JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Helpful research advice from the New York Public Library #general


Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
 

One of my particular pursuits in my family research is tracking
down photos that throw light on where my ancestors lived. No
doubt, someone has may have posted this before since it's >from
July 14 but this article on "How to Find Historical Photos of
New York City" bears seeing for those who may have missed it:
http://on.nypl.org/1PPVThZ

Coming across this also reminded me how valuable - and enjoyable -
NYPL as a source of information. Their terrific map
(http://www.oldnyc.org/) shows you a street grid layout of the
city with red dots at intersections where the NYPL has historic
photos, which you can click on and see immediately. NYPL is also
the repository of digitized Yizkor books, one of which I have been
using for my translation of the Kovel Yizkor book.

So, a shout-out to NYPL. And one day I'll find that needle-in-a-
haystack: a photo that shows the storefront of 10 Delancey Street
on the Lower East Side between 1913-1919 when my grandfather had a
restaurant there.

Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Marty'nuv Stary, Kovel, Bialystock

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