;&nbsp;Members only can visit by appointment.&nbsp;
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''  
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*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/contact-us Map]<br>
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
  
*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/ NYG&amp;B Internet site]  
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*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/ NYG&amp;B Internet site]&nbsp;or&nbsp;[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org]: Research Tools, eLibrary, Get involved - Volunteer, Community - Genealogical Exchange, Subscriptions, Programs/Events,&nbsp;Calendar &amp;&nbsp;Tickets, The New York Family History School,&nbsp;Membership/Renew,&nbsp;Online Store, Books, Donate,&nbsp;About NYG&amp;B, Contact Us.
*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/contact-us NYG&amp;B Contact Us Internet site with map.] research, programs, school, join, get involved—volunteer, online store and tickets, give, contact, about NYG&amp;B, research tools, eLibrary, and calendar.  
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*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>
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*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/contact-us NYG&amp;B "Contact Us" Internet site with map.]
*[http://catalog.nypl.org/search/ NYG&amp;B Online Catalog]
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*[http://catalog.nypl.org/search/ NYG&amp;B Online Catalog]  
*Repository database. <br>
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*other(s).<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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*The genealogical collections of the NYG&amp;B and the New York Public Library have been combined to form an unparalleled, publicly accessible resource. &lt;BR&gt;
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/public-elibrarydesc Journals, Periodicals, Special Collections, and Digital Books] The NYG&amp;B eLibrary contains a collection of resources that will provide valuable information for persons researching their family histories.&lt;br&gt;
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/images Images] <br>
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/member-resources Online Resources for Members] NYG&amp;B members may have online, remote access to this list of NYG&amp;B’s growing collection of digitized resources.<br><br>
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
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*This is a members only society.<br>
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/newsyoucanuse  New York Genealogy:  News You Can use In Your New York Research]  This page gathers news items and tips that could benefit your New York research.  For example, has tips for locating obituaries from the New York Public Library’s Milstein Division.<br>
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/researchaidarchive Research Aids Archive] Records Research Tips.<br>
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/librarycollection Library Collection] <br>
  
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/nygbs-faq FAQ] For assistance to find items from the NYG&amp;B Collection at the NYPL and for Catalog search tips.<br>
  
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/member-gettingstarted NYG&amp;B Guide to ''Getting Started on your Family History''] Guide for Beginners which gives you the best methods to start your search.<br>
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*[http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/nyplsearch Guide to Finding Items from the NYG&B Collection at the New York Public Library] For assistance to find items from the NYG&B collection at the NYPL and for Catalog search tips, read our guide. <br>
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
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*[[New York Public Library]] Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
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*[http://www.nypl.org/locations New York Public Library Branches] over 90 in New York City.
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*[[New England Historic Genealogical Society]], Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
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*[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York City)]], censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, New York port and shipping, naturalizations, inventions.
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*[[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]] (that is Waltham), censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, naturalizations, African Americans, Indians.
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*[[Stadsarchief Amsterdam]] (Amsterdam Municipal Archives) early Dutch notarial records of New York.
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.
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*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic collections, and Canadians.
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*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
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*[[Newberry Library]], Chicago, genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, &amp; British Isles.
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers.
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.
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*[http://www.yadvashem.org/ Yad Vashem], Jerusalem, 85,000 volumes about the Jewish Holocaust, largest yizkor book collection.
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[[New York State Library]], Albany, has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church, cemetery (including DAR), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, censuses, passenger lists, and periodicals.
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*[[New York State Archives]], Albany, has manuscripts, vital record indexes, land grants, maps, military, court, alien depositions, prisoners, Erie Canal passenger lists, wills, estates, and state censuses.
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*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/index.php New York Genealogical and Biographical Society], New York City has censuses, city directories, church, cemetery, Bible, land, probates, genealogy, local history, and manuscripts.
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*[https://www.nyhistory.org/web/ New York Historical Society] manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
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*[http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/ Vital Records Section of the New York State Dept. of Health], Menands, NY, for '''''outside''''' New York City births and deaths (1881-present), and marriage licenses (1880-present). Also, all divorces since 1963.
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*[http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/home.html Municipal Archives] has New York City birth, death, and marriage records; the 1890 police census; city directories; voter registrations; almshouse records; and municipal government records.
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*Courts: city, state, and federal.
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*[[Brooklyn Historical Society|Brooklyn Historical Society]] includes finding aids and collections guides to archives, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, paintings, oral history database, and maps.
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*[http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/ Columbia University Libraries], history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents.
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*[http://www.hollandsociety.com/library.html Holland Society] 7,000 New Netherland family and local history books, Dutch Reformed Church records.
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*[http://huguenotsocietyofamerica.org/?page=Library Huguenot Historical Society] open by appointment: history, settlement, genealogy, biography, theology.
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*[http://www.yivoinstitute.org/ YIVO Institute for Jewish Research] East European Jewish immigrant studies, gazetteers, yizkor books (Holocaust town memorial books), biographical directories, Landsmanshaft records.
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*[http://www.lbi.org/ Leo Baeck Insitiute] preserves family and community histories about Jews in German speaking countries.
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  education@nygbs.org

