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New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information System Find information concerning housing, demographics, income, public assistance and education in New York City's neighborhoods.

Genealogy Resources

Association of Professional Genealogists Includes a directory of members as well as a "How to Hire a Professional" section. Board for Certification of Genealogists List of certified genealogists; also genealogy resources, including online articles on such topics as "Analyzing City Directories."

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet A large genealogy site with information on genealogical resources, including ships, ports of departure and arrival (including NYC), and others.

Ellis Island Records: American Family Immigration History Center The official site of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Search passenger records, create family scrapbooks, and learn about the history of immigration to the United States through text, photos, and interactive features.

Hispanic Genealogy Center This website of the Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing genealogy to Hispanic Americans. Headquartered in New York City, the organization helps researchers discover their histories while bringing together a common heritage.

Municipal Archives The Municipal Archives has records of births reported in the five Boroughs of New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island), prior to 1910; deaths reported prior to 1949, and marriages reported prior to 1930. Go to New York City's Department of Health & Vital Records for births after 1910 and deaths after 1949.

Also among the municipal archives' many holdings are : records of the coroner and office of chief medical examiner, 1823-1939, docket books from Manhattan's department of buildings, 1866 to 1959, ledgers records for the city cemetery on Hart's Island (aka "Potter's Field"), and New York City court records 1684-1966. Information about these and other collections is available on this site.

National Archives and Records Administration Find information about U.S. census, immigration and naturalization records in the National Archives' extensive collection.

New York Genealogical & Biographical Society One of the principal genealogical reference libraries in the country. Numerous online research guides available.

Museums, Archives, and Historical Societies

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