Re: Help with possible NYC/LI address needed #general


Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
 

One of the best resources for Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan to find out more
information about the NYC/LI/Queens address that she is researching -- 99-12
136th Avenue-- (and as suggested by Sharon Korn) would be to research older
maps.

The New York City Public Library's Map Room (at the 42nd St. branch) has an
excellent collection of sheet maps, atlases, and property maps >from the
1850s to the present which document New York City throughout history.
Property evaluation and ownership data for all five boroughs is available on
microfiche. The map room is newly re-opened after being closed for an
extensive renovation. It holds holds some 431,000 maps, 16,000 atlases and
books about cartography dating >from the 1600s. Oversized copies can be made
there at very reasonable prices.

Those of you attending the IAJGS conference in New York, should put a visit
to the Map Room on your agenda. Their collection is international in scope,
with many detailed European Maps, along with older maps of towns and cities
throughout the United States.

The website is: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/map/map.html

Pamela Weisberger
Santa Monica, CA
pweisberger@hotmail.com

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