Address:[1]

36 West 44th Street, Suite 711
7th Floor
New York, NY 10036-8105

Telephone:[1]   212-755-8532
Fax:  212-754-4218

Hours and holidays:[1]  Members only can visit by appointment. 

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

  • NYG&B Internet site or www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org: Research Tools, eLibrary, Get involved - Volunteer, Community - Genealogical Exchange, Subscriptions, Programs/Events, Calendar & Tickets, The New York Family History School, Membership/Renew, Online Store, Books, Donate, About NYG&B, Contact Us.


Collection Description

  • The genealogical collections of the NYG&B and the New York Public Library have been combined to form an unparalleled, publicly accessible resource. <BR>
  • Online Resources for Members NYG&B members may have online, remote access to this list of NYG&B’s growing collection of digitized resources.

Tips

  • This is a members only society.

Guides

  • FAQ For assistance to find items from the NYG&B Collection at the NYPL and for Catalog search tips.


Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • New York Public Library Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
  • New York Public Library Branches over 90 in New York City.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
  • National Archives Northeast Region (New York City), censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, New York port and shipping, naturalizations, inventions.
  • National Archives Northeast Region (Boston) (that is Waltham), censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, naturalizations, African Americans, Indians.
  • Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam Municipal Archives) early Dutch notarial records of New York.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic collections, and Canadians.
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, & British Isles.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers.
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.
  • Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 85,000 volumes about the Jewish Holocaust, largest yizkor book collection.

Neighboring Collections

  • New York State Library, Albany, has local histories, genealogies, atlases, church, cemetery (including DAR), city directories, microfilmed newspapers, censuses, passenger lists, and periodicals.
  • New York State Archives, Albany, has manuscripts, vital record indexes, land grants, maps, military, court, alien depositions, prisoners, Erie Canal passenger lists, wills, estates, and state censuses.
  • New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City has censuses, city directories, church, cemetery, Bible, land, probates, genealogy, local history, and manuscripts.
  • New York Historical Society manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
  • Vital Records Section of the New York State Dept. of Health, Menands, NY, for outside New York City births and deaths (1881-present), and marriage licenses (1880-present). Also, all divorces since 1963.
  • Municipal Archives has New York City birth, death, and marriage records; the 1890 police census; city directories; voter registrations; almshouse records; and municipal government records.
  • Courts: city, state, and federal.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society includes finding aids and collections guides to archives, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, paintings, oral history database, and maps.
  • Columbia University Libraries, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents.
  • Holland Society 7,000 New Netherland family and local history books, Dutch Reformed Church records.
  • Huguenot Historical Society open by appointment: history, settlement, genealogy, biography, theology.
  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research East European Jewish immigrant studies, gazetteers, yizkor books (Holocaust town memorial books), biographical directories, Landsmanshaft records.
  • Leo Baeck Insitiute preserves family and community histories about Jews in German speaking countries.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Source 1.